3d printing

Smithsonian Uses 3D Printer to Make Detailed Bust of Barack Obama

A team of experts at the Smithsonian made history this month by using a 3D Printer to create a portrait of a sitting U.S president. While portraits and busts of the nation’s leaders are old hat, the use of the new technology demonstrates ...

Star Trek Tech Warping to Reality Faster Than You Think

Star Trek tech keeps popping up in real life, making Trekkies, Trekkers, and even the casual sci-fi fan, extremely giddy. It’s no secret that many Star Trek fans are deeply passionate about the sci-fi franchise. These hardcore fans have been ...

Lockheed Martin using 3D Printing to Fend Off SpaceX

Lockheed Martin, the aerospace and defense contractor, is the Pentagon’s biggest supplier. But as competitors such as SpaceX continue to innovate, and at reduced prices, Lockheed Martin has been forced to compete by embracing 3D Printing. To ...

3D-Printed Cast Uses Ultrasound to Avoid Surgery

3D-printing, which allows us to create everything from household objects to even 3D-printed human-hearts, has now been combined with ultrasound technology in an innovative new cast. Exogen, a low-intensity ultrasound system, was first approved ...

The World’s Smallest 3D Printer is LIX, a Lightweight Pen

Are you keeping up with all the exciting things in the world of pen technology? Probably not. But you’ll want to learn more about this particular pen called LIX. What makes this pen so great? With it, you’ll be able to write and draw ...

Is 3D Printing the Next Step in Space Exploration?

Companies are constantly coming up with new uses for 3D printing technology. The medical industry uses 3D printers to create body parts including teeth, joints, and even a 3D printed heart. Other industries use this technology to create jewelry, ...

3D Printed Heart Saves Child’s Life

3D printing is becoming more of a practical-use item and less of science fiction. Case in point: people can now print furniture, toys, shoes and even intricate sugar cubes. But 3D printing is also proving itself as another tool for doctors to ...