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These 3D-Printed Devices Can Repair Damaged Airways In Kids' Lungs

It’s a medical breakthrough, thanks to a piece of technology most people are using to make plastic toys. Using a 3D printer, a group of researchers just tested this lifesaving device on three very sick infants.


This Is What It Might Be Like To Fly Through A Giant Space Habitat

Want to live in a space city? You can’t move there next week, but artist Micah Ganske has designed an incredible VR experience where you drive a small spacecraft through an O’Neill cylinder, a massive tube-shaped space habitat that spins to create gravity so that people can build cities and farms on its inner surface.


How I Finally Learnt To Love 3D Printing

I started thinking about 3D printing, I mean really started thinking about it, in 2012. I was eking out an existence as a penny-pinching grad student at the time, so a $US3000 machine that squirts out hot plastic and builds frivolous knick-knacks wasn’t exactly fixated in my cerebrum.


These 3D-Printed Organs Beat Just Like Your Heart

The rhythmic beating of these clumps is mesmeric — but it could be life-saving too. These are tiny 3D-printed versions of hearts and lungs, which work just like the real thing.


Disney Made A 3D Printer That Creates Soft Objects Using Fabric

Your typical 3D printer works by layering melted plastic to eventually build up a solid 3D object, but what happens when you swap plastic for fabrics? Suddenly you’ve got a machine that can create objects that are soft, deformable and cuddly.


I Stumbled Upon A 3D-Printed Movie And Video Game Prop Wonderland

Here at the Inside 3D Printing show in New York City, I stumbled upon a treasure trove of 3D-printed movie props, printed on standard consumer printers, and I never wanted to leave.


These Dungeons & Dragons Monsters Just Convinced Me To Buy A 3D Printer

3D printers? Who needs ‘em! I don’t want a bunch of crappy plastic tchotchkes filling up my apartme — OH MY GOD there’s an artist designing printable D&D monsters. So, how much are 3D printers going for nowadays?


Fun Stop-Motion Animation Brings Nail Art To Life

Video: It’s always fun to see things that aren’t supposed to be real, come alive. Breathing life into inanimate objects and giving them their own personality spins your brain sideways. This video by turns a woman’s nails into their own little monsters.


The Best 3D Printer Is This Easy Cheese 3D Printer

I’ve seen the future and it’s not 3D printing, it’s 3D Easy Cheese printing. That is, an Easy Cheese canister is taken and made to splooge out the golden orange yellow scientific miracle substance that is Easy Cheese like a 3D printer would print out objects. It fails spectacularly and hilariously and satirically but I’ve never been more excited about 3D printing.


This 3D-Printed Television Will Transport You To The 1950s

Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can’t travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create the experience using 3D printing.


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