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There’s finally a way to trace ‘untraceable’ 3D printed guns

To help track 3D-printed guns, researchers have developed a new algorithm which is able to identify which 3D printer was used to print an object, based on its unique fingerprint. Here's how.
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This 3D-printed house made of earth and rice husks costs less than an iPhone

Italian 3D-printing company WASP has just demonstrated the 3D printing of a hut structure using a combination of 3D-printed concrete and a mud-based material. All for around $1,000.
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3D-printed paste could hold buildings together amid natural disasters

A 3D-printed cement paste could one day be used to make buildings more resilient to natural disasters. That's because, as crazy as it sounds, it actually gets tougher the more it cracks.
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3D printing is older than you think. Here's how it went from labs to basements

3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies today allowing anyone to turn an idea into a physical product. Here are the landmark events that brought it to where it is in 2018.
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How do 3D printers work? Here’s a super-simple breakdown

How do 3D printers work, exactly? If you ever wondered how these magical machines create 3D objects in a matter of hours, then look no further than this dead-simple breakdown of the four most common printing technologies.
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Make the most of your compost by transforming it into 3D printing filament

Could 3D printing help with food waste disposal? Indeed it can, claims a new startup Genecis, which has developed a way to transform today's compost into tomorrow's printing filament.
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You won't need to print money to afford these great 3D printers

Looking for a decent 3D printer that won't break the bank? Check out our regularly-updated list of the best 3D printers under $1,000
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Forget hands — this 3D-printed clock keeps time using nothing but marbles

Based on the innovative rolling ball clock design created by Harley Mayenschein in the 1970s, this awesome 3D-printed variation is yours to make at home, courtesy of free instructions.
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Want a peek into the future? Watch these robots 3D print concrete structures

How do you 3D print a large object without having to use an even larger 3D printer? Researchers from Singapore have found a way -- and like the best tech solutions, it involves a pair of robot arms.
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There’s a new way to 3D print graphene, the strongest material on Earth

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have come up with a new way to 3D print graphene, allowing for more intricate, detailed objects to be created.
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This 3D-printed robotic hand can make lifelike movements

Bionic prosthesis company YouBionic created a 3D-printed robot hand that's capable of carrying out just about all the functionality of a human hand. It could one day be used to help people with missing or partially functioning limbs.
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Mammoth undertaking: Company to 3D print a full-size skeleton of elephant ancestor

A Belgian 3D-printing company is putting its additive manufacturing skills to the test by helping to create a life-size replica of a mammoth skeleton for public display later this year.
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This tale ends happily, with a new 3D-printed tail for a 7-foot-long alligator

Researchers from Midwestern University in Arizona recently helped improve the life of an injured alligator -- by using 3D printing technology to create a new tail prosthesis for him.
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Weekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer

You can't 3D print a full piece of furniture, but you can 3D print joints that make building your own furniture a snap. In this article, we'll show you how to do just that, and create an awesome tripod end table that's partially 3D printed
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These 3D-printed houses could be one-tenth the price of regular homes

Could 3D printed houses be the way of the future? Researchers from Estonia have created a 3D-printable concrete-style material that could reduce the construction costs of houses by around 10 times.
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Lockheed Martin 3D printed an impressive titanium dome for satellite fuel tanks

Lockheed Martin has just taken 3D printing to new heights, printing an enormous titanium dome meant for satellite fuel tanks. It's the largest space part the company has 3D printed to date, and measures 46 inches in diameter.
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Don’t print with crappy plastic. Here’s the best 3D-printing filament you can buy

Choosing the right filament for your 3D printer can be a bit overwhelming, so to save you from the hassle of digging through a zillion forums for good advice, we put together this guide to the best 3D printing filament.
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This 21-year-old’s 3D-printed aquatic jetpack makes scuba fins look prehistoric

For his final year Product Design class at university, Archie O’Brien built a 3D printed underwater jetpack. And very soon he hopes he'll be able to sell you your very own version.