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 •  December 12

Let’s face it: while we may say we put more emphasis on value over price, most of us will look at the price first anyway. That’s no different with 3D printers, although up until recently the idea of “cheap” in this market was still well north of $1,000 – likely not your definition of “cheap.” Thankfully, things have changed. While we’ve had some...

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 •  November 23

Filament is to 3D printers what gasoline is to cars. You need it in order to run your machine; you can get it from a variety of different places; and it’s available in various levels of quality. Not all filament is created equally. Just as you can fill your car’s tank with premium gas to make it run better, it’s also possible to load up your...

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 •  November 14

Getting clean water shouldn’t be bad for the planet. Fortunately, Tapp Water agrees and is helping alleviate any feelings of guilt you may have about all those plastic water filters you are cycling through just to ensure that you have pure drinking water. The company recently launched Tapp 2, heralded as the only water filter with fully...

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 •  November 7

Whether you enjoy pulling through complex routes in climbing gyms, projecting on overhanging limestone cliffs, or meandering up moderate multi-pitch routes, the type of climbing shoes you wear determines whether you send a route or fall short. A small, toned physique is great to have and there’s a lot to be said about technique, training, and...

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 •  September 18

You probably know Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) for its sedans and SUVs, but would you ride a surfboard made by this venerable British car firm? JLR made a surfboard completely from recycled plastic to demonstrate its commitment to reducing waste. An estimated 8.8 million tons of plastic is dumped in the ocean every year, the automaker claims, and that...

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 •  June 19

A new dual-nozzle 3D-printing pen lets you draw in three-dimensions with greater speed and flexibility than its rivals. Why settle for drawing in just two dimensions when you could be sketching full 3D models of anything you can dream up? If you can’t think of a good answer to that question, you might be interested to hear about a new Kickstarter...

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 •  May 22

This innovative 3D printing process not only creates cool designs, it's faster and uses less material, too. Fancy ditching your regular office chair for a futuristic throne built by a robot? Of course you do. That’s why you should check out this amazing plastic creation, conjured up using the magic of 3D-printing software by designers from the...

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 •  March 5

3D printers are great at making small items, but what about large car parts? Ford is trying to scale up automotive 3D printing with tests of a massive Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer. Installed at the automaker’s Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford says the machine is capable of making most large, one-piece car parts. The...

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 •  October 19, 2016

A new Kickstarter project designed by a professional videographer gives the GoPro a waterproof dual light setup, and the result proves that two really is better than one. When videographer Alan Gillet started looking for a double-light system to mount on his GoPro during dives, he couldn’t find one, so he joined the ranks of the...

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 •  March 15, 2016

Orthodontics appliance maker Invisalign better watch out; creative college student Amos Dudley has demonstrated how he was able to create a custom alignment tray to fix his crooked teeth. Using a 3D printer and Internet-sourced know-how, Dudley created a DIY version of the invisible braces. The results of his project, dubbed Orthoprint, are nothing...