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Rappler's latest stories on 3d printing


Philippine startup opens first 3D printing kiosk in Batangas

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Kezar 3D Printing Services' kiosk in Lipa City features a built-in 3D printing system that can recieve, evaluate, quote, and print 3D models on-site

KEZAR. Kezar's 3D printer in its enclosure. Photo contributed by Karljapz

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Cody Wilson – who advocates 3D-printed weapons – is currently in Taiwan according to the island's authorities. He is wanted in the US for having sex with a 16-year-old, according to police.

CODY WILSON. In this file photo Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator", in his factory in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2018. Photo by Kelly West/AFP

Texan begins selling 3D-printed gun plans despite judge's order

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Seattle-based US District Judge Robert Lasnik says in his Monday ruling that free speech rights were 'dwarfed' by the harm Cody Wilson's actions could cause

3D-PRINTED GUNS. In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. File photo by Robert Macpherson/AFP

Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

The social network adds it is working out the range of website links or gun-printing content that will be removed

3D PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

Trump 'looking into' rules on printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The technology presents Trump with tough questions about protecting the public, the limits of gun ownership rights and his own political fortunes

TRUMP AND PRINTED GUNS. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

8 U.S. states craft Trump lawsuit on 3D-printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Democratic Party attorney generals of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia join the petition, to be filed in federal court

3D-PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

LOOK: Adidas’ 3D printed running shoes are a thing of alien beauty

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The sports company is releasing their tech-forward Futurecraft 4D sneaker this week

FUTURECRAFT 4D. Adidas is set to release the futuristic shoe on January 18. Photo from adidas.com

3D printing as a means to generate income

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The nascent technology has the potential to democratize the manufacturing industry giving rise to independent home based and potentially profitable enterprises

Auto, aerospace industries warm up to 3D printing

Aug 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The technology has not always lived up to sky high hype but leading manufacturers remain bullish over its potential to shake up the factory floor

FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING? In this file photo, 3D printers and some of the items that are manufactured from them sit on display at 'New Lab', an advanced manufacturing hub in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on May 9, 2013 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Airbus presents 3D-printed mini aircraft

Jun 05, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The 46 pound Thor is a test of what s possible with 3D printing technology

The prototype of the 3D printed plane THOR aircraft is pictured at the boot of Airbus at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Schoenefeld near Berlin, on June 01, 2016. The Aerospace Exhibition at Schoenefeld Airport near Berlin takes place from June 1 till 4. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Mattel's ThingMaker lets you 3D print your own toys

Feb 16, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The ThingMaker a brand name from the 1960s is revived with the latest technology

MATTEL'S THINGMAKER. Build your own toys with this kid-friendly 3D printer. Image from Mattel.

New industrial revolution to usher in age of Pinoy micro-entrepreneurs

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The biggest economic change in a generation will upend most – if not all – industries and hand power to entrepreneurs who understand its implications says PLDT s Winston Damarillo

Tech visionaries on the world of today and tomorrow

Oct 14, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The innovators behind Facebook Infosys and Baidu among others share their views on emerging tech trends and highlight the human factor that shapes them

TREND SPOTTING. Tech titans discuss how technology will shape the world's future on the 2nd day of the  Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015 (From left): Zhang Ya-Qin, Vishal Sikka, Eduardo Saverin, Gary Rieschel, Forrest Li, Rich Karlgaard. Photo by Alecs Ongca/Rappler

How 3D printing could revolutionize war and foreign policy

Jan 05, 2015 - 11:27 AM

With key patents running out this year new printers that use metal wood and fabric are set to become much more widely available – putting the engineering world on the cusp of major historical change

A visitor looks at a 3D printer printing an object, during 'Inside 3D Printing' conference and exhibition in New York, April 22, 2013. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Build me a face in 3D: British man's life 'transformed'

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:45 PM

A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed parts

RECONSRTUCTED. A combination of undated handout images released by ABMU Health Board shows a portrait of British man Stephen Power (L) before having facial reconstruction surgery following a motorcycle accident and then after the surgery (R) that rebuilt his face using 3D printed parts at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Photo from AFP.

Would you buy a 3D replica of your unborn baby?

Jan 20, 2014 - 1:16 PM

There s a company that s making it possible for you to meet a baby before it s even born

3D BABY FIGURINES. This joins the long list of things that can be produced using a 3D printer

10 highlights: 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 11, 2014 - 10:34 AM

3D printing washing machines that can send text messages and toy drones were some of the innovations unveiled

FIRSTS. The LG Chromebase, the world's first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop, was one of the items on display at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

Intel shows off RealSense 3D Camera, Dragon Assistant

Jan 10, 2014 - 9:26 AM

Will Intel s bid to intoduce perceptual computing to consumers grow popular?

REALSENSE. Intel's Mooly Eden shows off a RealSense camera module. Photo from Intel

3D-printed components flown in British fighter jet

Jan 05, 2014 - 2:32 PM

The announcement follows NASA s successful test of a 3D printed rocket engine component in August last year

TORNADO. File image of a 31 Squadron Tornado fighter jet of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, 6 Nov 2009. Image courtesy Royal Air Force/Ministry of Defence/Crown copyright

5 tech trends worth watching out for in 2014

Jan 01, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Read about 5 technology trends that shaped 2013 and are worth watching out for in the new year

THE FUTURE TODAY. Here are 5 tech trends that everyone should be mindful of in the coming year.

3D printing 'will change the world'

Nov 19, 2013 - 11:28 AM

3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it

THE FUTURE. A 3D printer is displayed in the " 3D Print Show" exhibition in Paris on November 15, 2013. AFP / Joel Saget

NASA tests 3D printed rocket parts

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:22 PM

NASA takes stock of a successful test of a 3D printed rocket injector

TESTING A NEW BUILD. NASA tests its 3D-printed injector. Photo by NASA/MSFC/David Olive

3D gun printer now licensed to sell guns

Mar 18, 2013 - 2:14 PM

A 3D printing gunsmith gets a license to make and sell his works

3D MAGAZINE. Defense Distributed shows off an assault rifle using a 3D-printed magazine. Screen shot from YouTube.

3D printers help build robotic hand for young boy

Feb 05, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Through some long distance collaboration two men develop a working prosthetic hand for a young boy

ROBOHAND. Liam grabs a bottle with his new prosthesis. Screen shot from YouTube video.