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06.03.15 Liam Mathews

It used to be that a person could only own an action figure version of themselves if they happened to act in a superhero movie and had a toy version of their character made. But now, DNAinfo reports that a 3D printing company called DOOB has opened a store in Soho where any wanker with […]

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05.13.15 Liam Mathews

Last month, artists affixed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to a war monument in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. On May 6, the artists behind the bust released a file so anyone can make their own 3D printed version of the bust. Now, a different crew of artists sympathetic to the cause have gone […]

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05.06.15 Prachi Gupta

The Edward Snowden bust that was illegally affixed to a war monument in Fort Greene Park has been recovered from the NYPD. The statue, which sat on a column in the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument for just a few hours on April 6 before park officials took it down, had been in police custody for […]

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01.09.15 Prachi Gupta

As one of the marvels of technology is its ability to turn the stuff of fictional into reality, one South African Destiny fan has replicated a hand cannon from the game into a bona-fide weapon. Product designer Kirby Downey created a model using CAD software and 3D printed the parts. He assembled it — without […]

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12.08.14 Prachi Gupta

While the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service will be opening on Sundays to accommodate holiday shippers, a post office in London is trying a different tactic: opening up a 3D printing station. Motherboard reports that the U.K.’s privatized postal service Royal Mail is now selling 3D printed products at one test site, offering customers the opportunity […]

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12.05.14 Prachi Gupta

While the phallus is literally worshipped in Japan, representations of the vagina are considered taboo to the point of being criminally offensive. Dazed reports that Megumi Igarashi, the Japanese artist who was famously jailed for creating a kayak based on a 3D print of her vagina, has been re-arrested on the same charges of obsenity. […]

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11.26.14 Rhett Jones

Science-fiction has yet again turned into scientific fact: The first object to be 3D printed in space became a reality at exactly 4:28 PM on Monday, and its implications are pretty incredible. Using a 9.5 inch wide, specially designed printer, astronauts were able to manufacture a replacement faceplate that protects the wiring inside the print tray. While that’s not exactly […]

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11.03.14 Rhett Jones

Just as Hewlett-Packard has announced their plans to bring 3D printing into everyone’s home, one company is making a printer that will fit in your hand and cost less than an XBOX. The iBox Nano uses UV LEDs to make resin prints instead of the more costly plastics that many large printers use. The printers that use plastic are […]

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10.27.14 Rhett Jones

Solid Concepts has successfully 3D-printed their second all-metal handgun. This one is dubbed Reason and is a much more stylized version of the company’s first metal gun, the 1911. It also specifically targets customers with libertarian/gun-freedom political leanings by printing the preamble to the Declaration of the Independence right on the handle. The first metal […]

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10.22.14 Rhett Jones

According to The Japan News, Yoshitomo Imura, 28, just became the first person in the world to be sentenced to jail for making a 3D-printed gun. In May, Imamura was arrested after videos and blueprints of his 3D-printed firearms were posted online. He received a two-year sentence for the five guns discovered in his home […]

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