3Dea’s Top Five: A 3D Printed Blossoming Lamp, A Conversation with Shapeways’ CEO And A Lamp That You Can Hang Out With

Makerbot Removes Printable Guns from Thingiverse Days after one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States’ history, Makerbot has removed many user-uploaded designs for gun parts from its website Thingiverse. The company did not mention the recent Newtown shootings but instead told Forbes that in a review of its website, it was removing items that violated its terms … Read More

3Dea’s Top Five: 3D Printing On Mars, For Meat And In Toys

3D Printing is Going to Outer Space NASA’s newest rover includes over 70 3D printed parts. The Desert Research and Technology Studies group (D-RATS) has constructed a SUV-sized rover with 3D printed bumpers, camera mounts, pod doors, and custom fixtures, which has been in the works since 2009. The rover will be manned by two people and can serve as … Read More

3Dea’s Top Five: A Giant Merger, 3D Printing’s Future and 3D Home Printers

Stratasys and Objet Form Behemoth of a 3D Printing Corporation Objet and Stratasys, two 3D printing companies, completed their merger last week and began trading as Stratasys Ltd. on the NASDAQ stock exchange on December 3. The new company’s market capitalization is around $3 billion. Stratasys offers 3D printing solutions and consumer services, while Objet manufactures 3D printers and the … Read More