Will.i.am promotes 3D printer accessibility but predicts printed human clones with concern

Former Black Eyed Peas front-man Will.i.am may not be the first innovator who’d spring to mind in relation to scientific advancement, but naysayers doubting his techie gravitas are so 2000 and late: the music producer’s launch of sustainable product collection Ekocycle, along with his role as Chief Creative Officer of company 3D systems have given […]

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Changing the face of medical science: 3 ways that 3D printing is saving lives

Over the past half-decade, 3D printing technology has sprung to the forefront as a solution to advance highly contested areas of medical science. From revolutionising the world of prescriptions by patenting a new system of printing drugs, to improving the success rates in performing even the most difficult surgeries, and helping to identify critical misdiagnoses, […]

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3D printing in chocolate: where technology and tastebuds unite

As an age of 3D printing continues to evolve, and the spectrum of creation widens,  becoming all the more accessible and affordable, what we’ve always dreamed about manufacturing from our homes becomes a reality. You’ve got it; chocolate. Machine-crafting confectionary is now only a printer away, thanks to a delicious collaboration between The Hershey Company […]

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15 things you didn’t know you could 3D print

As 2014 draws to a close, we move into a new year of technological breakthroughs: from the much anticipated Apple iWatch to the Google Glass – some innovations in 2015 may change the world, some will simply be cool gadgets to own or add to your tech wishlist. But what about right now? We take […]

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Accelerating into the future: print your own car in 24 hours

If you experienced any kind of social awkwardness or anxiety as a teenager, which you probably did, you will also have experienced a powerful desire for something cool to materialise in front of you to act as a kind of social buoyancy aid. In the daydream, the thing appears – a razor-sharp quip on the […]

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3D printing in the third world: making mud houses mechanically

Every day, we are awash with news of the latest gadgets, product launches and strategic moves of digital giants. In this climate, it’s easy to lose sight of the important role technology can play in improving the lives of people around the world. Over the past few years, 3D Printing has been transformed from a […]

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Looking to the stars for a revolution in 3D printing

On Sunday 21st September, a 3D printer was blasted into outer space for the first time in history, fuelled by groundbreaking visions of astronauts in orbit printing spare spaceship parts – crucially when existing ones might break. The printer, carried by a SpaceX cargo ship, is now aboard the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting earth, […]

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