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# 3D Printing

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Lift-off
First ever 3D-printed rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral but fails to reach orbit
A US company has successfully launched a rocket made of 85% 3D-printed parts but it failed to reach orbit.
All time
# London
Man (26) jailed in first UK conviction for firearms manufacture using a 3D printer
Tendai Muswere was sentenced today to three years imprisonment.
# 3d guns
Texas company sells plans for 3D guns, despite court ruling
Yesterday, a judge in Seattle blocked Defense Distributed from posting the blueprints online.
# The Future
Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings
The team has demonstrated its breakthrough by printing a living tattoo onto the skin of people.
3D-printed bone breakthrough made by Dublin researchers
The new method involves using 3D printing to build cartilage which has been proven to help bone growth.
# new horizons
Why this 3D printing startup is making the move towards physical stores
After experimenting with its first store, 3D printing fashion startup Love & Robots is looking to make it a permanent fixture in Dublin, and has an eye on further afield.
# special gift
This start-up prints 3D hands for disabled kids so they can feel like superheroes
“The hands can have a magical ability to make a kid feel good about his or her special hand or arm, and give them some confidence.”
# comin atcha
This tortoise got a brand new 3D-printed shell after her own one was damaged
Her name is Cleopatra, and she looks fierce.
# i am iron man
Robert Downey Jr surprised a young fan with his very own 'Iron Man arm'
Alex was born with a partially-developed right arm – but now he’s a superhero, too.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: A 3D printed miracle, a robot bartender and exploring your own street in virtual reality
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# see derby run
Adorable dog runs for the very first time thanks to 3D-printed prosthetics
Technology is magic.
# get creative
Say hello to the world's first 3D-printed laptop
The makers of Pi-Top hope their custom laptop will teach users to become more computer literate by learning how to dismantle and reassemble it.
# World First
A 3D printed vertebra was used to fix a boy's spine
The surgery took place in China and is the first of its kind.
# Misfire
3D printed guns are useless says a firearms expert
Unless they’re supposed to lob bullets in the air, then break.
Column: 3D printing raises huge opportunities and challenges for society
Various industries – including motor, aerospace, fashion and toy manufacturing – are embracing 3D printing and pushing boundaries. But what potential challenges might lie ahead for this astonishing technology?
# Creativity
Ever wanted to 3D print your own objects? Now you can
With 3D printing and similar machines only available to the big businesses, fab labs gives the public access to these tools, but what are they? And where can you find one?
# Creativity
US company unveils multi-material colour 3D printer
The printer combines three coloured materials – cyan, magnenta and yellow – to print out as many as 46 colours into one model.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Bad passwords, printed chocolate and creepy human emojis
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Explainer
What you need to know about 3D printing
It’s been around since the 80s but it’s only recently that 3D printing has hit the mainstream. So how does it work?
# New generation
The best 3D printers that appeared at CES 2014
With a wide range of 3D printers announced and displayed at this year’s CES, here are the ones you should keep an eye on.
# Flight
British fighter jet flies using 3D printed parts
It’s estimated that 3D printing parts would help the RAF save €1.4 million.
# Predictions
The five tech trends that will help shape 2014
With an eventful year gone by, the next twelve months could see the rise of 3D printing and wearable technology.
# Fitness
Designer creates self-healing, 3D-printed running shoes
The running shoes, which could become a reality by 2050, would react to pressure and provide extra cushioning if needed.
# second skin
Designer creates self-healing, 3D-printed running shoes
The running shoes, which could become a reality by 2050, would react to pressure and provide extra cushioning if needed.
# astonishing
Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head
DNA sequencing meets 3D printing meets artistry. Wow.
# science hack
Inventions wanted: Digital Irish dancing shoes, 'keepy uppy' counter
Some of Ireland’s brightest technical, design and artistic minds are coming together in Dublin to brainstorm solutions for unusual requests.
Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer
The 12,000 sq ft ‘house’ would take around 18 months to build (and you might even be able to build it on the moon).
# 3D Printing
Irish company signs major 3D printing deal with Staples
Staples will offer 3D printing using the Iris printing machine, developed by Co Louth company Mcor Technologies.
# Innovation
3D printing: this is what happens next
One US start-up finds that the potential to make any design come to life as a physical object is huge.
# Predictions
3D printing, the African middle class, and bamboo houses: things to watch in 2011
JWT Intelligence is usually right about these things – so its predictions about the trends of 2011 are worth watching out for.