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How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels

At the dawn of rapid prototyping, a common predication was that 3D printing would transform manufacturing, spurring a consumer revolution that would put a printer in every home. That hasn't quite happened—-and like so many emerging technologies, rapid prototyping has found its foothold in a surprisingly different…

These Intricate Abstract Paintings Were Made With a 3D Printer

As far as art goes, the 3D printer has mostly been used as a precision tool for creating copies of hyper-valuable paintings—just see today's story about printing perfect Vermeer replicas for reference. But there are also plenty of artists experimenting with 3D printing on more creative terms—and at this year's New…

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One Man Is Resurrecting Forgotten Patents of Yore With 3D Printing

The charms of the patent office archives—and the hilariously insane inventions they contain—are well-known. But is it possible that a few of those failed entrepreneurs were actually onto something? New York lawyer Martin Galese thinks so—and he’s resurrecting the ghosts of patents past by offering 3D models of them…