Watch YouBionic’s 3D-printed robotic hand make freakishly lifelike movement

[embedded content] We’ve been covering the work of bionic prosthesis company YouBionic for some time now. As with any continuously iterating gadget or device, it has been fascinating to watch the concept evolve from a rough-hewn early prototype to what increasingly looks like a solid, well-engineered finished product. Well, maybe not quite “finished” yet — … Read moreWatch YouBionic’s 3D-printed robotic hand make freakishly lifelike movement

Mammoth undertaking: Company to 3D print a full-size skeleton of elephant ancestor

Previous Next Considering that the last mammoths died out 3,600 years ago, they’ve had one heck of a 2018 so far. First, there was Harvard University’s plan to resurrect the woolly mammoth using gene-editing technology. Now, a Belgian 3D-printing company, Materialise, is putting its skills to the test by helping to create a life-size replica … Read moreMammoth undertaking: Company to 3D print a full-size skeleton of elephant ancestor

This tale ends happily, with a new 3D-printed tail for a 7-foot-long alligator

Previous Next Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So” stories are a series of early-20th-century origin tales about how some of the world’s most recognizable animals acquired their most distinctive features. Here in 2018, researchers from Midwestern University in Arizona just added a worthy successor to how the camel got his hump, and how the leopard got his … Read moreThis tale ends happily, with a new 3D-printed tail for a 7-foot-long alligator

Weekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer

Unfortunately, you can’t 3D print your own furniture quite yet — at least not easily. Unless you have access to industrial-level machinery or are willing to print a gazillion pieces on your Makerbot, printing home furnishings on demand just isn’t possible for most of us. However, despite the fact that printing an entire coffee table … Read moreWeekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer

Lockheed Martin 3D printed an impressive titanium dome for satellite fuel tanks

[embedded content] Lockheed Martin has just taken 3D printing to new heights, printing an enormous titanium dome meant for satellite fuel tanks. It’s the largest space part the company has 3D printed to date, and measures 46 inches in diameter — just under four feet. The dome is also significantly larger than the next most … Read moreLockheed Martin 3D printed an impressive titanium dome for satellite fuel tanks

This 21-year-old’s 3D-printed aquatic jetpack makes scuba fins look prehistoric

Previous Next Exterior. An expensive hotel in somewhere like the Amalfi coast that costs more per night than you or I make in a couple of months. Bored, bronzed beautiful people are doing laps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Suddenly, here comes our man: ruggedly handsome with a mischievous streak and a pair of pricey … Read moreThis 21-year-old’s 3D-printed aquatic jetpack makes scuba fins look prehistoric