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The Impact of 3D Printing on Intellectual Property

From the Printware Blog on 10th February 2012 in 3D Printing, Consumer Advice

As the juggernaut of 3D printing rolls on and every day sees new uses emerge for this maturing technology, it inevitably throws up a few conundrums as well. Manufacturing, it seems, is now for the masses and, despite the many benefits, there could be problems too.


A 3D Printer For The Price Of A Colour Laser Printer

From the Printware Blog on 8th February 2012 in 3D Printing

Technology inevitably becomes cheaper as it becomes more accessible and easier to produce. Although 3D printing has been around for decades, it's now becoming practical for home use. Until now, it's still been out of reach for most consumers but a company from Hong Kong might be about to change all that.


Woman Has Jaw Replaced With 3D Printed Prosthetic

From the Printware Blog on 6th February 2012 in 3D Printing

If you've been following the technology news of late, you'll know that 3D printing has recently become a big talking point but now it’s hit the mainstream headlines around the world. A medical team in The Netherlands has just announced the successful replacement of an 83 year old woman’s lower jaw with a 3D-printed version.


3D Printer Prints Objects Made of Paper

From the Printware Blog on 6th February 2012 in 3D Printing

We've looked a number of 3D printers recently, machines capable of printing with substrates from plastic to food. However, Irish based company Mcor Technologies has built a printer that turns traditional printing on its head by using paper as the 'ink'.


3D Food Printing Could Be Just Around The Corner

From the Printware Blog on 1st February 2012 in 3D Printing, Fun Stuff

If you've been following the recent goings-on in 3D printing, you'll know that the technology isn't exactly new and even the idea of printing food has been around for a couple of years. However, given that practical food printing is that much closer to becoming reality, we thought it was worth another, closer look.


The Future of 3D Printing

From the Printware Blog on 27th January 2012 in 3D Printing

A quick trawl through a few print- and  technology-themed websites, blogs and social media feeds will probably give you the impression that 3D printers are about to take over the world. The technology has been with us for some time but, thanks to a number of recent developments and the interested generated at CES 2012, 3D printing is a hot topic again. It could be that 3D printing is finally about to come of age.


3D Printing At Home

From the Printware Blog on 23rd January 2012 in 3D Printing

3D is the future – or so it seems. Films, TV programmes and computer games are increasingly being made available in 3D and NASA recently announced plans to develop a 3D printer for the International Space Station. It’s fair to say, however, that 3D printing wasn't something that the average person was likely to get excited about….until now.

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