Can We 3D Print Our Way Out of Climate Change?

March 29, 2013 10:30 am Published by

When it is possible to manufacture what is needed when it is needed at the physical location where it will be used, there is no longer a need to depend on transnational supply chains that burn tons of fossil fuel to move the product from a factory in southern China to another continent.

New FabCafe in Tokyo

March 29, 2013 10:15 am Published by

The new FabCafe in the fashionable Shibuya district in Tokyo provides a space where people can enjoy making things with 3D printers and other digital fabrication tools, including a laser cutter.

The Latest Threat to 3D Printing: Patent Trolls

March 29, 2013 10:00 am Published by

While overly broad patents aren’t too much of an issue for 3D printing now, it won’t be long until the industry grows to the point where it makes financial sense for patent holders to start suing growing 3D printing companies.

European Co-Working Spaces for 3D Printing

March 27, 2013 11:48 am Published by

Co-working spaces – open offices for makers, designers and other creatives with passion – are gaining momentum as one of the most interesting approaches in making 3D printing and other means of manufacturing more accessible.

Is There Anything 3D Printing Can't Do?

March 27, 2013 11:12 am Published by

Columnist Andrew Leonard humorously reviews the breathless Twitter forecasts predicting that 3D printers will soon be pumping out human organs, saving the world from climate change and revolutionizing nanoscale micro-electronic manufacturing.