Injured Bald Eagle Gets New 3D Printed Beak

April 30, 2013 11:28 am Published by

A bald eagle whose beak was so severely damaged from a poacher's shot that she could not eat on her own was on track to be euthanized. But raptor specialist Jane Fink Cantwell refused to take “dead bald eagle” for an answer and designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace Beauty's lost upper mandible.

Staples Opens First 3D Experience Centre in Netherlands

April 30, 2013 10:39 am Published by

Staples has just opened its first 3D Experience Center in the Netherlands. Staples sees that the market and customers need more tangible experience of 3D printing. "We will not only launch an online service, but also physical stores where customers can go and get all information related to 3D printing."

Chinese Government Announces $6.5M for 3D Printing Research

April 30, 2013 10:32 am Published by

China's Ministry of Science and Technology recently released the National High Technology Research and Development Program. 3D printing is listed in this program as one of most important technologies for the future. The government will provide 40 million RMB ($6.5M) as research funding for developing the key technologies for 3D printing.

Survey Finds UK 3D Design Jobs Taking Off

April 30, 2013 9:00 am Published by Fast 50, has released its survey results of 280,000 online jobs. The survey found that 3D design jobs are taking off as 3D printers like MakerBot start to go mainstream.

Pirate 3D Announces its Buccaneer 3D Printer

April 30, 2013 8:45 am Published by

Pirate 3D has announced its Buccaneer™ 3D printer, as “The World’s Most Affordable Home 3D Printer.” The Buccaneer™ has "the fastest set up time you will ever get with a 3D printer,” the company said.

Cubize – A New 3D Model Repository

April 29, 2013 11:54 am Published by

Cubize is a new 3D model repository aiming to be a virtual showroom where anyone from everywhere can share and view three-dimensional models. 3D models in the respository can be rotated and zoomed within the browser view with WebGL support.

Investors Seeking 3D Printing Investments

April 29, 2013 11:48 am Published by

Wall Street is literally blocks away from where the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo was held last week in New York City. It was thus unsurprising that around 25 percent of the attendees at that event were from the investment community.