3D printing long ago moved from being theoretical to a reality, and in recent years 3D printers have become cheaper to produce; several models are now available for sale, as well as designs for products. Experts predict 3D printers will be common in homes in coming years. Our news and feature articles cover the science and technology behind 3D printers, from how they work to the history, progress and future of the technology and what kinds of things can be made. 3D printing’s uses range from practical objects for everyday use to commercial products and parts used in manufacturing, plus the technology holds promise for bioprinting of human parts for medical purposes.
A new "4D" medical device has saved the lives of three baby boys with life-threatening breathing problems, researchers say.
A Chinese science proposal plans to study how to get a giant spacecraft into space.
Why did the European Space Agency create a whole bunch of fake moon dust and use it to 3D print small screws, gears and even a fake coin?
If you damage your cornea, the odds of eventually getting a new one may have just gone up.
3D printing isn't new to 2017, but this year, researchers pushed the boundaries of the seemingly sci-fi technique.
A new 3D-printed mask helped a puppy in California heal after it sustained severe facial wounds during an attack by another dog.
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