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Try out 3D printing in first-ever MakerBot retail store:
With new printers, new user-friendly software, and a new retail store, MakerBot shows that it’s serious about attracting the average consumer to 3D printing.
So, is anybody else nervous about the whole 3D-printed firearms thing?
Consumer-level 3D printing could change guns and gun control as we know them. So how soon are we likely to see 3D-printed plastic firearms? And what are the legal issues? CNET’s Rich Brown sights in on the DIY gun movement.
Next week, CNET has learned, the Smithsonian will begin promoting a new initiative to create a series of 3D-printed models, exhibits, and scientific replicas—as well as to generate a new digital archive of 3D models of many of the physical objects in its collection.
Drexel University yesterday detailed an initiative to use three-dimensional printing to create models of dinosaur bones for further study. Researchers hope that models will allow them to study how dinosaurs moved and help create smaller robotic models of massive dinosaurs. (Photo credit: Drexel University)