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Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest

Computerworld's Lucas Mearian has put several of the latest 3D printers through their paces. Here, we summarize what he found.

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Ford tests 3D printer that can manufacture car parts of any size and shape

Ford said it is testing a new 3D printer capable of making car parts of unlimited size and shape, which the automaker said will enable it to reduce the cost of manufacturing and the weight of its vehicles.

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Unboxing the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix printer

XYZ's latest 3D printer supports two-color printing at an affordable price. Computerworld reporter Lucas Mearian shows us what's in the box.

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Review: Ultimaker 3 offers high-quality 3D print jobs -- s-l-o-w-l-y

The Ultimaker 3 is a dual-extruder 3D printer that offers some of the highest definition around for a fused-filament fabricator. But it can also be extraordinarily fussy.

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Flash review: Ultimaker 3 3D printer

Computerworld puts the Ultimaker 3 fused-filament 3D printer through its paces -- in 30 seconds.

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Stratasys unveils 3D printer line for office workgroups

Stratasys today announced a new line of professional 3D printers aimed at office workgroups that need to print in multiple industrial-grade materials for rapid prototyping.

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MIT creates 3D printed graphene that’s lighter than air, 10X stronger than steel

Researchers have discovered a way to 3D print structures using graphene, one of the strongest materials there is. The result is a strong, lightweight material for airplanes, cars and buildings.

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Review: MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer fixes some issues, but quality still lags

MakerBot has improved on its flagship 3D printer -- the Replicator+ -- with the sixth generation of its product. The printer is more accurate, among other things. But there are still deficiencies in print quality that MakerBot needs...

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3D printer owners rate the best 14 machines

Online user community 3D Hubs has published its third annual 3D Printer Guide for 2017, based on reviews from 8,624 verified 3D printer owners of 513 different 3D printer models. Only 14 made it to the top.

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Harvard's 3D-printed heart on a chip could lead to personalized medicine breakthroughs

Harvard has successfully 3D-printed the organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors that may someday be used to match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient’s cells.

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Review: The da Vinci Mini leads as a low-cost 3D printer

XYZprinting’s inexpensive da Vinci Mini focuses on what is most important in a 3D printer: The ability to create good quality models in a short amount of time.

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Hands-on with the da Vinci Mini 3D printer

Possibly the best low-cost consumer 3D printer, XYZprinting’s inexpensive unit delivers the ability to create good quality models in a short amount of time.

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XYZprinting announces $290 desktop 3D printer

XYZprinting today announced its least expensive 3D printer, the da Vinci Mini 3D printer, which the company said is aimed at all skill levels.

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GE to pay $1.4B for two 3D printing companies to expand manufacturing

General Electric plans to acquire two European 3D metal printing companies to bolster its manufacturing of aircraft components and other parts through additive manufacturing.

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Stratasys unveils mega, robotic 3D printers to build large parts

Stratasys' unveiled two 3D printers for industrial uses, including a machine that builds objects sideways for limitless sizes and a printer on the end of a robotic arm, enabling never-before capable details and object strength.

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Researchers demo 3D-printed, shape-shifting objects

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created 3D-printable, bio-based "smart" materials that can change shape when heating with an electrical current or exposed to various ambient temperatures.

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Defective products could result from cyberattacks on industrial 3D printers

With the growth of Internet-connected 3D printers, researchers say there's a threat of hackers tweaking manufacturing specifications and introducing defects that affect the reliability of parts for numerous industries.

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Why you'll never buy a 3D printer

While 3D printer sales are expected to grow over the next four years, the consumer market has failed to take off as fast as expected. The reason? Buyers are still trying to figure out why they’d need a 3D printer at all.

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