Spacewalking Cosmonauts Release 3-D-Printed Satellite

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They promptly released five nanosatellites by hand. The casing of the first one tossed overboard was made entirely with a 3-D printer. Researchers want to see how 3-D-made parts weather the space environment. The others have traditional spacecraft parts.


Want Custom 3D-printed Soles For Your Shoes? Now, You Can Get Them From Ryka

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Your foot is unlike anyone else's, so why wear a shoe meant for anyone and everyone? That appears to be the question driving the new partnership between footwear technology company Sols and women's athletic shoe brand Rykä. Moving forward, Rykä will offer shoes that integrate Sols' 3D-printed orthotics, which are created using the MAPP3D customization platform.


Behold: The World's First Freeform 3D-Printed House Might Look Like This

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The winning design consists of two central components: an interior core and exterior skin. The open-plan, light-filled interior living spaces satisfy lighting requirements via passive solar design strategies and connect occupants to the exterior spaces and nature itself. The "exterior skin" comprises intricate archways, an organic structure harmonious with the surrounding environment.


State Senator to Try to Ban 3D-Printed Guns With New Bill

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The company behind the plans, Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, reached a settlement with the federal government in June, allowing it to make the plans for the guns available for download. The restraining order puts that plan on hold for now.


More States Sue to Stop Online Plans for 3D-Printed Guns

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"Our Constitution's First Amendment secures the right of all people to engage in truthful speech, including by sharing information contained in books, paintings, and files," the group said in a statement online. "Should any tyrants wish to chill or infringe the rights of the People, we would welcome the opportunity to defend freedom whenever, wherever, and however necessary."