#3D

Police obtain access to smartphone by 3D printing victims fingerprint

3 years ago — Quick Read

Police in the USA have found a way around past the notoriously hard to crack smartphone fingerprint protection by scanning and 3D printing the owners finger tips. Biometrics experts from...

3D printed truck spare parts developed by Mercedes-Benz

3 years ago — Quick Read

This September, Mercedes-Benz is promising to make 30 spare plastic parts available to print for its cargo trucks. The innovation is led, in part, by a backlog in the parts...

Arthritis sufferers offered hope by bio-printed cow cartilage

3 years ago — Quick Read

A new 3D printing technique from Penn States Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has produced cartilage from strands of bioink

Experimental ‘gecko foot’ 3D printer is being sent to the International Space Station

4 years ago — Quick Read

3D printing is coming to space, thanks to a new experimental 3D printer which uses Gecko Gripper technology. The 3D printer mimics the way geckos cling to surfaces without falling,...

Ford installs laser sensors in its driverless cars

4 years ago — Quick Read

Ford is equipping its self-driving cars with LiDAR sensors, laser scanners which allow cars to create high resolution 3D maps of their surroundings. This allows the vehicles to locate themselves...

Robots being produced cheaply and quickly through 3D printing

4 years ago — Quick Read

3D printing technology is beginning to offer ways for new robots to be built with fewer materials and very little assembly, making them quicker to make and more affordable. A...