One Man Is 3D Printing Models of Every Creature In D&D's Monster Manual

Want to spruce up your tabletop games? Sure, there are official D&D miniatures you could buy. But if you've got access to a 3D printer, you could make your own menagerie of beasts and bad guys to fling at your D&D group (As a DM, not just chucking plastic toys around), all thanks to the hard work of Miguel Zavala. » 4/14/15 7:41pm 4/14/15 7:41pm

Ask An Astronaut All Your Questions About Life Aboard the Space Station

Last week, Astronaut Butch Wilmore was on the International Space Station. This afternoon, he's right here answering your questions. He and Niki Werkheiser, head of NASA's 3D printing project, can talk about 3D printers in space, life aboard the ISS, and anything else you want to know! » 3/19/15 12:06pm 3/19/15 12:06pm

Kerbal Space Program Now Lets You Turn Your Ships Into 3D-Printed Toys

Kerbal Space Program, the space flight sim about sending millions of Kerbal astronauts to an early grave/advancing the space-faring dreams of the Kerbal nation, is now offering a wave of merchandise based on the game - a site which lets you upload your wildest Kerbal creations and turn them into 3D-printed models. » 3/02/15 12:30pm 3/02/15 12:30pm

Cremation Urns Replicate The Deceased As Action Figures

If you have any doubt that 3D printing is a transformative technology, then look no further than the cremation industry where companies can rapidly customize urns designed to be enduring keepsakes. But, one Vermont company has gone to the extreme by duplicating your loved one's head for urns shaped as action figures. » 11/25/14 3:55pm 11/25/14 3:55pm

Here's How We'll Build A Cheap, Safe Lunar Base

The "magnificent desolation" of the Moon might offer some great views, but otherwise it's a lousy place to live. Human explorers would need protection from a constant bombardment of radiation and extreme temperature shifts. A new video shows how we can inexpensively build an ideal shelter with robotic 3D printers. » 11/07/14 11:30am 11/07/14 11:30am