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Profile: Bre Pettis

In 2008, perennial tinkerer Bre Pettis was toiling away in a warehouse-turned-hackerspace in New York City when he ran into a wall. He and a few friends were participating in the RepRap project, which aims to build a self-replicating device capable of printing all the components needed to duplicate itself. But Pettis and his friends couldn’t make it work with the tools they had on hand.

3-D News and Analysis

MakerBot Unveils New Replicator 3-D Printer

MakerBot released two new printers on Wednesday, the Replicator 2 and the Replicator 2X

3-D Printing Movie Props

CGI isn’t the only tech on the digital frontier of special effects

Adventures in Printing Food

3-D kitchen printers produce hits (a deep-fried scallop space shuttle) and misses (square milk)

Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing

In this webinar you’ll learn how additive manufacturing can help designers create better products

Beyond Prototypes: 3-D Printing Transforms Xerox’s Model Shop

Learn how Xerox makes FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) production parts, short-run thermoforming molds, work holding tools and much more