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Hands-On With Microsoft’s Hologram Device

Microsoft didn’t use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is…

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3D Systems to Buy Cimatron for $97M

Printing company 3D Systems Corp. plans to acquire software maker Cimatron Ltd. for $97 million, the companies announced Monday. The deal will bring together software and printing products used in…

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Kids Get New Hands Made With 3-D Printers

Trauma surgeon Albert Chi gave a talk last year to families about advanced prosthetics that would someday benefit their children who were missing hands. But when a parent asked what…

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UConn Makes 3-D Copies of Antique Instrument Parts

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says…

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Amazon Is About to Jump Into Smartphones

Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones. The corporate juggernaut that started out with books and soon moved into music, video,…

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What Shopping Will Look Like in the Future

One of America’s favorite pastimes is changing rapidly. When it comes to shopping, more Americans are skipping the stores and pulling out their smartphones and tablets. Still, there’s more on…

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3-D Printer Voxeljet’s Shares Soar in Debut

Shares of Voxeljet AG more than doubled Friday, after the 3-D printing company raised $84.5 million in its initial public offering. Voxeljet’s 3-D printers can make anything from vehicle parts…

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NASA Preparing to Launch 3-D Printer Into Space

NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare…

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Fledgling 3-D Printing Industry Finds Home in NYC

It looks like a bakery. A warm glow emanates from the windows of big, oven-like machines, and a dusting of white powder covers everything. This space in an anonymous building…

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How to Build a Jet Engine? Press ‘Print’ Button

For decades, aerospace manufacturers like Pratt & Whitney have fabricated engine parts by tooling, lathing, milling and forging. Now, they’re printing. Unlike that laser printer in your office, there is…

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Leading 3-D Printer Firms to Merge in $403M Deal

Stratasys, a leading maker of 3-D printers, is buying another 3-D printer manufacturer, MakerBot, for $403 million in stock. Stratasys Ltd. said Wednesday the acquisition will enable it to offer…

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3-D Printing Goes From Sci-Fi Fantasy to Reality

Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out…

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