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3-D Printing

The "Dreambox," a 3-D printer vending machine on the UC Berkeley campus. (CBS)

Silicon Valley Firms Help Bring 3-D Printing Mainstream

Once a science-fiction fantasy, three-dimensional printers are popping up everywhere from the desks of home hobbyists to Air Force drone research centers.

06/02/2013

The "Dreambox," a 3-D printer vending machine on the UC Berkeley campus. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Vending Machine Gives Public Access To 3-D Printing

There’s a new vending machine on the UC Berkeley campus, but it’ll be of no use to students during a midnight snack attack. The Dreambox is a 3-D printing vending machine, the first of its kind.

05/30/2013

Hand Gun

Weapons Made By 3-D Printers Concern Gun Control Advocates

At least one group, Defense Distributed, is claiming to have created downloadable weapon parts that can be built using the increasingly popular new-generation of printer that can create 3-D objects with moving parts.

12/21/2012

A digital model of a handgun. (Defense Distributed)

Technology Explored To ‘Print’ Working Guns At Home

There’s a new way to build a gun that metal detectors can’t detect. The legal, and unregulated, technology is allowing for the manufacture of plastic guns that will be able to fire real bullets.

11/09/2012