British police say they have seized components of a gun made from plastic on a 3-D printer.
The Greater Manchester Police force says a plastic magazine and trigger were seized along with a 3-D printer in a raid against suspected gang members.Friday, 25 October, 2013, 6:33pm
Nasa's newest delivery service has made its first shipment to the International Space Station, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.1 Oct 2013 - 3:13am
Nasa is preparing to launch into space next year a 3-D printer, a toaster-sized device that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.1 Oct 2013 - 2:43am
Scientists have created the highest resolution three-dimensional digital model yet made of a human brain, showing features as small as 20 micrometres across - thinner than a human hair and almost on the scale of individual cells.22 Jun 2013 - 3:44am
Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, enables the creation and manufacture of three-dimensional objects of almost any shape without machining, moulding or assembly.
The power of the technology is expected to help the mainland's manufacturers make higher-end goods. Still, there are limits to its practical application.15 Jun 2013 - 3:29am
While cheaper, more functional 3-D printers are suddenly hitting the headlines, Hong Kong first saw the fruits of the technology more than a decade ago. Invented by American Chuck Hull in 1984, 3-D printing, or stereolithography, was introduced into Hong Kong by jewellery tycoon Lam Sai-wing a decade later.29 May 2013 - 5:46am
Creating a miniature plastic aeroplane using a household computer and a 3-D printer is no longer just a dream for aircraft enthusiasts. But what about printing out a real plane?29 May 2013 - 6:02am
Virtual blueprints for the world's first 3-D printable handgun found a safe harbour at file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, dodging a US government attempt to pull them off the internet.12 May 2013 - 7:28am
Computer blueprints to create a plastic handgun almost entirely from parts made with a 3D printer have gone online, alarming gun control advocates after it was successfully test-fired by its inventor.8 May 2013 - 10:43am
Oxford University scientists have custom-built a 3-D printer that can create a new type of material with the properties of living tissues.8 Apr 2013 - 10:27am
British scientists have used a custom-made 3-D printer to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to findings published in US journal Science.7 Apr 2013 - 1:43am
Fancy watching a movie on your mobile phone, where figures leap out from the screen in 3-D, rather as Princess Leia did in that scene from Star Wars? That's the claim made by US researchers, who on Wednesday reported they had made a display which gives a three-dimensional image that can be viewed without special glasses and is intended for cellphones, tablets and watches.22 Mar 2013 - 3:56am
It was used to create haute couture dresses at January's Paris Fashion week, Valentine's Day chocolates in the shape of a person's face in Japan and, possibly soon - the European Space Agency is toying with this idea - a lunar base on the moon.18 Mar 2013 - 10:46am