3D Printing

Plastic Ink

Formlabs Form 1

Three-dimensional printing, turning the ethereal into the tangible at the click of a mouse, is the future-tech wizardry of Roddenberry at his best. The Formlabs Form 1 3D Printer ($3,300), a former Kickstarter project that raised a whopping $2,945,885 (its initial goal: $100,000), is the latest and easily the greatest out there. Using stereolithography technology, the Form 1 could seamlessly render next year's GP100 picks, now. If MakerBot is color television, Formlabs is 1080p.

Time to meet your maker

Makerbot Replicator 2

Mark our words, the revolution is coming, and it will be 3D printed. Scrappy startup Makerbot has always led the charge to make this advanced technology accessible at the consumer level, and their latest creation, the Makerbot Replicator 2 ($2,200) is the next logical step. The biggest advantage of the new machine is its 100...

Burrito ex machina

Burritob0t

The closure of El Bulli + the rise of 3D digital printing = Opportunity! Bereft foodies now have common cause with CAD manufacturers — to rejoice in the dementedly creative mind of one NYU grad student who has prototyped the Burritob0t, a 3D printer for making, yep, burritos. Inspired by a frustration over the paucity...