Why you shouldn't be afraid: it won't steal our jobs or destroy the environment.
Titanium is a tough but light metal that makes great replacements for bone in our body. But it has plenty of other uses in industry as well.
Museums are experimenting with 3D printed replicas of artefacts – meaning that the public can get closer to cultural heritage than ever.
Manufacturing errors, undetected by inexpert consumers, may be more dangerous than other threats from 3D-printed guns.
Seniors and other people suffering from arthritis could do more daily tasks for themselves, and save money, by 3D printing their own small plastic aids, like key holders and pill-splitters.
Domestic cats spend a quarter of their waking hours grooming. But that tongue action on the fur does more than keep fur clean – it also helps keep a cat cool.
Pouring concrete into formwork limits the creativity of architects to build unique shapes. 3D printing could change that.
Coral reefs are in crisis around the world, and may disappear entirely. 3D printing is a new idea to help them – but it won't be a cure all.
Is 3D printing better for the environment than conventional manufacturing? The jury is still out.
Since the 1980s, anyone can purchase firearms without legal restrictions, in the form of parts kits. But there is an ominous difference between gun kit makers and the distribution of 3D gun plans.
A US gun rights advocate has won the right to publish instructions on the web for 3D printing firearms. In an era where anyone can access a 3D printer, is this the end of gun control?
President Trump's global trade wars may indeed drive manufacturing back to the U.S. – just not in the way he predicted.
There are plans to build the world's first 3D printed house – but the potential for construction could be far greater.
From eye-scanners to 3D printers, technology in humanitarian crises can be a positive force for disenfranchised people.
Even though you don’t think of your mobile phone as being anything like a microscope, it’s got almost all the parts you need.