Medical implants and printable body parts to drive 3D printer growth

With 3D bio-printing in the pipeline, dental and medical applications could be worth $6bn by 2025

False teeth, hip joints and replacement knees – and potentially printable skin and organs – will drive growth in the burgeoning market for 3D printers over the next decade, according to new research.

A report suggests that dentistry and medicine will increasingly harness one of the 21st century's most exciting technological breakthroughs.

Linkin Park take one step closer to fans with 3D-printed figurines

Rock band latest to tap new printing technology, but limited run of 1:5 scale models costs $499 per band member

Linkin Park’s latest album might be a “loud return to rocking hard”, but the band is forging new ground in other areas, including 3D printing.

All six band members were scanned earlier in the year by German firm Staramba, which specialises in “celebrity replicas”.

Japanese artist released following arrest over vagina selfie for 3D prints

Megumi Igarashi's arrest on obscenity charges has triggered concerns of clampdown on freedom of expression in Japan

A Tokyo-based artist known for her genital-inspired works has been released from police custody following her arrest on obscenity charges, her lawyer has said, in a case that triggered accusations of a clampdown on freedom of expression in Japan.

Megumi Igarashi, 42, also known as Rokudenashiko, which roughly translates as "bastard kid", was arrested on Saturday for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina.

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art

Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina.

Boot up: 3D printers in DIY stores, mobiles in parks, jailbreaking unrest

Plus Ingress on iPhone, Sotherby's on eBay, LinkedIn still trying, and Glass creator does a runner

A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team.

The aim of the deal is to help communities living in National Parks to benefit from consistent high quality mobile connectivity, while minimising any adverse environmental impacts.

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