Addwii Unveils The X1 -- Affordable Compact Binder Jetting 3D Printer

Addwii Unveils The X1 -- Affordable Compact Binder Jetting 3D Printer

While FDM/FFF technology is awesome for many DIY products as well as prototyping, there is little doubt that the technology leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to accuracy, precision, and aesthetics. While prices for such machines have tumbled over the last couple of years, opening the market up to a greater number […]

While FDM/FFF technology is awesome for many DIY products as well as prototyping, there is little doubt that the technology leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to accuracy, precision, and aesthetics. While prices for such machines have tumbled over the last...
Fablab Karlsruhe Introduces Hexagon V2 Delta 3D Printer

Fablab Karlsruhe Introduces Hexagon V2 Delta 3D Printer

One trend that we have been noticing within the 3D printing space as of late is the continued entrance by larger entities, traditionally not known for anything related to 3D printing, into the space. For instance we have seen Dremel present their own 3D printer, Autodesk do the same, and a handful of other companies […]

One trend that we have been noticing within the 3D printing space as of late is the continued entrance by larger entities, traditionally not known for anything related to 3D printing, into the space. For instance we have seen Dremel present their own 3D printer,...
Friends Get Drunk Together, What Happens Next Probably Won't Surprise You

Friends Get Drunk Together, What Happens Next Probably Won't Surprise You

Most of us have been drunk before and gone on to do things which we may regret. The lack of inhibition can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to alcohol consumption. While some individuals land themselves in jail for their illegal drunken antics, others embarrass themselves in a more benign fashion, […]

Most of us have been drunk before and gone on to do things which we may regret. The lack of inhibition can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to alcohol consumption. While some individuals land themselves in jail for their illegal drunken antics, others...
Designer of Ford GT Supercar Wants to Design a 3D Printable Car for Local Motors

Designer of Ford GT Supercar Wants to Design a 3D Printable Car for Local Motors

Last year our readers and staff writers informally voted Local Motors’ 3D printed Strati car as the the top 3D printing story of the year. This year the company continues to innovate and has plans for a new road-ready model for 2016 or 2017 at the latest. Local Motors has repeatedly held design challenges among […]

Last year our readers and staff writers informally voted Local Motors’ 3D printed Strati car as the the top 3D printing story of the year. This year the company continues to innovate and has plans for a new road-ready model for 2016 or 2017 at the latest. Local...
Chinese Unveil Mysterious 3D Printed Houses - Built Out of Unique Material, Able to Withstand Devastating Earthquakes

Chinese Unveil Mysterious 3D Printed Houses - Built Out of Unique Material, Able to Withstand Devastating Earthquakes

In the past, we’ve covered many unique uses of 3D printing being utilized in China. Whether it is the 3D printing of titanium medical implants, the creation of large scale 3D printed aircraft parts, or entire houses and apartment buildings fabricated through the use of 3D printers, the country certainly believes that this technology is […]

In the past, we’ve covered many unique uses of 3D printing being utilized in China. Whether it is the 3D printing of titanium medical implants, the creation of large scale 3D printed aircraft parts, or entire houses and apartment buildings fabricated through the...
Mexican Immigrant Creates a 3D Printed Donald Trump Butt Plug, Available Now for Purchase

Mexican Immigrant Creates a 3D Printed Donald Trump Butt Plug, Available Now for Purchase

Whether you love him or you hate him, you have to admit that Donald Trump is one controversial figure, both as a business man and as a political candidate. Many people believe that Trump’s numerous attempts at running for office are nothing more than high-profile marketing campaigns for his own brand. While he has considered […]

Whether you love him or you hate him, you have to admit that Donald Trump is one controversial figure, both as a business man and as a political candidate. Many people believe that Trump’s numerous attempts at running for office are nothing more than...
Max Factory 3D Prints Sexy Life-size Manga Character from Love-Ru

Max Factory 3D Prints Sexy Life-size Manga Character from Love-Ru

Anyone who’s a fan of Japanese manga has surely heard of the series ‘To Love-Ru’. Written by Saki Hasemi and illustrated by Kentaro Kabuki, this series was originally published into 18 volumes of Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between 2006 and 2009. Since then, sequels have been made, and the series has been adapted for […]

Anyone who’s a fan of Japanese manga has surely heard of the series ‘To Love-Ru’. Written by Saki Hasemi and illustrated by Kentaro Kabuki, this series was originally published into 18 volumes of Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between...
Is a General Electric Buyout of 3D Systems in the Works?

Is a General Electric Buyout of 3D Systems in the Works?

I generally don’t like adding fuel to the rumor mill; however, this possible story certainly caught our attention simply because it makes sense on several fronts. As you are likely aware, one of the world’s largest 3D printing companies, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), has seen their shares and subsequent market cap plummet over the last 18 […]

I generally don’t like adding fuel to the rumor mill; however, this possible story certainly caught our attention simply because it makes sense on several fronts. As you are likely aware, one of the world’s largest 3D printing companies, 3D Systems...
3-year-old Chinese Girl Now Able to Speak and Eat Thanks to a 3D Printed Medical Model of Her Fused Jaw

3-year-old Chinese Girl Now Able to Speak and Eat Thanks to a 3D Printed Medical Model of Her Fused Jaw

It seems like every week there are one or two new medical miracles coming out of China which involve 3D printing. By ‘miracle’ I mean complicated medical procedures which likely would never have been made possible without the recent advances of this incredible technology. China is embracing 3D printing across the board, however it’s the medical space […]

It seems like every week there are one or two new medical miracles coming out of China which involve 3D printing. By ‘miracle’ I mean complicated medical procedures which likely would never have been made possible without the recent advances of this...
Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Ban Plastic Guns in Wake of TSA Lapses & Advancing 3D Printers

Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Ban Plastic Guns in Wake of TSA Lapses & Advancing 3D Printers

One of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to 3D printing are laws or the lack thereof laws which aim to protect the public via bans on undetectable firearms. Whether you are for or against such laws, there is no debating that the topic is an interesting one, one which will continue to […]

One of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to 3D printing are laws or the lack thereof laws which aim to protect the public via bans on undetectable firearms. Whether you are for or against such laws, there is no debating that the topic is an interesting one,...
Polish Race Team 3D Prints Air Intake With NinjaFlex Gaskets for Formula Student 2015

Polish Race Team 3D Prints Air Intake With NinjaFlex Gaskets for Formula Student 2015

As 3D printing technology inches its way into the manufacturing of all sorts of new products, few industries have adopted the technology as comprehensively as that of the automobile industry. In fact, when it comes to additive manufacturing, we’ve seen more innovation come about within the automobile space than any other area besides perhaps healthcare and […]

As 3D printing technology inches its way into the manufacturing of all sorts of new products, few industries have adopted the technology as comprehensively as that of the automobile industry. In fact, when it comes to additive manufacturing, we’ve seen more...
Guangzhou City, China to Offer 3D Printing Classes to Over 300,000 Students Starting Next Year

Guangzhou City, China to Offer 3D Printing Classes to Over 300,000 Students Starting Next Year

There is little doubt that 3D printing will play an enormous role in the future of education. The only question is when will we begin seeing the early stages of major adoption within the education space. Here in the US we have a long way to go before every child has access to a 3D […]

There is little doubt that 3D printing will play an enormous role in the future of education. The only question is when will we begin seeing the early stages of major adoption within the education space. Here in the US we have a long way to go before every child has...
Researchers in Singapore Create New Conductive 3D Printer Filament -- Could Change Circuit Manufacturing Forever

Researchers in Singapore Create New Conductive 3D Printer Filament -- Could Change Circuit Manufacturing Forever

If you are like me, then you often find yourself daydreaming about the technologies of the future. My recurrent dream recently has been about a future where we print just about everything we need, whether it’s a little toy for our child, an entire car, or even a smartphone. In order for this future vision to be […]

If you are like me, then you often find yourself daydreaming about the technologies of the future. My recurrent dream recently has been about a future where we print just about everything we need, whether it’s a little toy for our child, an entire car, or even a...
Free For All! Liberator 3D Printable Gun Files Are Currently Being Downloaded on Thingiverse

Free For All! Liberator 3D Printable Gun Files Are Currently Being Downloaded on Thingiverse

Update: Thingiverse has removed the files after about 90 minutes, but not before over 115 individuals downloaded them When the US State Department forced Cody Wilson to removed the design files from his website for the Liberator 3D printed single shot hand gun, this marked a turning point within several arenas. It showed us that […]

Update: Thingiverse has removed the files after about 90 minutes, but not before over 115 individuals downloaded them When the US State Department forced Cody Wilson to removed the design files from his website for the Liberator 3D printed single shot hand gun, this...
World's First Underwater Store, Created by Sony, Relied Heavily on 3D Printed Product Displays

World's First Underwater Store, Created by Sony, Relied Heavily on 3D Printed Product Displays

There has been a lot of talk over the last decade or so about the possibility of not only colonizing space, but eventually colonizing the oceans with floating cities. Although I’m not entirely sure this is a good idea given that humans have already had a significant negative impact on our planet’s aquatic system, without […]

There has been a lot of talk over the last decade or so about the possibility of not only colonizing space, but eventually colonizing the oceans with floating cities. Although I’m not entirely sure this is a good idea given that humans have already had a...
Wanhao USA Introduces New Duplicator I3 3D Printer For Just $375

Wanhao USA Introduces New Duplicator I3 3D Printer For Just $375

When it comes to affordable 3D printing, now is a better time than ever to consider purchasing your first machine. As each month passes, it seems as though the average price for a basic desktop machine drops in a linear fashion. Certainly a floor will eventually be struck, but for now, if you are in […]

When it comes to affordable 3D printing, now is a better time than ever to consider purchasing your first machine. As each month passes, it seems as though the average price for a basic desktop machine drops in a linear fashion. Certainly a floor will eventually be...
Chenyue Technology Company Unveils New Flexible, Transparent 3D Printer Filament

Chenyue Technology Company Unveils New Flexible, Transparent 3D Printer Filament

I recall when I first began looking into desktop 3D printers about three years ago, the material options available for most machines were either ABS or PLA, and a variety of colors. Back then I didn’t know any different, but looking back I realize how far the industry has come in a very short period […]

I recall when I first began looking into desktop 3D printers about three years ago, the material options available for most machines were either ABS or PLA, and a variety of colors. Back then I didn’t know any different, but looking back I realize how far the...
Race Car With Over 360 3D Printed Parts on Display at Chinese Expo

Race Car With Over 360 3D Printed Parts on Display at Chinese Expo

There are so many benefits to 3D printing within the manufacturing space. It all just depends what you are using the technology for. Within the aerospace industry we repeatedly hear about how 3D printing metal components can cut a tremendous amount of weight, an incredibly important variable within the construction of anything that’s taking flight. Whether it’s […]

There are so many benefits to 3D printing within the manufacturing space. It all just depends what you are using the technology for. Within the aerospace industry we repeatedly hear about how 3D printing metal components can cut a tremendous amount of weight, an...
Organovo & Merck Enter Multi-year Research Partnership for 3D Printed Human Tissue

Organovo & Merck Enter Multi-year Research Partnership for 3D Printed Human Tissue

The 3D bioprinting space may be about to take off in a big way. As investment dollars flow into companies seeking to transform medicine via the 3D printing of biological material, innovated new approaches are emerging, and researchers are certainly excited. It’s been about five months since we reported on Organovo’s launch of the world’s […]

The 3D bioprinting space may be about to take off in a big way. As investment dollars flow into companies seeking to transform medicine via the 3D printing of biological material, innovated new approaches are emerging, and researchers are certainly excited. It’s...
Advanced Tech Engineering Launches Limitless 3D Printer & CNC Tool on Kickstarter

Advanced Tech Engineering Launches Limitless 3D Printer & CNC Tool on Kickstarter

One of the great advantages when it comes to 3D printers is that such machines are able to use additive technology to build objects from the ground up. This is opposed to technologies like CNC mills which cut material away to fabricate an object. The amount of waste attributed to 3D printing is little to […]

One of the great advantages when it comes to 3D printers is that such machines are able to use additive technology to build objects from the ground up. This is opposed to technologies like CNC mills which cut material away to fabricate an object. The amount of waste...
Russia's 3DQuality Unveils Their New PRISM Mini Delta-Style 3D Printer

Russia's 3DQuality Unveils Their New PRISM Mini Delta-Style 3D Printer

In addition to the United States, Europe, South Korea, and China, one country which is quickly jumping on the 3D printing bandwagon is Russia. Despite an economy which has been sickened by worldwide sanctions and less than optimal oil prices, Russia continues to be an innovative nation. As we have seen so many times before, where […]

In addition to the United States, Europe, South Korea, and China, one country which is quickly jumping on the 3D printing bandwagon is Russia. Despite an economy which has been sickened by worldwide sanctions and less than optimal oil prices, Russia continues to be an...
L'Oréal USA & Organovo Team for 3D Printed Human Skin Tissue Research

L'Oréal USA & Organovo Team for 3D Printed Human Skin Tissue Research

You all probably know by now that Organovo (NYSE: ONVO) is leading the charge when it comes to 3D printing organ tissue. They have already brought human liver tissue to market via their exVive3D brand, and have plans to bring kidney tissue to market sometime in 2016. The human body’s largest, and arguably most important, […]

You all probably know by now that Organovo (NYSE: ONVO) is leading the charge when it comes to 3D printing organ tissue. They have already brought human liver tissue to market via their exVive3D brand, and have plans to bring kidney tissue to market sometime in 2016....
Japanese Company 3D Prints Life-sized Action Figure of Baseball Player, Daichi Suzuki

Japanese Company 3D Prints Life-sized Action Figure of Baseball Player, Daichi Suzuki

According to 3D System’s Chief Creative Officer, Will.I.Am, one day we will be 3D printing entire human beings. Sure, if this is ever actually possible, we are likely still decades, or even centuries away from such a feat. With that said, it’s not too early to start thinking about 3D printing inanimate human beings, at […]

According to 3D System’s Chief Creative Officer, Will.I.Am, one day we will be 3D printing entire human beings. Sure, if this is ever actually possible, we are likely still decades, or even centuries away from such a feat. With that said, it’s not too...
ATSmake Announces Six New 3D Printers, Including the Jupiter 2

ATSmake Announces Six New 3D Printers, Including the Jupiter 2

China is becoming quite the 3D printing superpower. Although there are the usual pop-up companies, which simply copy ideas of established European and American products, there are other companies like ATSmake that are innovating, creating their own unique printers for this expanding market. Shenzhen-based ATSmake (Artisan Make) was launched back in September of 2011, and has slowly […]

China is becoming quite the 3D printing superpower. Although there are the usual pop-up companies, which simply copy ideas of established European and American products, there are other companies like ATSmake that are innovating, creating their own unique printers for...
Functioning 3D Printer is Created Inside of a Post-WWII Craftsman Table Saw

Functioning 3D Printer is Created Inside of a Post-WWII Craftsman Table Saw

I have fond memories of growing up as a child, taking trips to my grandfather’s shop. He was a shoemaker and I was a curious pre-teenager, fascinated by anything that moved. I recall spending hours at his shop watching him replace heels on boots, restitching leather, and just hanging out. What I loved most, besides spending […]

I have fond memories of growing up as a child, taking trips to my grandfather’s shop. He was a shoemaker and I was a curious pre-teenager, fascinated by anything that moved. I recall spending hours at his shop watching him replace heels on boots, restitching...