3D Printing and Mass Customization, Hand in Glove Part IV

Earlier in this series, we’ve discussed how we’re drunk on consumption, how we use up too much material, and that recycling has some constraints. Now we’ll look at how creating…

Dear Stratasys: We Need Thingiverse Not Face Shields

Dear Stratasys, I’ve known you now for over 12 years. It was love at first sight when I saw my first 3D printer, a Stratasys Dimension 1200. I’ve admired the…

Makerbot Method Has an Open Materials Platform; Mitsubishi, Kimya, Polymaker, BASF, Lehvoss and Jabil Join Alliance

Stratasys has announced that its Makerbot Method 3D Printer now has an Experimental Extruder that automatically turns it into an open materials printer. You can now buy a MakerBot LABS…

The End of the Road for Pot Dyeing in 3D Printing?

Ten years or so ago I worked for a company and we were making thousands of colored sintered parts per day. We were doing this by using large heated soup…

3DPOD Episode 23: COVID-19 and 3D Printing; What can be printed? What should be printed?

This was a highly personal podcast for all of us. Max had gone from New York to Boston, I’m stuck in South America but Davide was in the most precarious…

Whiteclouds uses a Printfarm of 75 Creality 3D Printers to Make Large Format 3D Prints

For a number of years now I’ve been advocating for the use of clusters of desktop 3D printers to manufacture. Whereas desktop machines years ago were not mature enough now…

3D Printing COVID-19: First Do No Harm

We must be mindful that just because we can make a design that this design is not necessarily the right one. While I’m buoyed by the 3D printing industry’s efforts…

An Editorial About Face

Around five weeks ago I made a decision for us to not write at all about Covid-19/Corona Virus. I had seen the fear on the sunken faces of friends and…

Start Non-Planar 3D Printing Today on your Ender 3 with nonplanar.xyz

One of the most exciting developments in 3D printing is non-planar 3D printing for FDM. Fused Deposition Modeling (FFF, Material Extrusion) is the most popular, affordable and widespread 3D printing…

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