Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the card game and I found it to be a […]

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable, which was very popular, I’m sure in large part […]

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable,...
Todd Grimm Tells More Tales About Fantastic Developments in Additive Manufacturing at RAPID

Todd Grimm Tells More Tales About Fantastic Developments in Additive Manufacturing at RAPID

Last week, we reported on the first part of Todd Grimm’s rapid-fire What’s New talk at RAPID + TCT. Grimm continued his talk by discussing the latest trends in digital light processing, commonly know as DLP. As Grimm explained, DLP (for 3D printing) is a technology that has been around for 15 years and was pioneered […]

Last week, we reported on the first part of Todd Grimm’s rapid-fire What’s New talk at RAPID + TCT. Grimm continued his talk by discussing the latest trends in digital light processing, commonly know as DLP. As Grimm explained, DLP (for 3D printing) is a...
It's No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

It's No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most significant new technologies that attendees were to […]

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most...
Should You 3D Print That Part? SME Launches ITEAM at RAPID to Answer That Question

Should You 3D Print That Part? SME Launches ITEAM at RAPID to Answer That Question

It’s an age old question. Should I use additive manufacturing or another process to create my product? Or as SME puts it…To 3D print or not to 3D print? At RAPID + TCT last week, SME announced that they have partnered with GM and Dr. Michael Grieves of the Florida Institute of Technology to create ITEAM, the Independent Technical Evaluation of Additive […]

It’s an age old question. Should I use additive manufacturing or another process to create my product? Or as SME puts it…To 3D print or not to 3D print? At RAPID + TCT last week, SME announced that they have partnered with GM and Dr. Michael Grieves of the...
3D Platform Debuts Fastest Spool-Fed 3D Printer Extruder, Made Possible with 6mm Filament by MakeShaper

3D Platform Debuts Fastest Spool-Fed 3D Printer Extruder, Made Possible with 6mm Filament by MakeShaper

At RAPID, I saw a number of solutions for making larger FDM prints. As we previously reported, Titan Robotics exhibited two products, a new pellet extruder and their Cronus multi-gantry 3D printer, both of which speed printing, saving both time and money. 3D Platform (3DP) takes a different tack when it comes to quickly printing large plastic […]

At RAPID, I saw a number of solutions for making larger FDM prints. As we previously reported, Titan Robotics exhibited two products, a new pellet extruder and their Cronus multi-gantry 3D printer, both of which speed printing, saving both time and money. 3D Platform...
RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still a viable alternative to more expensive powder and resin-based rapid prototyping systems. I visited with Titan Robotics to see their approach to large-format 3D printing. […]

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still a viable alternative to more expensive powder and resin-based rapid prototyping systems. I visited with...
WASP Introduces New High-Speed, Dual-Extruder 3D Printers

WASP Introduces New High-Speed, Dual-Extruder 3D Printers

WASP is 3D printer company with a mission, they think big and they build even bigger. WASP stands for World’s Advanced Saving Project, and the plucky Italian company produces some of the fastest and most accurate delta style 3D printers on the market. According to WASP, they “make 3D printers in Italy to finance our […]

WASP is 3D printer company with a mission, they think big and they build even bigger. WASP stands for World’s Advanced Saving Project, and the plucky Italian company produces some of the fastest and most accurate delta style 3D printers on the market. According...
3D Printing Helps Tapdo Smart Button Launch on Kickstarter, as Seen at Pepcom DigitalFocus

3D Printing Helps Tapdo Smart Button Launch on Kickstarter, as Seen at Pepcom DigitalFocus

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when telephones were corded and resided on kitchen walls or side tables, and changing the channel on a television set meant getting up off of the couch and rotating a dial. Those were the days! Then came remote controls and wireless phones that, while bulky, simplified our […]

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when telephones were corded and resided on kitchen walls or side tables, and changing the channel on a television set meant getting up off of the couch and rotating a dial. Those were the days! Then came remote controls and...
Ripple Maker 3D Prints Images and Messages Onto Coffee Foam, Now Optimized for Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

Ripple Maker 3D Prints Images and Messages Onto Coffee Foam, Now Optimized for Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

If you’re like me, you might find yourself up late at night setting up a project to 3D print overnight, only to wake up to a mess of plastic spaghetti. Even when everything prints well, your reddened, bleary eyes may not recognize it and your sleep deprived brain may not be able able to process it. […]

If you’re like me, you might find yourself up late at night setting up a project to 3D print overnight, only to wake up to a mess of plastic spaghetti. Even when everything prints well, your reddened, bleary eyes may not recognize it and your sleep deprived...
3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The current crop of 3D printers are making 3D printing […]

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The...
3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion systems and water soluble support materials like PVA, have made 3D printing much more accessible […]

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion...
A Big Year for the 3D Printing Pen: 3Doodler Start Wins Toy of the Year Award at Toy Fair 2017

A Big Year for the 3D Printing Pen: 3Doodler Start Wins Toy of the Year Award at Toy Fair 2017

3D printing isn’t all fun and games. There’s a steep learning curve, prints don’t come out perfect every time and 3D modeling isn’t for the faint-hearted. At least, that’s the way it was. As we recently reported, modeling apps like Morphi are making 3D modeling child’s play. 3D printers are becoming more plug-and-play and some […]

3D printing isn’t all fun and games. There’s a steep learning curve, prints don’t come out perfect every time and 3D modeling isn’t for the faint-hearted. At least, that’s the way it was. As we recently reported, modeling apps like Morphi...
MakerOS 1.0 Release Adds Inventory Tracking to Its AutoQuoter and Other Improvements

MakerOS 1.0 Release Adds Inventory Tracking to Its AutoQuoter and Other Improvements

MakerOS launched their Public Beta in late 2015. This month saw the release of MakerOS 1.0. This marks a huge milestone for the startup, which was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 2015. Mike Moceri, Founder and CEO of MakerOS, started the company to support Detroit’s premier 3D printing service bureau, Manulith. Originally MakerOS was designed to run Manulith’s […]

MakerOS launched their Public Beta in late 2015. This month saw the release of MakerOS 1.0. This marks a huge milestone for the startup, which was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 2015. Mike Moceri, Founder and CEO of MakerOS, started the company to support...
Inside 3D Printing New York: Delayed by Winter Storm, the Show Goes On

Inside 3D Printing New York: Delayed by Winter Storm, the Show Goes On

Attendees of the Inside 3D Printing New York Conference & Expo (I3DP) were in for quite a surprise this week, as winter storm Stella wreaked havoc with travel plans. The organizers of Inside 3D Printing were forced to move the conference back by a day, less than 14 hours before the show start, on Tuesday. […]

Attendees of the Inside 3D Printing New York Conference & Expo (I3DP) were in for quite a surprise this week, as winter storm Stella wreaked havoc with travel plans. The organizers of Inside 3D Printing were forced to move the conference back by a day, less than...
3D Brooklyn Teams with Better Future Factory to Sell Refil Recycled 3D Printer Filament in the US

3D Brooklyn Teams with Better Future Factory to Sell Refil Recycled 3D Printer Filament in the US

For all of the myriad of uses for 3D printing, benefiting vastly different industries, it has been somewhat lacking in one particular area. 3D printing isn’t as sustainable as it could or perhaps should be. Admittedly, 3D printing can aid in reducing shipping by making products locally, allowing companies and designers to make products as needed, […]

For all of the myriad of uses for 3D printing, benefiting vastly different industries, it has been somewhat lacking in one particular area. 3D printing isn’t as sustainable as it could or perhaps should be. Admittedly, 3D printing can aid in reducing shipping by...
XYZprinting Announces New da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix, da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro and Nobel 1.0A 3D Printers; UV Curing Chamber

XYZprinting Announces New da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix, da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro and Nobel 1.0A 3D Printers; UV Curing Chamber

XYZprinting is a name that’s been coming up a lot lately. They have a large range of products including 3D printing pens, FDM & SLA desktop 3D printers, 3D scanners, SLS professional 3D printers and even robotics. This week, XYZ announced a number of new 3D printing products: the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix, da Vinci Jr. […]

XYZprinting is a name that’s been coming up a lot lately. They have a large range of products including 3D printing pens, FDM & SLA desktop 3D printers, 3D scanners, SLS professional 3D printers and even robotics. This week, XYZ announced a number of new 3D...
Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover vacuum cleaner into a robot, you might […]

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover...
3D Brooklyn Creates 3D Printable Prop Replicas for 'Vikings'

3D Brooklyn Creates 3D Printable Prop Replicas for 'Vikings'

It used to be that there were a few channels on TV reserved for documentaries on history, science and natural world. These channels, notably the Science Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic, in recent years have turned to creating fictional episodic content to draw in more viewers in a highly competitive market. While […]

It used to be that there were a few channels on TV reserved for documentaries on history, science and natural world. These channels, notably the Science Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic, in recent years have turned to creating...
Odo Fioravanti Creates 3D Printed 'Bern' Clutch for Maison 203

Odo Fioravanti Creates 3D Printed 'Bern' Clutch for Maison 203

Last April, we covered the fascinating 3D printed ‘Ivy’ clutch by Odo Fioravanti. For 2017, Fioravanti has created another clutch for Maison 203. Like his ‘Ivy’ and ‘Armure’ clutches that were also designed for Maison 203, the ‘Bern’ clutch is a hard shelled case that is securely latched with hidden magnets, but that’s where the […]

Last April, we covered the fascinating 3D printed ‘Ivy’ clutch by Odo Fioravanti. For 2017, Fioravanti has created another clutch for Maison 203. Like his ‘Ivy’ and ‘Armure’ clutches that were also designed for Maison 203, the...
Bre & Co. Introduces New Shackleton Jewelry Line Including 3D Printed Lithopane Cameo

Bre & Co. Introduces New Shackleton Jewelry Line Including 3D Printed Lithopane Cameo

Recently, we reported that Bre Pettis, founder and former CEO of MakerBot, had launched a new venture, Bre & Co., to make heirloom-quality gifts. At the Bre & Co. launch and holiday sale last month, I was able to see the company’s first offerings, which included folding knives, pens and jewelry. While not all their products […]

Recently, we reported that Bre Pettis, founder and former CEO of MakerBot, had launched a new venture, Bre & Co., to make heirloom-quality gifts. At the Bre & Co. launch and holiday sale last month, I was able to see the company’s first offerings, which...
Shapeways Announces Shorter Lead Times to Get Your 3D Prints to You Even Faster

Shapeways Announces Shorter Lead Times to Get Your 3D Prints to You Even Faster

Yesterday, Shapeways announced that they have shortened their lead times for printing production, which will certainly be welcome news for both designers and shoppers alike. The turnaround times for some of their most popular materials – a dozen different materials – has been greatly reduced. Now,  Dyed Strong & Flexible Plastic can be printed and […]

Yesterday, Shapeways announced that they have shortened their lead times for printing production, which will certainly be welcome news for both designers and shoppers alike. The turnaround times for some of their most popular materials – a dozen different...
Shapeways and New York Public Library Honor Graduates of the Make it, Print it, Sell it Program

Shapeways and New York Public Library Honor Graduates of the Make it, Print it, Sell it Program

Back in June, we reported that Shapeways EDU, the educational department of the 3D printing service bureau, was partnering with the New York Public Library’s TechConnect Program to provide 3D printing classes to library members. New York Public Library was able to essentially have a makerspace through the collaboration, without a huge investment in infrastructure. Lauren […]

Back in June, we reported that Shapeways EDU, the educational department of the 3D printing service bureau, was partnering with the New York Public Library’s TechConnect Program to provide 3D printing classes to library members. New York Public Library was able...
Bre & Co. Hosts Open House and Holiday Sale for Heirloom-Quality 3D Printed Gifts

Bre & Co. Hosts Open House and Holiday Sale for Heirloom-Quality 3D Printed Gifts

Recently, I was invited to the open house and holiday sale of Bre. & Co., the newest venture by the former CEO and co-founder of MakerBot, Bre Pettis. The newly-launched company’s mission is to explore the frontiers of craftspersonship, advanced manufacturing, and iterative design to create unique heirloom-quality watches, pens, jewelry and ceramics. Originally conceived as a […]

Recently, I was invited to the open house and holiday sale of Bre. & Co., the newest venture by the former CEO and co-founder of MakerBot, Bre Pettis. The newly-launched company’s mission is to explore the frontiers of craftspersonship, advanced...
3D Printable Alpha Vector Ship from No Man's Sky Video Game on MyMiniFactory is the Best of Both Worlds

3D Printable Alpha Vector Ship from No Man's Sky Video Game on MyMiniFactory is the Best of Both Worlds

With all the craziness going on in the world today, it is easy to forget the things that really matter. Small acts of kindness, reaching out to loved ones and having compassion for those with different beliefs than your own, even political ones, are little things that can help one reconnect with your fellow humans. […]

With all the craziness going on in the world today, it is easy to forget the things that really matter. Small acts of kindness, reaching out to loved ones and having compassion for those with different beliefs than your own, even political ones, are little things that...

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