Solidoodle Begins Offering Refurbished 3D Printers Starting at $299

Solidoodle Begins Offering Refurbished 3D Printers Starting at $299

When it comes to PCs and laptops, there is a huge market for refurbished hardware. After all, if the manufacturer can completely overhaul it and bring it back to its original factory condition, why not save a few hundred dollars and purchase a refurbished model rather than a new one? This business model can work on […]

When it comes to PCs and laptops, there is a huge market for refurbished hardware. After all, if the manufacturer can completely overhaul it and bring it back to its original factory condition, why not save a few hundred dollars and purchase a refurbished model rather...
THRE3D Launches 3D Printing Contest – RepYourCity Street Art Challenge

THRE3D Launches 3D Printing Contest – RepYourCity Street Art Challenge

We all love 3D printing contests, right? They provide us a chance to show off our creativity and design skills, and hopefully walk away with a prize as well as some deserved recognition. 3D printing has been spreading across the world like a wildfire that can jump oceans. From large metropolitan areas, to small cities […]

We all love 3D printing contests, right? They provide us a chance to show off our creativity and design skills, and hopefully walk away with a prize as well as some deserved recognition. 3D printing has been spreading across the world like a wildfire that can jump...
Patient in Argentina Receives 3D Printed Titanium Skull Implant

Patient in Argentina Receives 3D Printed Titanium Skull Implant

3D printing is really beginning to make a huge mark in the medical field. Whether it is bioprinting of living tissue, 3D printing of models for surgeons and doctors to study, or 3D printed structures that are placed within the body, there is a bright future ahead for the medical field because of this upcoming […]

3D printing is really beginning to make a huge mark in the medical field. Whether it is bioprinting of living tissue, 3D printing of models for surgeons and doctors to study, or 3D printed structures that are placed within the body, there is a bright future ahead for...
Michele Badia Creates Unique 3D Printed Shoes – Free to Download or Only $49 Already Printed

Michele Badia Creates Unique 3D Printed Shoes – Free to Download or Only $49 Already Printed

If you asked me a year ago, if we would be wearing 3D printed shoes anytime soon, I probably would have given you a good belly-laugh. I would have told you that consumer level 3D printing is for the creation of hard plastic objects, and there is no way a 3D printed shoe could even […]

If you asked me a year ago, if we would be wearing 3D printed shoes anytime soon, I probably would have given you a good belly-laugh. I would have told you that consumer level 3D printing is for the creation of hard plastic objects, and there is no way a 3D printed...
Esun Releases Industry First, 3D Printer Cleaning Filament

Esun Releases Industry First, 3D Printer Cleaning Filament

When it comes to a 3D printer’s extruder, it is inevitable, that at some point you will experience the unspeakable event of having your extruder nozzle clog or gum up. There are many methods of trying to clear the clogs, and remove the gummed up material from a 3D printers extruder, however, very few methods […]

When it comes to a 3D printer’s extruder, it is inevitable, that at some point you will experience the unspeakable event of having your extruder nozzle clog or gum up. There are many methods of trying to clear the clogs, and remove the gummed up material from a...
MakerBot Desktop Version 3.1.1 Adds Wi-Fi Connectivity And Smart Extruder Data

MakerBot Desktop Version 3.1.1 Adds Wi-Fi Connectivity And Smart Extruder Data

Back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Makerbot unveiled three new Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. These included the MakerBot Replicator Mini, The MakerBot Replicator, and the larger MakerBot Replicator Z18. The company also promised that all three of these new machines would have WiFi capabilities. This weekend MakerBot has followed through with their […]

Back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Makerbot unveiled three new Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. These included the MakerBot Replicator Mini, The MakerBot Replicator, and the larger MakerBot Replicator Z18. The company also promised that...
3D Printer Manufacturer, Builder, Announces New Color Mixing Feature

3D Printer Manufacturer, Builder, Announces New Color Mixing Feature

There are your traditional FDM based 3D printers that feature a single extruder, capable of printing in one color per print (unless you switch filaments mid print). Then there are your dual extruder FDM 3D printers that are capable of using more than one color/type of filament for the same print. These dual-extruder 3D printers […]

There are your traditional FDM based 3D printers that feature a single extruder, capable of printing in one color per print (unless you switch filaments mid print). Then there are your dual extruder FDM 3D printers that are capable of using more than one color/type of...
Afinia Begins Selling Their Own Line of Premium PLA 3D Printer Filament

Afinia Begins Selling Their Own Line of Premium PLA 3D Printer Filament

It seems to be becoming a common occurrence as of late; more and more 3D printer manufacturers are starting to sell their own brand of 3D printer filament. Just last week Tinkerine announced that they had begun selling their own line of uniquely colored PLA filament. Today, one of the leading suppliers of desktop 3D […]

It seems to be becoming a common occurrence as of late; more and more 3D printer manufacturers are starting to sell their own brand of 3D printer filament. Just last week Tinkerine announced that they had begun selling their own line of uniquely colored PLA filament....
Researches Find Way to 3D Print Blood Vessels – Could lead to transplatable tissue

Researches Find Way to 3D Print Blood Vessels – Could lead to transplatable tissue

The field of medical science has been advancing at an extraordinary rate over the past decade or so, thanks in part to the advancement in technology. One of these ‘up-and-coming’ technologies is the 3D printing of biomaterial, referred to as 3D bioprinting. Only recently has 3D bioprinting become a popular tool in trying to solve […]

The field of medical science has been advancing at an extraordinary rate over the past decade or so, thanks in part to the advancement in technology. One of these ‘up-and-coming’ technologies is the 3D printing of biomaterial, referred to as 3D...
RadioShack to Begin Carrying PrintrBot Simple 3D Printers in Stores

RadioShack to Begin Carrying PrintrBot Simple 3D Printers in Stores

One question that comes up a lot, when talking about when 3D printing will come to the masses, is if and when we will be able to walk into a traditional computer/electronics store and buy a 3D printer. In the United States, this has yet to really happen on any kind of large scale. Sure […]

One question that comes up a lot, when talking about when 3D printing will come to the masses, is if and when we will be able to walk into a traditional computer/electronics store and buy a 3D printer. In the United States, this has yet to really happen on any kind of...
The 3D Printing Lix Pen’s Huge Kickstarter Success is Causing the Company Some Problems

The 3D Printing Lix Pen’s Huge Kickstarter Success is Causing the Company Some Problems

3D printing pens have become all the rage as of late on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. First it was the 3Doodler raising well over $2 million. Now it is the LIX Pen, which has raised over £700,000, with 5 days still remaining on their campaign. One problem with Kickstarter campaigns, is that many times, only a […]

3D printing pens have become all the rage as of late on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. First it was the 3Doodler raising well over $2 million. Now it is the LIX Pen, which has raised over £700,000, with 5 days still remaining on their campaign. One problem with...
Cloudio2go 3D Printer Pen Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

Cloudio2go 3D Printer Pen Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

The number of applications available for 3D printers continues to expand, from both a business and hobbyist perspective. One subcategory of the 3D printing craze, which has begun to get traction, has been 3D printer pens. Starting with the 3Doodler pen, which raised over $2.3 million on Kickstarter last March, the market has continued to expand. […]

The number of applications available for 3D printers continues to expand, from both a business and hobbyist perspective. One subcategory of the 3D printing craze, which has begun to get traction, has been 3D printer pens. Starting with the 3Doodler pen, which raised...
HGSpot Unveils First Croatian 3D Printer, Forcebook Ultra 3D

HGSpot Unveils First Croatian 3D Printer, Forcebook Ultra 3D

Yesterday, Croatian electronics retailer HGSpot announced the country’s very first 3D printer, the Forcebook Ultra 3D. HGSpot, headquartered in the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb, has been an important part of the Croatian electronics market for over 15 years. They pride themselves on their energy efficient products and customer satisfaction. The printer has been under development […]

Yesterday, Croatian electronics retailer HGSpot announced the country’s very first 3D printer, the Forcebook Ultra 3D. HGSpot, headquartered in the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb, has been an important part of the Croatian electronics market for over 15 years....
ZEUS, The World’s First ALL-IN-ONE 3D Printer, 3D Copier, 3D Fax Machine Now Available for $2,499

ZEUS, The World’s First ALL-IN-ONE 3D Printer, 3D Copier, 3D Fax Machine Now Available for $2,499

3D printing has made tremendous strides over the past few years. This year alone, we have seen the prices of 3D printers drop significantly. 3D scanning is still in its infancy, but there have been several very capable 3D scanners released in the past couple of years as well. When you consider your desktop 2-dimensional […]

3D printing has made tremendous strides over the past few years. This year alone, we have seen the prices of 3D printers drop significantly. 3D scanning is still in its infancy, but there have been several very capable 3D scanners released in the past couple of years...
Scientists 3D Print Shark Skin: May lead to technologically advanced boat propellers & more

Scientists 3D Print Shark Skin: May lead to technologically advanced boat propellers & more

When it comes to innovation, some of the most technologically advanced objects still belong to nature. Over the centuries, many inventions have come about, by observing nature in its finest moments. At the same time, other inventions have failed miserably because their inventors tried to mimic nature, in cases where it was not possible to […]

When it comes to innovation, some of the most technologically advanced objects still belong to nature. Over the centuries, many inventions have come about, by observing nature in its finest moments. At the same time, other inventions have failed miserably because...
KAST 3D Printer Claims to be 12 Times Faster Than Other Printers – Launches on Kickstarter Soon

KAST 3D Printer Claims to be 12 Times Faster Than Other Printers – Launches on Kickstarter Soon

At the HAXLR8R conference in San Francisco on Monday, 10 hardware companies debuted products which they believe will make a difference. One of those companies was KAST, who showed off their new patent pending ‘Retina Casting’ 3D printer. Unlike what some believe, this new technology is not exactly the same as SLA (stereolithography) according to KAST, […]

At the HAXLR8R conference in San Francisco on Monday, 10 hardware companies debuted products which they believe will make a difference. One of those companies was KAST, who showed off their new patent pending ‘Retina Casting’ 3D printer. Unlike what some...
3D Bioprinting Master’s Degree Offered For the First Time Ever

3D Bioprinting Master’s Degree Offered For the First Time Ever

The 3D bioprinting space, also known as biofabrication has been really heating up. It seems that every week we hear another story in which the technology is able to either save a life or make a life so much better. The number of uses, as well as cases, that will eventually require bioprinting will only continue […]

The 3D bioprinting space, also known as biofabrication has been really heating up. It seems that every week we hear another story in which the technology is able to either save a life or make a life so much better. The number of uses, as well as cases, that will...
University Official Arrested For Possession of 3D Printed Gun – Claims ‘A gun makes power equal’

University Official Arrested For Possession of 3D Printed Gun – Claims ‘A gun makes power equal’

It’s just a matter of time before it becomes commonplace to hear of people being arrested for the possession of 3D printed guns. They exist, and the designs to produce them can be found on the internet, in many locations, free of charge. Just today, 27 year old Yoshitomo Imura, was arrested in the city […]

It’s just a matter of time before it becomes commonplace to hear of people being arrested for the possession of 3D printed guns. They exist, and the designs to produce them can be found on the internet, in many locations, free of charge. Just today, 27 year old...
Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, 3D Scans Artifacts And Posts Them on The Internet For Full Viewing

Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, 3D Scans Artifacts And Posts Them on The Internet For Full Viewing

As an adult that is extremely interested in Egyptian history, I am constantly trying to find museums that house some of the artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Everything about Egypt interests me, from the mysterious pyramids, to the pharaohs and gods, it’s just so enthralling. Unfortunately it’s not that easy or affordable to visit all of […]

As an adult that is extremely interested in Egyptian history, I am constantly trying to find museums that house some of the artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Everything about Egypt interests me, from the mysterious pyramids, to the pharaohs and gods, it’s just so...
Proto Labs Acquires 3D Printing Company FineLine Prototyping Inc.

Proto Labs Acquires 3D Printing Company FineLine Prototyping Inc.

As the 3D printing market heats up, we are sure to see several key mergers and acquisitions within the space. Consolidation is a natural occurance within any growing industry, and that’s certainly what we have begun seeing in the 3D printing industry. On Wednesday, Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), a NYSE traded company with a market capital […]

As the 3D printing market heats up, we are sure to see several key mergers and acquisitions within the space. Consolidation is a natural occurance within any growing industry, and that’s certainly what we have begun seeing in the 3D printing industry. On...
Stalactite 3D SLA Printer Launches on Indiegogo

Stalactite 3D SLA Printer Launches on Indiegogo

Over the past year or so, we have seen an amazingly large number of 3D printers pop up on crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Several of these have blown away their funding goals, while others have not quite reached theirs. The latest printer to look for funding via crowdfunding, is the STALACTITE 102 […]

Over the past year or so, we have seen an amazingly large number of 3D printers pop up on crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Several of these have blown away their funding goals, while others have not quite reached theirs. The latest printer to...
Legacy Filament Extruder – Open Source Kickstarter Project Turns Trash into 3D Printer Filament

Legacy Filament Extruder – Open Source Kickstarter Project Turns Trash into 3D Printer Filament

One of the biggest concerns about the expanding consumer based 3D printing market, seems to be with the large amounts of plastic filament being purchased, used, and then likely thrown into a land fill. Over the past several months, we have seen many possible solutions to this growing problem, such as biodegradable plastics and alternate materials […]

One of the biggest concerns about the expanding consumer based 3D printing market, seems to be with the large amounts of plastic filament being purchased, used, and then likely thrown into a land fill. Over the past several months, we have seen many possible solutions...
Local Motors Announces 3D Printed Car Design Challenge

Local Motors Announces 3D Printed Car Design Challenge

Local Motors is one of those futuristic companies that comes along every so often, in order to redefine an entire method of manufacturing. The company has garnered a ton of  attention after announcing that they will be 3D printing an entire vehicle at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago on September 8th-13th of this […]

Local Motors is one of those futuristic companies that comes along every so often, in order to redefine an entire method of manufacturing. The company has garnered a ton of  attention after announcing that they will be 3D printing an entire vehicle at the...
Sketchy Puget Technologies’ IdeaWerk 3D Printers Supposedly Available for Pre-order Tomorrow

Sketchy Puget Technologies’ IdeaWerk 3D Printers Supposedly Available for Pre-order Tomorrow

Puget Technologies, a company which is sort of an unknown within the 3D printing space, has announced that they will be opening up pre-orders for their new IdeaWerk 3D printer starting tomorrow, April 16th. The cost of the printer will be $999, and according to the company, it will be coupled with premium tech support […]

Puget Technologies, a company which is sort of an unknown within the 3D printing space, has announced that they will be opening up pre-orders for their new IdeaWerk 3D printer starting tomorrow, April 16th. The cost of the printer will be $999, and according to the...
XYZprinting Looks To Produce All-In-One 3D Printer/Scanner Combos

XYZprinting Looks To Produce All-In-One 3D Printer/Scanner Combos

XYZprinting, the company behind the da Vinci line of 3D printers, had a large booth set up at this year’s “Inside 3D Printing,” conference.  There, the company showed off all three of their machines, which included the da Vinci 1.0, 2.0, and latest addition 2.1. XYZprinting is known for their affordable, yet sophisticated 3D printers […]

XYZprinting, the company behind the da Vinci line of 3D printers, had a large booth set up at this year’s “Inside 3D Printing,” conference.  There, the company showed off all three of their machines, which included the da Vinci 1.0, 2.0, and latest...
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