Editorials / Opinions

Marxism and Chocolate: Ideas in 3D Printing

We live in a time period where we are more dependent, than ever before on outside sources for nearly everything. People have begun to look at activities that would have…

How Green Is My 3D Printer? Scientists Warn Of Heavy Metal Pollution

Some of the materials used in 3D printing can leech toxins that could have environmental and health implications, say researchers in the US. The team has focused their attention on…

Why MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Thinks Driverless Cars Will Stimulate Innovation Within 3D BioPrinting

Probably one of the few promising new technologies which can arouse a crowd as easily as 3D printing can, would be driverless cars. We all have heard by now that Google…

The World Cup And 3D Printing Merge: 5 Amazing World Cup 3D Prints

The FIFA World Cup kicks off today in Brazil, with the commencing game between home team Brazil, and Croatia at 4 PM EST. FIFA believes that the 2014 World Cup…

The 3-DIY Movement: Welcoming 3D Printing to More Homes in 2014

This is a guest article by Robox CEO, Chris Elsworthy. Though industry analysts have been skeptical about the use cases for 3D printing, it comes at little surprise that the…

3D Printing Market Worth $7 Billion by 2025? Is a New Report Underestimating the Market?

We have all been hearing the numbers being thrown out their by various research firms, about how fast the 3D printing space will heat up over the next 5-10 years….

3D Printing: Employment Boom or Employment Swoon?

We have already seen intense debates concerning what the outcome of a 3D printing economy may be. Traditionally technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed. When computers began…

Mainstream 3D Printing Adoption: Four reasons we aren’t there yet

The 3D printing movement has really exploded over the last two years. 3D printers have gone from obscure devices, which only a handful of tech geeks have heard about, likely…

3D Printing Search Volume Indicates Amazing Growth Within Industry

The growth within the 3D printing space has been spectacular. You can’t turn on the news or open up a magazine without reading something about the industry. It’s amazing that just…

3D Printing: 5 Predictions For The Remainder of This Year

As we get started on the 5th month of 2014, we have already seen a steady stream of ground breaking news coming from the 3D Printing Industry. 2014 promises to…

3D Printing Battle Wounds: More common than you would think (Warning: Quite Gory)

3D Printing…. You see those cute little Makerbot Replicators, or those Cubify Cubes. They all look so innocent, don’t they? How could 3D printing cause any more damage to an…

Why the Retail and Shipping Industries Should Fear 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing technologies are developing so rapidly, while prices are continuing to drop and mainstream adoption is getting ever so close. These could be the key ingredients to what may…

Why The Future Growth of The 3D Printing Market Is Being Underestimated

Most technology experts as well as business analysts will tell you that the 3D printing industry has been over hyped these last 12-18 months. Sure there is a tremendous amount…

Five 3D Printing Predictions For the Next Five Years

The amount of innovation we have seen within the 3D printing industry in the last three years has outdone all the innovation within the industry in the prior 20 years….

9 Amazing 3D Printed Works of Art

When the phrase, “Future of 3D Printing,” comes to mind most people immediately think about the impact it will have on the medical and manufacturing fields, however artists have been…

3D Print Your Kids a Construction Set for Under $15

Imagine spending under $15 and having an educational, fun, and exciting construction set for your kids. This is exactly what Amanda Ghassaei from Instructables has done recently. Amanda is a…

SOLS: A 3D Printed Insole & Orthotic Offered by Podiatrists Looks to Come Directly to Consumers By 2015

For decades, insoles have been purchased at shoe stores for the purpose of providing more comfort to the foot and leg.  Orthotics have been prescribed by podiatrists to help those…

Puget Technologies’ (PUGE) 3D Printers, The Sketchy History

Penny stock trading is a risky maneuver on anyone’s part. On one hand, the stocks are very volatile, while on the other, the majority of these OTCBB stocks usually end…

Bitcoin and 3D Printing Will Usher in A New Economic Paradigm

You would have to be living under a rock if you have yet to hear about either of the two most exciting technologies of our time, Bitcoin, and 3D printing….

3D Printed Drones, An Emerging Trend

Two of the most exciting, eye-opening, yet controversial technologies of the current times are 3D printing and drone technology. Both have the potential to really springboard humanity forward in a massive…

StrandBeests: 3D Print Crazy Live Animals… Well Almost

While browsing Shapeways this afternoon I stumbled upon something that caught my eye.  No, it’s not another life saving device that has been 3D printed, or even something that you…

3 Ways 3D Printing Will Save the Environment

Technological progress has been on both ends of the environmental spectrum. On one hand the further use of technology can cause dregradation within the natural environment, while on the other…