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“3D Printing” - What’s in a Name?

“3D Printing” - What’s in a Name?

I devoted a section of the first chapter of my book, , to what I call “The Name Game.”  My premise: “3D printing” is the best name for layered manufacturing.  As I explained, the other contender, “additive manufacturing”, is inaccurate and overly broad, and just plain dull.  A point I did not make in my […]

I devoted a section of the first chapter of my book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, to what I call “The Name Game.”  My premise: “3D printing” is the best name for layered manufacturing.  As I explained, the other contender, “additive...
London-Based Student Creates Customized High-End Camera with 3D Printing Technology

London-Based Student Creates Customized High-End Camera with 3D Printing Technology

London-based student Paul Kohlhaussen designed and assembled a camera as a product design entry to the 3D Hubs Student Grant. Kohlhaussen created a fully functioning 3D printed camera inspired by three high-end cameras which he couldn’t afford. Kohlhaussen’s 3D printed camera replicated the features of the $5,000 Mamiya 7, the discontinued Hasselblad XPan and the […]

London-based student Paul Kohlhaussen designed and assembled a camera as a product design entry to the 3D Hubs Student Grant. Kohlhaussen created a fully functioning 3D printed camera inspired by three high-end cameras which he couldn’t afford. Kohlhaussen’s 3D...
3D Platform Showcasing Newest Industrial 3D Printer Systems at Upcoming RAPID + TCT Show

3D Platform Showcasing Newest Industrial 3D Printer Systems at Upcoming RAPID + TCT Show

This year’s RAPID + TCT event, taking place in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, is coming up fast: it opens on May 8, and is known around the world for its large floor show, filled with the latest products and processes, and over 300 exhibits. The conference will feature several interesting and […]

This year’s RAPID + TCT event, taking place in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, is coming up fast: it opens on May 8, and is known around the world for its large floor show, filled with the latest products and processes, and over 300...
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...
ULIO Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Their STEM-Driven "3D Printed 3D Printer"

ULIO Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Their STEM-Driven "3D Printed 3D Printer"

As is with most innovative technologies, nothing is more integral to the progress of 3D printing than proper education. For young students, the optimal way to teach them about all of the potential uses of additive manufacturing is through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. It’s not just the educators who are fixing up a […]

As is with most innovative technologies, nothing is more integral to the progress of 3D printing than proper education. For young students, the optimal way to teach them about all of the potential uses of additive manufacturing is through STEM (Science, Technology,...
Ultimaker Scaled Up to Lead Desktop 3D Printing into a New Professional Era, Says CEO Jos Burger

Ultimaker Scaled Up to Lead Desktop 3D Printing into a New Professional Era, Says CEO Jos Burger

About a decade ago the Dutch envisioned ways to bring the “boring” technologies for rapid prototyping to the masses and embraced 3D printing. Today, while the mass media report on the impending doom of 3D printing in a sort of “reverse hype”, one Dutch company is showing that the dream is far from dead. Instead it is […]

About a decade ago the Dutch envisioned ways to bring the “boring” technologies for rapid prototyping to the masses and embraced 3D printing. Today, while the mass media report on the impending doom of 3D printing in a sort of “reverse hype”, one Dutch company is...
XYZprinting Unveils New 3D Printer Engineered for Educators and Students

XYZprinting Unveils New 3D Printer Engineered for Educators and Students

I’m a firm believer in the philosophy of quality over quantity, but when it comes to the consumer 3D printing market, the Taiwanese-based company XYZprinting has somehow managed to conquer all of its facets. Last month, the rising 3D printing company showed off 11 products at COMPUTEX Taipai 2016, and also managed to take home the […]

I’m a firm believer in the philosophy of quality over quantity, but when it comes to the consumer 3D printing market, the Taiwanese-based company XYZprinting has somehow managed to conquer all of its facets. Last month, the rising 3D printing company showed off 11...
MIT Graduate Course Challenges Students to Completely Reinvent 3D Printing Technology

MIT Graduate Course Challenges Students to Completely Reinvent 3D Printing Technology

Of all the universities and institutions that are experimenting with and further innovating upon 3D printing, not many can match the technological prowess of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Cambridge-based university has conducted a number of studies with 3D printing technology, including their work with printable hydraulics, which they predict will eventually […]

Of all the universities and institutions that are experimenting with and further innovating upon 3D printing, not many can match the technological prowess of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Cambridge-based university has conducted a...
Fusion3 Consolidates Professional Market Presence with New F400 Enclosed 3D Printer

Fusion3 Consolidates Professional Market Presence with New F400 Enclosed 3D Printer

The trend is fairly clear lately that, after entering the market with affordable and sufficiently reliable desktop 3D printers, several companies are now working to expand that experience into those segments that most stand to benefit from accessible in-house 3D printing, that is small businesses and education. Fusion3, makers of the well received F306 systems, are […]

The trend is fairly clear lately that, after entering the market with affordable and sufficiently reliable desktop 3D printers, several companies are now working to expand that experience into those segments that most stand to benefit from accessible in-house 3D...
Do3D Develops Revolutionary Multi-side "MAP" 3D Printing Technology

Do3D Develops Revolutionary Multi-side "MAP" 3D Printing Technology

For Martos Barton and the guys behind Budapest-based Do3D Innovations, the work on the professional level Genesis (G1) DLP 3D printer last year was only the beginning: they have now set out to radically change the approach to all 3D printing by introducing the revolutionary MAP™ (Multidirectional Additive Production) technology in their Squarewave prototype DLP-SLA 3D printer. By […]

For Martos Barton and the guys behind Budapest-based Do3D Innovations, the work on the professional level Genesis (G1) DLP 3D printer last year was only the beginning: they have now set out to radically change the approach to all 3D printing by introducing the...
Raise3D Sets the Bar High with the N Series 3D Printers at Maker Faire

Raise3D Sets the Bar High with the N Series 3D Printers at Maker Faire

In just a few short years Maker Faire NY has transformed from a stepchild to Maker Faire San Francisco to flagship status, perhaps even becoming a larger festival than the original. And 3D printing played a large role in that transformation. Those first couple years saw an abundance of laser cut wood hobbyist machines, back […]

In just a few short years Maker Faire NY has transformed from a stepchild to Maker Faire San Francisco to flagship status, perhaps even becoming a larger festival than the original. And 3D printing played a large role in that transformation. Those first couple years...
Deltaprintr Makes a Splash at Maker Faire with the Delta Go

Deltaprintr Makes a Splash at Maker Faire with the Delta Go

With all the 3D printer projects on Kickstarter these days touting almost unbelievable features and prices it’s easy to become a little skeptical. When some of those companies take exceedingly long to deliver on backer rewards or fail to deliver at all and go silent to backer requests for updates–or even commit outright fraud–it certainly […]

With all the 3D printer projects on Kickstarter these days touting almost unbelievable features and prices it’s easy to become a little skeptical. When some of those companies take exceedingly long to deliver on backer rewards or fail to deliver at all and go...
First Look at the Crystal 3D Printer from Zeus Eye

First Look at the Crystal 3D Printer from Zeus Eye

There are so many new 3D printer startups these days that it’s almost cute when new printers are released using the same old marketing buzzwords. Almost. For a while it seemed that a day didn’t go by without a new printer being dropped on the market that would promise to be the fastest, smartest and […]

There are so many new 3D printer startups these days that it’s almost cute when new printers are released using the same old marketing buzzwords. Almost. For a while it seemed that a day didn’t go by without a new printer being dropped on the market that would promise...
Creatable D2 Delta 3D Printer Makes Big Debut at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

Creatable D2 Delta 3D Printer Makes Big Debut at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

It used to be a rare thing to see a delta-style 3D printer targeted to the average consumer. The 3D printing space is still ruled by Cartesian printers, those that operate linearly in the x, y and z axes. Deltabots were by and large kit printers targeted at makers and hobbyists. Not anymore. There were […]

It used to be a rare thing to see a delta-style 3D printer targeted to the average consumer. The 3D printing space is still ruled by Cartesian printers, those that operate linearly in the x, y and z axes. Deltabots were by and large kit printers targeted at makers and...
HyVision System's Cubicon 3D Printer Shines at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

HyVision System's Cubicon 3D Printer Shines at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

Like other MecklerMedia events, there was a palpable excitement in the exhibitor’s hall at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo Seoul. Squeezing through the bustling crowd, I managed to make my way into HyVision’s booth where they were showcasing their Cubicon printer. While the Cubicon was new to many on the show floor, I […]

Like other MecklerMedia events, there was a palpable excitement in the exhibitor’s hall at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo Seoul. Squeezing through the bustling crowd, I managed to make my way into HyVision’s booth where they were showcasing their Cubicon...
University of Oslo Master's Student Creates Amazing Open Source 5-Axis 3D Printer

University of Oslo Master's Student Creates Amazing Open Source 5-Axis 3D Printer

When we think of desktop FDM/FFF 3D printers, we typically picture a gantry style Cartesian-based machine, or a Delta robot style printer. These machines are capable of 3D printing objects based on three axes: X, Y, and Z. The X and Y axes make up the two-dimensional plane, while the Z axis is the third dimension, […]

When we think of desktop FDM/FFF 3D printers, we typically picture a gantry style Cartesian-based machine, or a Delta robot style printer. These machines are capable of 3D printing objects based on three axes: X, Y, and Z. The X and Y axes make up the two-dimensional...
Estonian Designer Creates the Trint 3D Printer out of Plywood for Just $200

Estonian Designer Creates the Trint 3D Printer out of Plywood for Just $200

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, there are a lot of machines on the market today that are built from cheap, flimsy plastics. These machines, although they may look relatively nice from afar, usually end up having issues when it comes to actually printing objects. A flimsy machine is one which doesn’t provide support for […]

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, there are a lot of machines on the market today that are built from cheap, flimsy plastics. These machines, although they may look relatively nice from afar, usually end up having issues when it comes to actually printing objects....
Tytan 3D Unveils the GAJA Multitool MAXX -- 3D Ceramic Printer, Milling Machine and Much More!

Tytan 3D Unveils the GAJA Multitool MAXX -- 3D Ceramic Printer, Milling Machine and Much More!

Back in June of last year, we reported on a company called Tytan 3D, and a new Delta-style 3D printer that they were set to release. It promised to be able to print in a plethora of interesting materials, including paper pulp, a flour/salt mixture, and ceramics, among many other things. Since that time, the […]

Back in June of last year, we reported on a company called Tytan 3D, and a new Delta-style 3D printer that they were set to release. It promised to be able to print in a plethora of interesting materials, including paper pulp, a flour/salt mixture, and ceramics, among...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- June 6, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- June 6, 2015

This week news covers a broad spectrum that includes thoughts about 3D printing’s role in our future, to new services, hardware, materials, and competitions to win a printer and get your business funded. Also, we cover two inspiring medical applications of 3D printing used by people who suffer different conditions. On the business side of things, Trinckle 3D continues to cultivate the business community with new […]

This week news covers a broad spectrum that includes thoughts about 3D printing’s role in our future, to new services, hardware, materials, and competitions to win a printer and get your business funded. Also, we cover two inspiring medical applications of 3D...
Fisher Delta 3D Printer is Released for Just £199 by RepRapPro

Fisher Delta 3D Printer is Released for Just £199 by RepRapPro

Affordability is what will ultimately lead to mass adoption of 3D printers by small businesses, schools, and individual hobbyists. Over the past year, we have really begun to see prices for 3D printers drop quite substantially. Just a few years ago, the thought of purchasing a 3D printer for under $1000 would have been unheard […]

Affordability is what will ultimately lead to mass adoption of 3D printers by small businesses, schools, and individual hobbyists. Over the past year, we have really begun to see prices for 3D printers drop quite substantially. Just a few years ago, the thought of...
Ragnar Robotics to Release Open Source Educational Deltabot Platform - Details Revealed at RoboUniverse

Ragnar Robotics to Release Open Source Educational Deltabot Platform - Details Revealed at RoboUniverse

Last Monday marked the start of the RoboUniverse Conference and Expo at The Javits Center in New York City. Twelve companies vied for a single cash prize, as well as complimentary investment and legal services. Voxel8 was the winner of the competition, and while all the entrants gave fascinating rapid-fire pitches for their startups, there […]

Last Monday marked the start of the RoboUniverse Conference and Expo at The Javits Center in New York City. Twelve companies vied for a single cash prize, as well as complimentary investment and legal services. Voxel8 was the winner of the competition, and while all...
Software Architect Creates an Amazing Ultimaker 2 Aluminum Extrusion 3D Printer

Software Architect Creates an Amazing Ultimaker 2 Aluminum Extrusion 3D Printer

When you think about the big names within the desktop 3D printing industry, the two that stick out the most are MakerBot and Ultimaker. While MakerBot originated in the United States, they still have the largest presence on this side of the pond. However, when it comes to Europe, no company has led the market […]

When you think about the big names within the desktop 3D printing industry, the two that stick out the most are MakerBot and Ultimaker. While MakerBot originated in the United States, they still have the largest presence on this side of the pond. However, when it...
M3D Teams with 3DShare for Unique 3D Printing Design Competition - Giving Away The Micro 3D Printer

M3D Teams with 3DShare for Unique 3D Printing Design Competition - Giving Away The Micro 3D Printer

Just over a year ago M3D’s ‘The Micro 3D Printer’ was launched.  It was touted as “The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer” and what a success it was, raising more than $3.4 million and in doing so becoming the most successful 3D printer Kickstarter ever.  The 3D printer, which was priced lower than any other 3D printer the […]

Just over a year ago M3D’s ‘The Micro 3D Printer’ was launched.  It was touted as “The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer” and what a success it was, raising more than $3.4 million and in doing so becoming the most successful 3D printer...
Edge 2.0 3D Printer -- 13 Year Old Maker Designs & Builds His Own 3D Printer for Under $200

Edge 2.0 3D Printer -- 13 Year Old Maker Designs & Builds His Own 3D Printer for Under $200

By the time that I was thirteen, the list of things that I had accomplished was shorter than my attention span. There was the time that I figured out how to hook up our VCR all on my own. Then there was the time that I managed to bake a cake without any parental supervision. […]

By the time that I was thirteen, the list of things that I had accomplished was shorter than my attention span. There was the time that I figured out how to hook up our VCR all on my own. Then there was the time that I managed to bake a cake without any parental...
Stratasys Rolls Out New Objet 1000 Plus and XTend 500 Fortus Plus Materials Canister

Stratasys Rolls Out New Objet 1000 Plus and XTend 500 Fortus Plus Materials Canister

Stratasys Ltd. just introduced the industrial scale Objet 1000 Plus 3D Production System, and it boasts features like an extra large print size and accelerated speeds for manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical device, and consumer products spaces. Capable of mixing materials and part sizes while at ultra fine precision, the Objet 1000 Plus has […]

Stratasys Ltd. just introduced the industrial scale Objet 1000 Plus 3D Production System, and it boasts features like an extra large print size and accelerated speeds for manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical device, and consumer products...

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