3d printing

Interview with Martin Bondéus of Bondtech

Interview with Martin Bondéus of Bondtech

If we look at a FDM (FFF, Material Extrusion) 3D printer the three key components are the feeder, extruder and nozzle of the 3D printer. These components determine the rate and pressure at which the material is deposited as well as (together with fans) how quickly this material solidifies. There are hundreds of 3D printer […]

If we look at a FDM (FFF, Material Extrusion) 3D printer the three key components are the feeder, extruder and nozzle of the 3D printer. These components determine the rate and pressure at which the material is deposited as well as (together with fans) how quickly...
Interview: Brook Drumm is Back. The Demise of Printrbot and Brook’s Next Steps

Interview: Brook Drumm is Back. The Demise of Printrbot and Brook’s Next Steps

I loved Printrbot. The company made value engineered, tough, hackable, well designed and well made 3D printers. Where everyone else was just a clone army, Printrbot made inexpensive 3D printers that worked. It was a company with a lot of integrity and honesty. Printrbot was also one of the most successful 3D printing companies ever […]

I loved Printrbot. The company made value engineered, tough, hackable, well designed and well made 3D printers. Where everyone else was just a clone army, Printrbot made inexpensive 3D printers that worked. It was a company with a lot of integrity and honesty....
Xaar: Open Printheads for Developing Inkjet 3D Printing Technologies

Xaar: Open Printheads for Developing Inkjet 3D Printing Technologies

Xaar is a Cambridge based company that makes many different kinds of inkjet head. It is also has invested in High Speed Sintering (HSS), the Factum machine both pioneered by Neil Hopkinson to increase throughput in 3D printing. What may come as a surprise to many is that apart from HSS, Xaar is looking to […]

Xaar is a Cambridge based company that makes many different kinds of inkjet head. It is also has invested in High Speed Sintering (HSS), the Factum machine both pioneered by Neil Hopkinson to increase throughput in 3D printing. What may come as a surprise to many is...
Interview with Anders Olsson about the Olsson Ruby and Olsson Torque Wrench at the TCT Show

Interview with Anders Olsson about the Olsson Ruby and Olsson Torque Wrench at the TCT Show

  Anders Olsson is an all-round great person and a boon to the 3D printing community. His Olsson block gave us easy to exchange nozzles, with the Olsson Ruby we got a great nozzle and now with the Olsson Ruby High Temperature we have a high-performance nozzle for abrasive materials. The ruby material lasts long and […]

  Anders Olsson is an all-round great person and a boon to the 3D printing community. His Olsson block gave us easy to exchange nozzles, with the Olsson Ruby we got a great nozzle and now with the Olsson Ruby High Temperature we have a high-performance nozzle for...
Interview with  Xioneer CEO Andrei Neboian at the TCT Show

Interview with Xioneer CEO Andrei Neboian at the TCT Show

Xioneer impressed me with its multiple material bays that let one pre-dry filament inside the printer. In this way, one could condition the filament on the machine itself and prepare it for 3D printing. With hygroscopic filaments such as PLA performance is significantly retarded and the material becomes brittle making it difficult to print. Polyamide […]

Xioneer impressed me with its multiple material bays that let one pre-dry filament inside the printer. In this way, one could condition the filament on the machine itself and prepare it for 3D printing. With hygroscopic filaments such as PLA performance is...
New Business Unit Leader 3D Printing Announced at HP: Christoph Schell

New Business Unit Leader 3D Printing Announced at HP: Christoph Schell

According to ZDNet, there has been a shakeup at HP. Existing 3D Printing Business Leader Stephen Nigro is to retire November 1st. The experienced HP executive has been at the helm of HP’s nascent business unit. The unit is now shipping systems and has expanded its line up to include more production ready systems with […]

According to ZDNet, there has been a shakeup at HP. Existing 3D Printing Business Leader Stephen Nigro is to retire November 1st. The experienced HP executive has been at the helm of HP’s nascent business unit. The unit is now shipping systems and has expanded...
The 3D Printing Octagon  

The 3D Printing Octagon  

A few years ago I started to think of 3D printing as a triangle where you had to control for each part of the delta: software, machines, and materials. I’ve now come to realize that it is more complex still. In order to get true repeatability, reliability and throughput in high-quality parts we have to […]

A few years ago I started to think of 3D printing as a triangle where you had to control for each part of the delta: software, machines, and materials. I’ve now come to realize that it is more complex still. In order to get true repeatability, reliability and...
Join the Formlabs Webinar: Workflow on SLA 3D Printing Tuesday September 18

Join the Formlabs Webinar: Workflow on SLA 3D Printing Tuesday September 18

Formlabs pioneered the desktop stereolithography market. The firm was also the first to introduce Pro desktop 3D printers geared towards the high tolerance and precision parts on the desktop. The Form 1 and the newer Form 2 3D printers have grown in number and are used worldwide by businesses. Companies use the Formlabs machines to […]

Formlabs pioneered the desktop stereolithography market. The firm was also the first to introduce Pro desktop 3D printers geared towards the high tolerance and precision parts on the desktop. The Form 1 and the newer Form 2 3D printers have grown in number and are...
Hailey Dawson’s Inspiring The 3D Printing Community Through Pitching Baseball Games

Hailey Dawson’s Inspiring The 3D Printing Community Through Pitching Baseball Games

Hailey Dawson is the inspiring seven-year-old with a 3D printed hand. Featured in newscasts, print, and on the web, Hailey’s journey has put a smile on many a face. Hailey is momentarily on a quest to throw out the first pitch at 30 Major League Baseball games this season. Together with Stratasys and UNLV, the Dawson […]

Hailey Dawson is the inspiring seven-year-old with a 3D printed hand. Featured in newscasts, print, and on the web, Hailey’s journey has put a smile on many a face. Hailey is momentarily on a quest to throw out the first pitch at 30 Major League Baseball games...
Honeycomb structures: from infill to bicycle tires

Honeycomb structures: from infill to bicycle tires

Although famously known for producing honey, bees are also master wax producers and beekeepers like me will (given the chance) wax lyrical about how ingenious these tiny engineers are in creating their homes. Each waxy cell is a perfect hexagon and it is this repeating pattern of six-sided figures that is seen in a cross-section […]

Although famously known for producing honey, bees are also master wax producers and beekeepers like me will (given the chance) wax lyrical about how ingenious these tiny engineers are in creating their homes. Each waxy cell is a perfect hexagon and it is this...
3DPrint.com Interviews CRP Group CEO Franco Cevolini

3DPrint.com Interviews CRP Group CEO Franco Cevolini

The CRP Group is a large 3D printing service bureau in Modena Italy. The company was started in 1970 by Roberto Cevolini to make Formula 1 gearboxes and frames. In 1996 Roberto’s son Franco Cevolini decides to, only a few years after it was invented, look into 3D printing for racing and automotive. Specializing in […]

The CRP Group is a large 3D printing service bureau in Modena Italy. The company was started in 1970 by Roberto Cevolini to make Formula 1 gearboxes and frames. In 1996 Roberto’s son Franco Cevolini decides to, only a few years after it was invented, look into...
High-End Restaurant in the Netherlands Adding 3D Printed Food to the Menu

High-End Restaurant in the Netherlands Adding 3D Printed Food to the Menu

Chocolate ganache, hazelnut celery, fruit caviar and goat cheese are all dishes likely to be found on the menus at high-end restaurants, as will be the case for Dutch chef Jan Smink and his new restaurant opening in September 2018 in Wolvega. However, there’s a catch – the food is 3D printed. Guests will have […]

Chocolate ganache, hazelnut celery, fruit caviar and goat cheese are all dishes likely to be found on the menus at high-end restaurants, as will be the case for Dutch chef Jan Smink and his new restaurant opening in September 2018 in Wolvega. However, there’s a...
Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los Angeles-based startup company Hackrod has taken on a major challenge to transform the way automobiles are designed and manufactured. According to their website, the company aims to […]

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los Angeles-based startup company Hackrod has taken...
Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the spring of 2016, Piedra was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, a […]

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the...
Bottletop and Ai Build Use Sustainable Materials to 3D Print Store Interior

Bottletop and Ai Build Use Sustainable Materials to 3D Print Store Interior

Holiday shoppers near 84 Regent Street in London should be on the lookout for Bottletop, the world’s first store with a 3D printed interior created by KUKA robots using sustainable materials. In partnership with Ai Build and Krause Architects, the store will showcase how innovators are using 3D printing to re-imagine the future of zero […]

Holiday shoppers near 84 Regent Street in London should be on the lookout for Bottletop, the world’s first store with a 3D printed interior created by KUKA robots using sustainable materials. In partnership with Ai Build and Krause Architects, the store will...
University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS) algorithms to adjust control of the printer and mitigate unwanted vibrations as the printer speeds up. A video demonstration was released on November 1st […]

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS)...
Fovia Releases Versatile F.A.S.T. Cloud Development

Fovia Releases Versatile F.A.S.T. Cloud Development

Fovia, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based visualization company, recently announced the launch of F.A.S.T. Cloud Development, a major addition to their XStream HDVR Software Development Kit (SDK) Suite. Fovia is a world leader in advanced visualization and is known for developing High Definition Volume Rendering (HDVR) and XStream HDVR, which is typically used by OEMs and researchers from qualified universities. HDVR is a CPU-based, advanced visualization […]

Fovia, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based visualization company, recently announced the launch of F.A.S.T. Cloud Development, a major addition to their XStream HDVR Software Development Kit (SDK) Suite. Fovia is a world leader in advanced visualization and is known for...
3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers early on quickly learned the frustration of getting parts to stick […]

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers...
3D Printed Replacement Gear Lasts Welder Seven Months

3D Printed Replacement Gear Lasts Welder Seven Months

It’s been widely agreed upon since the early 1980s that the direct value of 3D printing is found in rapid prototyping. 3D printing prototypes helps companies speed up product development cycles by taking advantage of inexpensive, fast, and often complex design iterations. In an increasingly competitive free market, companies are discovering new ways to use […]

It’s been widely agreed upon since the early 1980s that the direct value of 3D printing is found in rapid prototyping. 3D printing prototypes helps companies speed up product development cycles by taking advantage of inexpensive, fast, and often complex design...
ANSYS Releases Discovery Live for Real-Time 3D Simulation

ANSYS Releases Discovery Live for Real-Time 3D Simulation

Engineers and Designers: “I want it all and I want it now!” ANSYS’ response: “No problem.” Yesterday, ANSYS launched a one-of-a-kind simulation tool, coined ANSYS Discovery Live. For the first time, engineers and designers can modify and visualize simulation results in real-time (teaser video below).   Discovery Live changes the game for design and simulation. A typical […]

Engineers and Designers: “I want it all and I want it now!” ANSYS’ response: “No problem.” Yesterday, ANSYS launched a one-of-a-kind simulation tool, coined ANSYS Discovery Live. For the first time, engineers and designers can modify and...
How University of Florida Researchers are Using 3D Printing and Digital Fossils to Improve Education

How University of Florida Researchers are Using 3D Printing and Digital Fossils to Improve Education

A recently conducted case study on the effectiveness of utilizing 3D printing technology to teach intricate subjects within science to young students showcases what researchers from the University of Florida have been working on in a National Science Foundation-funded program called iDigFossils that offers curriculum on intricate subjects such as evolution and climate change through the […]

A recently conducted case study on the effectiveness of utilizing 3D printing technology to teach intricate subjects within science to young students showcases what researchers from the University of Florida have been working on in a National Science Foundation-funded...
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,...
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...
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...
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