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ASTM International & America Makes Create Strategic Guide for Additive Manufacturing Data

As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) in the U.S., Youngstown, Ohio-based America Makes works to accelerate adoption of the technology and increase the country’s global manufacturing competitiveness through training,…

Michigan Technological University: 3D Printed Molecular Models for Chemistry

In the recently published ‘Printing 3D Models for Chemistry,’ authors Elisabeth Grace Billman-Benveniste, Jacob Franz, and Loredana Valenzano-Slough–all from Michigan Technological University–have produced a guide for 3D printing users on…

2019 Industrial 3D Printing Buying Guide

Industrial 3D printers are systems that are used for manufacturing. These systems are generally costly and offer high throughput and yield. They often require a lot of ancillary equipment, training,…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 8, 2018

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials news. Nano Dimension has named a technology veteran to be its Chief Technology Officer,…

PrintLab and CREATE Education Team Up to Support 3D Printing in UK Schools

Global 3D printing distributor and curriculum provider PrintLab, based in the UK, is on a mission to support the adoption of 3D printing in schools with the help of its…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it…

Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

Musician and sound designer José Luis González Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to…

3D Printing Blog APM Designs Releases Thorough, Comprehensive Guide to the MakerGear M2

Before the Internet emerged, you had few options if you were having trouble with an appliance or device. Things like VCRs (remember those?) or other electronics would come with instruction…

A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a…

3D Printing Rights, Risks & Responsibilities: University of Melbourne Researchers Want You to Understand Them!

Most of us are well aware—and do our best to accept—that the party has to end sometime. As 3D printing blew into the industrial, designing, and engineering realms like a locomotive,…

Getting Those Parts Oriented: Made for Me Releases The Ultimate Guide to ABS 3D Printing

These days it’s easy enough to unpack that new 3D printer and set off to work with your starter pack of filament, design files ready to go and models on…

Stratasys Releases New Video Offering Tips and Tricks for Using Their FDM Materials

While metal 3D printing technology is becoming more commonly used in a wide range of industrial applications, it is still a very small segment of the professional 3D printer market….

Sculpteo Unveils the Methodology and Sample Data Behind New “State of 3D Printing 2016” Industry Report

Acting as one of the leading online 3D printing service providers, the French company Sculpteo has amassed quite the reputation across many industries for their professional-grade rapid prototyping and manufacturing…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

So you want to buy a 3D printer, but you don’t know where to start. I don’t blame you, there are a lot of 3D printers out there from a…

AstroPrint Offers the ‘Ultimate’ Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You’ll Want to Save

We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing,…

Pinshape 3D Printing Design Guide: Learn How to Sell Your Models

Sometimes the world of 3D printing still feels a bit like the wild, wild west. The rules are being made up as we go, and it’s still a fairly lawless…

How, When, Why: A Guide to 3D Printing with Titanium

3D printing with metals has been around for a few years now, but as the technology and software that run 3D printers drop in price, it is starting to be…

Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide for All Your 3D Printing Issues

As 3D printing catches on more and more in the mainstream, many of the issues makers face are coming to the forefront–along with solutions. While previously many users were just…

A Quick Guide to Buying Your First 3D Printer

Although it’s a relatively new industry, there are a lot of 3D printers available on the market. On one hand, choice is good, and allows us to purchase something more…