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3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

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 for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a […]

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 for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a few...
Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

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 develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the miniMO, that’s almost entirely 3D printed. Every piece of the synthesizer, even the breadboard, was […]

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 develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the...
3D Printing Blog APM Designs Releases Thorough, Comprehensive Guide to the MakerGear M2

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 booklets that were either so thin and sparse you’d be convinced they left out half the information, or so novel-thick that it was maddening to […]

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 booklets that were either so thin and sparse you’d be convinced they left...
A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

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 printed prototype, but the path was similar to what we have today. Therefore, my first experience was very similar to what I saw over the years with […]

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 printed prototype, but the path was similar to what we have today....
3D Printing Rights, Risks & Responsibilities: University of Melbourne Researchers Want You to Understand Them!

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, streamrolling over many traditional processes and putting new tools into the hands of many very creative and resourceful people, rules weren’t part of the quotient […]

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, streamrolling over many traditional processes and putting new tools into the hands of...
Getting Those Parts Oriented: Made for Me Releases The Ultimate Guide to ABS 3D Printing

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 your mind. Or maybe you are printing from a library or a university lab where all of the supplies are already onsite. Your goal is […]

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 your mind. Or maybe you are printing from a library or a university lab where all of the supplies are already...
Stratasys Releases New Video Offering Tips and Tricks for Using Their FDM Materials

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. Currently, about 75% of all new 3D printers sold are FDM printers, and quite a few of them are used in business environments. Stratasys’ own […]

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. Currently, about 75% of all new 3D printers sold are FDM printers, and quite a few of...
Sculpteo Unveils the Methodology and Sample Data Behind New “State of 3D Printing 2016” Industry Report

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 capabilities. Last year, Sculpteo made use of their highly respected position in the world of additive manufacturing, and conducted a survey on over a thousand participants […]

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 capabilities. Last year, Sculpteo made use of their...
3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

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 lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a list […]

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 lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a...
AstroPrint Offers the 'Ultimate' Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You'll Want to Save

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, space travel, and, most impressively—medicine. And yes, sometimes it seems like nearly everything is being 3D printed for one reason or another—from the luxurious to […]

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, space travel, and, most impressively—medicine. And yes, sometimes it seems like nearly everything...
Pinshape 3D Printing Design Guide: Learn How to Sell Your Models

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 frontier, as well as one where you, well, sometimes just have no idea how to pull off a particular concept, or no earthly idea why […]

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 frontier, as well as one where you, well, sometimes just have no idea how to pull off a particular concept, or no...
How, When, Why: A Guide to 3D Printing with Titanium

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 adopted by a rapidly increasing number of industries. One of the most desired industrial quality metals is titanium, a low density, high strength metal that […]

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 adopted by a rapidly increasing number of industries. One of the most desired industrial quality metals is...
Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide for All Your 3D Printing Issues

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 on their own or left to hope others in their circle of innovation had a clue when trying to suss out why prints were splitting […]

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 on their own or left to hope others in their circle of innovation had a clue when...
A Quick Guide to Buying Your First 3D Printer

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 aligned with our needs. However, many 3D printing enthusiasts opt for printers that they later regret, so it is definitely worth doing a bit of […]

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 aligned with our needs. However, many 3D printing enthusiasts opt for printers that they later...