Cutting 3D Printing Costs with an Open Source Material Pelletizer

Good filament can be pricey, although the polymers the filament is made from aren’t that expensive. That’s the opening observation of a paper entitled “3-D Printable Polymer Pelletizer Chopper for…

New Zealand Researchers Develop and Characterize Micro Pellet Extruder and 3D Printing System

Filament-based extrusion is a very common practice in the 3D printing community, but it’s not necessary for extrusion to only work with filament, at least as far as FFF 3D…

OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was founded…

3D Printing on Kickstarter: A Fast Filament Extruder for Less than $1,000 and 3D Printed Houses to Match Your Own

With deep roots in maker culture, 3D printing endeavors often find themselves turning to crowdfunding, and Kickstarter has been a mainstay in funding new companies, technologies, and projects. We often…

Shred-Buddy 3D Recycler Turns Your Old Filament, Bottles, and Even Fishing Line into Brand New 3D Printing Material

There’s a lot of plastic used in 3D printing, one drawback of a technology that has so many benefits. Plastic is, to state the obvious, causing a mess of problems…

New DeltaWasp Pellet 3D Printer Prints Big Without Big Cost

To say that WASP likes to think big is a bit of an understatement. The Italian company has become known for their giant 3D printers and the big ideas that come…

3D Sidekick Direct Pellet Printhead Offers Affordability in Materials, Hooks Up to Your CNC Machine

While many innovators come right out of the gate with incredibly useful new 3D printing products and machines, sometimes they don’t always have smashing success on Kickstarter, initially; in fact,…

3D Printed Decor Makes This the First Fully 3D Printed Home…for Fish

I often romanticize 3D printing and our industry’s hope that we can completely customize our lives with it. To some extent, 3D printing can give us incredibly customized lives, even…

3D Sidekick Self-Extrudes with Affordable Pellets, Transforms CNC Machine into Large Scale 3D Printer

It’s a cultural expectation that everyone should have a hobby to be well-rounded and happy. From gardening to gaming to fishing to more creative and technical endeavors, most every hobby…


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