3d printing tools

3DP AIPerfecter Offers Part Analysis to 3D Printing Service Bureaus

Service bureaus offer the ability to have prototypes and parts fabricated on professional equipment (especially important as some designers may not have access to any 3D printing resources) and in…

3D Printing with Human Waste: Astroplastic Takes Raw Materials from Colon to Mars Colony

While many people may still think that plastic is the only 3D printable material out there, that’s definitely not the case. Obviously there’s metal 3D printing, and biomaterials, flexible filaments…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 13, 2018

We’re starting off with plenty of business news on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an event report and some science for your Tuesday afternoon. Agreements and…

3D Printing Can Help Astronauts Study Their Own Blood Samples In Space

Let’s say you go to your annual physical, and the doctor wants you to get a blood sample. No problem, right? It’s easy to take care of here on Earth,…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project,…

DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching people how to go…

Tools of the Trade: Australian Maker Shares His List of 3D Printing Tools

It may not be a huge shock to most of you reading this, but 3D printing isn’t as easy as a lot of 3D printer manufacturers marketing departments like to…

Retouch3D Finalizing Design for Their 3D Print Finishing Pen

Created by 3D 2.0, the Retouch3D was launched via a Kickstarter campaign to build “the world’s first heated tool to finish 3D prints with variable heat and interchangeable heads designed…

Performance 3-d Offers New 3D Printing Nozzles in Aluminum & Tool Steel

While much of the population is still reeling just from the discovery of all that the 3D printer can do, those who are involved in going further and further with…

Creative Tools Releases New Dual Extrusion / Multi-Color #3DBenchy for Benchmarking Your 3D Printer

Back in April, we published a story on the release of one of the coolest, 3D printer calibration and benchmarking tools you will ever see, the #3DBenchy. Created by a…

3DIAX: Authentise Offers Application Platform with Greater Security for Online 3D Business Tools & Storage

The world is hungry for new innovations and those that evolve from digital design and 3D printing are at the top of the list. Thoughtful designers, as we speak, are…

Simplify3D Announces Version 3.0 of Universal 3D Printing Software

Simplify3D Software Version 3.0 is the largest release from the company since their software was introduced in 2013, and it includes more than 40 major new features and support for…

EasyWelder Tool Allows You to Make More & Waste Less, Linking 3D Printing Filament Pieces 

EasyWelder is, quite simply, an exceptional idea for making larger 3D prints and other projects without wasting extra filament, as well as being able to fulfill other functions. By being…

Solderdoodle Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool Launches on Kickstarter

Isaac Porras grew up in San Jose, California and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University. It was his experience in his father’s…

Navy Researcher Creates Functional 3D Printable Adjustable Groove-Joint Pliers & Other Amazing Tools

This past December, NASA 3D printed a working tool for the first time in outer space, using a 3D printer that was built with the help of Made In Space….

Retouch3D is a Heated Interchangeable Tool for Cleaning Up 3D Printed Objects – Now on Kickstarter

I have a confession to make, a confession that may cause me to lose some respect among 3D printing enthusiasts… I only 3D print objects on my 3D printer that require no…

Shapeways Rolls Out New Suite of Tools for Checking 3D Models

The team at Shapeways say they’re always on the lookout for ways to make sure your 3D models can be printed. To that end, they’ve created a suite of tools…

Researches Study the 3D Printing of Surgical Instruments for use in Long Space Missions

Looking toward a future when space missions might occur at great distances over even longer periods of time, means being prepared for any number of emergencies or eventualities that could…