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Madrid Hospital Successfully Implants Catheter in 3D Printed Heart Model

Madrid Hospital Successfully Implants Catheter in 3D Printed Heart Model

The technologically advanced Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, located in Madrid, has been a 3D printing technology champion for the last several years, implementing a hospital FabLab and collaborating with several other Spanish organizations to create a 3D printer prototype that’s capable of producing functional human skin. Now, the hospital, a public health center in the […]

The technologically advanced Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, located in Madrid, has been a 3D printing technology champion for the last several years, implementing a hospital FabLab and collaborating with several other Spanish organizations to create...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial applications ranging from surveying construction sites and taking accurate […]

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial...
OctoPrint Startup Soon to Lose Funding from Sponsor BQ, Launches Patreon Campaign—Users Rally Behind Founder

OctoPrint Startup Soon to Lose Funding from Sponsor BQ, Launches Patreon Campaign—Users Rally Behind Founder

One thing is for sure in the world of business: nothing is ever for sure. No matter how hard you work, there are no guarantees for success—and especially not in the highly competitive industry into which 3D printing has evolved. When a company falls on challenging times, however, it says a lot when their users […]

One thing is for sure in the world of business: nothing is ever for sure. No matter how hard you work, there are no guarantees for success—and especially not in the highly competitive industry into which 3D printing has evolved. When a company falls on challenging...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things - The Coolest Articulated Action Figures & Models

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things - The Coolest Articulated Action Figures & Models

Welcome to our weekly collection of the best 3D printing projects, models and gizmos that the internet has to offer. I honestly never get tired of scouring the internet for amazing, unique or cool models to feature and I have now built up a collection of un-printed models that will probably take me years to […]

Welcome to our weekly collection of the best 3D printing projects, models and gizmos that the internet has to offer. I honestly never get tired of scouring the internet for amazing, unique or cool models to feature and I have now built up a collection of un-printed...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things - Awesome Beginner 3D Printable Robotics Projects

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things - Awesome Beginner 3D Printable Robotics Projects

Robotics has become one of the most common forms of advanced technology in the world, and just about everyone in the developed world uses them daily. Many of us probably don’t even realize how often we interact with robots. Not only are 3D printers themselves robots, but modern cars that have auto park functions could […]

Robotics has become one of the most common forms of advanced technology in the world, and just about everyone in the developed world uses them daily. Many of us probably don’t even realize how often we interact with robots. Not only are 3D printers themselves robots,...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- October 31

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- October 31

In this week’s news, there’s both business deals and new 3D printing materials that may pique your curiosity. Norsk Titanium has partnered with Alcoa to manufacture 3D printed titanium aerospace components, and 3D Medical has acquired Mach7 in a $60 million deal. Next, both Shapeways and Stratasys have announced new materials, and CreoPop’s 3D printing […]

In this week’s news, there’s both business deals and new 3D printing materials that may pique your curiosity. Norsk Titanium has partnered with Alcoa to manufacture 3D printed titanium aerospace components, and 3D Medical has acquired Mach7 in a $60...
LulzBot Teams with bq To Offer Open Source Ciclop 3D Scanner to US Market

LulzBot Teams with bq To Offer Open Source Ciclop 3D Scanner to US Market

Early this year we covered the announcement of the launch of bq’s open source 3D scanner, the Ciclop. The device, which has since become one of the higher rated stationary 3D scanners on the market, uses laser triangulation technology and a compact rotating table to scan objects as large as a volleyball. The company, at […]

Early this year we covered the announcement of the launch of bq’s open source 3D scanner, the Ciclop. The device, which has since become one of the higher rated stationary 3D scanners on the market, uses laser triangulation technology and a compact rotating...
OctoPrint 1.2.3 Offers New List of Upgrades & Bug Fixes

OctoPrint 1.2.3 Offers New List of Upgrades & Bug Fixes

OctoPrint is open source, cutting edge “host software” for 3D printers. While there are other solutions to control your 3D printer and send commands such as Printrun, Repetier Host and Cura, OctoPrint is a whole different ballgame. OctoPrint is different from the above solutions in that it provides a web interface to allow remote control of […]

OctoPrint is open source, cutting edge “host software” for 3D printers. While there are other solutions to control your 3D printer and send commands such as Printrun, Repetier Host and Cura, OctoPrint is a whole different ballgame. OctoPrint is different from the...
Meet Braq: The Amazing Fully Articulated 3D Printed Dragon

Meet Braq: The Amazing Fully Articulated 3D Printed Dragon

bq is a company founded in 2009, and since then they have become quite successful as a producer of tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and 3D printers. In fact, the company, which employs close to 1,000 individuals, brings in well over 100 million euros per year in revenue. With a company slogan that states, “We help people […]

bq is a company founded in 2009, and since then they have become quite successful as a producer of tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and 3D printers. In fact, the company, which employs close to 1,000 individuals, brings in well over 100 million euros per year in...
BQ Unveils a 3D Printable Robot That Has Dance Moves Like Michael Jackson

BQ Unveils a 3D Printable Robot That Has Dance Moves Like Michael Jackson

We’ve all wanted to be able to dance like the late Michael Jackson. His patented moves will continue to be looked at as almost god-like for generations to come. Unfortunately for almost every one of us, we will never be able to come close to the moves that Michael was capable of in his prime. […]

We’ve all wanted to be able to dance like the late Michael Jackson. His patented moves will continue to be looked at as almost god-like for generations to come. Unfortunately for almost every one of us, we will never be able to come close to the moves that...
PrintME 3D Makes 3D Printable Robots Accessible With New BQ Robotic Kits

PrintME 3D Makes 3D Printable Robots Accessible With New BQ Robotic Kits

London-based PrintME 3D is one of Europe’s leading 3D printing specialists, offering one-stop online shopping for many of your 3D printing needs. You can purchase 3D printers (they sell BQ, CEL Robox, Choc Edge, Cubify, MakerBot, TierTime, Ultimaker, Up!, and XYZprinting brands), 3D scanners (MakerBot Digitizer, Cube Sense, and Cube iSense), and all kinds of filaments, […]

London-based PrintME 3D is one of Europe’s leading 3D printing specialists, offering one-stop online shopping for many of your 3D printing needs. You can purchase 3D printers (they sell BQ, CEL Robox, Choc Edge, Cubify, MakerBot, TierTime, Ultimaker, Up!, and...
Spanish Tech Company BQ Releases Open Source Horus Software to Complement Their Ciclop 3D Scanner

Spanish Tech Company BQ Releases Open Source Horus Software to Complement Their Ciclop 3D Scanner

Spanish tech firm BQ manufactures smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and 3D printers, but it’s their entry into the 3D scanner market that’s turning heads. The company’s new Ciclop 3D scanner uses laser triangulation technology and a rotating turntable, and it’s billed as “the first DIY 3D scanner.” The parts kits for the Ciclop are available for download now, […]

Spanish tech firm BQ manufactures smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and 3D printers, but it’s their entry into the 3D scanner market that’s turning heads. The company’s new Ciclop 3D scanner uses laser triangulation technology and a rotating...
Introducing the 3D Printable Robotic BeetleBot by BQ

Introducing the 3D Printable Robotic BeetleBot by BQ

Have you ever longed to get back to those family evenings you experienced as a child when everyone would gather around as dad showed you how to assemble the necessary robotics to create a fully operational, 3D printed beetle? Well, your kids will one day with this offering through BQ. While the translations to English […]

Have you ever longed to get back to those family evenings you experienced as a child when everyone would gather around as dad showed you how to assemble the necessary robotics to create a fully operational, 3D printed beetle? Well, your kids will one day with this...
Bq Unveils Ciclop, the Open Source 3D Printable 3D Scanner at 2015 CES

Bq Unveils Ciclop, the Open Source 3D Printable 3D Scanner at 2015 CES

As I walked around CES this week there was one theme this year that stood out in the 3D printing section of the show: 3D scanning. It seemed like every fifth or sixth booth had some sort of scanner being showcased. Most impressive thus far has been Fuel3D’s handheld point-and-shoot scanner, but probably the most […]

As I walked around CES this week there was one theme this year that stood out in the 3D printing section of the show: 3D scanning. It seemed like every fifth or sixth booth had some sort of scanner being showcased. Most impressive thus far has been Fuel3D’s...