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eGarbigune, the Mini 3D Printer Made from Recycled Components

eGarbigune, the Mini 3D Printer Made from Recycled Components

Not everyone can afford to buy their own desktop 3D printer, but that does’t mean that they can’t have one. With a little bit of skill (or maybe a lot), some old electronic components and a lot of patience, anyone can construct their very own desktop 3D printer at a cost which may actually shock […]

Not everyone can afford to buy their own desktop 3D printer, but that does’t mean that they can’t have one. With a little bit of skill (or maybe a lot), some old electronic components and a lot of patience, anyone can construct their very own desktop 3D...
Chinese Company to Unveil First-Ever Desktop Inkjet 3D Printer Next Year

Chinese Company to Unveil First-Ever Desktop Inkjet 3D Printer Next Year

Just like inkjet printing ended up winning out within the desktop 2D printing space, I have been saying for a while now that ultimately the same thing will happen within the desktop 3D printing space. Inkjet technology allows for incredibly precise printing, in both the 2D and 3D arenas. While the technology has become incredibly […]

Just like inkjet printing ended up winning out within the desktop 2D printing space, I have been saying for a while now that ultimately the same thing will happen within the desktop 3D printing space. Inkjet technology allows for incredibly precise printing, in both...
ToyRep 3D Printer - Costs Under $85 to Build Using Super Cheap 28BYJ-48 Motors

ToyRep 3D Printer - Costs Under $85 to Build Using Super Cheap 28BYJ-48 Motors

When I first began covering the 3D printing space a couple years ago, the first thing I thought was, “Boy this technology will change the world”. That thought, however, was followed by a big “IF” –“if prices for home use ever fall”. At the time, I was thinking that perhaps in another 5-10 years we […]

When I first began covering the 3D printing space a couple years ago, the first thing I thought was, “Boy this technology will change the world”. That thought, however, was followed by a big “IF” –“if prices for home use ever...
India's 3Ding Unveils FabX 2.0 3D Printer for Under $475

India's 3Ding Unveils FabX 2.0 3D Printer for Under $475

Back in February we covered a story about an Indian company called 3Ding. They had recently launched a new 3D printer called the FabX for a price that could appeal to a large portion of the country’s citizens. Even though India is experiencing rapid growth, their GDP currently is nowhere close to many of those in […]

Back in February we covered a story about an Indian company called 3Ding. They had recently launched a new 3D printer called the FabX for a price that could appeal to a large portion of the country’s citizens. Even though India is experiencing rapid growth,...
$265 Flash Sale -- Feature-packed Electron 3D Prusa i3 3D Printer Kits

$265 Flash Sale -- Feature-packed Electron 3D Prusa i3 3D Printer Kits

When it comes to open source desktop 3D printing, one of the most popular models out there is the Prusa i3, which first dates back to May of 2012. The model is known for it’s ease of assembly along with its fairly large build envelope, while its price to assemble is also fairly low. This […]

When it comes to open source desktop 3D printing, one of the most popular models out there is the Prusa i3, which first dates back to May of 2012. The model is known for it’s ease of assembly along with its fairly large build envelope, while its price to...
Plus-Mfg's +1000k Multi Material Metal 3D Printer Shows Its Power

Plus-Mfg's +1000k Multi Material Metal 3D Printer Shows Its Power

It’s been close to six months since we initially covered the Covington, Kentucky-based company Plus-Mfg and their unique take on metal 3D printing. Whereas other companies use lasers to sinter or melt metal powders one layer at a time, Plus-Mfg takes a different approach, combining old technology with new. Unveiling their +1000k 3D printer in […]

It’s been close to six months since we initially covered the Covington, Kentucky-based company Plus-Mfg and their unique take on metal 3D printing. Whereas other companies use lasers to sinter or melt metal powders one layer at a time, Plus-Mfg takes a different...
HobbyKing Now Offering Cheapest 3D Printer Yet -- Fabrikator Mini 3D -- $179.77

HobbyKing Now Offering Cheapest 3D Printer Yet -- Fabrikator Mini 3D -- $179.77

Late last year we were in the midst of an all out war on Kickstarter. A war which was certainly good for consumers, but not so good for 3D printer manufacturers who were all competing to offer the most affordable desktop machines within the market. While the fierce battle has died down, the race to […]

Late last year we were in the midst of an all out war on Kickstarter. A war which was certainly good for consumers, but not so good for 3D printer manufacturers who were all competing to offer the most affordable desktop machines within the market. While the fierce...
DIY RepStrap 3D Printer Uses Wood and Glue as Its Primary Components

DIY RepStrap 3D Printer Uses Wood and Glue as Its Primary Components

The other week we had a little party our house where I just happened to have two 3D printers hooked up working and churning our pieces for a recent DIY project of mine. For about half an hour, the printers were the center of attention at the party, and by the time everyone had left […]

The other week we had a little party our house where I just happened to have two 3D printers hooked up working and churning our pieces for a recent DIY project of mine. For about half an hour, the printers were the center of attention at the party, and by the time...
15 of The Most Popular 3D Printing Stories For The First Half of 2015

15 of The Most Popular 3D Printing Stories For The First Half of 2015

As we rapidly approach the halfway point of 2015, two questions have popped into my head. The first, “Where has the first half of the year gone?” And the second, “Which stories have attracted the most visitors to 3DPrint.com so far this year?” The first question I could try and philosophically answer, but will spare […]

As we rapidly approach the halfway point of 2015, two questions have popped into my head. The first, “Where has the first half of the year gone?” And the second, “Which stories have attracted the most visitors to 3DPrint.com so far this year?”...
Mexican Made Colibrí HOME 3D Printer Coming to Market July 30th for Just $300

Mexican Made Colibrí HOME 3D Printer Coming to Market July 30th for Just $300

If you need a sign that 3D printing isn’t just a local or regional phenomenon, then look no further than a company called InterLatin, based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Back in 2012, the company, run by Francisco Martín del Campo, Juan Pablo González and Ricardo Madrigal, launched the first “100% Mexican-made 3D printer” called the Colibrí 3D. […]

If you need a sign that 3D printing isn’t just a local or regional phenomenon, then look no further than a company called InterLatin, based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Back in 2012, the company, run by Francisco Martín del Campo, Juan Pablo González and Ricardo...
Estonian Designer Creates the Trint 3D Printer out of Plywood for Just $200

Estonian Designer Creates the Trint 3D Printer out of Plywood for Just $200

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, there are a lot of machines on the market today that are built from cheap, flimsy plastics. These machines, although they may look relatively nice from afar, usually end up having issues when it comes to actually printing objects. A flimsy machine is one which doesn’t provide support for […]

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, there are a lot of machines on the market today that are built from cheap, flimsy plastics. These machines, although they may look relatively nice from afar, usually end up having issues when it comes to actually printing objects....
Zhuhai CTC Unveils New Riverside SLA 3D Printer for Just $1,480

Zhuhai CTC Unveils New Riverside SLA 3D Printer for Just $1,480

It’s no secret that when it comes to 3D printing China is becoming a formidable force within both the consumer and industrial spaces. Clearly the government as well as the companies making up the expanding 3D printing market within Asian nation see the technology as playing a major role in their future economy, both globally and […]

It’s no secret that when it comes to 3D printing China is becoming a formidable force within both the consumer and industrial spaces. Clearly the government as well as the companies making up the expanding 3D printing market within Asian nation see the...
German Teen Shares Sleek Arduino-Based Cherry 3D Printer Design, Under $70

German Teen Shares Sleek Arduino-Based Cherry 3D Printer Design, Under $70

Discovering the value of money and savings in your youth is, obviously, invaluable, but not always easy to catch on to before you have decades of trial and error in your stead. Motivation to make something you really want even when you don’t have thousands of dollars in your budget can definitely spur learning and added […]

Discovering the value of money and savings in your youth is, obviously, invaluable, but not always easy to catch on to before you have decades of trial and error in your stead. Motivation to make something you really want even when you don’t have thousands of dollars...
The $100 SLA Peachy Printer Kit is Finally Here & it's Amazing

The $100 SLA Peachy Printer Kit is Finally Here & it's Amazing

You may recall back in 2013, a tiny little 3D printer hit Kickstarter, priced at just $100. It was called the Peachy Printer, and this was unheard of price-wise, especially for a Stereolithographic (SLA) printer. After some delays and many of their backers anxiously awaiting the release, today the company has informed 3DPrint.com that they […]

You may recall back in 2013, a tiny little 3D printer hit Kickstarter, priced at just $100. It was called the Peachy Printer, and this was unheard of price-wise, especially for a Stereolithographic (SLA) printer. After some delays and many of their backers anxiously...
A $77 3D Printer is Unveiled! Say Hello to the Lewihe Play

A $77 3D Printer is Unveiled! Say Hello to the Lewihe Play

With all technology, prices tend to come down as time goes on. This was seen within the personal computer market and the 2-dimensional printer market, and now we are starting to really see this happen within the 3D printing space as well. Whether you are a consumer and you love the fact that prices continue […]

With all technology, prices tend to come down as time goes on. This was seen within the personal computer market and the 2-dimensional printer market, and now we are starting to really see this happen within the 3D printing space as well. Whether you are a consumer...
Drotix Ready to Launch Full-Feature Gala 3D Printer on Kickstarter

Drotix Ready to Launch Full-Feature Gala 3D Printer on Kickstarter

With the sheer number of new 3D printers hitting Kickstarter and Indiegogo each week, it’s really becoming difficult to keep track of them all. With that said, every now and then a machine comes along that really stands out from all the rest. The CEO of Drotix, Mariano Ronchi, hopes that his Gala 3D Printer […]

With the sheer number of new 3D printers hitting Kickstarter and Indiegogo each week, it’s really becoming difficult to keep track of them all. With that said, every now and then a machine comes along that really stands out from all the rest. The CEO of Drotix,...
Cheapest, Best & Most Reliable Desktop 3D Printers -- 3DPrint's 2015 Buyers Guide

Cheapest, Best & Most Reliable Desktop 3D Printers -- 3DPrint's 2015 Buyers Guide

It’s rather crazy how many emails we receive on a daily basis asking us to suggest a 3D printer for a particular use. There are literally hundreds of different machines on the market, and several new printers launching each and every week. It can oftentimes be difficult to sift through all the clutter, especially if […]

It’s rather crazy how many emails we receive on a daily basis asking us to suggest a 3D printer for a particular use. There are literally hundreds of different machines on the market, and several new printers launching each and every week. It can oftentimes be...
Tiko Unibody 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter Starting at Just $99

Tiko Unibody 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter Starting at Just $99

Two weeks ago we did a story on an Ontario, Canada-based company, Tiko3D who promised to launch a brand new 3D printer which was affordable to almost anyone. With a promise to price the machine at $179 and soon launch on Kickstarter, we had flashbacks from last year when a number of incredibly cheap machines […]

Two weeks ago we did a story on an Ontario, Canada-based company, Tiko3D who promised to launch a brand new 3D printer which was affordable to almost anyone. With a promise to price the machine at $179 and soon launch on Kickstarter, we had flashbacks from last year...
Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything but stupid—and created by those who are the polar opposite—with ingenuity in abundance—which they use to share new innovations with the world. One quite simply has to give up […]

Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything but stupid—and created by those who are the polar opposite—with ingenuity in abundance—which they use to share new...
Tiko3D Unveils Sleek $179 Delta 3D Printer

Tiko3D Unveils Sleek $179 Delta 3D Printer

Last year was the year in which desktop 3D printers saw staggering price declines. Spurred on by the open source community, we saw printer after printer emerge on crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, many of which were trying to undercut one another on price. Throughout the course of the year, we saw 3D […]

Last year was the year in which desktop 3D printers saw staggering price declines. Spurred on by the open source community, we saw printer after printer emerge on crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, many of which were trying to undercut one...
Rhino 3D Printer, An Industrial Printer at a Consumer-level Price, Hits Kickstarter

Rhino 3D Printer, An Industrial Printer at a Consumer-level Price, Hits Kickstarter

Without a doubt their is an overwhelming number of 3D printers which have come to market over the last couple of years, leading many potential buyers to have to face quite a difficult decision; determining which printer has the best bang for their buck. Usually when a company launches a new 3D printer on a […]

Without a doubt their is an overwhelming number of 3D printers which have come to market over the last couple of years, leading many potential buyers to have to face quite a difficult decision; determining which printer has the best bang for their buck. Usually when a...
India's 3D-ing Releases Their Extremely Affordable $325 FabX 3D Printer

India's 3D-ing Releases Their Extremely Affordable $325 FabX 3D Printer

3D printing is becoming a global phenomenon. The technology reaches across every sea and expands to just about every continent on Earth. Lately, one country has been in the news quite a bit when it comes to advancements in 3D printing technology. That country is India, and 3D printing may be just what their economy […]

3D printing is becoming a global phenomenon. The technology reaches across every sea and expands to just about every continent on Earth. Lately, one country has been in the news quite a bit when it comes to advancements in 3D printing technology. That country is...
Cobblebot Little Monster 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter for Just $199

Cobblebot Little Monster 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter for Just $199

Earlier last year the consumer market for 3D printers found itself in a race to the bottom. In this race we saw company after company launch, usually on crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo, all trying to undercut the last successfully funded 3D printer. Eventually this led to a couple companies closing shop before […]

Earlier last year the consumer market for 3D printers found itself in a race to the bottom. In this race we saw company after company launch, usually on crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo, all trying to undercut the last successfully funded 3D...
Poieo3D -- the Family Friendly, Cleverly Designed 3D Printer -- Launches on Kickstarter

Poieo3D -- the Family Friendly, Cleverly Designed 3D Printer -- Launches on Kickstarter

Another day, another relatively affordable 3D printer has launched on Kickstarter. Many 3D printers we come by are not particularly good looking machines. In order to save on costs, you will often find printer manufacturers skimping on the exterior of the machines. This not only leaves an ugly skeleton of a printer, but also can […]

Another day, another relatively affordable 3D printer has launched on Kickstarter. Many 3D printers we come by are not particularly good looking machines. In order to save on costs, you will often find printer manufacturers skimping on the exterior of the machines....
SmartBox, Feature-Rich 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter Starting at Just $199

SmartBox, Feature-Rich 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter Starting at Just $199

If you recall, earlier this year the desktop 3D printing market found itself in a race to the bottom, price wise. Company after company emerged, usually on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, offering a cheaper product, in hopes of attracting the herd of 3D printing enthusiasts over to their campaign. This race ended after a couple companies […]

If you recall, earlier this year the desktop 3D printing market found itself in a race to the bottom, price wise. Company after company emerged, usually on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, offering a cheaper product, in hopes of attracting the herd of 3D printing enthusiasts...