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Optomec and Fryer Machine Systems Unveil New Hybrid Machines, Combining CNC Technology With LENS Print Engine

It’s been less than a month since Optomec announced that their patented Aerosol Jet Technology is now capable of 3D printing embedded electronics at the micron scale. They’ve always been…

Affordable, Open Source, 3D Printable CNC Machine is Now on Kickstarter

The appeals of Kickstarter campaigns are many. There are the rewards for backers, frequently taking the form of either deep discounts on the final product or unusual items that can’t…

3D Printing and CNC Machining Complement Each Other in the Ooznest OX

While CNC machining and 3D printing may seem to be the opposite of each other – one removes material, the other adds material – the two technologies complement each other…

CNC Supporter Declares End of 3D Printing Revolution Came with a Whimper and No Bang

In a provocatively named article, author James Brumley suggested that “3D Printing Came and Went, While CNC Simply Got Better.” He goes on to say that 3D Systems and Stratasys were…

3D Printed Spot Welder Increases Prototyping Capabilities

Spot welding is a process by which two pieces of metal are joined together in a permanent manner at a number of points (aka ‘spots’). This is done when an…

Tytan 3D Unveils the GAJA Multitool MAXX — 3D Ceramic Printer, Milling Machine and Much More!

Back in June of last year, we reported on a company called Tytan 3D, and a new Delta-style 3D printer that they were set to release. It promised to be…

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…

Powerful Brainboard 3D Printer / CNC Controller Launches on Indiegogo

Computer Numerical Control, or CNC, lies at the heart of everything from mills to laser cutters to milling machines to, of course, 3D printers. The series of steps needed to…

Beware the Krak3n 3D Printer, a Monster In Development

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster reputed to be enormous and to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The squid-like creature was said to have a “fearsome appearance”…

Piranha Fx All-in-one 3D Printer/Laser Engraver/CNC Machine Launches on Kickstarter

There are two technological trends that seem to compete in cycles: combining everything in one place for convenience, or splitting everything up for focused high quality. The new Piranha Fx…

FABtotum 3D Printer, 3D Scanner & CNC Machine Begins Shipping – Pre-orders Available for $999

Last year, a new 3D printing machine burst onto the scenes via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Looking to raise $50,000 in order to begin full-scale production, FABtotum blew past…

‘Hello Printer’ RepRap 3D Printer, CNC, Laser Cutter, Engraver – Features Movable Spaced Dual Nozzles

The open source RepRap movement has been one that has really thrust the at-home 3D printing market into existence. If it weren’t for RepRap, most of the consumer level 3D…

First Full 3D Production Center in Canada to Launch Through Burloak

In the next five years, we will see the establishment of Canada’s first full advanced manufacturing and production additive manufacturing center. This facility is being developed as part of a…

‘Titan: American Built’ – New Reality TV Series to Feature 3D Printing

A new reality TV series, to be released this fall, will document the life of entrepreneur Titan Gilroy whose dark past and bright future make him a particularly interesting type…

Automotive Personalization Company Uses 3D Printing to Customize Luxury Vehicles

Most people think owning a 3D printer is like having your own factory in a box, and it is– 3D printing is extremely useful for mass production on the fly. However,…

Virginia Man Creates a 3-In-1 3D Printer, Laser Engraver, & CNC Machine For Under $250

When it comes to 3D printers, they can be used to make all sorts of objects, via additive manufacturing. However, many ‘makers’ (people who utilize their creative abilities to ‘make’…

BuildersBot: Files & Instructions Released for DIY 3D Printer / CNC Combo Machine

The 3D printing community is filled with DIY’ers (Do It Yourself’ers), who are fascinated with building 3D printers basically from scratch. The RepRap movement is one that has really caught…