consumer 3d printing

Little You Selects RIZE to 3D Print Durable, Full-Color Toys

Canada’s Little You has developed an interesting approach to 3D printing for consumers, with an online platform to design and 3D print custom figurines. Previously, these toys were made from…

Brook Drumm Returns with Plybot 3D Printer on Kickstarter

In 2018, the 3D printing industry lost one of its most beloved businesses. Printrbot was so popular in part because of its very low-cost, simple 3D printers, but also because…

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CES 2020 shows us what the end of the consumer 3D printing hype cycle looks like

CES is the annual barometer for what technologies we consumers should expect to see, use, and covet in the coming years. And as I explored this year’s show, I feared…

Thesis Student Creates Business Case for Desktop 3D Printing E-Cigarette Cases

Thesis student Calvin Smith, at Minnesota State University, brings up a topic most 3D printing enthusiasts and users should be interested in as he explores the limits—and endless possibilities— of…

Shapeways Unveils Customizable Spring & Wonder 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways has been at the forefront of consumer 3D printing, growing the become the largest provider of its kind. Over a million creators have used the print services to produce…

PieceMaker Announces Re-Launch as B2B 3D Printing Solutions and Product Customization Provider

Pittsburgh-based startup PieceMaker, founded in 2013 by two Carnegie Mellon University graduate students and offering both retail and consumer 3D printing, first got its start in the wonderful world of toys….

3D Printing News Briefs: June 6, 2017

In the first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs this week, we’ve got news on consumers’ views about 3D printing, 3D software updates and 3D printers, 3D printing materials, and…

Sculpteo Details the Hobbyist Market in Their “State of 3D Printing” Industry Report

Last year, the French online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo utilized their wide-ranging consumer-base and renowned industry reputation to compile an in-depth report called “The State of 3D Printing,” which…

Adam Green’s Bizarre Take on Aladdin Features a Magical 3D Printer

I’ll come right out and say it: the latest film version of Aladdin may be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. And that’s just based on the trailer. Directed by…

The End of the Year Brings the End of the Cube: 3DS Announces End-of-Life for Cube 3D Printers, Cubify.com

2015 has been quite a year for 3D Systems–and, as it happens, the fat lady hasn’t sung yet. As we begin the last week of the year, today 3DS has…

Was Consumer 3D Printing a Fad or Were People Just Expecting Too Much? Hint: It’s Option Two

A recent editorial on Straits Times was lamenting the fact that, according to one person, last Christmas’ 3D printers are now gathering dust. And considering the hard sell that 3D…

Is the Readybox the Fastest Consumer 3D Printer in the World?

While working as a lab manager for the Rapid Prototyping lab at the University of Maryland, Brett Potter came into contact with dozens of 3D printers from the smallest desktop…

3D Printing: Breaking Into the Consumer Market — Who Will Be First?

A woman is busy making dinner for her family. She turns on the oven, but the knob to control the temperature breaks in her hand. Rather than panic, she heads…

DWS Lab to Officially Launch Their XFAB 3D Printer at CES, as They Reveal Additional Details

Last year Vicenza, Italy-based DWS LAB unveiled the beta version of their XFAB Laser SLA 3D Printer at CES. At the time, many details were lacking and since then the…

Flowchart: Which 3D printer is right for you?

With sophisticated computer algorithms, and the internet at almost anyone’s fingertips, flowcharts are seldom used now-a-days. For those unfamiliar with what a flowchart is, or what one would be used…

Gartner Remains Cautious Over Consumer Level 3D Printing

Market leading IT research and advisory firm, Gartner, suggests a minimum of five to ten years for the consumer level adoption of 3D printing. This timeline is inline with many…

Solidoodle 3D Printer Company Turns 3, Outlines Their Future Goals

Consumer 3D printer company Solidoodle is celebrating its third year in business by making big plans for the future. This doesn’t mean they’ve been taking it easy for the past…