crowdsourcing

Virginia Tech Researchers Introduce 3D Printing Device that Creates Using Crowdsourced Data

There are many people who still think that 3D printing must surely resemble the replicator machines from Star Trek – just tell the system what you want (tea, Earl Grey,…

Freelancer Partners with Department of Energy for Advanced Manufacturing Challenges

Crowdsourcing site Freelancer has teamed up with NASA for more than one competition involving 3D printing and 3D design, including a robot arm and a system for recycling in space. Now…

Print Your Mind 3D Launches 3D Printer Filament Recycling Challenge for High School Students

In response to the ever-growing problem of 3D printing filament waste, Calgary-based professional desktop 3D printer provider and social enterprise Print Your Mind 3D, which works to always practice business in…

Developer of Printoid App Introduces New App for Managing Your 3D Printing Filament Spools

Two years ago, Android software engineer and OctoPrint fan Anthony Stephan, who’s based out of France, developed an Android app for OctoPrint called Printoid that provides direct access to the OctoPrint server…

Female and Non-Binary Makers Unite to 3D Print Pieces of Crowdsourced Rosie the Riveter Sculpture

I’m certain that most will recognize this famous image of Rosie the Riveter, a cultural, feminist icon in the US that represented all of the women working in shipyards and…

Top Ten 2017 3D Printer Developments

For the year 2017, the 3D printer industry evidenced solid overall industry growth with a lot of exciting product, software and material developments. HP Inc. HP’s first full year as…

3D Hubs Fumbles with Automated Selection

3D Hubs in in a bit of a pickle. Their crowdsourced model enables consumers to choose from a big list of suppliers, but all that choice leads to friction. As…

GE Announces the Launch of Fuse, a 3D Printing Startup Based on Crowdsourcing

The Internet has plenty of drawbacks – hours of mindless wasted time, online abuse, etc. Its benefits outweigh its negatives, however, at least I believe so. I know I’ve grown…

Airbus Group and Local Motors Challenge You to Help Design the Drones of the Future

I admit that I laughed when I first heard, a couple of years ago, that drones were expected to soon become commonplace. I laughed and was a little bit creeped…

MyLocal3DPrinting Works to Bring 3D Printing of Anything to Anyone, Anywhere through Crowdsourcing

It seems these days that everyone is either involved in 3D printing or has some idea they would like to explore with the technology. For as much noise as has been…

Waste Not, Want Not: Bracelets & Rings Using Leftover 3D Printer Filament

As an artist, I know that there is something sad about the little leftover scraps of the material that was a precious part of the process of creation. I have…

Send in Your 3D Printed Medallion to be Part of Massive Community Sculpture, ‘Linked’

It’s a sculpture for the people, by the people — all in a mass celebration that weaves together the progress of amazing 3D printing technology, community, and enormous creative spirit. Coming…

project EGG – 3D Printed Crowdsourced Building Set to be Unveiled This Month

There has been a lot of talk recently about 3D printed houses, 3D printed estates, and even 3D printed castles. While all of these stories are quite amazing, none of…

LittleDLPer: Open Source DLP 3D Resin Printer, Coming Soon to Kickstarter at an Astonishing Price

It’s been amazing, how over the past year or so, the prices of consumer based 3D printers have come down so considerably. We have seen printers like the Micro3D come…