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Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing

Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing

One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech). Dr. Pearce has completed a lot of work and research about 3D printing, sustainable solar power, and open source; he’s even […]

One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)....
Hackaday Blogger Upgrades Printrbot Play 3D Printer With OctoPrint and Raspberry Pi Zero

Hackaday Blogger Upgrades Printrbot Play 3D Printer With OctoPrint and Raspberry Pi Zero

There are many ways for companies to upgrade a 3D printer: adding a power boost, the ability to 3D print with multiple materials, a vat made of stainless steel rather than plastic, even filament detector systems. But, if you prefer more DIY upgrades, you can always take a page out of Hackaday blogger Tom Nardi’s book […]

There are many ways for companies to upgrade a 3D printer: adding a power boost, the ability to 3D print with multiple materials, a vat made of stainless steel rather than plastic, even filament detector systems. But, if you prefer more DIY upgrades, you can always...
2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have much luck with 3D printers without 3D software, and […]

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have...
Redstack Intern Solves Office Coffee Problem with Clever 3D Printing

Redstack Intern Solves Office Coffee Problem with Clever 3D Printing

Most inventions start out as problems to solve, and 3D printed inventions are no exception. Harrison Gloyne, an intern at technology and services provider Redstack, noticed a problem in the office. Like most offices, there was a great deal of coffee being consumed, in the form of Nespresso pods. There was no organizational system, however, […]

Most inventions start out as problems to solve, and 3D printed inventions are no exception. Harrison Gloyne, an intern at technology and services provider Redstack, noticed a problem in the office. Like most offices, there was a great deal of coffee being consumed, in...
Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software manufacturers have already created plugins for the new Cura, one of them being Mixed Dimensions, […]

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software...
Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself, while championing those companies that make Cura their own, […]

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself,...
Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: “Workflow Should Be Simpler”

Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: “Workflow Should Be Simpler”

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch company held a ceremonial cake-cutting to celebrate one million unique Cura users. […]

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch...
3D Printing Business: Inside BCN3D Technologies

3D Printing Business: Inside BCN3D Technologies

When in Catalonia, do as the Catalonians do; while in a larger-scale view that may be a circumstance set to change up world maps as we currently know them, on a business-by-business basis that also means taking another look at manufacturing as we know it. Open-source desktop 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D Technologies takes seriously its […]

When in Catalonia, do as the Catalonians do; while in a larger-scale view that may be a circumstance set to change up world maps as we currently know them, on a business-by-business basis that also means taking another look at manufacturing as we know it. Open-source...
BCN3D Introduces the Sigmax 3D Printer, Announces New Software and Materials

BCN3D Introduces the Sigmax 3D Printer, Announces New Software and Materials

BCN3D has been hard at work this year. In February the company revealed that it had revamped its popular Sigma 3D printer, re-introducing it as the Sigma R17, and now, at this week’s TCT Show, BCN3D is unveiling an entirely new 3D printer – a big one. The Sigmax is a dual-extruder desktop machine that […]

BCN3D has been hard at work this year. In February the company revealed that it had revamped its popular Sigma 3D printer, re-introducing it as the Sigma R17, and now, at this week’s TCT Show, BCN3D is unveiling an entirely new 3D printer – a big one. The...
Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source products. It’s not just the printers themselves that make Ultimaker well-loved, though – the […]

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count reduction and weight reduction in parts can lower costs. By using 3D printing […]

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count...
Ultimaker Enhances the Ultimaker 3 and 2+ 3D Printers with Several New Products

Ultimaker Enhances the Ultimaker 3 and 2+ 3D Printers with Several New Products

It’s been less than a year since Ultimaker introduced the new Ultimaker 3, the latest version of their ultra-popular desktop 3D printer series. The hasn’t disappointed, it seems – like the company’s previous releases, it’s maintained a comfortable position at the head of “best of” lists and 3D printer buying guides, and has received consistently positive […]

It’s been less than a year since Ultimaker introduced the new Ultimaker 3, the latest version of their ultra-popular desktop 3D printer series. The Ultimaker 3 hasn’t disappointed, it seems – like the company’s previous releases, it’s...
3D Printing Pittsburgh: Makerspace Meetup During RAPID Brought Together Ultimaker, MatterHackers, Make:, Makers

3D Printing Pittsburgh: Makerspace Meetup During RAPID Brought Together Ultimaker, MatterHackers, Make:, Makers

Not all of the excitement this month in Pittsburgh was housed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as the Steel City welcomed members of the global additive manufacturing community for a very busy week. On the penultimate night of RAPID + TCT, I found myself in an Uber with some of the LulzBot crew […]

Not all of the excitement this month in Pittsburgh was housed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as the Steel City welcomed members of the global additive manufacturing community for a very busy week. On the penultimate night of RAPID + TCT, I found myself in...
ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay Printer that just launched on Kickstarter. The ClayXYZ printer, named […]

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while GeonX is launching its Virfac iAM software, Arcam EBM is presenting its Arcam Q10plus and […]

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while...
Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and researchers from the two departments of Near East University utilized Cura software to accurately convert […]

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and...
From the Digital Fabrication Zone to the Runway: STEFANAKOU Takes 3D Printing to Fashion

From the Digital Fabrication Zone to the Runway: STEFANAKOU Takes 3D Printing to Fashion

The 3D printing lab at Ryerson University is part of their Design Fabrication Zone, a dedicated workspace that not only engages students but serves as an incubator for ideas and for startups. Among the startups launching out of the DFZ is STEFANAKOU, a fashion design endeavor led by Stephania Stefanakou, a recent Ryerson graduate. I […]

The 3D printing lab at Ryerson University is part of their Design Fabrication Zone, a dedicated workspace that not only engages students but serves as an incubator for ideas and for startups. Among the startups launching out of the DFZ is STEFANAKOU, a fashion design...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed — February 25, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed — February 25, 2017

Fabrisonic has received another patent for Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing. ‘Design your own 3D printed dolls’ startup MakieLab has been acquired by Disney. Cura, Ultimaker’s open source slicing software, has gotten a new update. 3D scanning company Artec has partnered with Threeding to digitize and make available digital paleontology models. Nanogrande and CRITIM announce a $1.6 Million R&D […]

Fabrisonic has received another patent for Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing. ‘Design your own 3D printed dolls’ startup MakieLab has been acquired by Disney. Cura, Ultimaker’s open source slicing software, has gotten a new update. 3D scanning...
Medical Student Creates Patient-Specific 3D Printed Liver Model for Less Than $150

Medical Student Creates Patient-Specific 3D Printed Liver Model for Less Than $150

While researchers continue working hard to make readily available 3D printed organs a reality, we know that it likely won’t happen, at least not on a massively available and low-cost scale, for quite some time. However, 3D printing technology is often used in surgery these days, from surgical guides to implants to patient-specific medical models. Recently, a team developed […]

While researchers continue working hard to make readily available 3D printed organs a reality, we know that it likely won’t happen, at least not on a massively available and low-cost scale, for quite some time. However, 3D printing technology is often used in...
Out of the Abyss: Miguel Zavala Unveils New Dungeons & Dragons 3D Printable Model Collection

Out of the Abyss: Miguel Zavala Unveils New Dungeons & Dragons 3D Printable Model Collection

Miguel Zavala, a US Army vet, 3D designer, and Dungeons & Dragons player, was the focus of 3DPrint.com’s most heavily trafficked and shared article of 2016…or rather, the impressively detailed collection of 300 3D printed D&D monster models he created was the focus. He began this massive undertaking in 2015, and released the last of […]

Miguel Zavala, a US Army vet, 3D designer, and Dungeons & Dragons player, was the focus of 3DPrint.com’s most heavily trafficked and shared article of 2016…or rather, the impressively detailed collection of 300 3D printed D&D monster models he...
MemeMesh Lets You Create and Convert Your Memes into 3D Printable STL Files

MemeMesh Lets You Create and Convert Your Memes into 3D Printable STL Files

We do love our Internet memes. From Grumpy Cat to Judgmental Kermit the Frog to the vast number of political memes, this social phenomenon has spawned a vast number of hilariously captioned photos and videos, designed to make you laugh (though some may tick you off), traveling quickly through the avenues of social media. One […]

We do love our Internet memes. From Grumpy Cat to Judgmental Kermit the Frog to the vast number of political memes, this social phenomenon has spawned a vast number of hilariously captioned photos and videos, designed to make you laugh (though some may tick you off),...
MaherSoft 3D Prints Marble Machine with Indie Desktop, Soon to Launch on Indiegogo

MaherSoft 3D Prints Marble Machine with Indie Desktop, Soon to Launch on Indiegogo

In June, we showed you just what MaherSoft’s soon-to-be-released Indie Desktop dual nozzle printer was capable of: they completed a 3D printed scale model of a 115-meter-long trailer for a leading transport services company. The model was a little over four feet long, and the body of the trailer had to be printed in 14 […]

In June, we showed you just what MaherSoft’s soon-to-be-released Indie Desktop dual nozzle printer was capable of: they completed a 3D printed scale model of a 115-meter-long trailer for a leading transport services company. The model was a little over four feet...
Robo’s R2/C2 3D Printer Kickstarter is a Success, Launches Robo App Beta Program

Robo’s R2/C2 3D Printer Kickstarter is a Success, Launches Robo App Beta Program

Recently, we reported that Robo, the company previously known as Robo3D, was launching a Kickstarter for their soon to be released R2 and C2 3D printers. The printers are a departure from their first printer, the R1. While the R1 and the upgraded version, the R1+ (which is currently for sale on the Robo website), are […]

Recently, we reported that Robo, the company previously known as Robo3D, was launching a Kickstarter for their soon to be released R2 and C2 3D printers. The printers are a departure from their first printer, the R1. While the R1 and the upgraded version, the R1+...
3D LabPrint Releases Landing Gear Conversion Kit for the Messerschmitt Bf 109T

3D LabPrint Releases Landing Gear Conversion Kit for the Messerschmitt Bf 109T

Warbirds! It’s time to take flight once again. And for many model plane enthusiasts, getting ready to do this may be just a little different these days. As with so many processes, 3D printing has had a hand here too, streamlining, as well as adding speed, affordability, and a new level of quality. While you […]

Warbirds! It’s time to take flight once again. And for many model plane enthusiasts, getting ready to do this may be just a little different these days. As with so many processes, 3D printing has had a hand here too, streamlining, as well as adding speed,...
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