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3Dfilamenta and CBD Tech Release ChiTu Mini V5.1 3D Printer Controller Board

Whether you’re designing a prototype for a new, mass produced 3D printer or just a maker looking to build your own, there isn’t a part more vital than the controller…

3D Printed Fabulous Beasts Doing Fabulously On Kickstarter

Sometimes when I write about certain Kickstarter projects, I get really excited about them. I’ve backed a couple, and I regularly check up on others to see how they’re doing….

Students Reveal Exceptional Talent with Thingiverse 3D Designs

3D printing education is all the rage, as it becomes clear that the technology is capable of capturing the attention of young and old, teachers and students alike. Some students…

February 3D Hubs Events: It’s All About Co-Polyester Filament This Month

It’s a busy month for 3D Hubs! February has just begun, and there are already 17 events in the works. It’s all about co-polyester this month; as you’ll see, there…

LulzBot Tutorial Shows Techniques for Polishing Parts Made Using Metallic Filaments

In general most plastic parts printed on a FDM 3D printer will require some sort of post processing due to the natural striation of building up a part layer by…

Check Out This Library of Over 200 3D Printed Dungeons & Dragons Monsters

When Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created the legendary Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) tabletop role playing game it is unlikely that they had any idea that it would become unquestionably…

Aleph Objects Triples Revenue in 2015, Offers New Products at CES 2016

Colorado-based open source 3D printer and hardware manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc. saw record profits in 2015 as sales tripled. The record-breaking year of sales, driven primarily by their popular LulzBot TAZ…

Make a 3D Printed Christmas Tree That Twinkles and Plays Music!

It’s that time of year again when you need to make some last minute 3D printed gifts, and this might be the project just for you. I have always enjoyed giving homemade gifts…

Essential Instruction on 3D Printing Over-Sized Objects

When I first started researching and writing about 3D printing, I kept making the same mistake. I would review a series of prints from a company like Shapeways, and then…

Aleph Objects Releases an Updated Cura LulzBot Edition at Maker Faire New York

As you would expect from a company that prides itself on selling 3D printers based on open source technology, Aleph Objects feels the same way about the software that they…

Architecture Student Creates This Unique 3D Printed Spice Grinder

Every time I write an article, I learn something new. Today’s lesson? That there appears to be a raging debate surrounding the merits of grinding weed. Before my house becomes the…

“2.5D Printing” — Block Printing With a 3D Printer

Long before Gutenberg made his historical contribution with the printing press back in 1440, the Chinese were making prints. As early as the 5th century CE, Chinese artisans created woodblock…

OctoPrint 1.2.3 Offers New List of Upgrades & Bug Fixes

OctoPrint is open source, cutting edge “host software” for 3D printers. While there are other solutions to control your 3D printer and send commands such as Printrun, Repetier Host and Cura,…

Cura Gets a Facelift: Ultimaker Releases Overhaul on Cura Software

Cura is among the most popular software suites in the 3D design and printing world. The software, from Ultimaker, has proven popular with makers everywhere–as recently affirmed by the results…

YouMagine Survey Reveals 3D Printing Expert Wish List

YouMagine is an online community of 3D printing enthusiasts, and in order to improve their service and offerings, they conducted a survey of just over 500 of their members. Now…

San Francisco Maker 3D Prints a Better, Custom-Fitted Splint

It has never been easier to make a better whatever than it is now thanks to 3D printing technology, which is improving seemingly by the minute. Recently, a broken finger…

LulzBot’s Amazingly Thick 3D Printed Lithophanes Stun Crowds at 3D Print Week NY

Over the past year or so, we have really begun to see artists take 3D printing and use it to turn 2-dimensional photographs and paintings into beautiful 3D printed lithophanes….

Convert Your Moto 360 Smartwatch to a Pocket Watch via 3D Printing

Android Central’s Russell Holly heard about the Android Moto 360 smartwatch well before its release and, while he admired its design, he wondered about a pocket version that could quickly…

Thingiverse User Shares Files to 3D Print a Moving Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine 22RE

While 3D printing enthusiasts cover the gamut with a wide range of projects from gaming figurines to avante-garde dresses and shoes, most of the serious automotive 3D printed parts and…

LulzBot Details New Plans: 3D Printer Clusters, Upgraded Hotends, Auto Bed Leveling & More

Whenever I attend any sort of 3D printing show or expo, there is one company that is always on my radar, a company that remains open source, and always has…

Spectrom 3D Divulges Plans for Individual Voxel Coloring within FFF 3D Printing Process

As we walked along the Sands Expo showroom floor at 2015 International CES, there were dozens of companies on hand showing off their latest 3D printing and scanning innovations, spread…

Project Bigbronze Presented at CES: Life-Sized Bust of Fuel3D’s CEO Created Using bronzeFill

Different varieties of filament lead, obviously, to different capabilities for 3D printed creations. While some people still associate 3D printing with choppy, layered looking plastic creations that proclaim “prototype” more…

3D Print and Customize This Great, Retro-Looking, Foldable Nightlight

There’s something extra clever about making something appear low-tech when using high-tech tools. Here’s a 3D printed nightlight that hints at origami origins and maker inclinations from a first-time Instructables…