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Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), which means that you […]

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal...
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...
MagicFirm Europe Releases Industrial ZYYX Pro Desktop 3D Printer and Three New Printing Materials

MagicFirm Europe Releases Industrial ZYYX Pro Desktop 3D Printer and Three New Printing Materials

Swedish 3D printer manufacturer Magicfirm Europe AB first released its ZYYX printer back in 2014, complete with an innovative fan system that eliminates fumes from melting printer filament. The company has been building on its success ever since, releasing the ZYYX+ in early 2016 and announcing distribution partnerships with Magnacad and Hawk 3D Proto. This week, the […]

Swedish 3D printer manufacturer Magicfirm Europe AB first released its ZYYX printer back in 2014, complete with an innovative fan system that eliminates fumes from melting printer filament. The company has been building on its success ever since, releasing the ZYYX+...
How Sony & PlayStation are Utilizing 3D Printing to Accurately Portray In-Game Characters

How Sony & PlayStation are Utilizing 3D Printing to Accurately Portray In-Game Characters

The development of in-game characters and props is significantly more difficult than how it is often perceived. Although virtual models can be created with ideas or concepts sketched on a piece of paper as 2D references, for high quality and standard games such as Uncharted, which sold 8.7 million copies worldwide in 2016, the development […]

The development of in-game characters and props is significantly more difficult than how it is often perceived. Although virtual models can be created with ideas or concepts sketched on a piece of paper as 2D references, for high quality and standard games such as...
MakerGear Unveils Newest Workhorse Desktop 3D Printers

MakerGear Unveils Newest Workhorse Desktop 3D Printers

If you’re at all familiar with desktop 3D printing, you’ll recognize a few names immediately; among these is MakerGear, which introduced the M2 3D printer back in 2012. The M2 quickly garnered a reputation as a workhorse among 3D printers, gathering a dedicated following and accolades among best-of lists. The fifth-generation M2 represented more than 50 […]

If you’re at all familiar with desktop 3D printing, you’ll recognize a few names immediately; among these is MakerGear, which introduced the M2 3D printer back in 2012. The M2 quickly garnered a reputation as a workhorse among 3D printers, gathering a...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests in technology startup BigRep, while Onkos Surgical closes its round of Series B funding. Proto Labs receives important certification for its facility in Japan, and […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests in technology startup BigRep, while Onkos Surgical closes...
Could Portability Bring New Power to 3D Printing?

Could Portability Bring New Power to 3D Printing?

I’m back from CES 2017, and my head is full of ideas. I’ll do a more formal wrap, but I thought I’d start with a few observations, and potentially, an “out there” opportunity. First a few insights about CES. 3D printing got smaller this year. Not only the the number of exhibitors, but also the […]

I’m back from CES 2017, and my head is full of ideas. I’ll do a more formal wrap, but I thought I’d start with a few observations, and potentially, an “out there” opportunity. First a few insights about CES. 3D printing got smaller this year. Not only the the number...
SprintRay Introduces CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree MoonRay S DLP Desktop 3D Printer

SprintRay Introduces CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree MoonRay S DLP Desktop 3D Printer

California 3D printing startup SprintRay entered the 3D printing arena in late 2014 with its StarRay SLA 3D printer and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign less than a year later for its more compact MoonRay UV DLP 3D printer. The company is at CES 2017, and introduced its upgraded DLP 3D printer at the show yesterday. The […]

California 3D printing startup SprintRay entered the 3D printing arena in late 2014 with its StarRay SLA 3D printer and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign less than a year later for its more compact MoonRay UV DLP 3D printer. The company is at CES 2017, and...
Nano Dimension Delivers DragonFly 2020 3D Electronics Printer to Final Beta Customer for 2016

Nano Dimension Delivers DragonFly 2020 3D Electronics Printer to Final Beta Customer for 2016

Leading 3D printing electronics company Nano Dimension Ltd. told its investors earlier this year that they planned to deliver six DragonFly 2020 3D printers in 2016 to beta customers. Today, less than four months after delivering a DragonFly 2020 to its first beta customer, and a little over a year since the desktop 3D electronics printer […]

Leading 3D printing electronics company Nano Dimension Ltd. told its investors earlier this year that they planned to deliver six DragonFly 2020 3D printers in 2016 to beta customers. Today, less than four months after delivering a DragonFly 2020 to its first beta...
ZMorph Announces Distribution Deal with Brulé, to Introduce ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer in Japan

ZMorph Announces Distribution Deal with Brulé, to Introduce ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer in Japan

ZMorph, one of the top names in multitool 3D printer manufacturing, is never out of the news for too long. They unveiled their upgraded ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D printer this April, and started shipping it in May. Some of the creative designs people have produced using its multiple functions, like this 3D printed revolving bookcase, are […]

ZMorph, one of the top names in multitool 3D printer manufacturing, is never out of the news for too long. They unveiled their upgraded ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D printer this April, and started shipping it in May. Some of the creative designs people have produced...
Glowforge Pre-Release 3D Printers to Begin Shipping in December, Manufactured by Flex

Glowforge Pre-Release 3D Printers to Begin Shipping in December, Manufactured by Flex

While their technology may not be on desktops quite yet, Glowforge is already famed for their subtractive laser 3D printer, which we’ve been following since they entered the marketplace in 2015 announcing pre-orders and then earlier this year as they had great success in their $22 million Series B investment round. Now, the Seattle-based manufacturer […]

While their technology may not be on desktops quite yet, Glowforge is already famed for their subtractive laser 3D printer, which we’ve been following since they entered the marketplace in 2015 announcing pre-orders and then earlier this year as they had great success...
On Indiegogo Now: Yeehaw 3D Printer Was Created Just for Kids--And for Early Birds at $249

On Indiegogo Now: Yeehaw 3D Printer Was Created Just for Kids--And for Early Birds at $249

If you’ve operated a few different desktop 3D printers by now, you’ve probably discovered that children, even at the elementary school level, are quite adept with both the hardware and software. It comes intuitively to them because they have grown up in a world of accessible, progressive technology. I certainly discovered this upon a doing […]

If you’ve operated a few different desktop 3D printers by now, you’ve probably discovered that children, even at the elementary school level, are quite adept with both the hardware and software. It comes intuitively to them because they have grown up in a world of...
Floreon Announces Competition to 3D Print Spectacles for Footballer Ian Wright

Floreon Announces Competition to 3D Print Spectacles for Footballer Ian Wright

Ian Wright’s football story is one of a boy with humble beginnings making good after a long and difficult struggle. The third son of Jamaican immigrants, he was brought up by his mother and could never quite crystalize his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He had largely given up on the idea when a stint […]

Ian Wright’s football story is one of a boy with humble beginnings making good after a long and difficult struggle. The third son of Jamaican immigrants, he was brought up by his mother and could never quite crystalize his dream of becoming a professional...
Visionsforge Set to Launch Their Sub-$1000 Forge 1 Desktop SLA 3D Printer

Visionsforge Set to Launch Their Sub-$1000 Forge 1 Desktop SLA 3D Printer

Currently FDM technology still dominates the home and small business 3D printing industry, though in the last few years we’ve seen desktop stereolithography (SLA) and direct light projection (DLP) printers start to slowly carve themselves an ever-growing niche. Rather than 3D printing with thermoplastics, SLA and DLP printers use liquid resin materials that are cured with […]

Currently FDM technology still dominates the home and small business 3D printing industry, though in the last few years we’ve seen desktop stereolithography (SLA) and direct light projection (DLP) printers start to slowly carve themselves an ever-growing niche. Rather...
Roboze Partners with Lino S.A. to Increase Presence in Balkan Peninsula

Roboze Partners with Lino S.A. to Increase Presence in Balkan Peninsula

Earlier this year, the Bari, Italy-based 3D printing company Roboze released their much anticipated Roboze One+400 3D printer, a low-cost desktop device capable of printing with professional-grade materials like PEEK (polyetherketone) and PEI (polyetherimide). Originally regarded by the 3D printing industry for their ‘belt-less’ mechatronic structure, Roboze has continued to keep itself relevant in a […]

Earlier this year, the Bari, Italy-based 3D printing company Roboze released their much anticipated Roboze One+400 3D printer, a low-cost desktop device capable of printing with professional-grade materials like PEEK (polyetherketone) and PEI (polyetherimide)....
Wanhao USA Releases Their Newest 3D Printer, the Duplicator i3 PLUS

Wanhao USA Releases Their Newest 3D Printer, the Duplicator i3 PLUS

As the desktop 3D printing market in Europe and North America slightly wavers between success and failure, the companies conquering this emerging technology in Asia have painted a clear picture: 3D printing is their future. This particularly rings true in China, where the 3D printing market that has doubled year-by-year, and is projected to reach $1.5 […]

As the desktop 3D printing market in Europe and North America slightly wavers between success and failure, the companies conquering this emerging technology in Asia have painted a clear picture: 3D printing is their future. This particularly rings true in China, where...
3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

So you want to buy a 3D printer, but you don’t know where to start. I don’t blame you, there are a lot of 3D printers out there from a lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a list […]

So you want to buy a 3D printer, but you don’t know where to start. I don’t blame you, there are a lot of 3D printers out there from a lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a...
SLASH 3D Printer Blazing Away on Kickstarter--Five Days Left to Back at $1199 with Stretch Goodies

SLASH 3D Printer Blazing Away on Kickstarter--Five Days Left to Back at $1199 with Stretch Goodies

Kickstarter has become the go-to for ambitious startups worldwide hoping to raise funds for what are often amazing new innovations, as well as showing the world what they have to offer with detailed descriptions, glossy images, and videos which are meant to be sufficiently captivating to dial in enough backers to help them proceed with […]

Kickstarter has become the go-to for ambitious startups worldwide hoping to raise funds for what are often amazing new innovations, as well as showing the world what they have to offer with detailed descriptions, glossy images, and videos which are meant to be...
Ultimaker Names John Kawola as North American President and Opens New Boston Office

Ultimaker Names John Kawola as North American President and Opens New Boston Office

Without question Ultimaker is one of the most respected 3D printer manufacturers in the industry. Their family of high-quality 3D printers regularly find themselves atop many of the Best Of lists from well-respected publications like Make: Magazine and Digital Trends. Their Ultimaker 2 3D printer has time and again set new standards for how a […]

Without question Ultimaker is one of the most respected 3D printer manufacturers in the industry. Their family of high-quality 3D printers regularly find themselves atop many of the Best Of lists from well-respected publications like Make: Magazine and Digital Trends....
Review: The Zortrax M200 3D Printer Broadens Young Minds & Delights, Operates Flawlessly

Review: The Zortrax M200 3D Printer Broadens Young Minds & Delights, Operates Flawlessly

Very often we write about 3D printers–sometimes countless times–that are in the news but we have not yet had the good (hopefully!) fortune to switch on for ourselves and get down to the real nitty gritty business of actual 3D printing. After a couple years have passed, and my peers and I here at 3DPrint.com […]

Very often we write about 3D printers–sometimes countless times–that are in the news but we have not yet had the good (hopefully!) fortune to switch on for ourselves and get down to the real nitty gritty business of actual 3D printing. After a couple years...
New Ultrasonic 3D Printing Process Can Create and Print High-Tech Composite Materials

New Ultrasonic 3D Printing Process Can Create and Print High-Tech Composite Materials

3D printing materials are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the 3D printing industry, and we have more high-tech and advanced material options than ever before. But usable 3D printable material options are always going to be limited to the technology of the 3D printer being used. There are currently several high-strength and […]

3D printing materials are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the 3D printing industry, and we have more high-tech and advanced material options than ever before. But usable 3D printable material options are always going to be limited to the technology of the...
Tiertime Unveils the New and Improved UP mini 2 3D Printer at CES 2016

Tiertime Unveils the New and Improved UP mini 2 3D Printer at CES 2016

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, the smaller the better for a lot of people. Compact printers have always been popular, and Tiertime’s UP mini 3D printer is no exception. The Chinese printer manufacturer has found a great deal of success in their line of UP printers, and the UP mini has been loved for its […]

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, the smaller the better for a lot of people. Compact printers have always been popular, and Tiertime’s UP mini 3D printer is no exception. The Chinese printer manufacturer has found a great deal of success in their line of UP...
Chinese Company to Unveil First-Ever Desktop Inkjet 3D Printer Next Year

Chinese Company to Unveil First-Ever Desktop Inkjet 3D Printer Next Year

Just like inkjet printing ended up winning out within the desktop 2D printing space, I have been saying for a while now that ultimately the same thing will happen within the desktop 3D printing space. Inkjet technology allows for incredibly precise printing, in both the 2D and 3D arenas. While the technology has become incredibly […]

Just like inkjet printing ended up winning out within the desktop 2D printing space, I have been saying for a while now that ultimately the same thing will happen within the desktop 3D printing space. Inkjet technology allows for incredibly precise printing, in both...
mostfun Pro: World's First Intel Inside Desktop 3D Printer Set to Launch on Kickstarter

mostfun Pro: World's First Intel Inside Desktop 3D Printer Set to Launch on Kickstarter

“A good 3D printer should be reliable and easy to use,” said Lvzhou Chen, CEO of mostfun. “It should require no manual to go through to get it started and should always deliver steady performance over the long term. This is exactly what we want to bring to you with the ‘mostfun Pro’.” Chengdu, China-based mostfun S&T Co., Ltd. is getting ready, following 16 months […]

“A good 3D printer should be reliable and easy to use,” said Lvzhou Chen, CEO of mostfun. “It should require no manual to go through to get it started and should always deliver steady performance over the long term. This is exactly what we want...
Create it REAL & WEISTEK Partner to Release IdeaWerk Speed 3D Printer

Create it REAL & WEISTEK Partner to Release IdeaWerk Speed 3D Printer

Almost as soon as 3D printing began to catch on, it became not only a rapidly growing technology but one being constantly refined by its community–and what was first on the list for fixing? Speed. We live in a world obsessed with speed, multi-tasking, and a constant demand to top ourselves for going faster, faster, […]

Almost as soon as 3D printing began to catch on, it became not only a rapidly growing technology but one being constantly refined by its community–and what was first on the list for fixing? Speed. We live in a world obsessed with speed, multi-tasking, and a...

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