desktop 3d printers

3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Since our buying guide last year, a lot has changed in 3D Print-Land. More functional desktop 3D printers have emerged, and a slew of competitors entered the low-cost 3D printing space. All of this competition is good for you, the 3D printer buyer. It may also be very confusing. To help you out we’ve evaluated […]

Since our buying guide last year, a lot has changed in 3D Print-Land. More functional desktop 3D printers have emerged, and a slew of competitors entered the low-cost 3D printing space. All of this competition is good for you, the 3D printer buyer. It may also be very...
New 3D Printers, Both Desktop and Industrial, Unveiled at RAPID + TCT

New 3D Printers, Both Desktop and Industrial, Unveiled at RAPID + TCT

Arcam EBM is known for its Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology, a metal 3D printing process that involves melting layers of metal powder with an electron beam. The process takes place in a vacuum and at extremely high temperature, resulting in stress relieved parts with material properties better than cast components and comparable to wrought […]

Arcam EBM is known for its Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology, a metal 3D printing process that involves melting layers of metal powder with an electron beam. The process takes place in a vacuum and at extremely high temperature, resulting in stress relieved parts...
Italian Startup Integrating 3D Printing and Blockchain Technologies to Bring Digital Manufacturing to a New Level

Italian Startup Integrating 3D Printing and Blockchain Technologies to Bring Digital Manufacturing to a New Level

We all know that 3D printing technology has been growing in leaps and bounds, but another type of rapidly growing technology is Blockchain. This is the underlying technology of Bitcoin, which was the first decentralized cryptocurrency – a type of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions. Blockchain is a set of blocks, or records, […]

We all know that 3D printing technology has been growing in leaps and bounds, but another type of rapidly growing technology is Blockchain. This is the underlying technology of Bitcoin, which was the first decentralized cryptocurrency – a type of exchange using...
Making Your Own Goods and Products At Home: When Will Every Home in America Have a 3D Printer?

Making Your Own Goods and Products At Home: When Will Every Home in America Have a 3D Printer?

3D printing technology has helped to create everything from custom prosthetics and medications, and concrete bridges and buildings, to parts for cars and planes, as well as personalized pizza, athletic shoes, and jewelry. While many of these items weren’t created on desktop 3D printers, this brings me to a question that often pops up when discussing how far […]

3D printing technology has helped to create everything from custom prosthetics and medications, and concrete bridges and buildings, to parts for cars and planes, as well as personalized pizza, athletic shoes, and jewelry. While many of these items weren’t...
3D Printing Finishing Tool Hits the Market: Retouch3D is Finally Available

3D Printing Finishing Tool Hits the Market: Retouch3D is Finally Available

While life would be so much easier if all of our 3D prints came off the print bed looking sparkly and perfect (okay, maybe not sparkly), post-processing and finishing techniques are a necessary evil if you want good-looking prints – it’s often called the dirty little secret of 3D printing. Extrusion-based 3D printing processes can […]

While life would be so much easier if all of our 3D prints came off the print bed looking sparkly and perfect (okay, maybe not sparkly), post-processing and finishing techniques are a necessary evil if you want good-looking prints – it’s often called the...
DWS Introducing Several New SLA 3D Printers at CES 2018 as North American Expansion Ramps Up

DWS Introducing Several New SLA 3D Printers at CES 2018 as North American Expansion Ramps Up

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins in just a few days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and we’ve already heard a few announcements of new and exciting products that will be introduced on the showroom floor. Italian company Digital Wax Systems (DWS), a leader in stereolithography 3D printing, announced today that it’s bringing […]

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins in just a few days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and we’ve already heard a few announcements of new and exciting products that will be introduced on the showroom floor. Italian company Digital Wax Systems...
2017: The Year in 3D Printers

2017: The Year in 3D Printers

We’ve reached the last days of December, which means that it’s time to start looking back on what’s happened in 2017. Whether you’re reviewing the year with a nostalgic or a “thank goodness it’s almost over” attitude, there’s no denying that it’s been an eventful year, and that’s true in the 3D printing world as […]

We’ve reached the last days of December, which means that it’s time to start looking back on what’s happened in 2017. Whether you’re reviewing the year with a nostalgic or a “thank goodness it’s almost over” attitude,...
3D Printing Milestone: World’s Millionth Desktop 3D Printer Sold

3D Printing Milestone: World’s Millionth Desktop 3D Printer Sold

The growth in 3D printing is undeniable as the technology takes hold in businesses and labs around the world. 3D printers have made their way into the world’s top research facilities and many of the largest global corporations ever to exist, as well as — though to much less an extent than earlier hype might […]

The growth in 3D printing is undeniable as the technology takes hold in businesses and labs around the world. 3D printers have made their way into the world’s top research facilities and many of the largest global corporations ever to exist, as well as —...
EnvisionTEC Introduces New 3D Printer Models and Software Update at formnext

EnvisionTEC Introduces New 3D Printer Models and Software Update at formnext

This year’s formnext is about to begin, and even though we’ve been hearing announcements of innovative new products and 3D printers ahead of the show for months now, there are still plenty more to come as the event kicks off in Frankfurt. Global 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC is there, and is introducing two larger, production-ready […]

This year’s formnext is about to begin, and even though we’ve been hearing announcements of innovative new products and 3D printers ahead of the show for months now, there are still plenty more to come as the event kicks off in Frankfurt. Global 3D printer...
MakeX Introduces Its First FDM 3D Printer, the MIGO

MakeX Introduces Its First FDM 3D Printer, the MIGO

When a company launches a new product on Kickstarter, it’s a good sign if that company has already run successful campaigns before, especially if they’re for similar products. Chinese company MakeX has already had two successful 3D printer campaigns, its first for the M-One DLP printer and the second for the M-Jewelry, also a DLP machine. […]

When a company launches a new product on Kickstarter, it’s a good sign if that company has already run successful campaigns before, especially if they’re for similar products. Chinese company MakeX has already had two successful 3D printer campaigns, its...
3D Printing Business: Verashape Introducing New VSHAPER 3D Printer at formnext, Sintratec Welcomes colorFabb as a Distributor

3D Printing Business: Verashape Introducing New VSHAPER 3D Printer at formnext, Sintratec Welcomes colorFabb as a Distributor

It’s been a pretty good year for Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape – its industrial VSHAPER Pro won a prestigious award, not long after the company attended its first foreign fair at Hannover Messe. Verashape also introduced a new distribution partner and a new reseller this year, and this winter it licensed Siemens PLM Software’s innovative Parasolid Communicator […]

It’s been a pretty good year for Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape – its industrial VSHAPER Pro won a prestigious award, not long after the company attended its first foreign fair at Hannover Messe. Verashape also introduced a new distribution...
Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator’s Dilemma in Powder?

Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator’s Dilemma in Powder?

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh, SLS is probably the most high volume, high […]

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh,...
US Coast Guard Researching Ways to Use 3D Printing to Improve Mission Readiness

US Coast Guard Researching Ways to Use 3D Printing to Improve Mission Readiness

The US Navy has used 3D printing technology on numerous occasions: to develop a missile component, a submarine hull, and a small clip to keep the clasps of handheld radios intact, among other examples, but we don’t hear much about whether the US Coast Guard is using the technology. 3D printing at sea has been […]

The US Navy has used 3D printing technology on numerous occasions: to develop a missile component, a submarine hull, and a small clip to keep the clasps of handheld radios intact, among other examples, but we don’t hear much about whether the US Coast Guard is...
B9Creations Releases New B9 Core 3D Printer Series Today, Featuring Production, Speed, Simplicity

B9Creations Releases New B9 Core 3D Printer Series Today, Featuring Production, Speed, Simplicity

High-resolution 3D printing leader B9Creations has a history of delivering exactly what they promise, which makes sense, since the company’s B9Creator 3D printer made the 3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide as one of the Best Resin Printers. The South Dakota-based company released the B9 Model Curing System, as well as offering a Spanish version […]

High-resolution 3D printing leader B9Creations has a history of delivering exactly what they promise, which makes sense, since the company’s B9Creator 3D printer made the 3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide as one of the Best Resin Printers. The South Dakota-based...
3D Hubs Releases 3D Printing Industry Trends Report for Q1 2017

3D Hubs Releases 3D Printing Industry Trends Report for Q1 2017

It seems as though it was just last week that 3D Hubs released their latest 3D Printing Industry Trends report, so I was startled by the realization that it’s already time for the next installment in the report, which switched to a quarterly format before its last release. Time flies, doesn’t it? There’s always something new in […]

It seems as though it was just last week that 3D Hubs released their latest 3D Printing Industry Trends report, so I was startled by the realization that it’s already time for the next installment in the report, which switched to a quarterly format before its...
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...
Why I Wasn’t Bored at CES 2017

Why I Wasn’t Bored at CES 2017

CES 2017 has come and gone and left us all with a smattering of new tech product announcements and (I know I’m not alone in this) a lingering bug from shaking a few too many hands at an event that pulled in somewhere north of 175,000 people to a city not known for its high standards […]

CES 2017 has come and gone and left us all with a smattering of new tech product announcements and (I know I’m not alone in this) a lingering bug from shaking a few too many hands at an event that pulled in somewhere north of 175,000 people to a city not known...
Polaroid Will Debut New 3D Printer Models and 3D Printing Pens at CES 2017

Polaroid Will Debut New 3D Printer Models and 3D Printing Pens at CES 2017

I was looking through some old memory boxes last month, and came across a stack of old, slightly discolored Polaroid photos from my 14th birthday party, and a wave of nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks. Not only did it make me fondly remember my teenage years, I also remember how excited I […]

I was looking through some old memory boxes last month, and came across a stack of old, slightly discolored Polaroid photos from my 14th birthday party, and a wave of nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks. Not only did it make me fondly remember my teenage years, I...
‘Professional 3D Printing Made Accessible’ — A Few Questions For: Ultimaker

‘Professional 3D Printing Made Accessible’ — A Few Questions For: Ultimaker

Just yesterday, Ultimaker, a company with an established reputation for excellence at the desktop, unveiled the now-available Ultimaker 3, the latest in their line of 3D printers. Set to build upon and enhance the offerings of their previous offerings, the Ultimaker 3 offers dual extrusion, swappable print cores, and additional features designed to set this […]

Just yesterday, Ultimaker, a company with an established reputation for excellence at the desktop, unveiled the now-available Ultimaker 3, the latest in their line of 3D printers. Set to build upon and enhance the offerings of their previous offerings, the Ultimaker 3...
Tiertime Announces the Global Release of the Compact, User-Friendly UP mini 2 3D Printer

Tiertime Announces the Global Release of the Compact, User-Friendly UP mini 2 3D Printer

Each January, a flood of new 3D printers are unveiled at CES – and then we wait. Some of the newly introduced products are released relatively quickly afterwards, while others seem to take forever to actually hit the shelves. This past January, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Tiertime introduced their new UP mini 2 printer, and today the […]

Each January, a flood of new 3D printers are unveiled at CES – and then we wait. Some of the newly introduced products are released relatively quickly afterwards, while others seem to take forever to actually hit the shelves. This past January, Chinese 3D...
IDC Forecast Reports 20% Increase in 2015 US 3D Printer Shipments, Double-Digit Annual Growth Expected into 2020

IDC Forecast Reports 20% Increase in 2015 US 3D Printer Shipments, Double-Digit Annual Growth Expected into 2020

While a lot of the top 3D printer manufacturers continue to struggle to keep their stock prices afloat, the rest of the industry is doing surprisingly well. Low-cost desktop 3D printers continue to sell rapidly, primarily to small businesses looking to explore 3D printing technology without making major financial commitments. Additionally, large manufacturing companies are […]

While a lot of the top 3D printer manufacturers continue to struggle to keep their stock prices afloat, the rest of the industry is doing surprisingly well. Low-cost desktop 3D printers continue to sell rapidly, primarily to small businesses looking to explore 3D...
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...
Global 3D Printer Market Up 19% in 2015 as Industrial and Commercial 3D Printer Sales Drop, XYZprinting Remains on Top

Global 3D Printer Market Up 19% in 2015 as Industrial and Commercial 3D Printer Sales Drop, XYZprinting Remains on Top

As desktop 3D printer sales started to soften at the end of 2014 and into 2015, many in the industry were predicting that the public’s love affair with 3D printing was over. The sense was that the industry would revert back to its focus on professional-grade 3D printers while desktop 3D printers remained a novelty. […]

As desktop 3D printer sales started to soften at the end of 2014 and into 2015, many in the industry were predicting that the public’s love affair with 3D printing was over. The sense was that the industry would revert back to its focus on professional-grade 3D...
3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for April 2016

3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for April 2016

The Monthly Trend Report from 3D Hubs is something I always look forward to for several reasons. One, this is a competitive marketplace and it’s just plain exciting to see who might be getting toppled out of the top five for any given category during any given month—and often with no given explanation. The report is never […]

The Monthly Trend Report from 3D Hubs is something I always look forward to for several reasons. One, this is a competitive marketplace and it’s just plain exciting to see who might be getting toppled out of the top five for any given category during any given...
UNIZ Technology Launches Kickstarter for Slash Consumer LCD-SLA 3D Printer for Under $1000

UNIZ Technology Launches Kickstarter for Slash Consumer LCD-SLA 3D Printer for Under $1000

It is starting to look like we’re entering a new phase of 3D printing that may make standard FDM desktop 3D printing virtually obsolete. Fused deposition modelling has pretty much been the desktop 3D printing industry standard since dedicated RepRap makers started working with the technology over a decade ago. Not only was the technology […]

It is starting to look like we’re entering a new phase of 3D printing that may make standard FDM desktop 3D printing virtually obsolete. Fused deposition modelling has pretty much been the desktop 3D printing industry standard since dedicated RepRap makers started...
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!