desktop 3d printing

Toy Maker: 3D Print Toys at Home with New App from AstroPrint

Toy Maker: 3D Print Toys at Home with New App from AstroPrint

Think back to when you were a kid, dreaming about a variety of toys. It was a long waiting game for most of us, as we had to hope for some good stuff on birthdays or at Christmas, all the while tempted by commercials, magazine ads, and those rare but glorious trips to the toy […]

Think back to when you were a kid, dreaming about a variety of toys. It was a long waiting game for most of us, as we had to hope for some good stuff on birthdays or at Christmas, all the while tempted by commercials, magazine ads, and those rare but glorious trips to...
3D Hubs' 3D Printing Trend Report for Q4 2017 Shows Shifts in Industrial Usage, Top Cities

3D Hubs' 3D Printing Trend Report for Q4 2017 Shows Shifts in Industrial Usage, Top Cities

Every quarter, the global 3D Hubs network releases an extensive 3D printing industry report on the latest trends, covering materials, printers, manufacturers, and even the cities and countries creating the most 3D prints. The 3D Hubs 3D Printing Trends report is based on data from 6,000 active international service providers. 3D Hubs often changes the report up, […]

Every quarter, the global 3D Hubs network releases an extensive 3D printing industry report on the latest trends, covering materials, printers, manufacturers, and even the cities and countries creating the most 3D prints. The 3D Hubs 3D Printing Trends report is based...
3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q3 2017 Offer New Categories & Industry Insights

3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q3 2017 Offer New Categories & Industry Insights

There are certainly plenty of reports within the 3D printing realm—or any industry for that matter—that are pretty dry reading. 3D Hubs manages to make hardware, materials, and geography darned interesting though, and enough so that I look forward to it. Previously it was a monthly treat, but as of last summer 3D Hubs announced […]

There are certainly plenty of reports within the 3D printing realm—or any industry for that matter—that are pretty dry reading. 3D Hubs manages to make hardware, materials, and geography darned interesting though, and enough so that I look forward to it. Previously it...
think3D Tapped by Provincial Indian Government to Open 3D Printing and Design Facility in Medical Device Park

think3D Tapped by Provincial Indian Government to Open 3D Printing and Design Facility in Medical Device Park

India-based think3D, the largest desktop 3D printing platform in the country, has been around since 2014. Since it opened its doors, the organization, which is a subsidiary of Singapore-based think3D Labs Pte Ltd, has presented a 3D printing art exhibit at an international school, supplied 3D printed models for an initiative with India’s Devnar Foundation […]

India-based think3D, the largest desktop 3D printing platform in the country, has been around since 2014. Since it opened its doors, the organization, which is a subsidiary of Singapore-based think3D Labs Pte Ltd, has presented a 3D printing art exhibit at an...
Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this fact probably makes me un-millennial. But luckily, 3D […]

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
GE Additive Education Program Selects Over 400 Schools to Receive 3D Printers, Impacting Over 180,000 Students Around the World

GE Additive Education Program Selects Over 400 Schools to Receive 3D Printers, Impacting Over 180,000 Students Around the World

GE, well known as a big-name end-user and additive manufacturing innovator, has invested around $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies. The company acquired a 75% stake in Concept Laser and 76.15% of Arcam AB last year, as the company set about moving forward with bold moves in additive manufacturing. It also developed additive applications across six […]

GE, well known as a big-name end-user and additive manufacturing innovator, has invested around $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies. The company acquired a 75% stake in Concept Laser and 76.15% of Arcam AB last year, as the company set about moving...
Clusters of Fully Automated Desktop 3D Printers and the Future of Manufacturing

Clusters of Fully Automated Desktop 3D Printers and the Future of Manufacturing

Industrial additive manufacturing machines have been used to manufacture at scale for a number of years now. Especially in applications such as dental, surgical guides, hip cups and hearing aids, millions of end use parts have been made. DLP machines from EnvisionTEC, SLS machines from EOS, Stratasys Fortus systems and 3D Systems machines lead the […]

Industrial additive manufacturing machines have been used to manufacture at scale for a number of years now. Especially in applications such as dental, surgical guides, hip cups and hearing aids, millions of end use parts have been made. DLP machines from EnvisionTEC,...
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...
MakerBot's Helpful Post-Processing Guides Offer Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions on Painting, Vacuum Forming, and More

MakerBot's Helpful Post-Processing Guides Offer Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions on Painting, Vacuum Forming, and More

Desktop 3D printing has had a big impact on what and how students can learn in school, and also how professionals work. However, many people simply don’t realize what is possible with 3D printed objects. It can be more than an early concept model, teaching aid, or just a cool object that you pry off the […]

Desktop 3D printing has had a big impact on what and how students can learn in school, and also how professionals work. However, many people simply don’t realize what is possible with 3D printed objects. It can be more than an early concept model, teaching aid,...
Only $99 on Indiegogo Now: The PocketMaker Fits in Your Hand, 3D Prints Like a Pro

Only $99 on Indiegogo Now: The PocketMaker Fits in Your Hand, 3D Prints Like a Pro

Just one glimpse at the PocketMaker 3D printer will have you rubbing your creative hands together with glee, thinking yes, this is going to be good! What’s not to like? It’s fun, compact, and has a tiny price-tag too. At just $99 on Indiegogo now (all of the $49-$79 early bird opportunities were sold out very […]

Just one glimpse at the PocketMaker 3D printer will have you rubbing your creative hands together with glee, thinking yes, this is going to be good! What’s not to like? It’s fun, compact, and has a tiny price-tag too. At just $99 on Indiegogo now (all of the $49-$79...
Thought3D’s Magigoo 3D Printing Adhesive Pen Returns With Modern Rebrand and Newly Enhanced Formulation

Thought3D’s Magigoo 3D Printing Adhesive Pen Returns With Modern Rebrand and Newly Enhanced Formulation

As many desktop 3D printer users can attest to, the most crucial part of the process is getting that first layer of material down onto the print bed. Even with a heated bed, it can be difficult for the extruded filament to properly stick to the platform, which is why an adhesive of some sort is […]

As many desktop 3D printer users can attest to, the most crucial part of the process is getting that first layer of material down onto the print bed. Even with a heated bed, it can be difficult for the extruded filament to properly stick to the platform, which is why...
Zortrax Releases New M300 3D Printer Globally

Zortrax Releases New M300 3D Printer Globally

Plenty of 3D manufacturing companies are offering additions to their lineups this year, along with new materials and other services, but there are a rare few that already have such a great product behind them, you really do find yourself excited at the prospect of a new release. This would definitely be the case with […]

Plenty of 3D manufacturing companies are offering additions to their lineups this year, along with new materials and other services, but there are a rare few that already have such a great product behind them, you really do find yourself excited at the prospect of a...
Kickstarter: The Compact Cetus 3D Printer Packs a Power Punch with Both Quality & Price

Kickstarter: The Compact Cetus 3D Printer Packs a Power Punch with Both Quality & Price

The technology of 3D printing certainly appeals to the rebellious spirit found in many creative types who have the bravery that is often necessary when taking artistic and innovative risk, whether coming from the designer, engineer, or budding student. Initially criticized by some due to what was thought to be a lack of accessibility and […]

The technology of 3D printing certainly appeals to the rebellious spirit found in many creative types who have the bravery that is often necessary when taking artistic and innovative risk, whether coming from the designer, engineer, or budding student. Initially...
From the Desktop to the Service Bureau: Made for Me Releases Results of Industrial Designer’s Survey

From the Desktop to the Service Bureau: Made for Me Releases Results of Industrial Designer’s Survey

If you have access to a 3D printer, whether at home, the office, or at your university—where perhaps there is even an entire room of shiny machines in front of you—chances are you are dying to use the technology whenever possible. And while there are many things that are faster to procure from a quick […]

If you have access to a 3D printer, whether at home, the office, or at your university—where perhaps there is even an entire room of shiny machines in front of you—chances are you are dying to use the technology whenever possible. And while there are many things that...
Fleet Hower's 3D Printed LOCKNESTERS Puzzles Take on a New Look and Feel

Fleet Hower's 3D Printed LOCKNESTERS Puzzles Take on a New Look and Feel

There’s no denying that 3D printing technology has impacted a number of fields in a multitude of ways, particularly on the industrial level. But, when it comes to desktop 3D printing with thermoplastics, the current outcome rarely strays from the purpose of prototyping. The issues with trying to create consumer products on the desktop format include the […]

There’s no denying that 3D printing technology has impacted a number of fields in a multitude of ways, particularly on the industrial level. But, when it comes to desktop 3D printing with thermoplastics, the current outcome rarely strays from the purpose of...
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...
Get Your Metal on at the Desktop with Formfutura’s MetalFil PLA Filament for Bronze & Copper

Get Your Metal on at the Desktop with Formfutura’s MetalFil PLA Filament for Bronze & Copper

Formfutura just made 3D printing that much better for users who enjoy a more sophisticated—or even ancient-looking—finish. While 3D printing in metal is the hottest thing going right now for strength and quality, it doesn’t usually fall into that attainable and accessible realm we hear so much about, due to the general need for more industrial […]

Formfutura just made 3D printing that much better for users who enjoy a more sophisticated—or even ancient-looking—finish. While 3D printing in metal is the hottest thing going right now for strength and quality, it doesn’t usually fall into that attainable and...
Ultimaker Makes the Case for 3D Printing Bone Models for Surgical Pre-Planning

Ultimaker Makes the Case for 3D Printing Bone Models for Surgical Pre-Planning

One of the fastest growing applications for 3D printing is in the medical industry where doctors are discovering the power of surgical pre-planning using 3D printed replicas of their patient’s body. Doctors have discovered that CT or MRI data can be converted into 3D models and then 3D printed as highly accurate three-dimensional representations of […]

One of the fastest growing applications for 3D printing is in the medical industry where doctors are discovering the power of surgical pre-planning using 3D printed replicas of their patient’s body. Doctors have discovered that CT or MRI data can be converted...
Indian Engineering Students Create Desktop Metal 3D Printer from Scratch

Indian Engineering Students Create Desktop Metal 3D Printer from Scratch

As 3D printing technology continues to bloom in different parts of the world, the country of India has become an innovation hub for additive manufacturing. This particularly rings true in their educational system, which has helped open up the minds of their students to 3D printing on numerous occasions thus far. Last year, the Indian Institute […]

As 3D printing technology continues to bloom in different parts of the world, the country of India has become an innovation hub for additive manufacturing. This particularly rings true in their educational system, which has helped open up the minds of their students...
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...
Behind the Scenes: MakerBot Shows the Making of the Smart Extruder+

Behind the Scenes: MakerBot Shows the Making of the Smart Extruder+

By the time you are into the actual process of 3D printing, all that’s usually on your mind is the outcome. With the green light on, all systems go, you see those first few layers being laid down perfectly. Walking away, you are thinking about how long your print will take, what it’s going to […]

By the time you are into the actual process of 3D printing, all that’s usually on your mind is the outcome. With the green light on, all systems go, you see those first few layers being laid down perfectly. Walking away, you are thinking about how long your print will...
iMakr's Desktop 3D Printing Show: Nonstop Action in 3D Printing & Scanning

iMakr's Desktop 3D Printing Show: Nonstop Action in 3D Printing & Scanning

For a city with millennia of history, London is singularly in tune with the future, as I relearned this past week in my first visit in a decade. I was headquartered for the week across the street from the world-famous British Museum, mere steps at any given point from the Rosetta Stone — but also […]

For a city with millennia of history, London is singularly in tune with the future, as I relearned this past week in my first visit in a decade. I was headquartered for the week across the street from the world-famous British Museum, mere steps at any given point from...
3D Printing at CES -- Part Two: The Printers

3D Printing at CES -- Part Two: The Printers

Have I mentioned how much I love going to the Consumer Electronics Show? Not only do I get to geek out on all the amazing gadgets, but I get an opportunity to see some of the latest advancements in 3D printing technology. This year though, I think it was more about what you didn’t see, […]

Have I mentioned how much I love going to the Consumer Electronics Show? Not only do I get to geek out on all the amazing gadgets, but I get an opportunity to see some of the latest advancements in 3D printing technology. This year though, I think it was more about...
European Beauty, Brains & Brawn: be3D Makes DeeGreen 3D Printer Available Globally, Retails Under $2K

European Beauty, Brains & Brawn: be3D Makes DeeGreen 3D Printer Available Globally, Retails Under $2K

The DeeGreen 3D printer coming from be3D, a Y Soft company, has it all–and now it’s going global. A comprehensive mid-level 3D printer meant for the desktop, the DeeGreen 3D printer has brains, beauty, and brawn. Not only that, it’s extremely user-friendly, which for most of us busy people is a quality that needs to be […]

The DeeGreen 3D printer coming from be3D, a Y Soft company, has it all–and now it’s going global. A comprehensive mid-level 3D printer meant for the desktop, the DeeGreen 3D printer has brains, beauty, and brawn. Not only that, it’s extremely...
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