desktop 3d printing

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Parallel Goods Launches Line of Products for Printing on Consumer Desktop 3D Printers

A couple months ago, we were so impressed by a 3D printed self-watering planter that we thought we would share it with our readers. While talking with the planter’s designers, they…

Global Shipments of Sub-$5,000 Desktop 3D Printers Rise 114% Year-over-year According to CONTEXT

You know 3D printing has hit the mainstream in every way possible when your grandmother is cutting out newspaper articles and mailing them to you for DIY ideas. You know…

German 3D Printer ‘Me Ducer’ Offers Brains, Beauty, Durability for Under $600

While many don’t appreciate being ‘stereotyped’ for one negative reason or another, I doubt Geeetech minds being accused of presenting us with the superior quality, streamlined aesthetics, and engineering for…

Piranha Fx All-in-one 3D Printer/Laser Engraver/CNC Machine Launches on Kickstarter

There are two technological trends that seem to compete in cycles: combining everything in one place for convenience, or splitting everything up for focused high quality. The new Piranha Fx…