desktop 3d printing

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….

Hawk 3D Proto Adds to 3D Printing Wares as a Reseller for LulzBot, Magigoo

Yorkshire-based 3D printer retailer Hawk 3D Proto, a division of engineering cutting tools supplier Cutwel Limited, offers a range of 3D printing services, products, and hardware to help its rapidly-growing base of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…