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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Release Files for Open Source DIY 3D Bioprinter

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Release Files for Open Source DIY 3D Bioprinter

While fully 3D printed hearts are not a reality yet for the roughly 4,000 people in the US waiting for a transplant each year, 3D printing human tissue for regeneration and repair is a big step in the right direction. The innovative researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have long been working with 3D bioprinting to […]

While fully 3D printed hearts are not a reality yet for the roughly 4,000 people in the US waiting for a transplant each year, 3D printing human tissue for regeneration and repair is a big step in the right direction. The innovative researchers from Carnegie Mellon...
12-Year-Old Creates His Own 3D Printer in India

12-Year-Old Creates His Own 3D Printer in India

3D printing technology is making its way into school curricula around the world. As the tech becomes more commonplace, younger students are exposed to and steeped in its possibilities. One student who was particularly captivated by the capabilities of 3D printing was 12-year-old Chinmaya Arya of Laurel High School in Delhi, India. Arya was first […]

3D printing technology is making its way into school curricula around the world. As the tech becomes more commonplace, younger students are exposed to and steeped in its possibilities. One student who was particularly captivated by the capabilities of 3D printing was...
Teenage Maker Builds Closed Loop 3D Printer for Just €10

Teenage Maker Builds Closed Loop 3D Printer for Just €10

There have been many homemade and DIY 3D printers – even 3D printers made from a dot matrix printer, e-waste and recycled components – but I think the 3D printer constructed by Italian maker Michele Lizzit is the first one I’ve seen that has cardboard biscuit boxes supporting the entire structure. Of course, they don’t make up […]

There have been many homemade and DIY 3D printers – even 3D printers made from a dot matrix printer, e-waste and recycled components – but I think the 3D printer constructed by Italian maker Michele Lizzit is the first one I’ve seen that has...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit for 3D printed prototype parts. PostProcess Technologies has appointed four new […]

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit...
iMakr Tells Us More About New Sub-$100 Entry Level 3D Printer, the STARTT

iMakr Tells Us More About New Sub-$100 Entry Level 3D Printer, the STARTT

If you’re new to 3D printing, it’s hard to know what kind of printer to start with. It’s helpful, therefore, when a printer is as aptly named as the STARTT. The new kit being offered by iMakr is a starter 3D printer in every sense – not least because it’s priced at only $99.99. We took […]

If you’re new to 3D printing, it’s hard to know what kind of printer to start with. It’s helpful, therefore, when a printer is as aptly named as the STARTT. The new kit being offered by iMakr is a starter 3D printer in every sense – not least...
Brew Up Some Fresh Designs With This Coffee Maker-Turned-3D Printer

Brew Up Some Fresh Designs With This Coffee Maker-Turned-3D Printer

People have built 3D printers out of some pretty surprising things, like Legos and K’nex, for example. I never would have thought to do what Tropical Labs did, however. The Washington, D.C.-based electromechanical systems lab specializes in custom electronics, which we first saw last summer when the company introduced the Mechaduino, an open-source, low-cost, Arduino-compatible industrial […]

People have built 3D printers out of some pretty surprising things, like Legos and K’nex, for example. I never would have thought to do what Tropical Labs did, however. The Washington, D.C.-based electromechanical systems lab specializes in custom electronics,...
Flyingbear Full Metal Large Build Size DIY 3D Printer Kit

Flyingbear Full Metal Large Build Size DIY 3D Printer Kit

It’s the Black Friday shopping sale time of the year and people are going berserk finding the best deals on products they have been longing to buy for some time. It’s also the perfect time for people who are planning to buy a cheap 3D printer and get their hands-on experience with this amazing technology. […]

It’s the Black Friday shopping sale time of the year and people are going berserk finding the best deals on products they have been longing to buy for some time. It’s also the perfect time for people who are planning to buy a cheap 3D printer and get their hands-on...
With Hard Work, Incredible Patience and Wits, Professor Builds Ceramic 3D Printer from a Simple Delta Kit

With Hard Work, Incredible Patience and Wits, Professor Builds Ceramic 3D Printer from a Simple Delta Kit

Update 10/10/16: Taekyeom received some advice on his clay extruder and an engineer said, PVC pipe is not a safe material because PVC can crack, or even shatter. Cooper or stainless steel will be good material. DO NOT use PVC piping system for use in compressed air.   3D printed ceramics are a relatively less-talked-about […]

Update 10/10/16: Taekyeom received some advice on his clay extruder and an engineer said, PVC pipe is not a safe material because PVC can crack, or even shatter. Cooper or stainless steel will be good material. DO NOT use PVC piping system for use in compressed air.  ...
Portugal’s Reprapalgarve Team Shows Us How to Make a Steel Framed Color 3D Printer for Around $600

Portugal’s Reprapalgarve Team Shows Us How to Make a Steel Framed Color 3D Printer for Around $600

Over the weekend, Adam, who is the ten-year-old son of some friends of mine, purchased a very cool, medium sized replica of the Millennium Falcon from a local maker’s shop. I perked right up, of course, mainly because my kids had 3D printed one of their own back in early March while we were still snowed in here […]

Over the weekend, Adam, who is the ten-year-old son of some friends of mine, purchased a very cool, medium sized replica of the Millennium Falcon from a local maker’s shop. I perked right up, of course, mainly because my kids had 3D printed one of their own back in...
Dude, Awesome Lack Hack: Maker in the UK Designs Large Format 3D Printer with IKEA Table

Dude, Awesome Lack Hack: Maker in the UK Designs Large Format 3D Printer with IKEA Table

I’ve discovered over time that not everyone loves IKEA as I do. While their furniture generally looks quite amazing when showcased correctly, they’ve gotten a bad rap over time for offering up cheap prices with way too many pieces to assemble, outrageously ridiculous directions that husbands apparently require massive amounts of imported beer to cope […]

I’ve discovered over time that not everyone loves IKEA as I do. While their furniture generally looks quite amazing when showcased correctly, they’ve gotten a bad rap over time for offering up cheap prices with way too many pieces to assemble, outrageously ridiculous...
College Student Turns a Popular Childhood Toy Into a Working 3D Printer

College Student Turns a Popular Childhood Toy Into a Working 3D Printer

You can create just about anything with a 3D printer – but you can also create a 3D printer out of just about anything. It’s yet another thing that makes this technology unique, and one of the reasons it’s so popular with makers and DIY-ers. You may not be able to print liver tissue or […]

You can create just about anything with a 3D printer – but you can also create a 3D printer out of just about anything. It’s yet another thing that makes this technology unique, and one of the reasons it’s so popular with makers and DIY-ers. You may...
Coming Soon to Indiegogo: The Funplay DIY, a Unique and Affordable Build-Your-Own SLA 3D Printer

Coming Soon to Indiegogo: The Funplay DIY, a Unique and Affordable Build-Your-Own SLA 3D Printer

As long as there have been consumer 3D printers, there have been DIY 3D printers. We’ve written about many one-of-a-kind 3D printers built by ingenious individuals, as well as multiple companies who offer their printers in kit form for customers to assemble themselves. While there’s a wide variety of build-your-own 3D printers out there, one type […]

As long as there have been consumer 3D printers, there have been DIY 3D printers. We’ve written about many one-of-a-kind 3D printers built by ingenious individuals, as well as multiple companies who offer their printers in kit form for customers to assemble...
Unique Products: Empowering Kids to Make Their Own 3D Printers with the MagiTools Kit

Unique Products: Empowering Kids to Make Their Own 3D Printers with the MagiTools Kit

Once you’ve journeyed into the realm of digital design and 3D printing, there’s just no going back. Artists, designers, and engineers enter a new dimension of creativity which indeed does seem to have an element of magic about it—not to mention offering an incredible sense of independence and freedom. It’s a paradise for the DIY crowd […]

Once you’ve journeyed into the realm of digital design and 3D printing, there’s just no going back. Artists, designers, and engineers enter a new dimension of creativity which indeed does seem to have an element of magic about it—not to mention offering an incredible...
Johns Hopkins Students Build a 3D printer of Their Very Own with Buildclass

Johns Hopkins Students Build a 3D printer of Their Very Own with Buildclass

These days most people can simply buy a pre-made 3D printer and only need to press a button to get it to work, but there are those in the maker community who feel the only real way to understand how 3D printing technology works is to go back to the beginning and build your own. […]

These days most people can simply buy a pre-made 3D printer and only need to press a button to get it to work, but there are those in the maker community who feel the only real way to understand how 3D printing technology works is to go back to the beginning and build...
Build Your Own Concrete 3D Printer with This Detailed Instructable

Build Your Own Concrete 3D Printer with This Detailed Instructable

Artist, architecture student and robot builder Clayton Muhleman teamed up with his fellow Instructable user Alan Cation to create a cool mobile 3D printer that can 3D print large-scale objects using sawdust. The project was just a beginning however, as the pair really wanted to convert it into a printer that could use concrete as […]

Artist, architecture student and robot builder Clayton Muhleman teamed up with his fellow Instructable user Alan Cation to create a cool mobile 3D printer that can 3D print large-scale objects using sawdust. The project was just a beginning however, as the pair really...
Instructables: Just Released Lego 3D Printer 3.0 is More Complex & Eight Times Faster

Instructables: Just Released Lego 3D Printer 3.0 is More Complex & Eight Times Faster

Instructables user William (W1ll14m) has allowed us to watch the evolution of a veritable work of art. There’s no greater recipe for success in designing than to be able to evaluate your own work and see what has failed and needs work, and to allow all of these processes to help you grow as an […]

Instructables user William (W1ll14m) has allowed us to watch the evolution of a veritable work of art. There’s no greater recipe for success in designing than to be able to evaluate your own work and see what has failed and needs work, and to allow all of these...
Upgrade Your Inexpensive 3D Printer with this Instructables Hack

Upgrade Your Inexpensive 3D Printer with this Instructables Hack

Instructables contributor “Deividmaxx”–real name, David–wanted a high-precision 3D printer but he didn’t want to pay an equally high price, so he decided to buy an inexpensive, build-it-yourself 3D printer kit from an online retailer who had already gone to the trouble of sourcing all of the parts, and then let the thing remake itself with […]

Instructables contributor “Deividmaxx”–real name, David–wanted a high-precision 3D printer but he didn’t want to pay an equally high price, so he decided to buy an inexpensive, build-it-yourself 3D printer kit from an online retailer who had already gone...
eGarbigune, the Mini 3D Printer Made from Recycled Components

eGarbigune, the Mini 3D Printer Made from Recycled Components

Not everyone can afford to buy their own desktop 3D printer, but that does’t mean that they can’t have one. With a little bit of skill (or maybe a lot), some old electronic components and a lot of patience, anyone can construct their very own desktop 3D printer at a cost which may actually shock […]

Not everyone can afford to buy their own desktop 3D printer, but that does’t mean that they can’t have one. With a little bit of skill (or maybe a lot), some old electronic components and a lot of patience, anyone can construct their very own desktop 3D...
Sky Tech Releases Sky-Maker H Series 3D Printer & 16 Accompanying Tutorials

Sky Tech Releases Sky-Maker H Series 3D Printer & 16 Accompanying Tutorials

Sky Tech, founded in 2008, has a gameplan, and they are sticking to it. The dynamic company from Taiwan is on a mission to be one of the major contributors to the ever growing world of 3D printing, with plenty looming on the horizon for the rest of the year. Their latest contribution for 2015 is […]

Sky Tech, founded in 2008, has a gameplan, and they are sticking to it. The dynamic company from Taiwan is on a mission to be one of the major contributors to the ever growing world of 3D printing, with plenty looming on the horizon for the rest of the year. Their...
DIY RepStrap 3D Printer Uses Wood and Glue as Its Primary Components

DIY RepStrap 3D Printer Uses Wood and Glue as Its Primary Components

The other week we had a little party our house where I just happened to have two 3D printers hooked up working and churning our pieces for a recent DIY project of mine. For about half an hour, the printers were the center of attention at the party, and by the time everyone had left […]

The other week we had a little party our house where I just happened to have two 3D printers hooked up working and churning our pieces for a recent DIY project of mine. For about half an hour, the printers were the center of attention at the party, and by the time...
Estonian Designer Creates the Trint 3D Printer out of Plywood for Just $200

Estonian Designer Creates the Trint 3D Printer out of Plywood for Just $200

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, there are a lot of machines on the market today that are built from cheap, flimsy plastics. These machines, although they may look relatively nice from afar, usually end up having issues when it comes to actually printing objects. A flimsy machine is one which doesn’t provide support for […]

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, there are a lot of machines on the market today that are built from cheap, flimsy plastics. These machines, although they may look relatively nice from afar, usually end up having issues when it comes to actually printing objects....
Affordable DIY 3D Icing Printer Uses Arduino Software and an EyeDropper as an Extruder

Affordable DIY 3D Icing Printer Uses Arduino Software and an EyeDropper as an Extruder

Well, yum, yum, and yum. Look at what the latest 3D printing genius has dropped off on the kitchen doorstep for all those technologically savvy and daring chefs. Who could resist? While the industry is pumping out one incredible 3D printed innovation after another–many of which are amazing and interesting with the capability to change […]

Well, yum, yum, and yum. Look at what the latest 3D printing genius has dropped off on the kitchen doorstep for all those technologically savvy and daring chefs. Who could resist? While the industry is pumping out one incredible 3D printed innovation after...
German Teen Shares Sleek Arduino-Based Cherry 3D Printer Design, Under $70

German Teen Shares Sleek Arduino-Based Cherry 3D Printer Design, Under $70

Discovering the value of money and savings in your youth is, obviously, invaluable, but not always easy to catch on to before you have decades of trial and error in your stead. Motivation to make something you really want even when you don’t have thousands of dollars in your budget can definitely spur learning and added […]

Discovering the value of money and savings in your youth is, obviously, invaluable, but not always easy to catch on to before you have decades of trial and error in your stead. Motivation to make something you really want even when you don’t have thousands of dollars...
Build Your Own Chimera DLP SLA 3D Printer for Only $60, Using Legos & K’NEX

Build Your Own Chimera DLP SLA 3D Printer for Only $60, Using Legos & K’NEX

While the Chimera 3D printer may have an exotic name that invokes curiosity, the price will appeal to your common-sense side and your budget. So before you spend too much time asking yourself if this Chimera and its attached assembly DIY price tag of $60 can actually be real, just check out the design by 21-year-old […]

While the Chimera 3D printer may have an exotic name that invokes curiosity, the price will appeal to your common-sense side and your budget. So before you spend too much time asking yourself if this Chimera and its attached assembly DIY price tag of $60 can actually...
Software Architect Creates an Amazing Ultimaker 2 Aluminum Extrusion 3D Printer

Software Architect Creates an Amazing Ultimaker 2 Aluminum Extrusion 3D Printer

When you think about the big names within the desktop 3D printing industry, the two that stick out the most are MakerBot and Ultimaker. While MakerBot originated in the United States, they still have the largest presence on this side of the pond. However, when it comes to Europe, no company has led the market […]

When you think about the big names within the desktop 3D printing industry, the two that stick out the most are MakerBot and Ultimaker. While MakerBot originated in the United States, they still have the largest presence on this side of the pond. However, when it...
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