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PolyDry by Filaments.ca: Industrial Grade, Automatic Humidity-Controlled Filament Storage Unit

Moisture in 3D printing filaments has been a well-known issue in the industry for some time now. While many solutions have been introduced over the years to combat the problem…

Interview with Lorena James, Who Turns Invasive Species of Quagga Mussels Into 3D Printing Filament

This is an interview with Lorena James of Z Spools. She is looking to be a force within the environmental sector and manufacturing sector with her organization.

3D Printing Interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3D Printlife

This is an interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3DPrintLife. We discuss various things that have risen within his entrepreneurial career as well as the importance of saving the environment.

Study Examines Silver Nanoparticles as an Anti-Microbial Addition to 3D Printing Filaments for the Food Industry

In a thesis entitled “A Study of 3D Printed Silver-Polymer Composite Structures,” University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha discusses a material that has been seldom studied in 3D printing: polymers…

Interview with Solvay’s Brian Alexander About Solvay’s 3D Printing Future

The giants are coming. DSM, SABIC, BASF, DOWDuPont, Eastman, Mitsubishi, Covestro, Evonik, Arkema, Perstorp, Clariant and Solvay have all joined the 3D printing industry. All these companies are making serious…

Interview with Xioneer CEO Andrei Neboian at the TCT Show

Xioneer impressed me with its multiple material bays that let one pre-dry filament inside the printer. In this way, one could condition the filament on the machine itself and prepare…

Interview With John Hosbach of Filament Maker Keene Village Plastics

At 3DPrint.com we’re trying to give you a good look inside the things that matter in the 3D printing industry. We’re now actively looking at interviewing people from all over…

Will a 25% Tariff on Chinese 3D Printing Filament Affect 3D Printing?

The always excellent Hackaday pointed out that tariffs may be put on 3D printing filament. They looked at the Tariff List of the Second Tranche of Tariffs that will be implemented…

3D Printing Business: Inside Fila-Mint

Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today…

Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all,…

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Welcoming in New Filaments for 2018

As a 3D printer company, we at M3D rang in the New Year a little different this year. We may have popped a bottle (or two) of champagne, but the…

Robox Now Offering Formfutura’s TitanX 3D Printer Filament

Whenever we hear from CEL Robox, we know it’s going to be an interesting story; the UK-based 3D printer manufacturer has been a fascinating one to follow ever since their…

Diabase Engineering Introduces X60, the Softest 3D Printing Material on the Market

Diabase Engineering is best known for the Flexion Extruder, which has transformed many an average, low-cost 3D printer into a multi-material, industrial-grade machine. One of the key appeals of the…

3D Brooklyn Teams with Better Future Factory to Sell Refil Recycled 3D Printer Filament in the US

For all of the myriad of uses for 3D printing, benefiting vastly different industries, it has been somewhat lacking in one particular area. 3D printing isn’t as sustainable as it could…

Airwolf 3D Continues Innovation Streak with HydroFill Water Soluble Support Material

Airwolf 3D has been on the scene for several years, most recently with their release of a new build plate adhesive. There has been an ongoing struggle to understand the best…

3D-Fuel Turns Trash into Treasure with New Landfillament 3D Printing Filament

We’ve covered many companies that have used their creativity and conscience to reduce not only the waste generated by 3D printing, but plastic waste overall. More and more companies are…

Floreon Announces Competition to 3D Print Spectacles for Footballer Ian Wright

Ian Wright’s football story is one of a boy with humble beginnings making good after a long and difficult struggle. The third son of Jamaican immigrants, he was brought up by…

Pinshape Announces Print to Win Proto-pasta Filament Contest

It was just several months ago when Pinshape announced that they were closing due to lack of finances, only to be rescued in the 11th hour by Formlabs. Since then, the…

Cx5 Sculptable Filament Finding Success on Kickstarter

One of the frustrations of 3D printing are the little errors that crop up during a print. Whether they be drips or stringing, pockmarks or elephant feet, layer shifting or…

OmniDynamics Seeks Funding for Strooder Desktop Filament Maker

One of the most amazing things about 3D printing is that it is a disruptive technology. It is an alternative to mass manufacturing, allowing designers, inventors and makers the opportunity…

FilaBox Subscription Service from ThreeD Materials Automatically Refreshes Your Filament Supply Each Month

For people who 3D print on a regular basis, running out of filament is a frustration that happens all too often. You know what would be great? If there were…

The Virtual Foundry Releases Filamet 3D Printing Filament That Turns FDM 3D Printers into Metal 3D Printers

More industries than ever before are purchasing metal 3D printers and using them to manufacture high-quality prototypes, test parts and end-run parts with geometries that could only be manufactured using a…

3D Printlife ENVIRO Eco-Friendly ABS and PLA-PHA Strike a Chord with Major Resellers

There is a duality in desktop 3D printing: if you want to have an eco-friendly material you need to use PLA, which is fragile and brittle. If you want to…

EUMAKERS Launches Transformable Filament Spools That Turn into 3D Printable Design Products

While the market still needs time to grow, there are companies like filament manufacturer EUMAKERS that have set their sights on widespread consumer adoption of 3D printing and are making…