Caterpillar Is a Powerful Rhino Grasshopper Plug-in for Greater Customization in 3D Printing

Whether you are a serious 3D printing user or not, you have probably heard of Grasshopper, a popular add on of 3D modeling software Rhino. Grasshopper lets you use scripts…

NIST Achieving Better Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Melt Pool Control By Implementing Laser Control

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D printing uses a focused, high power laser to selectively melt geometric patterns into metal powder and build an almost fully dense, freeform object. The process,…

Is Higher Extrusion Speed Key to Improving FDM Part Quality?

FDM 3D printing technology is being used for more and more high-performance industrial and scientific applications as materials evolve, and filaments made from PEEK, PEKK and other high-temperature materials become…

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…

Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

In elementary school, we all had to make a diorama in a shoebox that depicted a scene from one of our favorite books; for the life of me I can’t…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios…

Slic3r Prusa Edition Announces Latest Release, Offering Updated Supports and Smooth Variable Layer Height

It was only a few months ago that Prusa, the popular open-source RepRap 3D printer company, introduced its customized Slic3r software for Prusa 3D printers. Now, the Slic3r Prusa Edition just…

Teach Your 3D Printer How to Play Chess

Something that most people seem to forget about 3D printers is that they are just a simple robot that happens to throw up melted plastic into cool shapes. Basically, a…

G-Code Reverser from MXD3D’s MakePrintable Simplifies 3D Printing File Setup

“G-code” is essentially a common name for the single most widely used numerical control programming language, and it’s also known as “G programming language.” It was developed to guide computerized…

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