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3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a […]

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a few...
Six 3D Printer Reviews: June Aggregation

Six 3D Printer Reviews: June Aggregation

With so many 3D printers available, first-hand experiences via reviews can lead to informed decisions when in the market for a new machine. This aggregation provides a look into some of the most recent reviews of desktop 3D printers available. Tom’s Guide recently tested more than a dozen 3D printers. The publisher’s top pick “for […]

With so many 3D printers available, first-hand experiences via reviews can lead to informed decisions when in the market for a new machine. This aggregation provides a look into some of the most recent reviews of desktop 3D printers available. Tom’s Guide...
Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to develop an open source, web-based 3D controller, and the university’s research and development […]

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to...
The Blender Institute Uses a LulzBot Mini 3D Printer to Facilitate Open Source Creativity

The Blender Institute Uses a LulzBot Mini 3D Printer to Facilitate Open Source Creativity

One of the most popular 3D creation software programs is Blender, for a multitude of reasons. First of all, it’s free. Secondly, it’s open source, relying on the collaborative creativity of people around the world for its continued development. Thirdly, it supports every aspect of 3D creation, from modeling to simulation to rendering to video game […]

One of the most popular 3D creation software programs is Blender, for a multitude of reasons. First of all, it’s free. Secondly, it’s open source, relying on the collaborative creativity of people around the world for its continued development. Thirdly, it...
3D Hubs 2017 3D Printer Guide: This Year’s Top 3D Printers Categorized From Prosumer to Price Budget

3D Hubs 2017 3D Printer Guide: This Year’s Top 3D Printers Categorized From Prosumer to Price Budget

When you think about the organization 3D Hubs, you likely focus on the 3D printing service platform aspect. The Amsterdam-based company helps people throughout the world find access to localized 3D printing services that can provide the necessary technology for almost any project imaginable. But 3D Hubs does more than connect everyday people with the proper […]

When you think about the organization 3D Hubs, you likely focus on the 3D printing service platform aspect. The Amsterdam-based company helps people throughout the world find access to localized 3D printing services that can provide the necessary technology for almost...
3D Printed WYNG is a Solution to Harsh Lighting in Photography

3D Printed WYNG is a Solution to Harsh Lighting in Photography

Wedding photographers are under immense pressure to produce gorgeous photos of a once in a lifetime event. When planning that event, few brides have “ideal lighting” among the first requirements on their list of desired traits for a location for their special day. Unfortunately, it’s one of the primary needs of a photographer attempting to […]

Wedding photographers are under immense pressure to produce gorgeous photos of a once in a lifetime event. When planning that event, few brides have “ideal lighting” among the first requirements on their list of desired traits for a location for their...
LulzBot Mini 3D Printer Helps Agency Get New Runner-Pacing Tool onto the Racetrack

LulzBot Mini 3D Printer Helps Agency Get New Runner-Pacing Tool onto the Racetrack

Have you been watching the Olympics this past week? This coming weekend is going to be a big one for track and field, which has always been one of my favorites. I’m in awe of the capabilities of all Olympian athletes, but as a former runner, I’m particularly amazed by track champions. Running is hard, and […]

Have you been watching the Olympics this past week? This coming weekend is going to be a big one for track and field, which has always been one of my favorites. I’m in awe of the capabilities of all Olympian athletes, but as a former runner, I’m...
Incredible 3D Printed Cosplay Took One Month, 11 Printers and 1700 Print Hours

Incredible 3D Printed Cosplay Took One Month, 11 Printers and 1700 Print Hours

My circle of friends is full of nerdy, artistic and theatrical types, which means I’ve seen a lot of brilliant costumes over the years: for productions, for Halloween, and just for the sake of looking fantastic at a convention. (I’ve also created a few, not to brag.) I’ve worked at Renaissance faires and have been […]

My circle of friends is full of nerdy, artistic and theatrical types, which means I’ve seen a lot of brilliant costumes over the years: for productions, for Halloween, and just for the sake of looking fantastic at a convention. (I’ve also created a few,...
Aleph Objects Announces the LulzBot TAZ 6 Available May 17 for $2,500

Aleph Objects Announces the LulzBot TAZ 6 Available May 17 for $2,500

Get the top spot on all of those end-of-year Best Of lists ready, because I’m pretty sure that the desktop 3D printer that is most likely to fill it was just announced today. Colorado-based 3D printer manufacturer Aleph Objects is already releasing a follow-up to 2015’s best-rated 3D printer the TAZ 5, and it is […]

Get the top spot on all of those end-of-year Best Of lists ready, because I’m pretty sure that the desktop 3D printer that is most likely to fill it was just announced today. Colorado-based 3D printer manufacturer Aleph Objects is already releasing a follow-up to...
3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

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 lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a list […]

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 lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a...
Instructables & 3D Hubs Launch Their 3D Printing Contest 2016 with 15 3D Printers Up for Grabs

Instructables & 3D Hubs Launch Their 3D Printing Contest 2016 with 15 3D Printers Up for Grabs

Do-it-yourself maker community Instructables is teaming up with global 3D printing network 3D Hubs for a new contest that will see 15 lucky winners walking away with a top of the line desktop 3D printer. The 3D Printing Contest 2016 is looking like it is going to be one of the biggest 3D printing design competitions […]

Do-it-yourself maker community Instructables is teaming up with global 3D printing network 3D Hubs for a new contest that will see 15 lucky winners walking away with a top of the line desktop 3D printer. The 3D Printing Contest 2016 is looking like it is going to be...
LulzBot Tutorial Shows Techniques for Polishing Parts Made Using Metallic Filaments

LulzBot Tutorial Shows Techniques for Polishing Parts Made Using Metallic Filaments

In general most plastic parts printed on a FDM 3D printer will require some sort of post processing due to the natural striation of building up a part layer by layer, or to eliminate threads and material remnants. With most materials a quick clean with a firm bristled-brush will do a pretty good job of […]

In general most plastic parts printed on a FDM 3D printer will require some sort of post processing due to the natural striation of building up a part layer by layer, or to eliminate threads and material remnants. With most materials a quick clean with a firm...
Aleph Objects Triples Revenue in 2015, Offers New Products at CES 2016

Aleph Objects Triples Revenue in 2015, Offers New Products at CES 2016

Colorado-based open source 3D printer and hardware manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc. saw record profits in 2015 as sales tripled. The record-breaking year of sales, driven primarily by their popular LulzBot TAZ 5 and LulzBot Mini 3D printers, pulled in nearly $15 million in year-over-year revenue. The company also grew to over 100 employees, and they are […]

Colorado-based open source 3D printer and hardware manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc. saw record profits in 2015 as sales tripled. The record-breaking year of sales, driven primarily by their popular LulzBot TAZ 5 and LulzBot Mini 3D printers, pulled in nearly $15...
Aleph Objects Partners with colorFabb: LulzBot Users Look Forward to Four New Filaments

Aleph Objects Partners with colorFabb: LulzBot Users Look Forward to Four New Filaments

Loveland, Colorado’s Aleph Objects, Inc. is undeniably a leader within the 3D printing industry, but they have retained their ideals, integrity, and dedication to users. I’m a big fan. And not just because I live in the same state, where they certainly make Coloradoans proud. As a company built around and committed to freedom for the […]

Loveland, Colorado’s Aleph Objects, Inc. is undeniably a leader within the 3D printing industry, but they have retained their ideals, integrity, and dedication to users. I’m a big fan. And not just because I live in the same state, where they certainly make...
Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015: Deals Abound for 3D Printing Enthusiasts!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015: Deals Abound for 3D Printing Enthusiasts!

Black Friday is a phenomenon of its own, often nearly trumping the excitement of formal holidays and family gatherings as retail madness overtakes our Thanksgiving landscape. Meant as a profitable day for businesses, taking them out of the red and far into the black at year’s end, this is often a shopping event for pros–and they […]

Black Friday is a phenomenon of its own, often nearly trumping the excitement of formal holidays and family gatherings as retail madness overtakes our Thanksgiving landscape. Meant as a profitable day for businesses, taking them out of the red and far into the black...
3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide: From Pro to Plug & Play--See What Data From 5,350 Reviews Reveals

3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide: From Pro to Plug & Play--See What Data From 5,350 Reviews Reveals

Not only does 3D Hubs make 3D printing easy for people in nearly every nook and cranny of the globe, but we are eternally grateful for the amount of footwork they do in researching and compiling data on nearly aspect of the fabrication process. While they educate us on so many angles regarding contemporary and […]

Not only does 3D Hubs make 3D printing easy for people in nearly every nook and cranny of the globe, but we are eternally grateful for the amount of footwork they do in researching and compiling data on nearly aspect of the fabrication process. While they educate us...
Aleph Objects Releases an Updated Cura LulzBot Edition at Maker Faire New York

Aleph Objects Releases an Updated Cura LulzBot Edition at Maker Faire New York

As you would expect from a company that prides itself on selling 3D printers based on open source technology, Aleph Objects feels the same way about the software that they use to run them. They recommend that owners of their LulzBot 3D printers operate them and convert their 3D models into GCODE using their customized […]

As you would expect from a company that prides itself on selling 3D printers based on open source technology, Aleph Objects feels the same way about the software that they use to run them. They recommend that owners of their LulzBot 3D printers operate them and...
LulzBot Details New Plans: 3D Printer Clusters, Upgraded Hotends, Auto Bed Leveling & More

LulzBot Details New Plans: 3D Printer Clusters, Upgraded Hotends, Auto Bed Leveling & More

Whenever I attend any sort of 3D printing show or expo, there is one company that is always on my radar, a company that remains open source, and always has something interesting to show. That company is Lulzbot, and Harris Kenny, who is really the face of LulzBot, is always a pleasure to talk to. […]

Whenever I attend any sort of 3D printing show or expo, there is one company that is always on my radar, a company that remains open source, and always has something interesting to show. That company is Lulzbot, and Harris Kenny, who is really the face of LulzBot, is...
Photograph LulzBot's Rocktopus Mascot and Win The New LulzBot 'Mini' 3D Printer

Photograph LulzBot's Rocktopus Mascot and Win The New LulzBot 'Mini' 3D Printer

What if someone told you that you could win your own new open source desktop 3D printer simply by photographing an octopus?  That sounds odd, but also maybe too good to be true, doesn’t it?  Well, that’s about the gist of the new competition to win one of two LulzBot Mini 3D Printers.  This new […]

What if someone told you that you could win your own new open source desktop 3D printer simply by photographing an octopus?  That sounds odd, but also maybe too good to be true, doesn’t it?  Well, that’s about the gist of the new competition to win one of...
New LulzBot Mini 3D Printer to be Unveiled at Inside 3D Printing Conference Next Week

New LulzBot Mini 3D Printer to be Unveiled at Inside 3D Printing Conference Next Week

Aleph Objects, the company behind the LulzBot brand of 3D printers, has been one of the market’s biggest proponents of the open source movement within. While companies like MakerBot have shied away from their open source roots, Aleph Objects embraces it, producing high quality machines which continue to receive rave reviews despite remaining affordable. Early […]

Aleph Objects, the company behind the LulzBot brand of 3D printers, has been one of the market’s biggest proponents of the open source movement within. While companies like MakerBot have shied away from their open source roots, Aleph Objects embraces it,...

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