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3D Printing Companies Roll Out the Discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017

3D Printing Companies Roll Out the Discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017

It’s about to be that time of year again, when ordinarily sane people lose their sense and get up before dawn to stand in the cold for the chance to be the first to push through the doors of big-box retailers and scoop up those Black Friday bargains. If you’re one of those bargain- and […]

It’s about to be that time of year again, when ordinarily sane people lose their sense and get up before dawn to stand in the cold for the chance to be the first to push through the doors of big-box retailers and scoop up those Black Friday bargains. If...
10 New Software and Hardware Products Announced for LulzBot 3D Printing Ecosystem

10 New Software and Hardware Products Announced for LulzBot 3D Printing Ecosystem

Colorado-based Aleph Objects, which designs, develops, and manufactures the popular LulzBot line of desktop 3D printers, parts, and plastics, was built on the philosophy of freedom. LulzBot printers are open source, a popular maker ideology showcased in the company’s decision this spring to team up with IC3D to develop the first open source 3D printer filament. […]

Colorado-based Aleph Objects, which designs, develops, and manufactures the popular LulzBot line of desktop 3D printers, parts, and plastics, was built on the philosophy of freedom. LulzBot printers are open source, a popular maker ideology showcased in the...
University LightWalk at Abilene Christian Illuminates LulzBot 3D Printer Possibilities

University LightWalk at Abilene Christian Illuminates LulzBot 3D Printer Possibilities

Abiline Christian University (ACU) in Abilene Texas was looking for a way to showcase their newly renovated quad area, a place on campus that exists literally at the juncture of the arts and the sciences. To do this, they engaged the university community and created an interactive light installation that showcased both technical and artistic […]

Abiline Christian University (ACU) in Abilene Texas was looking for a way to showcase their newly renovated quad area, a place on campus that exists literally at the juncture of the arts and the sciences. To do this, they engaged the university community and created...
MatterHackers' Blue Friday, the Biggest 3D Printing Sale of the Year, is Happening Today Only

MatterHackers' Blue Friday, the Biggest 3D Printing Sale of the Year, is Happening Today Only

MatterHackers is having their fourth annual Blue Friday, the biggest 3D printing sale of the year today, November 17th, 2017. The sale will include discounts on the entire store, both online and in their Orange County, CA showroom, with free, fast shipping and handling in the United States (no minimum purchase necessary). “We are excited […]

MatterHackers is having their fourth annual Blue Friday, the biggest 3D printing sale of the year today, November 17th, 2017. The sale will include discounts on the entire store, both online and in their Orange County, CA showroom, with free, fast shipping and...
Is Flexible 3D Printer Filament Worth the Investment?

Is Flexible 3D Printer Filament Worth the Investment?

ABS and PLA are the two filaments that come most readily to mind when thinking of commonly used 3D printing materials, but there are plenty of others even in just the desktop 3D printing market. How frequently are those filaments used by at-home 3D printer users, however, and, as they tend to be more expensive […]

ABS and PLA are the two filaments that come most readily to mind when thinking of commonly used 3D printing materials, but there are plenty of others even in just the desktop 3D printing market. How frequently are those filaments used by at-home 3D printer users,...
Seattle Dad Recreates Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Home, Complete with 3D Printed Props

Seattle Dad Recreates Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Home, Complete with 3D Printed Props

There’s nothing I like more than a good 3D printed Harry Potter project, and Seattle tech veteran and father of the year Jon Chambers is taking DIY to the next level with a large recreation of Diagon Alley – a shopping area for wizards in London that is inaccessible to Muggles (non-magic folk) thanks to […]

There’s nothing I like more than a good 3D printed Harry Potter project, and Seattle tech veteran and father of the year Jon Chambers is taking DIY to the next level with a large recreation of Diagon Alley – a shopping area for wizards in London that is...
Water Pik Relies on Desktop 3D Printing for Faster Product Development

Water Pik Relies on Desktop 3D Printing for Faster Product Development

Everyone knows the importance of flossing their teeth, but I can’t think of one person who actually enjoys doing it. It’s one of those things that’s necessary but unpleasant. But Water Pik came up with a way to make it a little bit more fun, at least in my opinion. A Water Pik tool uses […]

Everyone knows the importance of flossing their teeth, but I can’t think of one person who actually enjoys doing it. It’s one of those things that’s necessary but unpleasant. But Water Pik came up with a way to make it a little bit more fun, at least...
World's Top Producer of Lacrosse Helmets Turns to 3D Printing to Improve Prototyping Capabilities

World's Top Producer of Lacrosse Helmets Turns to 3D Printing to Improve Prototyping Capabilities

I didn’t play any full-contact sports in school, like football or rugby, but I still came home with my fair share of minor injuries from marching band practices and competitions (playing the flute can be dangerous, too). While 3D printing technology has been used to improve sporting equipment, athletic shoes, and sports prosthetics, and even […]

I didn’t play any full-contact sports in school, like football or rugby, but I still came home with my fair share of minor injuries from marching band practices and competitions (playing the flute can be dangerous, too). While 3D printing technology has been...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of RepRap 3D Printers

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of RepRap 3D Printers

Modern 3D printing has been decades in the making, but only in the past decade have we seen the proliferation of the technology into the hands of hobbyists, makers, and manufacturers. This has been due to several causes, primarily the reduction in price, and widespread availability of computing which can handle 3D modeling. Makers and […]

Modern 3D printing has been decades in the making, but only in the past decade have we seen the proliferation of the technology into the hands of hobbyists, makers, and manufacturers. This has been due to several causes, primarily the reduction in price, and...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Megan Finesilver, 2nd Grade Teacher, Speaker and Curriculum Developer, Colorado

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Megan Finesilver, 2nd Grade Teacher, Speaker and Curriculum Developer, Colorado

Every educator knows that teaching is more than a full-time job. The hours dedicated to their work go far beyond the traditional 9-5, 40 hours a week framework, to say nothing of the levels of energy the work requires. It’s all the more impressive, therefore, that Megan Finesilver does all that she does. In addition […]

Every educator knows that teaching is more than a full-time job. The hours dedicated to their work go far beyond the traditional 9-5, 40 hours a week framework, to say nothing of the levels of energy the work requires. It’s all the more impressive, therefore,...
System76 Uses LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer to Create 26 Guy Tux Masks for July 4th

System76 Uses LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer to Create 26 Guy Tux Masks for July 4th

Marketing makes the world go ’round. And when coupled with innovative technology like 3D printing, the sky is the limit. The busy team at System76 discovered this recently as a promotional deadline loomed ahead for July 4th—and required some major volume in production. With that in mind, they put their 3D printer to use. “This […]

Marketing makes the world go ’round. And when coupled with innovative technology like 3D printing, the sky is the limit. The busy team at System76 discovered this recently as a promotional deadline loomed ahead for July 4th—and required some major volume in...
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...
10,000 Hours of 3D Printing Bring Larger-Than-Life Cast Bronze Sculpture to Georgia Tech

10,000 Hours of 3D Printing Bring Larger-Than-Life Cast Bronze Sculpture to Georgia Tech

We always take great pleasure in writing about the convergence of 3D printing and the art world, and it is hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by some of the latest objects created by the —actually, a whole lab full of them. Indeed, great 3D printing power was behind the fabrication of a recent large sculpture […]

We always take great pleasure in writing about the convergence of 3D printing and the art world, and it is hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by some of the latest objects created by the LulzBot TAZ 3D printer—actually, a whole lab full of them. Indeed, great...
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...
LulzBot 3D Printers Produce Visual Aids for Houston School's Spanish Class

LulzBot 3D Printers Produce Visual Aids for Houston School's Spanish Class

3D printing has infiltrated educational systems all over the world, and very much so in the US. It’s a wonderful thing that students have become so familiar with seeing 3D printers that they almost take them for granted—many not realizing that just a few years ago they were a wonder to behold, and a rarity. […]

3D printing has infiltrated educational systems all over the world, and very much so in the US. It’s a wonderful thing that students have become so familiar with seeing 3D printers that they almost take them for granted—many not realizing that just a few years ago...
3D Printing Pittsburgh: Makerspace Meetup During RAPID Brought Together Ultimaker, MatterHackers, Make:, Makers

3D Printing Pittsburgh: Makerspace Meetup During RAPID Brought Together Ultimaker, MatterHackers, Make:, Makers

Not all of the excitement this month in Pittsburgh was housed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as the Steel City welcomed members of the global additive manufacturing community for a very busy week. On the penultimate night of RAPID + TCT, I found myself in an Uber with some of the LulzBot crew […]

Not all of the excitement this month in Pittsburgh was housed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as the Steel City welcomed members of the global additive manufacturing community for a very busy week. On the penultimate night of RAPID + TCT, I found myself in...
3D Printing to Learn: Winners Announced for Envision the Future Design Challenge

3D Printing to Learn: Winners Announced for Envision the Future Design Challenge

After the stunning success of the Within Reach 3D Design Challenge brought about impressive winning designs in 2016, e-NABLE, MatterHackers, and Pinshape wanted to keep going, and see what would happen with new challenges that pushed the maker community to find ways to improve the lives of others. The three teamed up with LulzBot, and launched the […]

After the stunning success of the Within Reach 3D Design Challenge brought about impressive winning designs in 2016, e-NABLE, MatterHackers, and Pinshape wanted to keep going, and see what would happen with new challenges that pushed the maker community to find ways...
Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

E-NABLE, Create Orthotics and others have shown us the value of 3D printed prosthetics. Desktop 3D printers allow for the creation of low-cost personalized prosthetics, even traditionally high-cost bionic prosthetics. The problem with prosthetics has always been that they had to be handmade in order for the socket to fit well and for the prosthetic to be […]

E-NABLE, Create Orthotics and others have shown us the value of 3D printed prosthetics. Desktop 3D printers allow for the creation of low-cost personalized prosthetics, even traditionally high-cost bionic prosthetics. The problem with prosthetics has always been that...
Clusters of Fully Automated Desktop 3D Printers and the Future of Manufacturing

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, millions of end use parts have been made. DLP machines from EnvisionTEC, SLS machines from EOS, Stratasys Fortus systems and 3D Systems machines lead the […]

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, millions of end use parts have been made. DLP machines from EnvisionTEC,...
IC3D and Aleph Objects Announce Availability of First-Ever Open Source 3D Printer Filament

IC3D and Aleph Objects Announce Availability of First-Ever Open Source 3D Printer Filament

Open source fans, which include much of the 3D printing community, rejoiced in March when Aleph Objects, maker of the beloved open source LulzBot 3D printers, announced that they had partnered with 3D printing service provider and filament manufacturer IC3D to develop the first-ever open source filament for desktop 3D printers. “Freedom – soon to be […]

Open source fans, which include much of the 3D printing community, rejoiced in March when Aleph Objects, maker of the beloved open source LulzBot 3D printers, announced that they had partnered with 3D printing service provider and filament manufacturer IC3D to develop...
Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and researchers from the two departments of Near East University utilized Cura software to accurately convert […]

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and...
Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). For the first time, Banner Health is expanding its cancer care at […]

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North...
Aleph Objects Positioned for Continued 3D Printing Success with New Facility and Increased Access to Capital

Aleph Objects Positioned for Continued 3D Printing Success with New Facility and Increased Access to Capital

Open source 3D printer and hardware manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc., located in Colorado, makes the award-winning line of LulzBot 3D printers, plastics, and parts that we all know and love. The company was founded in 2011 and has been climbing the ranks ever since, and ranked as the fastest growing privately-held computer hardware company on Inc. […]

Open source 3D printer and hardware manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc., located in Colorado, makes the award-winning line of LulzBot 3D printers, plastics, and parts that we all know and love. The company was founded in 2011 and has been climbing the ranks ever since,...
MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango has an engineering background and has worked in several fields including energy, Arctic vessel development […]

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango...
Open Source 3D Printing: LulzBot and IC3D Team Up for First-Ever Open Source 3D Printer Filament

Open Source 3D Printing: LulzBot and IC3D Team Up for First-Ever Open Source 3D Printer Filament

Open source is an ideology important to much of the 3D printing community; the ethos is at the foundation of many companies involved in the scene from the beginning, and it can be a polarizing topic. For some, like Aleph Objects with its open source LulzBot 3D printers and the community built up around the […]

Open source is an ideology important to much of the 3D printing community; the ethos is at the foundation of many companies involved in the scene from the beginning, and it can be a polarizing topic. For some, like Aleph Objects with its open source LulzBot 3D...