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3D Printing as Seen at CES 2018: Part One

3D Printing as Seen at CES 2018: Part One

Like most of the tech world, this week we’ve been paying a lot of attention to the goings-on at CES 2018 as announcements have arisen from the neon desert landscape of Las Vegas. Many of these have been focused on 3D technologies, as additive manufacturing is showcased alongside a huge variety of 3D scanning and […]

Like most of the tech world, this week we’ve been paying a lot of attention to the goings-on at CES 2018 as announcements have arisen from the neon desert landscape of Las Vegas. Many of these have been focused on 3D technologies, as additive manufacturing is...
Aleph Objects to Manufacture LulzBot 3D Printers Live on CES Show Floor

Aleph Objects to Manufacture LulzBot 3D Printers Live on CES Show Floor

The doors to CES 2018 will open very soon, and we’ve already been hearing exciting announcements about some of the new 3D printers and products that will be showcased in Las Vegas next week. Aleph Objects, which designs, develops, and manufactures the award-winning LulzBot line of desktop 3D printers, parts, and plastics at its Loveland, Colorado headquarters, will […]

The doors to CES 2018 will open very soon, and we’ve already been hearing exciting announcements about some of the new 3D printers and products that will be showcased in Las Vegas next week. Aleph Objects, which designs, develops, and manufactures the...
LulzBot Helps OtterBox Expand Its uniVERSE with Open Source, 3D Printed Accessory Mounts

LulzBot Helps OtterBox Expand Its uniVERSE with Open Source, 3D Printed Accessory Mounts

Founded in Colorado nearly 20 years ago, OtterBox is the number one supplier of smartphone cases in the US. The company makes frequent use of 3D printing technology for its cases, and its uniVERSE Case System, which has a slim but durable OtterBox protective case for an iPhone and and iPad, with a modular rail mount on […]

Founded in Colorado nearly 20 years ago, OtterBox is the number one supplier of smartphone cases in the US. The company makes frequent use of 3D printing technology for its cases, and its uniVERSE Case System, which has a slim but durable OtterBox protective case for...
2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have much luck with 3D printers without 3D software, and […]

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have...
Breaking Down the Building Process of Matt Denton's Giant 3D Printed Motorized LEGO Go-Kart

Breaking Down the Building Process of Matt Denton's Giant 3D Printed Motorized LEGO Go-Kart

It’s time for another update from one of our favorite makers – Matt Denton, one of the original builders of Star Wars droid BB-8, owner of YouTube channel Mantis Hacks, and maker of 3D printed LEGO vehicles extraordinaire. As a kid, Denton enjoyed building vehicles and other machines with LEGO Technic kits, and decided to share that […]

It’s time for another update from one of our favorite makers – Matt Denton, one of the original builders of Star Wars droid BB-8, owner of YouTube channel Mantis Hacks, and maker of 3D printed LEGO vehicles extraordinaire. As a kid, Denton enjoyed building...
College Student's First 3D Printer Purchase Leads to a New Business

College Student's First 3D Printer Purchase Leads to a New Business

In 2016, John Kray bought his first 3D printer, a . Today, he’s in business as the co-founder of Hydra Research, LLC, a 3D printing startup in Portland, Oregon. Kray is a little bit surprised to find himself running a 3D printing startup, but thrilled at the same time. “This is all a little overwhelming […]

In 2016, John Kray bought his first 3D printer, a LulzBot Mini. Today, he’s in business as the co-founder of Hydra Research, LLC, a 3D printing startup in Portland, Oregon. Kray is a little bit surprised to find himself running a 3D printing startup, but...
Hawk 3D Proto Adds to 3D Printing Wares as a Reseller for LulzBot, Magigoo

Hawk 3D Proto Adds to 3D Printing Wares as a Reseller for LulzBot, Magigoo

Yorkshire-based 3D printer retailer Hawk 3D Proto, a division of engineering cutting tools supplier Cutwel Limited, offers a range of 3D printing services, products, and hardware to help its rapidly-growing base of customers fulfill any rapid prototyping needs and maximize their creative projects. The independent company is well-known for supplying high-performance desktop 3D printers, and has various […]

Yorkshire-based 3D printer retailer Hawk 3D Proto, a division of engineering cutting tools supplier Cutwel Limited, offers a range of 3D printing services, products, and hardware to help its rapidly-growing base of customers fulfill any rapid prototyping needs and...
Aleph Objects Partners with Creative Ad Agency to Launch 3D Printing Brand Campaign

Aleph Objects Partners with Creative Ad Agency to Launch 3D Printing Brand Campaign

Ever since it was founded in 2011, Colorado-based Aleph Objects, maker of the popular, award-winning line of LulzBot 3D printers, has been working hard to increase its global reach. Earlier this year, the company, which was built on the philosophy of user freedom, welcomed a new president and introduced new hardware, announced a partnership with IC3D for the […]

Ever since it was founded in 2011, Colorado-based Aleph Objects, maker of the popular, award-winning line of LulzBot 3D printers, has been working hard to increase its global reach. Earlier this year, the company, which was built on the philosophy of user...
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...
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