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Building Momentum Trains Marines in 3D Printing

Building Momentum Trains Marines in 3D Printing

Building Momentum is a veteran-owned technology development and consulting company based in Alexandria, Virginia. Founder and CEO Brad Halsey formed the company after he found himself utilizing 3D printing while deployed in Iraq and was inspired to share his knowledge and experience with others. Founded in 2015, Building Momentum offers consulting on science, engineering and […]

Building Momentum is a veteran-owned technology development and consulting company based in Alexandria, Virginia. Founder and CEO Brad Halsey formed the company after he found himself utilizing 3D printing while deployed in Iraq and was inspired to share his knowledge...
Applications, Metal, Maturation in 3D Printing Shine at RAPID + TCT

Applications, Metal, Maturation in 3D Printing Shine at RAPID + TCT

Anticipation is always high for a major event, and RAPID + TCT draws great focus to 3D printing in North America. Several major themes were intentional as this year’s event curated programming centered around medical, metal, and aerospace innovation; others, as they always will, arose throughout the course of the show. This week, writer Sarah Saunders […]

Anticipation is always high for a major event, and RAPID + TCT draws great focus to 3D printing in North America. Several major themes were intentional as this year’s event curated programming centered around medical, metal, and aerospace innovation; others, as...
New 3D Printers, Both Desktop and Industrial, Unveiled at RAPID + TCT

New 3D Printers, Both Desktop and Industrial, Unveiled at RAPID + TCT

Arcam EBM is known for its Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology, a metal 3D printing process that involves melting layers of metal powder with an electron beam. The process takes place in a vacuum and at extremely high temperature, resulting in stress relieved parts with material properties better than cast components and comparable to wrought […]

Arcam EBM is known for its Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology, a metal 3D printing process that involves melting layers of metal powder with an electron beam. The process takes place in a vacuum and at extremely high temperature, resulting in stress relieved parts...
3D Printing the SynDaver Open-Source Healthcare Mannequin

3D Printing the SynDaver Open-Source Healthcare Mannequin

Learn how 3D printing is delivering higher practice standards for healthcare professionals using high-tech mannequins. As desktop 3D printers become more robust, reliable, and feature-rich, we are seeing a definite shift in professional use-cases from prototyping to producing final products. Healthcare simulation is a highly targeted and rapidly growing industry. Medical simulators are used as surrogates by […]

Learn how 3D printing is delivering higher practice standards for healthcare professionals using high-tech mannequins. As desktop 3D printers become more robust, reliable, and feature-rich, we are seeing a definite shift in professional use-cases from prototyping to...
YouTuber James Bruton Makes Record Books with World’s Tallest 3D Printed Sculpture

YouTuber James Bruton Makes Record Books with World’s Tallest 3D Printed Sculpture

James Bruton began his YouTube channel in 2006 to share videos he made regarding robotics and other hands-on projects. After making a commitment to himself to upload a new video once a week, he has grown his following to just over half a million subscribers with a total of more than 159 million views for […]

James Bruton began his YouTube channel in 2006 to share videos he made regarding robotics and other hands-on projects. After making a commitment to himself to upload a new video once a week, he has grown his following to just over half a million subscribers with a...
Open Source 3D Printing in the Spotlight at MRRF 2018: Community, 3D Printers, Championships

Open Source 3D Printing in the Spotlight at MRRF 2018: Community, 3D Printers, Championships

To say that open source is a major part of 3D printing would be an understatement in the extreme; indeed, to many, the open source RepRap Project is the most significant thing to come from 3D printing. Celebrating all things rooted in RepRap is the annual Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF), hosted in Goshen, Indiana — […]

To say that open source is a major part of 3D printing would be an understatement in the extreme; indeed, to many, the open source RepRap Project is the most significant thing to come from 3D printing. Celebrating all things rooted in RepRap is the annual Midwest...
LulzBot at CES 2018: Live 3D Printing Factory, Looking Ahead to a New Year and New 3D Printers

LulzBot at CES 2018: Live 3D Printing Factory, Looking Ahead to a New Year and New 3D Printers

How many 3D printers could a 3D printer 3D print if a 3D printer could 3D print 3D printers? It’s less catchy than the more familiar woodchuck-based tongue twister, but the LulzBot team were having fun with this phraseology at CES 2018 last week (or at least humoring me while I had fun with it). […]

How many 3D printers could a 3D printer 3D print if a 3D printer could 3D print 3D printers? It’s less catchy than the more familiar woodchuck-based tongue twister, but the LulzBot team were having fun with this phraseology at CES 2018 last week (or at least...
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,...
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