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The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 1: Maker Media

For those of us who were drawn into the world of 3D printing because of the seemingly limitless possibilities of open source hardware, there may be a sense that, in…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 7, 2018

We’re starting things off on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business and a little software, before moving on to more cool 3D printing projects and products. NextFlex…

Make to Care 2017 Contest Calls for Projects, Finalists to Attend Maker Faire Rome

While the Make to Care contest is one that instills a sense of healthy competition in young creators around the world—as well as inspiring them to innovate—it is also one…

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing materials at…

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Stop by Barnes & Noble This Weekend for the Mini Maker Faire, See XYZprinting’s da Vinci Jr. 1.0w, and Enter to Win a da Vinci 3D Pen!

On November 5 and 6, Barnes & Noble will host the second annual Mini Maker Faire at all 650 locations in the United States. After an enthusiastic turnout at the first event…

3D Printed Game Boy is a Hit at Maker Faire New York

You never know what you’re going to see at Maker Faire. I’ve attended Maker Faire New York every year since Make Faire came to New York, and it’s been wildly different…

Twelve-Year-Old Entrepreneur Launches His Own 3D Printing Business

We write a lot here at 3DPrint.com about young entrepreneurs, but twelve-year-old Rowan Pritchard may be the youngest businessman we’ve ever encountered in the 3D printing world. The California boy…

Make to Care: Use Your Creative Skills to Ease the Lives of People with Disabilities

Some people become makers out of a love for craft, technology and/or self-sufficiency. Others become makers out of sheer necessity – such as Fabio Gorrasi, a father of three whose…

Maker Faires Are a Big Draw for Kids, Maker Movement Encourages Future Scientists & Engineers

Children may often become desensitized to the classroom experience, grumbling over math and science in general and latching on to the idea that they may want to avoid those lessons…

PinJig Makes Soldering PCBs a Breeze

One of the things I love about 3D printing is how it’s empowering makers and inventors to come up with new devices that would have been prohibitively expensive to prototype…

It’s No Myth: Makers are Critical to the Future, Says Adam Savage

If you’ve been following 3DPrint.com recently, you may have noticed that I’m really excited about the rapid advancements, technological and otherwise, that are happening in my hometown. I may have…

Make: Magazine’s 2016 Buyers Guide Names TAZ 5 “Best Overall” & “Outstanding Open Source” 3D Printer, Rostock MAX v2 “Best Value”

By far the most important publication that helped the maker movement explode is Make: Magazine. Not only did they help popularize the movement thanks to their print publication started all…

Robot Factory’s Desktop Electroplating CopperFace System Debuts at Maker Faire Rome

While it is gaining ground in the automotive and aerospace industries, metal 3D printing is still prohibitively expensive for most makers. There are of course several 3D printing service providers…

Barnes & Noble Revs Up Weekend Fun with 3D Printing at Nationwide In-Store Mini Maker Faires

Barnes and Noble. Just those three words elicit a sense of comfort. You can almost smell the new books, feel your eager feet resting on the escalator, and summon up…

OLO 3D: Will the Smartphone 3D Printer Soon Make Other Pricey Machines Obsolete?

Not too long ago I was talking with a friend who has resisted the smartphone as long as possible. One of those types who thinks kids and adults all spend…

Phoenix Touch DLP 3D Printer Introduced at Maker Faire

Not only was Maker Faire chock full of 3D printers, it was also a showcase for subtractive manufacturing, namely laser cutters and CNC machines. Full Spectrum Laser (FSL) while best known…

Raise3D Sets the Bar High with the N Series 3D Printers at Maker Faire

In just a few short years Maker Faire NY has transformed from a stepchild to Maker Faire San Francisco to flagship status, perhaps even becoming a larger festival than the…

Deltaprintr Makes a Splash at Maker Faire with the Delta Go

With all the 3D printer projects on Kickstarter these days touting almost unbelievable features and prices it’s easy to become a little skeptical. When some of those companies take exceedingly…

M3D Micro 3D Printer to Be Launched into Retail Market at New York’s Maker Faire, Priced from $399 to $449

While crowdfunding launches can be challenging, hard work, and a total crapshoot for many, we see a lot of really successful and downright impressive campaigns happening for innovative 3D printing…

XYZprinting is Bringing the Da Vinci Pro 3D Printer to Maker Faire New York

Singaporean 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting first showed off their new Da Vinci Professional 3D printer last week at Berlin’s IFA consumer electronics show, but unfortunately they were a little light…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events Celebrate 3D Modeling, Scanning, & Printing Technologies

Events this week held at various 3D Hubs locations around the world include everything from introductions to workshops–to parties! This last I find particularly appropriate, as three of these events…

Bangkok Hosts Thailand’s First 3D Printing & Innovation Contest

There are a number of 3D printing contests and challenges going on around the world at any given time, but in the past month there was one that was particularly…