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3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q2 Report Reveals Much Has Changed, Yet Much Has Stayed the Same

3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q2 Report Reveals Much Has Changed, Yet Much Has Stayed the Same

It’s that time again! 3D Hubs has released their latest quarterly trends report, the second of 2017, and while quite a bit has changed since the Q1 report was released in January, a lot has stayed the same. Without further preamble, let’s take a look at the numbers from the last few months. The Highest […]

It’s that time again! 3D Hubs has released their latest quarterly trends report, the second of 2017, and while quite a bit has changed since the Q1 report was released in January, a lot has stayed the same. Without further preamble, let’s take a look at...
Inside Proto BuildBar: We Make the Makers

Inside Proto BuildBar: We Make the Makers

I am a proud, lifelong resident of southwest Ohio – I grew up roughly 15 minutes south of Dayton, which is known as the Gem City and is the sixth-largest city in the state, and now I live about six minutes away from downtown. It doesn’t sit well with me when I hear people say […]

I am a proud, lifelong resident of southwest Ohio – I grew up roughly 15 minutes south of Dayton, which is known as the Gem City and is the sixth-largest city in the state, and now I live about six minutes away from downtown. It doesn’t sit well with me...
New Jersey High School Installs MakerBot Innovation Center

New Jersey High School Installs MakerBot Innovation Center

I was required to take shop class in 8th grade, where you learned how to use tools, like a miter saw, to make a lamp out of a plastic bottle. I took Computer Applications when I was a senior, which was mostly just making PowerPoint presentations. Things have sure changed since then…no, this isn’t where I […]

I was required to take shop class in 8th grade, where you learned how to use tools, like a miter saw, to make a lamp out of a plastic bottle. I took Computer Applications when I was a senior, which was mostly just making PowerPoint presentations. Things have sure...
Swedish Grad Student Schools Us on 3D Printing & Durability in Master’s Thesis 

Swedish Grad Student Schools Us on 3D Printing & Durability in Master’s Thesis 

Today as we see 3D printing becoming a more mainstream tool despite many differing opinions on what its future might hold, we also see researchers and scientists spending more time testing the technology. From examining everything from toxicity to issues with porosity, teams in labs around the country—while not only immersed in the activity of using 3D […]

Today as we see 3D printing becoming a more mainstream tool despite many differing opinions on what its future might hold, we also see researchers and scientists spending more time testing the technology. From examining everything from toxicity to issues with...
Researchers Create Customized Anti-Acne Masks with Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer

Researchers Create Customized Anti-Acne Masks with Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer

As epilepsy medication in the form of the 3D printed SPRITAM pill was approved last year and made available commercially this year, many may have expected a wild array of similar items to hit the market almost immediately, but along with intense research and development, jumping through all the hoops of getting new pharmaceuticals approved is […]

As epilepsy medication in the form of the 3D printed SPRITAM pill was approved last year and made available commercially this year, many may have expected a wild array of similar items to hit the market almost immediately, but along with intense research and...
BotFactory COO Explains How Shapeways Helped Them Suck Better

BotFactory COO Explains How Shapeways Helped Them Suck Better

Last year a small start up from Brooklyn, New York named BotFactory had their first taste of success on Kickstarter as they crowdfunded their first product, a desktop PCB factory called Squink. The Squink uses 3D printer technology to let users print working circuit boards using conductive inks or fabricate circuit traces on a variety […]

Last year a small start up from Brooklyn, New York named BotFactory had their first taste of success on Kickstarter as they crowdfunded their first product, a desktop PCB factory called Squink. The Squink uses 3D printer technology to let users print working circuit...
Autodesk Inventor Helps a Teenage Maker through a Labyrinth of His Own Design

Autodesk Inventor Helps a Teenage Maker through a Labyrinth of His Own Design

Despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, bringing 3D modelling and 3D printing technology into schools is still a controversial prospect for many schools. While it is gaining popularity, and spending on STEM educational materials is growing in general, when some schools are having problems keeping classroom sizes down and textbooks up to date 3D […]

Despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, bringing 3D modelling and 3D printing technology into schools is still a controversial prospect for many schools. While it is gaining popularity, and spending on STEM educational materials is growing in general, when some...
This 3D Printed RC Tank Doubles as a Fully Functional PC

This 3D Printed RC Tank Doubles as a Fully Functional PC

When the first Quakecon event was held way back in 1996 it was an informal gathering of a small but dedicated group of fans of Id Software games Quake and Doom. It had only 30 attendees, however that quickly grew to over 100 by the end of the weekend. The event is now known for […]

When the first Quakecon event was held way back in 1996 it was an informal gathering of a small but dedicated group of fans of Id Software games Quake and Doom. It had only 30 attendees, however that quickly grew to over 100 by the end of the weekend. The event is now...
Massachusetts Librarian Lends Guatemalan Burn Victim a 3D Printed Helping Hand

Massachusetts Librarian Lends Guatemalan Burn Victim a 3D Printed Helping Hand

Welmer Cordova was horribly burned in a gas explosion in Guatemala. The explosion killed two of Cordova’s sisters, and now at 20 years old, he was preparing to deal with his 30th surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. At just 6 years of age, Cordova survived the explosion in Llano Largo. It badly […]

Welmer Cordova was horribly burned in a gas explosion in Guatemala. The explosion killed two of Cordova’s sisters, and now at 20 years old, he was preparing to deal with his 30th surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. At just 6 years of age,...
RoboSavvy MM2X: A Dual Extruder for MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers

RoboSavvy MM2X: A Dual Extruder for MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers

When Limor Schweitzer founded RoboSavvy in 2004, his vision was to create humanoid robots that would build a bridge between video games and reality. He’s focused on understanding humanoid locomotion and using that knowledge to make humanoid robots capable of performing acrobatics. His company also became a retailer of robotics equipment for hobbyists and researchers […]

When Limor Schweitzer founded RoboSavvy in 2004, his vision was to create humanoid robots that would build a bridge between video games and reality. He’s focused on understanding humanoid locomotion and using that knowledge to make humanoid robots capable of...
3D Printed "Tact" Prosthetic Hand Takes Functionality to a New Level

3D Printed "Tact" Prosthetic Hand Takes Functionality to a New Level

The 3D printing and maker community has demonstrated over and over again just how capable it is of making the world a better place and improving the quality of life of its inhabitants in a seemingly infinite number of ways. We’ve seen the spirit of entrepreneurship combine with philanthropy in the field of prosthetic devices […]

The 3D printing and maker community has demonstrated over and over again just how capable it is of making the world a better place and improving the quality of life of its inhabitants in a seemingly infinite number of ways. We’ve seen the spirit of entrepreneurship...
RoboSavvy's Amazing New 3D Printed Humanoid Robot Utilizes Oculus Rift and a Segway for Control

RoboSavvy's Amazing New 3D Printed Humanoid Robot Utilizes Oculus Rift and a Segway for Control

I have said it once, and I’ll say it again. 3D printing and robots will continue their inevitable convergence, leading to completely custom robots which can perform virtually any human-like task, and feature an appearance tailored to our individual preferences. We aren’t all the way there yet, but with 3D printing, we are getting ever […]

I have said it once, and I’ll say it again. 3D printing and robots will continue their inevitable convergence, leading to completely custom robots which can perform virtually any human-like task, and feature an appearance tailored to our individual preferences....
Doctors Create A 3D Printed Trachea on a MakerBot

Doctors Create A 3D Printed Trachea on a MakerBot

Doctors at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York, say 3D printing can be used to create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient’s own cells to aid them in complex reconstruction surgery. Also known as the “windpipe,” the trachea is the tube that connects the […]

Doctors at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York, say 3D printing can be used to create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient’s own cells to aid them in complex reconstruction surgery. Also...
iMakr to Remove Latest MakerBot 3D Printers From Store Shelves Due to Dissatisfied Customers

iMakr to Remove Latest MakerBot 3D Printers From Store Shelves Due to Dissatisfied Customers

Customers speak — and iMakr not only listens, but takes action. While the 3D printing retailer is adding a list of new 3D printers and equipment to their stores, they are also making a bold statement in discontinuing sales of MakerBot’s latest generation of 3D printers, the Replicator Fifth Generation and Replicator Z18, due to negative feedback. iMakr is […]

Customers speak — and iMakr not only listens, but takes action. While the 3D printing retailer is adding a list of new 3D printers and equipment to their stores, they are also making a bold statement in discontinuing sales of MakerBot’s latest generation of 3D...
Mercer University Electronics Tech Looks to Create a 3D Printable Database of Ancient Artifacts

Mercer University Electronics Tech Looks to Create a 3D Printable Database of Ancient Artifacts

Over the past several months, we have found that the process of taking ancient artifacts and creating digitized replicas of them is becoming much more common. These digital replicas may be converted to files which just about anyone with access to a 3D printer can recreate. For one electronics tech at Mercer University School of […]

Over the past several months, we have found that the process of taking ancient artifacts and creating digitized replicas of them is becoming much more common. These digital replicas may be converted to files which just about anyone with access to a 3D printer can...
Got Bitcoin? You Can Purchase a 3D Printer Or Filament for 5% Off

Got Bitcoin? You Can Purchase a 3D Printer Or Filament for 5% Off

Bitcoin has had its ups and downs, over the past year or so. It has seen its price go from $90 all the way up to over $1200, before settling in the $400-$600 range. This is all in the past year. It has made some people millionaires, while others have lost a hefty portion of […]

Bitcoin has had its ups and downs, over the past year or so. It has seen its price go from $90 all the way up to over $1200, before settling in the $400-$600 range. This is all in the past year. It has made some people millionaires, while others have lost a hefty...