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TextileLab and Fabricademy: Interview with Anastasia Pistofidou on Sustainably 3D Printing Fashion

TextileLab and Fabricademy: Interview with Anastasia Pistofidou on Sustainably 3D Printing Fashion

Fashion and sustainability are two words that feel as antonyms nowadays. The mass production of clothing and ethically doubtful methods of manufacture give one of the biggest economic forces one of the top rankings of the most polluting sectors. This creates a...
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Investigates New Lignin-Nylon Composite 3D Printing Material

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Investigates New Lignin-Nylon Composite 3D Printing Material

Lignin is an organic polymer that is present in the cell walls of many plants, giving them rigidity such as in wood and bark. It’s also a byproduct of biorefinery processes, and, thanks to work by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), it could make up a new kind of 3D printing material. The […]

Lignin is an organic polymer that is present in the cell walls of many plants, giving them rigidity such as in wood and bark. It’s also a byproduct of biorefinery processes, and, thanks to work by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), it could...
Coating Nylon 3D Prints to Decrease Moisture Absorption Could Open Up New Applications

Coating Nylon 3D Prints to Decrease Moisture Absorption Could Open Up New Applications

As 3D printing materials advance, it’s becoming possible to create stronger 3D printed parts. Porosity is an issue that afflicts many 3D printed parts, however, including those produced by FDM. One of FDM’s weaknesses is poor bonding between layers, which results in tiny pores and less strength than is ideal. Other factors can weaken parts, […]

As 3D printing materials advance, it’s becoming possible to create stronger 3D printed parts. Porosity is an issue that afflicts many 3D printed parts, however, including those produced by FDM. One of FDM’s weaknesses is poor bonding between layers, which...
Hobbyist 3D Prints What May Be the First Sony E-Mount Film Camera

Hobbyist 3D Prints What May Be the First Sony E-Mount Film Camera

The camera has a fascinating history. It’s come a long way from its beginnings as a large box that required long exposures to what it is now, which is, often, an app on a smartphone. Sightings of actual cameras, even digital ones, are getting rarer as people rely on the high-resolution cameras now available on […]

The camera has a fascinating history. It’s come a long way from its beginnings as a large box that required long exposures to what it is now, which is, often, an app on a smartphone. Sightings of actual cameras, even digital ones, are getting rarer as people...
Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s cheapish and prints OK. This is how most people approach […]

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s...
3D Printer Review: Dremel Grows Up as DigiLab 3D45 Offers New Options for More Complex 3D Printing

3D Printer Review: Dremel Grows Up as DigiLab 3D45 Offers New Options for More Complex 3D Printing

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to review the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 3D printer, and so unpacking the review unit of the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 was kind of like greeting an old friend – who had undergone some noticeable changes. The DigiLab 3D45 was introduced last summer and, like the […]

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to review the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 3D printer, and so unpacking the review unit of the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 was kind of like greeting an old friend – who had undergone some noticeable changes. The DigiLab 3D45...
Polymaker and INTAMSYS Partner to Integrate 3D Printers and Engineering Materials for Customers

Polymaker and INTAMSYS Partner to Integrate 3D Printers and Engineering Materials for Customers

Polymaker, headquartered in Shanghai, is dedicated to developing new and functional materials for the 3D printing industry. The company, with offices in the US, Japan, and the Netherlands, aims to bring 3D printing technology to the mainstream manufacturing industry; having just moved into a new factory that doubled its floor space, Polymaker seems ready to […]

Polymaker, headquartered in Shanghai, is dedicated to developing new and functional materials for the 3D printing industry. The company, with offices in the US, Japan, and the Netherlands, aims to bring 3D printing technology to the mainstream manufacturing industry;...
Static Mixer with 3D Printed Nylon Inserts Saves Industry Customers Time and Money

Static Mixer with 3D Printed Nylon Inserts Saves Industry Customers Time and Money

Usually when I think about mixers, I start dreaming about baking brownies and cakes for birthday parties and holidays. 3D printing technology has been used to make hand mixers, both electric and manual. In 2016, a handheld Thor3D Scanner and a ceramic composite mold were used to help a large bakery, which operates several professional-grade dough mixers, come […]

Usually when I think about mixers, I start dreaming about baking brownies and cakes for birthday parties and holidays. 3D printing technology has been used to make hand mixers, both electric and manual. In 2016, a handheld Thor3D Scanner and a ceramic composite mold...
Polymaker Introduces PolyMide CoPA 3D Printing Filament with Warp-Free Technology

Polymaker Introduces PolyMide CoPA 3D Printing Filament with Warp-Free Technology

Nylon, or polyamide, is a well-loved material for a wide variety of applications, as it offers numerous benefits that other materials lack. It’s strong and flexible, has good thermal properties, and is resistant to wear and abrasion, just to name a few of its engineering-level qualities. But when it comes to 3D printing, nylon can […]

Nylon, or polyamide, is a well-loved material for a wide variety of applications, as it offers numerous benefits that other materials lack. It’s strong and flexible, has good thermal properties, and is resistant to wear and abrasion, just to name a few of its...
colorFabb Presents a Highly Printable Nylon and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Filament

colorFabb Presents a Highly Printable Nylon and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Filament

Nylon is a difficult material to 3D print with, especially for extrusion-based systems. The material tends to warp with maddening frequency, and it’s one of the biggest culprits in regards to absorbing moisture from the air, which causes numerous problems. Its benefits, however, make the material worth trying to overcome its drawbacks. It’s incredibly strong, […]

Nylon is a difficult material to 3D print with, especially for extrusion-based systems. The material tends to warp with maddening frequency, and it’s one of the biggest culprits in regards to absorbing moisture from the air, which causes numerous problems. Its...
BCN3D Technologies Releases New 3D Printing Materials Portfolio

BCN3D Technologies Releases New 3D Printing Materials Portfolio

In September, BCN3D Technologies made a slew of announcements. The Barcelona-based company is best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, and recently it decided to go big with the release of the Sigmax, a dual-extruder, multi-material machine with a large build area of 420 x 297 x 210 mm. At the same time, BCN3D announced that it […]

In September, BCN3D Technologies made a slew of announcements. The Barcelona-based company is best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, and recently it decided to go big with the release of the Sigmax, a dual-extruder, multi-material machine with a large build area of 420...
3D Hubs Intern 3D Prints His Transportation to Work

3D Hubs Intern 3D Prints His Transportation to Work

Jack Davies is a product design student at Nottingham Trent University, but he recently moved to Amsterdam to begin an internship at 3D Hubs. Not having a car, Davies was looking for a way to get to work that didn’t involve public transportation and was faster than a bike. An electric skateboard seemed like a […]

Jack Davies is a product design student at Nottingham Trent University, but he recently moved to Amsterdam to begin an internship at 3D Hubs. Not having a car, Davies was looking for a way to get to work that didn’t involve public transportation and was faster...
Are 3D Printer Fumes Bad for Your Health?

Are 3D Printer Fumes Bad for Your Health?

3D printing is a safe activity, as long as reasonable precautions are taken – for example, not touching hot 3D printer nozzles. However, there is a concern about the fumes that 3D printers give off when they print. Is it really safe to breathe in the particles being given off from the melting plastic? Some […]

3D printing is a safe activity, as long as reasonable precautions are taken – for example, not touching hot 3D printer nozzles. However, there is a concern about the fumes that 3D printers give off when they print. Is it really safe to breathe in the particles...
What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) – Superman We compared ABS with Superman because they both are strong, […]

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene...
3D Hubs Offers HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology

3D Hubs Offers HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology

It’s been a little over a year since HP unveiled their Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and shook up the industry. Since then, we’ve been following it closely, as the first 3D printers began to be delivered to HP’s partners, and as those partners began sharing the technology with the public. We’re now excited […]

It’s been a little over a year since HP unveiled their Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and shook up the industry. Since then, we’ve been following it closely, as the first 3D printers began to be delivered to HP’s partners, and as those...
3D Printed Podfo Orthotics from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Peacocks Medical Group Offer Customization and Comfort

3D Printed Podfo Orthotics from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Peacocks Medical Group Offer Customization and Comfort

Walking the dog…taking the stairs…strolling through the grocery store…jogging on a treadmill…all of these activities and more can be very difficult, and painful, if you are one of the millions of people around the world who suffers from foot pain. The large market for foot orthotics is growing every day, and while traditional methods of manufacturing […]

Walking the dog…taking the stairs…strolling through the grocery store…jogging on a treadmill…all of these activities and more can be very difficult, and painful, if you are one of the millions of people around the world who suffers from foot...
Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for engineers and designers to get instant pricing, lead times and manufacturability feedback. All it takes is a 3D CAD file.  […]

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for...
3D Matter Releases In-Depth Study Detailing the Properties of 3D Printing Polymers

3D Matter Releases In-Depth Study Detailing the Properties of 3D Printing Polymers

Back in April, at the Inside 3D Printing New York Conference and Expo, we had the chance to cover the Frontier Tech Startup Showdown, an exciting competition between the newest and most innovative 3D printing startups from all around the world. One of the seven young companies participating in the competition was New York City-based 3D Matter, […]

Back in April, at the Inside 3D Printing New York Conference and Expo, we had the chance to cover the Frontier Tech Startup Showdown, an exciting competition between the newest and most innovative 3D printing startups from all around the world. One of the seven young...
Breathe-3DP Releases Second 3D Printing Material: Tough, Strong Phoenix Nylon

Breathe-3DP Releases Second 3D Printing Material: Tough, Strong Phoenix Nylon

As the 3D printing industry has grown and evolved, material developers and manufacturers have been faced with entirely new challenges – and opportunities. The 3D printing materials market is growing faster than the printer market, which isn’t too sluggish itself, so material manufacturers are scrambling to keep up. Many older, well-established material development companies have found, […]

As the 3D printing industry has grown and evolved, material developers and manufacturers have been faced with entirely new challenges – and opportunities. The 3D printing materials market is growing faster than the printer market, which isn’t too sluggish...
Markforged Introduces Onyx, Its Latest Super-Strong 3D Printing Material Made from Nylon and Micro-Carbon

Markforged Introduces Onyx, Its Latest Super-Strong 3D Printing Material Made from Nylon and Micro-Carbon

Personally, I love learning about new 3D printing materials. A new material means the potential to 3D print things that couldn’t be printed before, and Markforged has always come through in the never-before-seen materials department. Their inventory includes several super-strong composites such as Kevlar, fiberglass, and carbon fiber, and they’ve just announced a new material that should open […]

Personally, I love learning about new 3D printing materials. A new material means the potential to 3D print things that couldn’t be printed before, and Markforged has always come through in the never-before-seen materials department. Their inventory includes...
3DS ‘Nylon for CubePro’ Available Now for Added Strength & Flexibility in Desktop 3D Printing & Manufacturing

3DS ‘Nylon for CubePro’ Available Now for Added Strength & Flexibility in Desktop 3D Printing & Manufacturing

As one innovation after another in 3D printing has garnered the attention of the world, it has quickly become a mainstream interest. Desktop 3D printer sales are skyrocketing and multiple sectors are using the technology to their own devices–and rightfully so–from helping to save lives to making high-quality car and jet parts right on down to […]

As one innovation after another in 3D printing has garnered the attention of the world, it has quickly become a mainstream interest. Desktop 3D printer sales are skyrocketing and multiple sectors are using the technology to their own devices–and rightfully...
Ravensbourne Graduate Creates Functional Furniture with 3D Printing

Ravensbourne Graduate Creates Functional Furniture with 3D Printing

You may remember Vishal Patel from an earlier article we wrote about his waterproof cell phone case. Now, Patel has turned his attention back to dry land with the creation of a functional work desk built using 3D printed brackets. Patel recently completed his degree in Product Design from Ravensbourne, a digital and new media university in […]

You may remember Vishal Patel from an earlier article we wrote about his waterproof cell phone case. Now, Patel has turned his attention back to dry land with the creation of a functional work desk built using 3D printed brackets. Patel recently completed his degree...
MarkForged Releases Benchmark Data for Their Line of Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass, and Nylon Filament Formulations

MarkForged Releases Benchmark Data for Their Line of Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass, and Nylon Filament Formulations

The Mark One 3D printer from MarkForged prints in carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, and nylon formulations. With a build volume of 320 x 132 x 160 mm, it makes use of one nozzle to print a plastic material as another nozzle prints the fiber material. The finished parts appear similar to traditional FFF printed parts but […]

The Mark One 3D printer from MarkForged prints in carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, and nylon formulations. With a build volume of 320 x 132 x 160 mm, it makes use of one nozzle to print a plastic material as another nozzle prints the fiber material. The finished...
Exo-Voice & Exo-Shoe: Onyx Ashanti Creates Incredibly High Tech 3D Printed ‘Footware’ & More

Exo-Voice & Exo-Shoe: Onyx Ashanti Creates Incredibly High Tech 3D Printed ‘Footware’ & More

  The creative process is, above all, a process. Good art, just like any creation worth having, is worth waiting for. Onyx Ashanti, a native of Mississippi, is all about the iterative process in his creative works, and has been developing “beatjazz” for several years, even doing a TED talk on the topic in 2011–and he […]

  The creative process is, above all, a process. Good art, just like any creation worth having, is worth waiting for. Onyx Ashanti, a native of Mississippi, is all about the iterative process in his creative works, and has been developing “beatjazz”...
Kiwatch & Sculpteo are Creating Custom Costumes for Security Cameras via 3D Printing

Kiwatch & Sculpteo are Creating Custom Costumes for Security Cameras via 3D Printing

Leaving aside for a moment arguments regarding the ethical implications of being part of a surveillance society, Kiwatch is helping cameras to blend into their backgrounds by making a wide variety of custom camera cases. Ranging from a natural looking aesthetic to an adorable blue hippo-monster, these 3D printed cases are helping at least the home […]

Leaving aside for a moment arguments regarding the ethical implications of being part of a surveillance society, Kiwatch is helping cameras to blend into their backgrounds by making a wide variety of custom camera cases. Ranging from a natural looking aesthetic to an...
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