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3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D printers themselves. The ShareCloth team is announcing its new software solution for fashion 3D printing, while MIT researchers have developed a moisture-responsive workout suit, and […]

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D printers themselves. The ShareCloth team is announcing its new software...
Dark Chip Industrial 3D Printer Series Features Closed Loop Control and Open Source Software

Dark Chip Industrial 3D Printer Series Features Closed Loop Control and Open Source Software

Over the years, we’ve seen Kickstarter campaigns for many 3D printers: some of them have been extremely successful, like Stacker’s S2 industrial 3D printer and the Snapmaker. Others, like the NIX… from NiXTEK, have made it to the finish line but only just, and some have spectacularly crashed and burned, like the Kickstarter-cancelled NEXD1 and the infamous Tiko […]

Over the years, we’ve seen Kickstarter campaigns for many 3D printers: some of them have been extremely successful, like Stacker’s S2 industrial 3D printer and the Snapmaker. Others, like the NIX… from NiXTEK, have made it to the finish line but only...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 18, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing education, business, international events and conferences, and a couple of Kickstarter campaigns in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs.  Penn State is now offering master’s degrees in 3D printing, while Structo has announced a distribution partnership with 4Qube Solutions. We’ve got highlights from recent manufacturing technology industry event MTA 2017, […]

We’re covering 3D printing education, business, international events and conferences, and a couple of Kickstarter campaigns in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs.  Penn State is now offering master’s degrees in 3D printing, while Structo has...
Should Desktop 3D Printing Be Open Source or Closed Source?

Should Desktop 3D Printing Be Open Source or Closed Source?

Open source development has brought a lot of advantages to desktop 3D printing. Is our flirtation with open source a youthful indiscretion that will soon be discarded? Or is open source the key to our recent past and to unlocking the future of 3D printing? A Short History of Desktop 3D Printing Desktop 3D printing […]

Open source development has brought a lot of advantages to desktop 3D printing. Is our flirtation with open source a youthful indiscretion that will soon be discarded? Or is open source the key to our recent past and to unlocking the future of 3D printing? A Short...
Autodesk Discontinues Manufacture of Open Source Ember 3D Printer

Autodesk Discontinues Manufacture of Open Source Ember 3D Printer

A big upheaval happened at Autodesk in February when CEO Carl Bass announced his resignation, as did board members Scott Ferguson and Jeff Clarke. This week, Autodesk users need to brace themselves for more changes, this time of the hardware variety. The company has announced that they will be discontinuing the manufacture of their Ember […]

A big upheaval happened at Autodesk in February when CEO Carl Bass announced his resignation, as did board members Scott Ferguson and Jeff Clarke. This week, Autodesk users need to brace themselves for more changes, this time of the hardware variety. The company has...
3D Printing Outside the Box: The Hangprinter Prints in Midair Without Any Limits

3D Printing Outside the Box: The Hangprinter Prints in Midair Without Any Limits

3D printers just aren’t what they used to be – and that’s a good thing. There’s nothing wrong with a traditional box-like printer that sits on the floor or on a desk, of course; those printers are the livelihood of many. But a box is, by its nature, limiting, which is why people are so […]

3D printers just aren’t what they used to be – and that’s a good thing. There’s nothing wrong with a traditional box-like printer that sits on the floor or on a desk, of course; those printers are the livelihood of many. But a box is, by its...
Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent - But Don't Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says

Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent - But Don't Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says

The popularity of Ultimaker is for a number of reasons. Yes, the company does produce reliable, high-quality 3D printers that consistently makes the top of “best 3D printers” lists, but one of the things that people really love about Ultimaker is that they’re open source. Nothing is patented, and users are invited to collaborate with Ultimaker by sharing […]

The popularity of Ultimaker is for a number of reasons. Yes, the company does produce reliable, high-quality 3D printers that consistently makes the top of “best 3D printers” lists, but one of the things that people really love about Ultimaker is that...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 30, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 30, 2016

This week included a lot of 3D printing news from all around the world, and as per usual, it was nearly impossible to keep up with all of the latest announcements and innovations. The New York-based Graphene 3D Lab announced a couple of organizational changes, appointing a new Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Research […]

This week included a lot of 3D printing news from all around the world, and as per usual, it was nearly impossible to keep up with all of the latest announcements and innovations. The New York-based Graphene 3D Lab announced a couple of organizational changes,...
Wanhao USA Releases Their Newest 3D Printer, the Duplicator i3 PLUS

Wanhao USA Releases Their Newest 3D Printer, the Duplicator i3 PLUS

As the desktop 3D printing market in Europe and North America slightly wavers between success and failure, the companies conquering this emerging technology in Asia have painted a clear picture: 3D printing is their future. This particularly rings true in China, where the 3D printing market that has doubled year-by-year, and is projected to reach $1.5 […]

As the desktop 3D printing market in Europe and North America slightly wavers between success and failure, the companies conquering this emerging technology in Asia have painted a clear picture: 3D printing is their future. This particularly rings true in China, where...
Dollo, the Ultimate Self-Replicating 3D Printer, is Now on Kickstarter

Dollo, the Ultimate Self-Replicating 3D Printer, is Now on Kickstarter

Last year, we spoke with a creative and innovative individual named Benjamin Engel, who told us about the invention he and his father had created: a self-replicating 3D printer that out-RepRaps the RepRap Project. The Dollo 3D printer is composed almost entirely of 3D printed parts, excepting electronics, and it can print a replica of itself […]

Last year, we spoke with a creative and innovative individual named Benjamin Engel, who told us about the invention he and his father had created: a self-replicating 3D printer that out-RepRaps the RepRap Project. The Dollo 3D printer is composed almost entirely of 3D...
Attention, Makers & Tinkerers! Set Up Your Own Reach 3D All-in-One Printer Kit for Under $200

Attention, Makers & Tinkerers! Set Up Your Own Reach 3D All-in-One Printer Kit for Under $200

The question is: how do you feel about putting your 3D printer together? If you’ve gone to the trouble to read this article, chances are you walk in that technogeek realm and are thrilled about taking control of something you buy—and that means knowing how it works—inside and out. It is also means you probably […]

The question is: how do you feel about putting your 3D printer together? If you’ve gone to the trouble to read this article, chances are you walk in that technogeek realm and are thrilled about taking control of something you buy—and that means knowing how it...
Open Edge Launches 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign for Mondrian 3.0, Featuring Revolutionary Nozzle

Open Edge Launches 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign for Mondrian 3.0, Featuring Revolutionary Nozzle

As an ardent supporter of the open-source movement, Open Edge keeps making enormous strides forward. This French startup, founded in 2013 and headquartered in the town of Folschviller, specializes in the manufacturing and design of 3D printers, demonstrating their progress with the Mondrian 3.0. This latest printer is referred to by Emmanuel Gilloz as the […]

As an ardent supporter of the open-source movement, Open Edge keeps making enormous strides forward. This French startup, founded in 2013 and headquartered in the town of Folschviller, specializes in the manufacturing and design of 3D printers, demonstrating their...
On Kickstarter Now: The ARC-One 3D Printer is Bigger, Better, Autonomous & Affordable

On Kickstarter Now: The ARC-One 3D Printer is Bigger, Better, Autonomous & Affordable

“We wanted to make a machine that we would buy ourselves.” And when it comes to purchasing a 3D printer, that’s one of the best scenarios you can find–a company comprised of makers who plan on using the hardware themselves. With the ARC-One from Arcadian 3D, priced moderately at $1399 for early birds who support […]

“We wanted to make a machine that we would buy ourselves.” And when it comes to purchasing a 3D printer, that’s one of the best scenarios you can find–a company comprised of makers who plan on using the hardware themselves. With the ARC-One from Arcadian 3D,...
New, Faster Fabcore Released as 'The Future of 3D Printing,' Open Source Files Now on Thingiverse

New, Faster Fabcore Released as 'The Future of 3D Printing,' Open Source Files Now on Thingiverse

While it is now completely believable that you can find an extraordinarily inexpensive 3D printer these days, many users still have considerable trepidation, which can go either way depending on their requirements. Some want to be able to control, modify, improve, while others worry about receiving a box full of pieces, instructions for different scraps of unwieldy […]

While it is now completely believable that you can find an extraordinarily inexpensive 3D printer these days, many users still have considerable trepidation, which can go either way depending on their requirements. Some want to be able to control, modify, improve,...
Ultimaker Releases Open Source Files for Ultimaker 2 Go and Extended

Ultimaker Releases Open Source Files for Ultimaker 2 Go and Extended

To open source or not to open source is a question that most 3D printer manufacturers are going to ask themselves at some point. I’ve heard compelling arguments both for and against, but at the end of the day it’s a business model that simply isn’t for every company. But whichever path a company chooses, […]

To open source or not to open source is a question that most 3D printer manufacturers are going to ask themselves at some point. I’ve heard compelling arguments both for and against, but at the end of the day it’s a business model that simply isn’t for every company....
Autodesk Open Sources Ember Hardware and Firmware and Drops a Big Fusion 360 Update

Autodesk Open Sources Ember Hardware and Firmware and Drops a Big Fusion 360 Update

There were a couple of big releases from 3D design and printing company Autodesk this week. First and perhaps the most notable was full open source release of the electronics and firmware for Ember, their new SLS 3D printer. When the company announced Ember at last year’s Inside 3D printing Santa Clara, they committed to making […]

There were a couple of big releases from 3D design and printing company Autodesk this week. First and perhaps the most notable was full open source release of the electronics and firmware for Ember, their new SLS 3D printer. When the company announced Ember at last...
The Fusion: A Portable, Open Source 3D Printer for Just $249

The Fusion: A Portable, Open Source 3D Printer for Just $249

Fusion Printers sells 3D printers to the public, and though they are DIY kits, the company says they’ll assist buyers “in every way possible” with their questions and concerns. Fusion, formed in 2015 by Nate Rogers, began when the designer, entrepreneur and tattoo artist began his project to create a higher quality printer for a […]

Fusion Printers sells 3D printers to the public, and though they are DIY kits, the company says they’ll assist buyers “in every way possible” with their questions and concerns. Fusion, formed in 2015 by Nate Rogers, began when the designer, entrepreneur and...
This Week's Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models: A 3D Printer Kit, Dart Rings, a Puzzle & More!

This Week's Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models: A 3D Printer Kit, Dart Rings, a Puzzle & More!

If your hobbies include 3D printing, playing darts, puzzles, or jewelry making then we have something for you in this week’s top 3D printable 3D Share models. The most viewed and downloaded models this week include a RepRap 3D printer kit, dart rings for training, the Puzzle of Evil, a ring in the shape of a car tire, and a female figure […]

If your hobbies include 3D printing, playing darts, puzzles, or jewelry making then we have something for you in this week’s top 3D printable 3D Share models. The most viewed and downloaded models this week include a RepRap 3D printer kit, dart rings for...
Fablab Karlsruhe Introduces Hexagon V2 Delta 3D Printer

Fablab Karlsruhe Introduces Hexagon V2 Delta 3D Printer

One trend that we have been noticing within the 3D printing space as of late is the continued entrance by larger entities, traditionally not known for anything related to 3D printing, into the space. For instance we have seen Dremel present their own 3D printer, Autodesk do the same, and a handful of other companies […]

One trend that we have been noticing within the 3D printing space as of late is the continued entrance by larger entities, traditionally not known for anything related to 3D printing, into the space. For instance we have seen Dremel present their own 3D printer,...
New Trestle 3D Printer Offers Sizeable Build Volume, Easy Upgrades & More

New Trestle 3D Printer Offers Sizeable Build Volume, Easy Upgrades & More

Simple. Powerful. Affordable parts. Easy to upgrade. Are these terms that appeal to you when looking for a 3D printer? If so, you’ll want to check out the Trestle 3D printer from Dionysus Design. This is a machine that’s centered on your needs, the parts you want to use, and–best of all–your budget. You have […]

Simple. Powerful. Affordable parts. Easy to upgrade. Are these terms that appeal to you when looking for a 3D printer? If so, you’ll want to check out the Trestle 3D printer from Dionysus Design. This is a machine that’s centered on your needs, the parts you want to...
High School Student Builds This Amazing Vulcanus V1 3D Printer

High School Student Builds This Amazing Vulcanus V1 3D Printer

Johannes Rostek is a sixteen-year-old high school student in Germany who plans to continue his education and study electronics or technology, and he’s also a budding 3D printer design engineer. During March of this year, Rostek decided he wanted to build a RepRap 3D printer – but it had to look professionally built, and it […]

Johannes Rostek is a sixteen-year-old high school student in Germany who plans to continue his education and study electronics or technology, and he’s also a budding 3D printer design engineer. During March of this year, Rostek decided he wanted to build a...
Unchained with Open Source: Michigan Tech 3D Printing Course Teaches Students to Build 3D Printers 

Unchained with Open Source: Michigan Tech 3D Printing Course Teaches Students to Build 3D Printers 

Hats off to Michigan Tech, and Dr. Joshua Pearce, for creating such a unique course that comes full circle in teaching their undergraduate engineering students about the world of 3D printing in a new and comprehensive way. Thrusting engineering students not only into the world of 3D design and 3D printing, they immediately enter the open-source […]

Hats off to Michigan Tech, and Dr. Joshua Pearce, for creating such a unique course that comes full circle in teaching their undergraduate engineering students about the world of 3D printing in a new and comprehensive way. Thrusting engineering students not only into...
Steven Osborn Gives Lowdown on Lulzbot Extruder Hacking for Lulzbot Taz 4

Steven Osborn Gives Lowdown on Lulzbot Extruder Hacking for Lulzbot Taz 4

We all know the drill when it comes to the best-laid plans. Often you might have a project in mind that’s clear cut, and all you can think about is getting to the finish line. Most of us though have experienced the grand — and not so welcome — surprise of becoming mired down in […]

We all know the drill when it comes to the best-laid plans. Often you might have a project in mind that’s clear cut, and all you can think about is getting to the finish line. Most of us though have experienced the grand — and not so welcome — surprise of...
Open Source X3D XS CoreXY 3D Printer is Unveiled by Polish Designer

Open Source X3D XS CoreXY 3D Printer is Unveiled by Polish Designer

One of the most fascinating things about the desktop 3D printing space is the openness exuded by the developers of the printers themselves. Desktop 3D printers first got off the ground because of open source movements such as RepRap. While some 3D printer manufacturers have taken their creations and closed off this ‘openness,’ others have remained […]

One of the most fascinating things about the desktop 3D printing space is the openness exuded by the developers of the printers themselves. Desktop 3D printers first got off the ground because of open source movements such as RepRap. While some 3D printer...
re:3D Turns to Kickstarter to Help Crowdfund & CrowdSource Their Open Gigabot 3D Printer

re:3D Turns to Kickstarter to Help Crowdfund & CrowdSource Their Open Gigabot 3D Printer

Nearly two years ago, a small company based in Austin Texas called re:3D launched a very large 3D printer on Kickstarter. Called the Gigabot, this machine wasn’t only large in size, but also feature rich.  Able to build objects which were up to 30 times that of traditional desktop 3D printers at the time, the […]

Nearly two years ago, a small company based in Austin Texas called re:3D launched a very large 3D printer on Kickstarter. Called the Gigabot, this machine wasn’t only large in size, but also feature rich.  Able to build objects which were up to 30 times that of...