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3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests in technology startup BigRep, while Onkos Surgical closes its round of Series B funding. Proto Labs receives important certification for its facility in Japan, and […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests in technology startup BigRep, while Onkos Surgical closes...
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...
Open Source 3D Printing: LulzBot and IC3D Team Up for First-Ever Open Source 3D Printer Filament

Open Source 3D Printing: LulzBot and IC3D Team Up for First-Ever Open Source 3D Printer Filament

Open source is an ideology important to much of the 3D printing community; the ethos is at the foundation of many companies involved in the scene from the beginning, and it can be a polarizing topic. For some, like Aleph Objects with its open source LulzBot 3D printers and the community built up around the […]

Open source is an ideology important to much of the 3D printing community; the ethos is at the foundation of many companies involved in the scene from the beginning, and it can be a polarizing topic. For some, like Aleph Objects with its open source LulzBot 3D...
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...
Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to develop an open source, web-based 3D controller, and the university’s research and development […]

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to...
New Multi-Material Upgrade Released For Prusa i3 MK2 3D Printer

New Multi-Material Upgrade Released For Prusa i3 MK2 3D Printer

When it comes to bringing 3D printing technology to the next stage of innovation, one of the key aspects that the industry has focused on is multi-material printing capabilities. Whether it be in the form of an industrial-level machine like the Stratasys J750 or a DIY project to transform a desktop 3D printer into a […]

When it comes to bringing 3D printing technology to the next stage of innovation, one of the key aspects that the industry has focused on is multi-material printing capabilities. Whether it be in the form of an industrial-level machine like the Stratasys J750 or a DIY...
Shots Fired: The 3D Printing Materials IP War Has Begun as Joshua Pearce Releases Algorithm for Obviousness

Shots Fired: The 3D Printing Materials IP War Has Begun as Joshua Pearce Releases Algorithm for Obviousness

As 3D printing becomes more successful and dependable, the ability to fabricate just about anything at home without the need of mass production is virtually inevitable. This ability to circumvent traditional manufacturing will essentially decimate current intellectual property (IP) law and grant consumers more freedom than ever before. It should go without saying that 3D […]

As 3D printing becomes more successful and dependable, the ability to fabricate just about anything at home without the need of mass production is virtually inevitable. This ability to circumvent traditional manufacturing will essentially decimate current intellectual...
Portugal RepRapAlgarve Workshop Group Makes Fully 3D Printed Body To Scale

Portugal RepRapAlgarve Workshop Group Makes Fully 3D Printed Body To Scale

He’s here….(cue in the creepy Halloween music)…that’s right, folks–the moment we’ve been waiting for with excitement, anticipation, and even fear, has finally arrived. He’s a fully 3D printed body fabricated to scale. And while he may not actually be able to fog a mirror, help you clean up the house, or even walk on his own, […]

He’s here….(cue in the creepy Halloween music)…that’s right, folks–the moment we’ve been waiting for with excitement, anticipation, and even fear, has finally arrived. He’s a fully 3D printed body fabricated to scale. And while he may not actually be able...

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