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Rescuing the Additive Industry: The Straight Edge 3D Printing Manifesto

Things have not been going well in the 3D printing industry for a long time. Much has been written on this topic and the reasons for this situation have been…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 27, 2024: Research, Digital Dentistry, Cycling, & More

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some research into 3D printed luminescent quantum-dot polymer architectures and free-form laser beam shaping, and then on to an open source 4-axis…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 16, 2024: Partnerships, Affordable Bioprinter, & More

We’re starting with dental 3D printing news today, and then moving on to some new partnerships. Then it’s on to some interesting university research about 3D printing plant-based pharmaceuticals, but…

3D Printed Energy Harvesters Could Make Your Home More Sustainable

Have you ever thought about how much energy we waste during a day? We open doors, turn off lights, and close cabinets—and for what? For it to turn into motion…

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Shape the Future of AM: The 3MF Consortium Seeks Your Input on File Format Improvements

The 3MF Consortium is actively seeking feedback from designers, engineers, and software developers in the additive manufacturing space on their use of the 3MF file format, and how it can…

Open Source Everything: Potential Success Areas

In this series, we previously explored how people use open-source hardware to develop unique tools, solutions, and projects. We also identified key elements for a successful open-source hardware initiative. Now,…

The State of Open Source 3D Printing: Make Copycats and Freeloaders into Assets

Josef Průša, the founder and CEO of Prusa Research, published an important and thought provoking article titled “The state of open-source in 3D printing in 2023” where he called for…

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Open Source 3D Printing: Set up Your Open Hardware Development So Everyone Can Participate

Josef Průša, the founder and CEO of Prusa Research, published an important and thought provoking article titled “The state of open-source in 3D printing in 2023” where he called for…

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The State of Open-source 3D Printing: How to Preemptively Quash Patent Parasites and Trolls

Josef Průša, the founder and CEO of Prusa Research, published an important and thought provoking article titled “The state of open-source in 3D printing in 2023” where he called for…

Open Source Melt Electrowriting 3D Printer Could Democratize Advanced Techniques

Through my years-long obsession with polycaprolactone (PCL), I’ve followed melt electrowriting (MEW), but while it has progressed it never really blew up. I was therefore overjoyed when we came across…

3D Printed Gillbert the Robo-Fish Keeps Waterways Clean by Vacuuming Microplastics

A student from the University of Surrey designed a 3D printed robotic fish for a new contest, and her winning entry, a Robo-Fish called Gillbert, happily vacuums up microplastics from…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 4, 2022

We’re getting busy again for this week’s webinar and event roundup! The Stratasys tour is taking.a break, but the company is still presenting a webinar on the NASA Hunch Program….

Open Source 3D Printed Surgical Table Cuts Costs by 98 Percent

We hear a lot about 3D printed medical devices like models, implants, prosthetics, surgical tools, and even medical device packaging, but how about a 3D printed surgical fracture table? Researchers…

US Air Force, GE, and America Makes Announce Winners of Open Source Additive Scanning Challenge

In order to advance and optimize additive scanning path development in laser powder bed additive manufacturing, America Makes, together with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and GE Global Research…

New TAZ Sidekick Desktop 3D Printer Released by LulzBot

LulzBot has announced the newest addition to its TAZ line of desktop 3D printers, the TAZ SideKick. The machine is available in two sizes and is designed to be highly…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 4, 2021: Metal Binder Jetting and More

We’ve got business, materials, and more in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with Sandvik announcing the acquisition of DWFritz. Moving on, Xometry can now instantly provide price quotes for…

The PRO/CESS of a Genderless Customizable 3D Printed Bike Saddle

Have you ever wondered how a bike saddle might fit or be constructed if we took gender identity out of the equation? Berlin-based industrial designer Tim Schütze has done just…

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Metal 3D Printing Firm Freemelt to List on Swedish Stock Exchange

As we learned recently from the folks at Stifel, when one company lists on the stock market, it gives other businesses the initiative and confidence to follow suit. After a…

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Ultimaker Professional & Ultimaker Excellence Software Establish Firm as a 3D Printing Platform

Desktop 3D printing company Ultimaker has further broadened its ecosystem software strategy with the release of two new bundles: Ultimaker Professional & Ultimaker Excellence. They will reinforce the company’s path…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 10, 2021: Ultimaker, CALLUM, Squarofumi, Hofstätter

We’re talking business, a 3D printer installation, and some interesting 3D printed products in today’s News Briefs. Ultimaker has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, while…

Uppgradera: Creative Collection of Open Source 3D Printed IKEA Hacks

I always enjoy a good 3D printed hack, and 3D printed IKEA hacks are some of the best. Budapest-based freelance industrial designer and hardware startup owner Adam Miklosi spends a…

Pearce’s Latest Open Source 3D Printer Handles PEKK, PEI for Less than $1,000

In an effort to address, among other things, the need to sterilize 3D-printed personal protection equipment made to fight COVID-19, the lab of Michigan Technological University’s Professor Joshua Pearce has…

Motorized, 3D Printed Shoes Could Make Virtual Reality Truly Immersive

Some prefer reading, others would rather binge-watch the latest Netflix show, and then there are the gamers. We often see 3D printing used in the gaming world, with classic board…

Michigan Tech Develops Open Source Smart Vision for 3D Printing Quality Control

Monitoring and quality control systems are becoming more widespread in additive manufacturing as a means of ensuring repeatability and aiming for first-time-right parts. A greater need for quality control are…