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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…

What Has the 3D Printing Industry Learned During COVID-19?

The challenges of COVID-19 have been a unique learning opportunity for businesses and individuals alike. As the world scrambled to react to the outbreak, it highlighted both the strengths and…

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Boston Dynamics Dog Gets 3D Printed Robot Replica — And It’s Open Source

We’ve seen 3D printed robots that are capable of completing a multitude of tasks, from tattooing a person’s arm and ringing a gong to vacuuming, building houses, and mowing the lawn….

Using Machine Vision to Automate Nozzle Alignment for Multitool 3D Printers

The term ‘hacking’ essentially means an attempt to exploit a system, computer or otherwise, often for illicit reasons. But, the less nefarious definition refers to a clever technique or tip…

CanAirIO: Air Quality Monitoring Democratized

What can be measured, can be improved. With air pollution being the world’s leading environmental health issue, with 91 percent of the world’s population living in places with air quality…

COVID-19 and 3D Printing: Go Open Source to Save Lives

As the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S., fears of ventilator shortages spread across states, who requested far higher numbers of the breathing machines than the national stockpile maintained. According to…

Fragaria Launches Karmen – Remote 3D Print Monitor

IT solutions supplier Fragaria, located in the Czech Republic, invests in developing its own products as much as it focuses on helping clients create prototyping solutions and development methodologies. Two…

Build Your Own 3D Printed Open Source Motorized Microscope

I always enjoy a good 3D printed DIY project, whether it’s truly helpful or just for fun. These projects are even cooler when you add Legos into the mix, like…

$50 Open-Source Colorimeter is Remarkable in Comparison to Commercial Models

Researchers from Michigan Technological University are applying chemistry to 3D printing, detailing their recent study in ‘Open-Source Colorimeter.’ A basic sensor, the colorimeter is made up of a simple light…

Adrian Bowyer Continues to Innovate with Magnetic Bed Heater

While his company, RepRap Ltd, provides open source, heavily-printable 3D printers, supplies and services online, Adrian Bowyer continues to invent and develop new ideas for open source 3D printing. The…

3D Printing and COVID-19, April 28, 2020 Update

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure…

Success in Education: Michigan Technological University Offers Comprehensive 3D Printing Technology Workshop to Teachers

Chelsea Schelly, Gerald Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce, researchers from several different departments at Michigan Technological University, explore one of the most exciting aspects of digital fabrication in…

Dora Goodman: Build Your Own 3D Printed SCURA Panoramic Pinhole Camera

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and as someone who takes a lot of photos (on my phone), I definitely agree. But that doesn’t mean your camera…

Open Source Robotic Indoor Airship with 3D Printed Frame

3D printing is often used in the fabrication of airplane and spacecraft components, but many also turn to the technology to make smaller flying systems, like drones, RC and model…