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Spaghetti Detective: Open Source AI Software Detects Prints Gone Wrong

Desktop 3D printer users are quite familiar with the mishaps of some print job going wrong and extruders spilling material all over their machine while they’re out at the store…

Korea: The 3D Printable Open-Source Anthropomorphic Robot Hand System (HRI)

Hyeonjun Park and Donghan Kim of Kyung Hee University in Korea are innovating within the robotics realm, detailing their efforts in the recently published ‘An open-source anthropomorphic robot hand system:…

3D Printing: A Technology of Degrowth? Part 2

In the first part in our series on the possible role of 3D printing in a degrowth society, we explored some of the more sustainable aspects of the technology and…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 4: Attack of the Clones

Read parts one, two and three of this series.  Determining a definitive cause of the economic misfortunes of some companies in the open source hardware and maker spaces might prove…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 3: Casualties of Open Source War

Since the maker movement began to evolve out of hacklabs and hackerspaces, we’ve seen it transform in ways that led to some of the movement’s initial pioneers go sideways. These…

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Top 5 Software Packages for 3D Printing

3D printing is a tough job. Although once learned, it does not seem too tricky. However, for beginners, it might not seem as friendly as various other new technologies. The…

Michigan Technological University: 3D Printed Molecular Models for Chemistry

In the recently published ‘Printing 3D Models for Chemistry,’ authors Elisabeth Grace Billman-Benveniste, Jacob Franz, and Loredana Valenzano-Slough–all from Michigan Technological University–have produced a guide for 3D printing users on…

3D Printed WHO Bioassay Kit Parts Could Help Combat Malaria

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), malaria is a mosquito-born disease caused by a parasite. While roughly less than 2,000 cases are diagnosed annually in the…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 14, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, everything is new, new, new! Carbon is announcing a new RPU 130 material, and STERNE Elastomere introduces its antimicrobial silicone 3D printing. Protolabs launches…

LulzBot Releases Its First Bioprinter

Bioprinting is revolutionizing the way 3D printed tissues can be used to mimic in vivo conditions. The fields of regenerative medicine, pharmaceutical development, and cosmetic testing are benefiting from this…

Open Source DIY Telescope Prime Features Raspberry Pi and 3D Printed Parts

While the majority of us are not astronauts, there is a tool that can be used in your home to make you feel like you’re just a little bit closer…

Electric 3D Printing by Adrian Bowyer May Take Only a Few Seconds to Build Objects

RepRap Ltd. user and hero of the open-source 3D printing movement Adrian Bowyer endeavors to use an electric current to create a 3D printed liquid plastic monomer that will polymerize…

Wikifactory’s Docubot Challenge Creates a Hardware Solution for Documentation

International startup Wikifactory, established in Hong Kong last June, is a social platform for collaborative product development. Co-founded by four makers, and until recently counting 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief Joris Peels as a member…

3D Printed Syringe Bracket Reduces Chances for Bacterial Contamination

If you have ever experienced a major illness or serious injury, most likely you were extremely thankful for the medical professionals who helped you get your life back; however, it…

Open Hardware: Open-Source MRI Scanners Could Bring Enormous Cost Savings

In ‘On the Economic Value of Open Source Hardware – Case Study of an Open Source Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner,’ researchers Manuel Moritz, Tobias Redlich, Süleyman Günyar, Lukas Winter, and…

Collaborative Research Team Develops Density-Graded Structure for Extrusion 3D Printing of Functionally Graded Materials

Plenty of research has been completed in regards to FDM (extrusion) 3D printing, such as how to improve part quality and how to reliably fabricate functionally graded materials (FGM). The…

Youbionic: My Drone has the Hands and I Send it to do the Shopping

“My Drone has the Hands and I send it to do the shopping” was the title of the email that Youbionic‘s Federico Ciccarese sent me. Sometimes you can’t beat a subject line. I’ve…

Make All the Things Part 2: DIY Products

This is a short intro article to different resources a maker has for creating. DIY is a great thing with the amount of resources the internet provides for us. It is crucial to point others in the right direction.

Wikifactory Launches Beta: Social Platform for Collaborative Product Development

Rapid prototyping was the first really big application for 3D printing, as it allows product developers to quickly get a realistic representation of their idea at the earliest stages of…

Amin Hasani’s Blue Heart Hero Makes Custom 3D Printed Assistive Devices for Amputees

Amin Hasani is the designer behind the Havenlabs utility band. Havenlabs is a nonprofit that aims to use 3D printing to aid veterans. Designer Amin now wants to take a…

Cost Sensitivity Analysis Performed for 3D Printed, Open Source Infant Clubfoot Brace

Congential talipes equinovarus (CTEV), perhaps better known as clubfoot, is one of the most common congenital physical deformities, as it occurs at least once every 1,000 births. In countries like…

Aleph Objects Works to Drive 3D Printing Growth Through New Executive Appointments

Colorado-based 3D printer designer and manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc., which is an official Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware company and responsible for the creation of the award-winning…

How Cost Effective are 3D Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients?

Millions of people are affected by arthritis, a chronic condition consisting of physical disability and joint pain that can negatively affect the patient’s life. But not only is the condition…

Multiple Approaches to 3D Printed Probe Positioners

In a paper entitled “Approaches to open source 3-D printable probe positioners and micromanipulators for probe stations,” a group of researchers evaluate three types of open source probe positioning systems:…