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Aleph Objects to Release New Flexystruder Tool Heads for LulzBot 3D Printer Lineup at Inside 3D Printing Conference Santa Clara

While there is going to be plenty of excitement going on this week at MecklerMedia’s Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo series in Santa Clara, CA from October 20-22, one…

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…

Aleph Objects Releases LulzBot v2 Hexagon Hot Ends for RepRap and DIY 3D Printers

While the general public is learning about 3D printing faster than ever, and there are dozens of companies stepping up to sell them printers, it’s important that we remember why…

Coming Soon to Kickstarter: The Open Source 3D Printed Superhero of Tablet Cases

Tablets are wonderful things. A flat, compact computer that’s easily slipped into a bag or purse? Very convenient. However, they’re annoyingly fragile, and, if you’re like me, that makes them…

Is the Death of the Music Industry a Warning to be Heeded Regarding 3D Printing & Manufacturing?

I was just having a conversation with a friend yesterday regarding the music industry. We’d both seen a clip of Joe Walsh discussing basically how hopeless, bleak, and dead the…

India: Smartprinting & FunMove Partner to Educate on Bionic 3D Printed Prosthetics

As 3D printing changes many industries and processes in manufacturing, and a wide array of innovations and designs are presented to a duly impressed public around the globe, one area…

OctoPrint 1.2.3 Offers New List of Upgrades & Bug Fixes

OctoPrint is open source, cutting edge “host software” for 3D printers. While there are other solutions to control your 3D printer and send commands such as Printrun, Repetier Host and Cura,…

Introducing Felfil: An Italian Open Source 3D Printing Filament Extruder

It’s an open source project designed for home use, and Felfil is an extruder for plastic 3D printing filament, designed by a team of young makers from the Politecnico of…

3DPrinterOS Goes Open Source for Their Cloud Client

3DPrinterOS is an operating system available for 3D printing. The service allows users to manage, edit, fix, slice, share, and print objects from any web-enabled device, and since it was…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 25, 2015

This week’s stories move from Europe and South Korea, to the developing world, to North American academics and makers. This news includes: a Dutch company’s new weekly 3D printed lampshade;…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 11, 2015

This week’s 3D printing stories we didn’t cover run the gamut from quite serious to whimsical, beginning with serious news of an MIT student’s use of 3D printing to document…

CES on the Hill: Pinshape to Represent the 3D Printing Community & Intellectual Property Issues in Front of Congress

Whenever the intellectual property and copyright legalities start popping up in conversation regarding 3D design and 3D printing, most of us immediately and quietly think “why can’t we all just…

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…

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…

OpenBionics’ Open Source Robotic Prosthetic Hand can Execute 144 Different Grasps & Costs Under $200

One of the biggest areas in which 3D printing is making its largest impact, is within the field of prostheses. Whether it is prosthetic leg sockets, custom prosthetic hands and arms,…

PLEN2: An Open Source, 3D Printable Robot on Kickstarter

The PLEN2 can carry small items, dance around, or play a game of soccer on your desktop and you can make it all happen via a smartphone or PC or…

Autodesk Open Sources Their 3D Printer Resin – Providing Recipe to All & Opening the Door to New Materials

Open source technology is what brought the desktop 3D printer space to where it is now. If it weren’t for groups such as RepRap, who really encouraged the sharing of open…

Sardauscan, the Sub-$30 DIY 3D Scanner — Open Source 3D Printable Files Released

The sooner that affordable 3D scanners are made available, the sooner the consumer side of the 3D printing market will expand. You see, currently the majority of us lack the 3D…

Pirx 3D Offers the Design for Their 3D Printer as Open Source Material

Pirx 3D, the Kraków, Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer, say that only two months after launching their latest model, the PIRX One, they’re releasing all the source material for their first, wooden-framed…

NJ Engineer 3D Prints Entire Open Source Liquid Fueled Rocket Engine

Probably some of the most interesting 3D printing applications we have covered to date have been those involving engines that individuals and companies have been able to manufacture via this incredible…

Small and Affordable: TinyBoy 3D Printer Allows You to Make Your Own 3D Printing Lab at Home or School

The TinyBoy 3D printer is a perfect addition for your child’s desktop. Meant for kids, it’s a piece of 3D printing equipment that won’t take up much space, or break the bank;…

Smartfriendz Releases SmartrapCore 3D Printer, Available as Kit or Turnkey Solution

The SmartrapCore 3D printer is another in the continuing trend of affordable, open source printers that offer an easy process for building and adding on. Touted to be a “true…

Spanish Tech Company BQ Releases Open Source Horus Software to Complement Their Ciclop 3D Scanner

Spanish tech firm BQ manufactures smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and 3D printers, but it’s their entry into the 3D scanner market that’s turning heads. The company’s new Ciclop 3D scanner uses laser triangulation…

CloudPrint Seeks to ‘Redefine the Manufacturing Industry through 3D Printing’ — Launches on Kickstarter

Looking through the full spectrum of manufacturing, from cavemen’s simplistic but effective hand tools to Henry Ford’s first large-scale assembly line, we can see a number of industrial revolutions. The…