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LaserHacker 3D Prints a Working Power Transformer with Proto-pasta’s Magnetic Iron Filament

While many innovators and inventors are trying to come up with new ideas for enhanced 3D printer hardware, the true advancements in 3D printing will occur within the material space….

3D-Fuel Takes PLA to Next Level with Higher Heat Resistance Filament & Algae-Fuel

ABS is about to take another hit on the pros and cons list for 3D printing as companies like 3D-Fuel work not only to make more durable filaments, but also…

Researchers Improve Processes for Creating PLA For 3D Printer Filament, Soon to Be ‘Cheaper & Greener’

3D printing with PLA already has a lot going for it with an environmentally-friendly bend and a host of benefits for uses in making. Now, that’s about to improve further–and…

Floreon Unveils Innovative New PLA/Polyester Filament – 4 Times Stronger Than Typical PLA

When it comes down to it, PLA is typically the preferred material of the majority of desktop 3D printer enthusiasts. Environmentally friendly (at least when compared to ABS), affordable, versatile,…

3DXTech Unleashes New High-Modulus Carbon Fiber PETG 3D Printing Filament

Doesn’t it seem as though it was just several months ago that we were limited to 3D printing objects in just two materials–PLA or ABS? It certainly does to me!…

NatureWorks Builds Innovation Lab and Rolls Out New Ingeo 3D Printing Filament Materials

NatureWorks LLC says the company is “dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow.” The company is a biopolymers supplier…

OPAM (One-Piece All-Metal) Water-Cooled Hot End Launches on Indiegogo

Anyone who has worked with a 3D printer understands the struggle of dealing with watching a print suddenly and without warning fail right before your eyes. Be it a slightly…

taulman3D Releases New High-Strength Filament, In-PLA

Taulman3D has a new product that should cause everyone to take note of, once again, adding to their ongoing line of premium filaments. Their latest and greatest filament is called In-PLA,…

Teknor Apex Announces New High-Impact, High-Heat PLA Filament

PLA, or polylactic acid, is by far the most popular material to use with your 3D printer. And while it is generally considered one of the easier materials to use, especially…

German RepRap Slashing Premium PLA Filament Prices 40%

At first, just the concept of 3D printing and what we could do with it was the focus. That still reigns true in the highest echelons of additive manufacturing where…

3D Print Your Own Filament Counter and Stay On Top of Future Print Jobs

If you have any experience with 3D printing, you know that a spool of filament can yield a good deal. Thanks to our friends at MakerBot, we can give you…

Enviro: 3D Printlife & Sierra Resins Present Environmentally Friendly ABS at 2015 International CES

While 3D printing is taking the world by storm, propelling us into a new technological age with so many exciting and new options — not to mention a revolution in…

3DXTech Offers New Carbon Fiber-Reinforced PLA and ABS Filaments, 3DXMax CFR

Traditional 3D printing materials such as PLA and ABS are incredibly useful, but they do have limited technical capabilities as a result of the structures of the polymers themselves. But…

ColorFabb Releases BronzeFill – Metal Filament, Along with GlowFill – Glow-in-the-dark Filament

Many experts believe that the next frontier in 3D printing doesn’t lie in the actual hardware itself, but rather in the materials that can be used to print with. After…

Afinia Begins Selling Their Own Line of Premium PLA 3D Printer Filament

It seems to be becoming a common occurrence as of late; more and more 3D printer manufacturers are starting to sell their own brand of 3D printer filament. Just last…

3D Printer Company Tinkerine Launches Their Own Line of Unique Colored Biodegradable PLA Filament

Filament is to 3D printers, as toner is to desktop 2D printers. Unfortunately, unlike your 2D printer, most FDM based 3D printers, are not capable of mixing and matching colors…

Arizona State Students Conduct Study On How to Make 3D Prints Stronger

When working with PLA plastics, one of the more common materials used in FDM based 3D printers, a lot can go wrong during, as well as after the print has finished….