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3D Printable Modular Record Player Lenco-MD Launches on Kickstarter

3D Printable Modular Record Player Lenco-MD Launches on Kickstarter

Just this morning, a Kickstarter campaign launched for the Lenco-MD, a 3D printed record player created by Dutch knowledge-sharing community Qeske, Swiss quality Hi-Fi manufacturer Lenco, and 3D printer manufacturer Reprap Universe (RRU). While the Lenco-MD certainly turns the concept of the classic record player on its head, it’s certainly not the first one to be created with 3D […]

Just this morning, a Kickstarter campaign launched for the Lenco-MD, a 3D printed record player created by Dutch knowledge-sharing community Qeske, Swiss quality Hi-Fi manufacturer Lenco, and 3D printer manufacturer Reprap Universe (RRU). While the Lenco-MD certainly...
Engineer’s 3D Printed Spinning Top Toys Debut on Kickstarter

Engineer’s 3D Printed Spinning Top Toys Debut on Kickstarter

Launching a new product on popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, especially one as high-tech as a 3D printer, can be a risky move. Entrepreneurs and startups put a lot on the line when trying to develop and sell complex devices like 3D printers, but the customers who shell out money for expensive rewards take on a […]

Launching a new product on popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, especially one as high-tech as a 3D printer, can be a risky move. Entrepreneurs and startups put a lot on the line when trying to develop and sell complex devices like 3D printers, but the customers who...
Blending PLA and PBS Creates a Better 3D Printer Filament

Blending PLA and PBS Creates a Better 3D Printer Filament

In a paper entitled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” a group of researchers discusses how they developed a new type of biodegradable material with high strength and toughness to be used for FDM 3D printing. A series of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS)-based polymer materials was blended with PLA. […]

In a paper entitled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” a group of researchers discusses how they developed a new type of biodegradable material with high strength and...
Tsinghua University Investigates if Blends of PLA and PBS are Suitable for FDM 3D Printing

Tsinghua University Investigates if Blends of PLA and PBS are Suitable for FDM 3D Printing

A trio of researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing recently published a paper, titled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” about preparing material blends of PLA and PBS with various compositions, then validating if they are suitable for use as filaments for FDM 3D printing. The abstract reads, “To […]

A trio of researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing recently published a paper, titled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” about preparing material blends of PLA...
Strengths of Three Materials Combine to Form Composite 3D Printed Components

Strengths of Three Materials Combine to Form Composite 3D Printed Components

In a paper entitled “On the 3D printing of recycled ABS, PLA and HIPS thermoplastics for structural applications,” a group of researchers discusses multi-material 3D printing for structural applications. The materials they use are recycled ABS, PLA and HIPS to create composite parts. The point was to combine the materials so that the final component […]

In a paper entitled “On the 3D printing of recycled ABS, PLA and HIPS thermoplastics for structural applications,” a group of researchers discusses multi-material 3D printing for structural applications. The materials they use are recycled ABS, PLA and...
3D Printed PLA and PCL Composite Biodegradable Stents Show Promise

3D Printed PLA and PCL Composite Biodegradable Stents Show Promise

Biodegradable stents have shown great potential in reducing complications in patients, but they require further study, according to the authors of a paper entitled “3D-Printed PCL/PLA Composite Stents: Towards a New Solution to Cardiovascular Problems.” The researchers outline five main requirements that a biodegradable stent must meet: Their manufacturing process should be precise Degradation should […]

Biodegradable stents have shown great potential in reducing complications in patients, but they require further study, according to the authors of a paper entitled “3D-Printed PCL/PLA Composite Stents: Towards a New Solution to Cardiovascular Problems.”...
Comparing Desktop 3D Printing and Injection Molding PLA Samples

Comparing Desktop 3D Printing and Injection Molding PLA Samples

Comparisons are constantly being made between 3D printing and injection molding. Manufacturers of 3D printers and 3D printing materials strive to achieve the finish and detail that injection molding is known for, while enjoying the speed and cost benefits of 3D printing. In a study entitled “Toward a Better Understanding of the Fused Deposition Modeling […]

Comparisons are constantly being made between 3D printing and injection molding. Manufacturers of 3D printers and 3D printing materials strive to achieve the finish and detail that injection molding is known for, while enjoying the speed and cost benefits of 3D...
India: Researchers Investigate Validity of Multi-Material 3D Printing for Structural Applications

India: Researchers Investigate Validity of Multi-Material 3D Printing for Structural Applications

While it is obvious the impact of 3D printing is going to continue to be enormous for industries around the world, there are still challenges—and skeptics. Despite a multitude of new materials (with a focus on metal for many different industrial companies) available for printers of all sizes today, questions continue regarding the strength and […]

While it is obvious the impact of 3D printing is going to continue to be enormous for industries around the world, there are still challenges—and skeptics. Despite a multitude of new materials (with a focus on metal for many different industrial companies) available...
The Effect of Temperature on 3D Printed PLA Clay Nanocomposites

The Effect of Temperature on 3D Printed PLA Clay Nanocomposites

  In a paper entitled “3D Printing of PLA/clay Nanocomposites: Influence of Printing Temperature on Printed Samples Properties,” a group of researchers investigate the possibility of using a layered silicate-reinforced PLA in 3D printing applications. In particular, they examine the influence of printing temperature in 3D printing clay/PLA nanocomposites. “For this reason, two PLA grades […]

  In a paper entitled “3D Printing of PLA/clay Nanocomposites: Influence of Printing Temperature on Printed Samples Properties,” a group of researchers investigate the possibility of using a layered silicate-reinforced PLA in 3D printing applications....
Print Your Mind 3D Launches 3D Printer Filament Recycling Challenge for High School Students

Print Your Mind 3D Launches 3D Printer Filament Recycling Challenge for High School Students

In response to the ever-growing problem of 3D printing filament waste, Calgary-based professional desktop 3D printer provider and social enterprise Print Your Mind 3D, which works to always practice business in a socially responsible way, is tasking high school students in Alberta with crowdsourcing viable solutions to turn this wasted plastic into useful products and tools. This […]

In response to the ever-growing problem of 3D printing filament waste, Calgary-based professional desktop 3D printer provider and social enterprise Print Your Mind 3D, which works to always practice business in a socially responsible way, is tasking high school...
Comparing FDM 3D Printed Parts with Carbon Nanotubes, Continuous Carbon Fiber and Short Carbon Fiber

Comparing FDM 3D Printed Parts with Carbon Nanotubes, Continuous Carbon Fiber and Short Carbon Fiber

Fused deposition modeling, or FDM, 3D printing has several advantages – thermoplastics can be used, which are easy to handle and are strong and durable enough to be used for producing both prototypes and practical parts. Additionally, FDM 3D printers use a simple mechanism to melt and extrude resin that doesn’t need expensive parts, like […]

Fused deposition modeling, or FDM, 3D printing has several advantages – thermoplastics can be used, which are easy to handle and are strong and durable enough to be used for producing both prototypes and practical parts. Additionally, FDM 3D printers use a...
Interview With John Hosbach of Filament Maker Keene Village Plastics

Interview With John Hosbach of Filament Maker Keene Village Plastics

At 3DPrint.com we’re trying to give you a good look inside the things that matter in the 3D printing industry. We’re now actively looking at interviewing people from all over the world engaged in the industry to see what their thoughts are about the 3D printing present and future. We want to tell the stories […]

At 3DPrint.com we’re trying to give you a good look inside the things that matter in the 3D printing industry. We’re now actively looking at interviewing people from all over the world engaged in the industry to see what their thoughts are about the 3D...
New and Improved Youbionic Arm Released

New and Improved Youbionic Arm Released

Federico Ciccarese founded Youbionic 4 years ago and told us he works “for the evolution of human species.” Youbionic believes that technology “can be used for the increase in human capabilities and intervention in the replacement of parts of our body which are not working properly. Youbionic commits to building devices to make us live […]

Federico Ciccarese founded Youbionic 4 years ago and told us he works “for the evolution of human species.” Youbionic believes that technology “can be used for the increase in human capabilities and intervention in the replacement of parts of our body which are not...
Student Creates CUDA, the 3D Printed Underwater Jet Pack

Student Creates CUDA, the 3D Printed Underwater Jet Pack

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and while technology for traveling on dry land has developed that allows people of moderate income to cover a fair amount of ground relatively quickly, underwater exploration of a comparable sort has remained out of reach for all but a few. In terms of individual […]

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and while technology for traveling on dry land has developed that allows people of moderate income to cover a fair amount of ground relatively quickly, underwater exploration of a comparable sort has...
Win Free PLA From Industrial 3D in Our Latest 3D Printing Giveaway!

Win Free PLA From Industrial 3D in Our Latest 3D Printing Giveaway!

It’s that time again – time for a new giveaway! This year we’ve given away Amazon gift cards and lasers to turn your 3D printer into a laser cutter, and now we’re turning our attention to that one thing that a maker can never have enough of – filament. PLA filament, in particular. Industrial 3D […]

It’s that time again – time for a new giveaway! This year we’ve given away Amazon gift cards and lasers to turn your 3D printer into a laser cutter, and now we’re turning our attention to that one thing that a maker can never have enough of...
3D Printed Mouthguards Designed for Use as Customized Drug Delivery Devices

3D Printed Mouthguards Designed for Use as Customized Drug Delivery Devices

The field of pharmaceuticals has welcomed many new innovations since 3D printing entered the picture, and one important application to take note of is drug delivery. We’ve seen capsules, micro-rockets, and even microneedles used to transport and administer drugs, but now a team of researchers from ETH Zürich in Switzerland have published research on using 3D printed […]

The field of pharmaceuticals has welcomed many new innovations since 3D printing entered the picture, and one important application to take note of is drug delivery. We’ve seen capsules, micro-rockets, and even microneedles used to transport and administer...
Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s cheapish and prints OK. This is how most people approach […]

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s...
Strategic Partnership Agreement Leads to Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printing Filaments

Strategic Partnership Agreement Leads to Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printing Filaments

Nanomaterials, according to the National Institutes of Health, are characterized by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers, naturally; one nanometer is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair, so that’s pretty small. Nano-sized particles do exist in nature, but can also be created from different products, like carbon, graphene, […]

Nanomaterials, according to the National Institutes of Health, are characterized by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers, naturally; one nanometer is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair, so that’s pretty...
3D Printer Review: Dremel Grows Up as DigiLab 3D45 Offers New Options for More Complex 3D Printing

3D Printer Review: Dremel Grows Up as DigiLab 3D45 Offers New Options for More Complex 3D Printing

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to review the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 3D printer, and so unpacking the review unit of the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 was kind of like greeting an old friend – who had undergone some noticeable changes. The DigiLab 3D45 was introduced last summer and, like the […]

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to review the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 3D printer, and so unpacking the review unit of the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 was kind of like greeting an old friend – who had undergone some noticeable changes. The DigiLab 3D45...
MatterHackers Rebrands Signature 3D Printing Filament and Lowers Prices

MatterHackers Rebrands Signature 3D Printing Filament and Lowers Prices

If you’re looking for a lot of options when shopping for 3D printer filament, it’s hard to find a retailer with more to offer than MatterHackers. The company is experienced with and sells a large variety of filaments from multiple major retailers, including Ultimaker, colorFabb, NinjaTek, and others, including specialty materials such as NylonX. It […]

If you’re looking for a lot of options when shopping for 3D printer filament, it’s hard to find a retailer with more to offer than MatterHackers. The company is experienced with and sells a large variety of filaments from multiple major retailers,...
BCN3D Technologies Releases New 3D Printing Materials Portfolio

BCN3D Technologies Releases New 3D Printing Materials Portfolio

In September, BCN3D Technologies made a slew of announcements. The Barcelona-based company is best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, and recently it decided to go big with the release of the Sigmax, a dual-extruder, multi-material machine with a large build area of 420 x 297 x 210 mm. At the same time, BCN3D announced that it […]

In September, BCN3D Technologies made a slew of announcements. The Barcelona-based company is best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, and recently it decided to go big with the release of the Sigmax, a dual-extruder, multi-material machine with a large build area of 420...
Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not uncommon these days to see unique […]

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not...
Flexible 3D Printing Filaments

Flexible 3D Printing Filaments

Flexible 3D printed materials have a lot to offer us. Rather than just make rigid things, flexible materials can let us make wearables, shoe soles, clothing and other things such as buttons. Flexible materials such as FlexPLA, Polycaprolactone and some Nylons have been used. Most popular on the desktop are TPUs (Thermoplastic polyurethane, which may […]

Flexible 3D printed materials have a lot to offer us. Rather than just make rigid things, flexible materials can let us make wearables, shoe soles, clothing and other things such as buttons. Flexible materials such as FlexPLA, Polycaprolactone and some Nylons have...
3D Printed Vertebrae Models that Simulate Human Bone Used to Train Spinal Surgeons

3D Printed Vertebrae Models that Simulate Human Bone Used to Train Spinal Surgeons

Bone grafts have long been used to help patients suffering from broken or damaged bones heal, and implants, or scaffolds, are used to surgically hold all of the damaged fragments of bone together. Over the last several years, doctors have been using 3D printing technology to produce these implants. Last winter, a group of researchers […]

Bone grafts have long been used to help patients suffering from broken or damaged bones heal, and implants, or scaffolds, are used to surgically hold all of the damaged fragments of bone together. Over the last several years, doctors have been using 3D printing...
WASP’s 3D Printed Scenic Design Work Complete for Teatro dell’Opera in Rome

WASP’s 3D Printed Scenic Design Work Complete for Teatro dell’Opera in Rome

I volunteer with a few local theatres in Dayton, mostly as a sound technician and a stage manager, and occasionally as a member of the stage crew. But I generally stay away from working with the sets – I’m not much of an artist, so I don’t like painting flats, and I’m just a little […]

I volunteer with a few local theatres in Dayton, mostly as a sound technician and a stage manager, and occasionally as a member of the stage crew. But I generally stay away from working with the sets – I’m not much of an artist, so I don’t like...
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