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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...
Plumen Shows Off Bright Ideas with Sustainable, 3D Printed Lampshades

Plumen Shows Off Bright Ideas with Sustainable, 3D Printed Lampshades

We first heard about Plumen, a designer low energy lighting company, two years ago, when it worked with designers at Formaliz3d to develop the 3D printed Kayan lampshade for its ecological light bulbs. Plumen believes that the best way to get people to use energy efficient lighting is to develop low energy light bulbs that they […]

We first heard about Plumen, a designer low energy lighting company, two years ago, when it worked with designers at Formaliz3d to develop the 3D printed Kayan lampshade for its ecological light bulbs. Plumen believes that the best way to get people to use energy...
Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when there’s an explosion. So, they turned to 3D printing technology to get an up close and personal […]

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when...
Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced manufacturing methods, like 3D printing. Lipson, a PhD who’s currently […]

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new...
3D Printing on Kickstarter: A Fast Filament Extruder for Less than $1,000 and 3D Printed Houses to Match Your Own

3D Printing on Kickstarter: A Fast Filament Extruder for Less than $1,000 and 3D Printed Houses to Match Your Own

With deep roots in maker culture, 3D printing endeavors often find themselves turning to crowdfunding, and Kickstarter has been a mainstay in funding new companies, technologies, and projects. We often hear about the latest and greatest 3D printing-related Kickstarter campaigns, whether people are trying to raise money for 3D printing materials, 3D printed or smart products, […]

With deep roots in maker culture, 3D printing endeavors often find themselves turning to crowdfunding, and Kickstarter has been a mainstay in funding new companies, technologies, and projects. We often hear about the latest and greatest 3D printing-related Kickstarter...
What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) – Superman We compared ABS with Superman because they both are strong, […]

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene...
Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. After thoroughly enjoying my visit to STEMfest, I definitely didn’t want to […]

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker...
Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

In elementary school, we all had to make a diorama in a shoebox that depicted a scene from one of our favorite books; for the life of me I can’t remember which book I chose. That was the big project of the year, the one that all the students took home and begged their parents […]

In elementary school, we all had to make a diorama in a shoebox that depicted a scene from one of our favorite books; for the life of me I can’t remember which book I chose. That was the big project of the year, the one that all the students took home and begged...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible materials and a Kickstarter campaign has launched for the first-ever dual-nozzle 3D printing pen. Medicrea receives FDA clearance for its data-driven […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible...
Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this fact probably makes me un-millennial. But luckily, 3D […]

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this...
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