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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…

3D Printed Manual Hand Mixer, the Picture of Culinary Chic But Probably Not Food Safe

No question about it, this bright red, 3D-printed, manual handmixer created by Instructables contributor, “Make it Big,” deserves its place in the pantheon of Culinary Chic, artful yet functional tools…

Avengers: Age of Ultron — Cosplay Mask is 3D Printed by Hero Complex Props

If you don’t already know who Ultron is, my friends have assured me that you should. I did not admit this to them, but instead posed the question, you know,…

3D Printing With Potato Power — Do Potato Based Plastics Work Well As Filament?

Nope, not the food or the home runs, but 3D printing with a bioplastic made from potatoes or starches called Biome Bioplastics. This bioplastic is made in Southampton, UK by Biome…

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…

Made In Space 3D Printer Filament Is Now Available for Pre-Order Down on Earth

The developers of the revolutionary Zero-Gravity 3D printer currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station are now selling their space-ready products to us Earthlings. Made In Space started working…

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…

Make Your Own 3D Printer Filament by Building Your Own Filament Extruder

Costs have certainly dropped over the years, but 3D printing could never be accused of being an inexpensive hobby. While the average price of a 3D printer is around one…

Affordability, My Dear WatsonBot; A 3D Printed Robot Built for Less Than $50

3D printing is opening a world of possibilities for custom gadgets and creative designers. It is enabling people to think of unique and fun ideas combining hobby electronics and a…

Clinton Freeman Offers Advice and Info on 3D Printing Filament and Moisture Damage

Clinton Freeman of RepRage has some excellent advice for storing 3D printer PLA filament to avoid moisture problems. Freeman is a Senior Software Engineer at NICTA in Brisbane Area, Australia, and he…

PLA Spring Powered Car: 3D Printed Fun

This article could just as easily have been titled “things to do with your 3D printer when you want to use it but don’t have anything that simply has to…

PRINTinZ Printer Plate Announces New Formulation and Texture

The PRINTinZ Printer Plate – once known as the Ninja Printer Plate – was developed as an alternative to the standard print surfaces being used on consumer-level 3D printers. The fused…

Doctors Create A 3D Printed Trachea on a MakerBot

Doctors at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York, say 3D printing can be used to create a biodegradable tracheal segment…

3D Printing With Plastics Derived from Cocoa, Rice, Parsley & Spinach? Researchers May be Close

One of the top goals that material science strives to achieve, is that of the biodegradability of commonly used materials. The planet can only hold so much waste before ecosystems, water…

3D Printing with 3Doodler, is Combined with 2D Art to Create New Lifelike Works

Trompe l’oeil has always held a fascination for the public and artists alike. Even at the heights of abstraction and expressionism, artists still found themselves amazed when a drawing or…

3D-Printing Could Boost Surgery Access In Low-Income Countries

Surgical instruments made using 3D printers could provide desperately-needed equipment in developing countries at a fraction of the cost of traditional stainless steel instruments. Researchers from the University of Arizona…

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…

Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material

When it comes to designing and printing on 3D printers, the most common types of materials used are PLA and ABS plastics. These materials are sturdy, yet have a very…