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BigRep at formnext 2016: Big Announcements for a Big 3D Printing Company

Formnext 2016 may be over, but that’s all the better for us to now digest all the announcements made in Frankfurt. Among the first big announcements were those coming from…

formnext 2016: Day One in Photos

I’m here in beautiful Frankfurt, already half-dead on my feet following the first of the nearly full-week formnext 2016. It’s certainly the place to be this week for the latest…

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Trinus: Highly Anticipated Dual Function 3D Printer and Laser Engraver from Kodama Ships Worldwide

Launching a Kickstarter campaign is stressful – you’re putting the product of your hard work and time out there to be judged and validated, hoping that the idea you put…

Artists and Makers Say Goodbye to Sanding & Hello to Glossy 3D Prints with PolySmooth & Polysher

When we look at works of art, it’s rare that we consider how many hours—often challenging and painstaking ones—went into making something so exclusive. We are drawn to authentic, handcrafted…

Get 3D Printed Parts That Look Like Injection Molded Parts with Polymaker’s PolySmooth and the Polysher

While 3D printing has come a long way in the last decade, the one thing that the technology just hasn’t been able to beat is the striation marks left behind…

Meet the Trinus: A Professional-Grade 3D Printer/Laser Engraver Combo Hitting Kickstarter Soon for Just $199

I can’t help but wonder if large 3D printer manufacturers feel just a tinge of worry about the small startups, the open-source hackers, and the crowdsourcing campaigns that have been…

Type A Machines Introduces New Matte Finish ProMatte 3D Printing Filament

California-based 3D printer manufacturer Type A Machines is releasing a new 3D printing polymer filament specifically formulated to produce lightweight, smooth and workable prints with a matte finish. ProMatte is…

3D Printing Enthusiasts Celebrate Christmas Early at iMakr’s Annual Holiday Showcase

Most of us have probably attended some sort of Christmas market or showcase at one time or another. From pop-up markets featuring gifts from local artisans, or walk-through displays of lights…

MyMiniFactory and Polymaker Want You to Design the Appliances of the Future

Among my other major accomplishments, I’ve watched a lot of movies and TV shows during my life. My tastes tend to run toward the science fictional and fantastical, so I…

Oakwood School: California K-12 Students Teach Each Other 3D Printing Through Cascaded Learning in Immersion Program

There are many subjects students simply aren’t wild about, from math to chemistry to those pesky grammar courses. Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids interested in media labs, science…

3D Printed Smart Mask From Sendinaden Allows You to Monitor Your Own Breathing Habits

I’ve been thinking about getting a Fitbit. I know lots of people who have them; I’ve almost stopped noticing the brightly colored bracelets on the wrists of my fitness-nut friends….

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — November 7

This week’s 3D printing news is all about business and product development. In business news, 3D Systems has partnered with the US Army to develop  products for multiple sectors such as aerospace…

A World of Polymers: Covestro Covers All the Material Bases for 3D Printing

Covestro is in the business of improving products–and processes–in industries around the globe. As one of the leading developers of high-tech polymers, their focus in bringing those materials to the world…

Polymaker and Covestro Introduce Polycarbonate-Based 3D Printing Filament PC-Plus and PC-Max

Since the 1950s one of the world’s most widely used thermoplastics has been polycarbonate because it is strong, rigid and easy to heatform. It is used in industrial applications as…

Rapid Prototyping through 3D Printing Lends a Helping Hand to Startup Garibaldi Japanese Selvedge Denim Watches

In 1972, Japan’s first ever selvedge denim was produced in Kojima at Kurabo Mills. Since then, Japanese selvedge denim has become well-known and well-loved by denim enthusiasts the world over…

Making an Amazing Guitar with Polymaker PolyMax Advanced 3D Printing Filament

Several maker musicians have already built themselves some pretty great 3D printed guitars, but any that are truly playable were made using SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) or SLA (Stereolithography) 3D…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — August 29

There’s lots of 3D printing business news this week. Gartner Inc., the world’s largest research and advisory company for information technology, reports that medicine is the sector most influenced by 3D printing…

Polymaker Introduces Four New PolyMax Filament Colors — PolySupport Now Available for Order

As the focus of the 3D printing industry shifts from the hobby and maker market to the industrial design and office market there has been a shift in 3D printer…

New PolySupport Offers Sweet Spot in Removing 3D Printing Support Materials With Ease

You’ll need to print with supports. Perhaps learning that that fills you with as much dread as being responsible for those children’s holiday gifts that come with 387 pieces and announce…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — July 4, 2015

This week’s 3D printing news takes us from 3D printed penny boards to human organs and a Hyphae-based plant leaf structure. Also, a Norwegian man has discovered how to convert a…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 16, 2015

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include several about filament, the stuff that printed things are made of. Lenovo has announced a $3 million investment in Polymaker for filament development, an…