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The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 3: Casualties of Open Source War

Since the maker movement began to evolve out of hacklabs and hackerspaces, we’ve seen it transform in ways that led to some of the movement’s initial pioneers go sideways. These…

Interview: Brook Drumm is Back. The Demise of Printrbot and Brook’s Next Steps

I loved Printrbot. The company made value engineered, tough, hackable, well designed and well made 3D printers. Where everyone else was just a clone army, Printrbot made inexpensive 3D printers…

Printrbot Closes Doors, Saddening 3D Printing Fans Everywhere

In a competitive market, it’s hard for any company to stay ahead of the others, and it’s a sad fact that even some of the most popular and long-lived companies…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Since our buying guide last year, a lot has changed in 3D Print-Land. More functional desktop 3D printers have emerged, and a slew of competitors entered the low-cost 3D printing…

Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D…

3D Printed Microfluidic Devices Could Increase the Number of Viable Organs for Transplant

While great strides have been made in 3D bioprinting, including the production of living tissue for drug testing and disease research, the ultimate goal is still elusive: to 3D print…

Conveyor Belt 3D Printers Picking Up Popularity: Printrbot and Polar3D Introduce the Printrbelt

With less than 24 hours left in its Kickstarter campaign, the BlackBelt 3D printer has raised close to twice its funding goal. It was a good crowdfunding run, reaching its…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it…

3D Hubs Releases 3D Printing Industry Trends Report for Q1 2017

It seems as though it was just last week that 3D Hubs released their latest 3D Printing Industry Trends report, so I was startled by the realization that it’s already time…

Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to…

10-Year-Old Business Owner Does a Lot of Good With Self-Built 3D Printer

There’s no doubt about it, kids these days really seem to enjoy 3D printing. Lots of new 3D printers on the market are kid-friendly and pretty easy to use, like…

SFmototype Kicks Off September 10th: Learn How 3D Printing is Impacting the San Francisco Motorcycle Industry

SF Moto and You3Dit are hosting something more than a happening and more than an event. They are introducing a new lifestyle to the San Francisco area from September 10th through…

Take a Trip to New Places with a Pair of Green 3D Printed Foxes Named Jane and John

For many of us, the friendships that we forge in college are often relationships that will last a lifetime. Going to college is stressful enough on its own, but when…

New Windows 10 IoT Core App Allows Users to Easily Network Their 3D Printer Using a Raspberry Pi

Microsoft Windows has always been an early supporter of 3D printing, not only developing their own 3D printing app, but offering native 3D printer support for a bunch of 3D…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

So you want to buy a 3D printer, but you don’t know where to start. I don’t blame you, there are a lot of 3D printers out there from a…

AstroPrint Offers the ‘Ultimate’ Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You’ll Want to Save

We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing,…

Global 3D Printer Market Up 19% in 2015 as Industrial and Commercial 3D Printer Sales Drop, XYZprinting Remains on Top

As desktop 3D printer sales started to soften at the end of 2014 and into 2015, many in the industry were predicting that the public’s love affair with 3D printing…

A New IBISWorld Report Says That 3D Printer Prices Will Continue to Drop in 2016

There is, without a doubt, more than one hurdle preventing larger numbers of consumers from bringing 3D printers into their homes. Desktop 3D printing technology is still quite new, and…

The Free Library of 3D Printable Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Grows Even Bigger

A few months ago I spoke with avid D&D player and Shapeways user Miguel Zavala who had just uploaded a huge library of two hundred 3D printable Dungeons & Dragons…

Enjoy the Ride with Printrbot’s 3D Printed and Programmed OpenSkate Long Board

If you haven’t seen the show All-American Makers on the Discovery Science Channel then maybe you haven’t been introduced to Printrbot and its founder Brook Drumm. Drumm is one a…

Printrbot is Rewriting Marlin: New Firmware Promises to Improve User Experience

We’ve been following the goings on at Printrbot quite a bit this year as they’ve continued to improve and upgrade their affordable line of 3D printers. The company, which began with a…

Printrbot Founder Brook Drumm on Superpowers and (Un)making

In 2011, maker extraordinaire Brook Drumm was struck by lightning and became a superhero. Well, okay, only metaphorically, but his transformation from self-styled do-it-yourselfer to Printrbot Man was no less…

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…

Cool Grandfather 3D Prints Kid Sized Rocket Ship and Moon Vehicle

My husband is a carpenter, and every time he gets a new tool, he takes the box and turns it into some sort of playhouse or accessory (mailbox, dresser, etc.)…