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

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 entire, working organs for transplant into humans in need. There’s a global shortage of organs for transplant; demand highly exceeds supply. Currently, only about one […]

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 entire, working organs for transplant into humans in need. There’s a global...
Conveyor Belt 3D Printers Picking Up Popularity: Printrbot and Polar3D Introduce the Printrbelt

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 goal in only 15 minutes, and soon rewards will begin shipping to backers. The popularity of the BlackBelt isn’t surprising. It’s an exciting concept: a […]

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 goal in only 15 minutes, and soon rewards will begin shipping to backers. The popularity of the...
3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

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 for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a […]

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 for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a few...
3D Hubs Releases 3D Printing Industry Trends Report for Q1 2017

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 for the next installment in the report, which switched to a quarterly format before its last release. Time flies, doesn’t it? There’s always something new in […]

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 for the next installment in the report, which switched to a quarterly format before its...
Here's What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

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 call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play using 3D printers and scanners, creating 3D printed Death Stars, 3D […]

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 call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play...
10-Year-Old Business Owner Does a Lot of Good With Self-Built 3D Printer

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 the Yeehaw. Some companies, like China-based Qingdao Unique Products, are even making it possible for kids to build their own 3D printers with the help of a […]

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 the Yeehaw. Some companies, like China-based Qingdao Unique Products, are even making it possible for...
SFmototype Kicks Off September 10th: Learn How 3D Printing is Impacting the San Francisco Motorcycle Industry

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 October 22nd. Going whole hog with 3D printing, the respective San Francisco motorcycle and scooter dealership, and digital design and fabrication shop have created SFmototype, as a […]

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 October 22nd. Going whole hog with 3D printing, the respective San Francisco motorcycle...
Take a Trip to New Places with a Pair of Green 3D Printed Foxes Named Jane and John

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 you’re away from your home and your family, usually for the first time, the lack of a support system is an added source of stress. […]

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 you’re away from your home and your family, usually for the first time, the lack of a support system...
New Windows 10 IoT Core App Allows Users to Easily Network Their 3D Printer Using a Raspberry Pi

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 printer models since Windows 8.1. Unfortunately the support does require the printer to be connected via a USB device, which is common but leaves 3D […]

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 printer models since Windows 8.1. Unfortunately the support does require the printer to be...
3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

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 lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a list […]

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 lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a...
AstroPrint Offers the 'Ultimate' Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You'll Want to Save

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, space travel, and, most impressively—medicine. And yes, sometimes it seems like nearly everything is being 3D printed for one reason or another—from the luxurious to […]

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, space travel, and, most impressively—medicine. And yes, sometimes it seems like nearly everything...
Global 3D Printer Market Up 19% in 2015 as Industrial and Commercial 3D Printer Sales Drop, XYZprinting Remains on Top

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 was over. The sense was that the industry would revert back to its focus on professional-grade 3D printers while desktop 3D printers remained a novelty. […]

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 was over. The sense was that the industry would revert back to its focus on professional-grade 3D...
A New IBISWorld Report Says That 3D Printer Prices Will Continue to Drop in 2016

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 unfortunately it is not always especially user-friendly, especially if there is a jam or clog in the extruder. Material selection is still extremely limited, with […]

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 unfortunately it is not always especially user-friendly, especially if there is a...
The Free Library of 3D Printable Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Grows Even Bigger

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 miniature models. He created the library of figures from existing designs that he either heavily modified or for many of them simply designed himself from […]

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 miniature models. He created the library of figures from existing designs that he either heavily...
Enjoy the Ride with Printrbot's 3D Printed and Programmed OpenSkate Long Board

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 team of three that includes roboticist Brian Roe and entrepreneur Marc Portney. Together they serve as a team giving feedback and new opportunities to engineers and inventors. The […]

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 team of three that includes roboticist Brian Roe and entrepreneur Marc...
Printrbot is Rewriting Marlin: New Firmware Promises to Improve User Experience

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 successful Kickstarter project in 2011, has been moving forward at breakneck speed, largely due to their boldness and willingness to experiment. This past week, they made […]

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 successful Kickstarter project in 2011, has been moving forward at...
Printrbot Founder Brook Drumm on Superpowers and (Un)making

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 complete for the experience. I’ll let him explain the transformation in his own words from an interview in Popular Mechanics: “I came up with the design of […]

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 complete for the experience. I’ll let him explain...
Oakwood School: California K-12 Students Teach Each Other 3D Printing Through Cascaded Learning in Immersion Program

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 labs, and the library, but one thing most teachers, librarians, and lab supervisors will tell you is that if you put a 3D printer there, […]

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 labs, and the library, but one thing most teachers, librarians, and lab supervisors...
Cool Grandfather 3D Prints Kid Sized Rocket Ship and Moon Vehicle

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.) for our children’s cardboard-opolis. However, after hearing about what this grandfather did for his grandson, I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask my husband […]

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.) for our children’s cardboard-opolis. However, after hearing about what this grandfather did for his...
Printrbot Releases Affordable New Upgrades & Features for Play & Simple 3D Printers--Plus More

Printrbot Releases Affordable New Upgrades & Features for Play & Simple 3D Printers--Plus More

In recent months we’ve followed Printrbot as they’ve brought us numerous new releases, produced an educational initiative, and have been the subject of a long long list of positive headlines due to ongoing and very proactive momentum in their company. Also long–and both exciting and beneficial for both current and future users–is the list of new upgrades and […]

In recent months we’ve followed Printrbot as they’ve brought us numerous new releases, produced an educational initiative, and have been the subject of a long long list of positive headlines due to ongoing and very proactive momentum in their company. Also...
Meet Buggy the Walking 3D Printed Robot

Meet Buggy the Walking 3D Printed Robot

When I was a kid, well after my grandfather had retired, his workshop was like a veritable candyland for me. It was full of machines and gizmos and tools of all kinds that did things that I could only imagine. In his workshop he would fix up old cars, outdated electronics, or his favorite task, […]

When I was a kid, well after my grandfather had retired, his workshop was like a veritable candyland for me. It was full of machines and gizmos and tools of all kinds that did things that I could only imagine. In his workshop he would fix up old cars, outdated...
You Can Now Build Your Own 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Spy Tank

You Can Now Build Your Own 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Spy Tank

Miska Karvonen is a 24-year-old engineering student from Oulu, Finland. He’s a married man with a 4-year-old son, but he still makes time to build some pretty cool 3D printed projects, and this is yet another of those projects. Karvonen took a GoPiGo kit as the starting point for his Rasperry Pi Spy Tank, but […]

Miska Karvonen is a 24-year-old engineering student from Oulu, Finland. He’s a married man with a 4-year-old son, but he still makes time to build some pretty cool 3D printed projects, and this is yet another of those projects. Karvonen took a GoPiGo kit as the...
Brook Drumm Unveils Large Scale Printrbot Pro 3D Printer & the Printrbot Play is Now Available for $399

Brook Drumm Unveils Large Scale Printrbot Pro 3D Printer & the Printrbot Play is Now Available for $399

“Bigger is better!” In the case of gold bars? Yes…. In the case of diamond rings? Yes…. In the case of a spider that lurks under your covers at night? NO!! What about for 3D printers though? Is bigger really better? That all depends on what you plan on 3D printing, and how much storage space you […]

“Bigger is better!” In the case of gold bars? Yes…. In the case of diamond rings? Yes…. In the case of a spider that lurks under your covers at night? NO!! What about for 3D printers though? Is bigger really better? That all depends on what you...
Bocusini to Launch Complete System for 3D Printing Food with Pre-Filled Cartridges on Kickstarter Tomorrow

Bocusini to Launch Complete System for 3D Printing Food with Pre-Filled Cartridges on Kickstarter Tomorrow

Oh, the joys of 3D printing with food. It’s such a delectable thought, such a height of epicurean savvy, that often when we are 3D printing with other materials—especially around mealtime—you can’t help but wish you were instead extruding a deep rich Belgian chocolate or maybe spending some time delving in whimsy and making your […]

Oh, the joys of 3D printing with food. It’s such a delectable thought, such a height of epicurean savvy, that often when we are 3D printing with other materials—especially around mealtime—you can’t help but wish you were instead extruding a deep rich Belgian chocolate...
The Printrbot Team Assembles 154 Simple Metal 3D Printers in Just 7 Hours

The Printrbot Team Assembles 154 Simple Metal 3D Printers in Just 7 Hours

If you are at all interested in 3D printing, then it’s nearly impossible not to be a fan of Printrbot’s Brook Drumm. Just listening to the man talk for ten seconds it becomes apparent that he’s probably one of the most enthusiastic people on the planet when it comes to 3D printing. This enthusiasm has driven […]

If you are at all interested in 3D printing, then it’s nearly impossible not to be a fan of Printrbot’s Brook Drumm. Just listening to the man talk for ten seconds it becomes apparent that he’s probably one of the most enthusiastic people on the...
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