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3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of those events was led by Jeffry Turnmire, an […]

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of RepRap 3D Printers

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of RepRap 3D Printers

Modern 3D printing has been decades in the making, but only in the past decade have we seen the proliferation of the technology into the hands of hobbyists, makers, and manufacturers. This has been due to several causes, primarily the reduction in price, and widespread availability of computing which can handle 3D modeling. Makers and […]

Modern 3D printing has been decades in the making, but only in the past decade have we seen the proliferation of the technology into the hands of hobbyists, makers, and manufacturers. This has been due to several causes, primarily the reduction in price, and...
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 Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
3D Printing, Gaming and Rolling with the Punches -- A Few Questions For: Hobgoblin 3D

3D Printing, Gaming and Rolling with the Punches -- A Few Questions For: Hobgoblin 3D

Since 3D printing began going more mainstream on a consumer level, one group in particular has enthusiastically seized on it: the gaming sector. Tabletop gamers, especially, have seen the opportunities the technology offers for the production of miniatures and terrain for some of the most popular tabletop games, and one group of college graduates even saw […]

Since 3D printing began going more mainstream on a consumer level, one group in particular has enthusiastically seized on it: the gaming sector. Tabletop gamers, especially, have seen the opportunities the technology offers for the production of miniatures and...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Amie Dansby (Amie DD), Software Engineer, Video Game Programmer and Maker

3D Printing Spotlight On: Amie Dansby (Amie DD), Software Engineer, Video Game Programmer and Maker

There’s an old saying: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I’m not sure how many people would actually agree with that statement – no matter how much you love your job, you’re still going to face hard days and frustration. For Amie Dansby, aka Amie DD, however, […]

There’s an old saying: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I’m not sure how many people would actually agree with that statement – no matter how much you love your job, you’re still going to face...
Duke University Researchers 3D Print Electromagnetic Metamaterials on a Prusa i3 Desktop 3D Printer

Duke University Researchers 3D Print Electromagnetic Metamaterials on a Prusa i3 Desktop 3D Printer

Duke University has been responsible for several interesting developments related to 3D printing lately, and a lot of those developments have been related to new 3D printing materials and methods. A hydrogel that mimics the meniscus (I love saying that out loud), a technique that allows for the 3D printing of flexible digital storage…and now, Duke […]

Duke University has been responsible for several interesting developments related to 3D printing lately, and a lot of those developments have been related to new 3D printing materials and methods. A hydrogel that mimics the meniscus (I love saying that out loud), a...
3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q2 Report Reveals Much Has Changed, Yet Much Has Stayed the Same

3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q2 Report Reveals Much Has Changed, Yet Much Has Stayed the Same

It’s that time again! 3D Hubs has released their latest quarterly trends report, the second of 2017, and while quite a bit has changed since the Q1 report was released in January, a lot has stayed the same. Without further preamble, let’s take a look at the numbers from the last few months. The Highest […]

It’s that time again! 3D Hubs has released their latest quarterly trends report, the second of 2017, and while quite a bit has changed since the Q1 report was released in January, a lot has stayed the same. Without further preamble, let’s take a look at...
MRRF 2017: 3D Printing Community Comes Together to Celebrate 3D Printers, Making and Innovation

MRRF 2017: 3D Printing Community Comes Together to Celebrate 3D Printers, Making and Innovation

My little maker heart is full after spending 48 hours at the 5th Annual Midwest RepRap Festival (aka MRRF) In Goshen, Indiana. Yes, over 1,000 people from 18 countries around the world made their way to the 4-H Fairgrounds in a tiny town (where Wal-Mart has horse and buggy parking) to geek out over 3D […]

My little maker heart is full after spending 48 hours at the 5th Annual Midwest RepRap Festival (aka MRRF) In Goshen, Indiana. Yes, over 1,000 people from 18 countries around the world made their way to the 4-H Fairgrounds in a tiny town (where Wal-Mart has horse and...
Slic3r Prusa Edition Announces Latest Release, Offering Updated Supports and Smooth Variable Layer Height

Slic3r Prusa Edition Announces Latest Release, Offering Updated Supports and Smooth Variable Layer Height

It was only a few months ago that Prusa, the popular open-source RepRap 3D printer company, introduced its customized Slic3r software for Prusa 3D printers. Now, the Slic3r Prusa Edition just got even better, with founder Josef Průša’s announcement of its latest release, Smooth Variable Layer Height. The new release lets users gradually transition across different […]

It was only a few months ago that Prusa, the popular open-source RepRap 3D printer company, introduced its customized Slic3r software for Prusa 3D printers. Now, the Slic3r Prusa Edition just got even better, with founder Josef Průša’s announcement of its latest...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 28, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 28, 2017

On this week’s “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got news on the latest industry partnerships, expansions, products, and more. For starters, the Irish 3D printer company Mcor is raising €5M to add 100 new employees to their growing team. 3D Systems has advanced their medical training simulators by integrating enhanced virtual reality (VR) […]

On this week’s “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got news on the latest industry partnerships, expansions, products, and more. For starters, the Irish 3D printer company Mcor is raising €5M to add 100 new employees to their growing team....
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...
Something for Everyone in 2016: A Look at This Year's New 3D Printer Releases

Something for Everyone in 2016: A Look at This Year's New 3D Printer Releases

I spend every day immersed in news about 3D printing, so obviously I’m aware of the fact that there are a lot of 3D printers out there. I’m also aware that that statement is an understatement. However, when I began looking back at the new 3D printers that were introduced and/or released in 2016, I […]

I spend every day immersed in news about 3D printing, so obviously I’m aware of the fact that there are a lot of 3D printers out there. I’m also aware that that statement is an understatement. However, when I began looking back at the new 3D printers that...
Prusa's Patience with PayPal Has Run Out: 3D Printer Company Founder Warns Companies to Use a Different Payment Service

Prusa's Patience with PayPal Has Run Out: 3D Printer Company Founder Warns Companies to Use a Different Payment Service

The Internet has made a lot of things both easier and scarier at the same time, and banking is one of them. I do all of my banking and bill-paying online; it’s rare that I write a paper check these days, and I know people who don’t use checks at all anymore. Why would they, […]

The Internet has made a lot of things both easier and scarier at the same time, and banking is one of them. I do all of my banking and bill-paying online; it’s rare that I write a paper check these days, and I know people who don’t use checks at all...
Prusa Introduces Optimized Slic3r Prusa Edition Software

Prusa Introduces Optimized Slic3r Prusa Edition Software

There’s some good news for Prusa fans emerging this week! That likely comes as little surprise, as the open-source RepRap 3D printer company has been inventing and upgrading like crazy lately. The big news this year was the release of the new Original Prusa i3 MK2, followed by a mess of upgrades and new features only […]

There’s some good news for Prusa fans emerging this week! That likely comes as little surprise, as the open-source RepRap 3D printer company has been inventing and upgrading like crazy lately. The big news this year was the release of the new Original Prusa i3...
New Multi-Material Upgrade Released For Prusa i3 MK2 3D Printer

New Multi-Material Upgrade Released For Prusa i3 MK2 3D Printer

When it comes to bringing 3D printing technology to the next stage of innovation, one of the key aspects that the industry has focused on is multi-material printing capabilities. Whether it be in the form of an industrial-level machine like the Stratasys J750 or a DIY project to transform a desktop 3D printer into a […]

When it comes to bringing 3D printing technology to the next stage of innovation, one of the key aspects that the industry has focused on is multi-material printing capabilities. Whether it be in the form of an industrial-level machine like the Stratasys J750 or a DIY...
Worried Your Assembly Was a Bit Off? The Prusa i3 MK2 Unique Calibrate XYZ Function Offers Perfect 3D Printing Anyway

Worried Your Assembly Was a Bit Off? The Prusa i3 MK2 Unique Calibrate XYZ Function Offers Perfect 3D Printing Anyway

As Prusa3D founder Josef Průša recently relayed to 3DPrint.com, the original Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer has certainly been well received by makers, but his company continues to improve it. With reviews ranging from raves to very good, this printer has been described so enthusiastically that industry experts have resorted to expletives, with others recommending […]

As Prusa3D founder Josef Průša recently relayed to 3DPrint.com, the original Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer has certainly been well received by makers, but his company continues to improve it. With reviews ranging from raves to very good, this printer has been described so...
The All New Original Prusa i3 MK2 Kit Has a Ton of New Features

The All New Original Prusa i3 MK2 Kit Has a Ton of New Features

In an industry packed with more 3D printer options than anyone could even try to keep track of there has always been one constant industry leader: RepRap. Back in 2005 when Adrian Bowyer first founded the RepRap Project it was just a loose collection of makers pitching in to develop an inexpensive 3D printer that […]

In an industry packed with more 3D printer options than anyone could even try to keep track of there has always been one constant industry leader: RepRap. Back in 2005 when Adrian Bowyer first founded the RepRap Project it was just a loose collection of makers...
colorFabb Launches the New nGen Line of Copolyester-Based 3D Printing Filament

colorFabb Launches the New nGen Line of Copolyester-Based 3D Printing Filament

Long gone are the days when all anyone needed was a few spools of various colored PLA filaments to get everything that they could out of their 3D printers. Technology has been advancing at an astounding rate, and most desktop 3D printers are capable of using materials that were previously only available for consumer or […]

Long gone are the days when all anyone needed was a few spools of various colored PLA filaments to get everything that they could out of their 3D printers. Technology has been advancing at an astounding rate, and most desktop 3D printers are capable of using materials...
Architecture Student Creates This Unique 3D Printed Spice Grinder

Architecture Student Creates This Unique 3D Printed Spice Grinder

Every time I write an article, I learn something new. Today’s lesson? That there appears to be a raging debate surrounding the merits of grinding weed. Before my house becomes the target of unwanted supervision, I would like to note that this came to my attention because of a joke made by Merchat Rémi, the creator […]

Every time I write an article, I learn something new. Today’s lesson? That there appears to be a raging debate surrounding the merits of grinding weed. Before my house becomes the target of unwanted supervision, I would like to note that this came to my...

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