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2017: The Year in 3D Printers

We’ve reached the last days of December, which means that it’s time to start looking back on what’s happened in 2017. Whether you’re reviewing the year with a nostalgic or…

Prusa Releases Latest Firmware Update, Unveils Multiple New 3D Printing Features

The Prusa i3 MK2S is undeniably popular, and had that popularity reaffirmed when 3D Hubs named it the Best Workhorse 3D Printer for 2018 in its latest 3D Printer Guide. There’s…

TCT Show: Themes and Overview of 3D Printing in 2017

This week in the UK, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham played host for the 22nd TCT Show, an annual affair that brings together the 3D printing industry. With perhaps…

Prusa Introduces New Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D Printer with Lots of New Features

In the summer of 2016, the new Original Prusa i3 MK2 Kit was released, with a multi-material upgrade option and calibrate XYZ function announced just a few months later. Now,…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…