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Michigan Tech Researchers Recycle Wood Furniture Waste into Composite 3D Printing Material

From artwork, instruments, and boats to gear shift knobs, cell phone accessories, and even 3D printers, wood has been used often as a 3D printing material. It’s a valuable renewable…

Optimizing the Properties of Recycled 3D Printing Materials

In an attempt to mitigate the environmental impact of 3D printing, several organizations have taken to creating recycled filament, made not only from failed prints but from water bottles and…

Los Angeles: Greneker Explores the Challenges of 3D Printing Their Mannequins

3D printing has changed the world of how we create today in so many ways. Allowing for self-sustainability in innovation, everyone from the home hobbyist entrenched in DIY to the…

Gigaprize Goes to Magic Wheelchair for Amazing 3D Printed Wheelchair Costumes

When you love someone, you want everybody else to be able to see them as you do; to appreciate their beauty, personality, fun loving nature, or whatever other characteristics you…

Ultra Red Technologies Builds 3D Printing Business in Nairobi Offering Design and Prototyping, Working Toward Clean Water

“We believe in the untapped potential of 3D printing.” – Mehul Shah No matter how much you follow the progress of 3D printing and learn to expect the unexpected, it…

$1 Million Creator Award to Help re:3D Continue Doing Good Through 3D Printing

Earlier this week, eight finalists gathered at Madison Square Garden for the presentation of the Creator Awards, a prize conceived by collaborative workspace company WeWork. The competition is designed to…

Texas Fire Department Relies on Gigabot 3D Printer for On-Demand Parts

You might be surprised to find out just how much one fire department in Texas has come to depend on 3D printing—and why. Due to the self-sustainability and on-demand creation…

Exclusive Interview: Texas A&M Veterinarian Creates Entirely New Treatment to Save a Dog With a Gigabot 3D Printer

Most people can tell you a story about what made them finally decide to acquire a 3D printer or to start learning about the technology. For Dr. Michael Deveau, Radiation…

The Gigabot Gets Even Bigger: re:3D Announces the Release of the XLT 900 3D Printer

In March of 2015, Houston, Texas-based company re:3D launched what would ultimately be a successful Kickstarter campaign for the open-source, large-scale Open Gigabot 3D printer, a re-imagined version of their original Gigabot,…

TPE TopCon: A Look at 16 Top 3D Printing Stories of 2016

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio was the 12th TPE TopCon event, a conference dedicated to thermoplastics hosted by the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the TPE Special…

Use Autodesk Meshmixer to Improve Quality of Scaled-Down 3D Prints

Some of the most helpful 3D printing information can seem boring, but keep in mind that this kind of information may greatly benefit your own 3D printing experimentation. One of these issues is how…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week– August 22

This week’s 3D printing news includes some late summer fun ideas, like flying a 3D printed kite or rigging your bike up with an awesome 3D printed wind-driven bubble machine….

Jaws –- The 3D Printer Extruder Drive Bolt with Bite

No, there’s no ominous John Williams score to accompany this article, just smooth and consistent extrusion of 3D print filament. Matthew Fiedler and the Houston-based team at re:3D have developed…

re:3D Turns to Kickstarter to Help Crowdfund & CrowdSource Their Open Gigabot 3D Printer

Nearly two years ago, a small company based in Austin Texas called re:3D launched a very large 3D printer on Kickstarter. Called the Gigabot, this machine wasn’t only large in…

Taking the Gigabot 3D Printer Off the Grid With Solar Panels

There is a great deal of consensus around the idea that 3D printing is a technology with enormous potential for helping out in a wide variety of contexts. Efforts are…