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Burning Down The House: Is Desktop 3D Printing Safe?

Burning Down The House: Is Desktop 3D Printing Safe?

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the safety of desktop 3D printing. When Underwriters Laboratory announced plans to enter the market, I covered it. When Dremel launched the IdeaBuilder I wrote that in my experience, it was among the first to be UL and CE approved – not just at the component level, […]

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the safety of desktop 3D printing. When Underwriters Laboratory announced plans to enter the market, I covered it. When Dremel launched the IdeaBuilder I wrote that in my experience, it was among the first to be UL and CE...
Clever Quips Liven Up 3D Printed Bricks as OSU Student Replaces Missing Brickwork on Campus

Clever Quips Liven Up 3D Printed Bricks as OSU Student Replaces Missing Brickwork on Campus

A student at The Ohio State University is taking campus maintenance into his own hands by creating 3D printed bricks to fill in the spaces left by missing masonry. It’s not that the campus is in an advanced state of disrepair, but rather that there are literally thousands of brick areas on campus and with […]

A student at The Ohio State University is taking campus maintenance into his own hands by creating 3D printed bricks to fill in the spaces left by missing masonry. It’s not that the campus is in an advanced state of disrepair, but rather that there are literally...
Out of the Abyss: Miguel Zavala Unveils New Dungeons & Dragons 3D Printable Model Collection

Out of the Abyss: Miguel Zavala Unveils New Dungeons & Dragons 3D Printable Model Collection

Miguel Zavala, a US Army vet, 3D designer, and Dungeons & Dragons player, was the focus of 3DPrint.com’s most heavily trafficked and shared article of 2016…or rather, the impressively detailed collection of 300 3D printed D&D monster models he created was the focus. He began this massive undertaking in 2015, and released the last of […]

Miguel Zavala, a US Army vet, 3D designer, and Dungeons & Dragons player, was the focus of 3DPrint.com’s most heavily trafficked and shared article of 2016…or rather, the impressively detailed collection of 300 3D printed D&D monster models he...
MemeMesh Lets You Create and Convert Your Memes into 3D Printable STL Files

MemeMesh Lets You Create and Convert Your Memes into 3D Printable STL Files

We do love our Internet memes. From Grumpy Cat to Judgmental Kermit the Frog to the vast number of political memes, this social phenomenon has spawned a vast number of hilariously captioned photos and videos, designed to make you laugh (though some may tick you off), traveling quickly through the avenues of social media. One […]

We do love our Internet memes. From Grumpy Cat to Judgmental Kermit the Frog to the vast number of political memes, this social phenomenon has spawned a vast number of hilariously captioned photos and videos, designed to make you laugh (though some may tick you off),...
Redditor Plans to 3D Print and Hide 200 Toys Around San Francisco in Giant Scavenger Hunt

Redditor Plans to 3D Print and Hide 200 Toys Around San Francisco in Giant Scavenger Hunt

Most of the time when I hear someone talking about Reddit, they’re sharing an image or a funny thread they saw on the site. But Reddit can also do a lot of good, because it connects communities and individual people with ideas, news, trends, and most importantly, each other; remember when Reddit users gathered to […]

Most of the time when I hear someone talking about Reddit, they’re sharing an image or a funny thread they saw on the site. But Reddit can also do a lot of good, because it connects communities and individual people with ideas, news, trends, and most...
Difference in Active and Passive Cooling When 3D Printing Plastic Objects

Difference in Active and Passive Cooling When 3D Printing Plastic Objects

Both active and passive cooling methods are widely utilized for 3D printing plastic-based products. However, comparisons between the two suggest that active cooling will most likely lead to more accurate and precise creation of objects. Two plastic filaments, ABS and PLA, are most often used to 3D print rapid prototypes. These filaments are often the […]

Both active and passive cooling methods are widely utilized for 3D printing plastic-based products. However, comparisons between the two suggest that active cooling will most likely lead to more accurate and precise creation of objects. Two plastic filaments, ABS and...
3D Printing Deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2016 -- Save on 3D Printers & More!

3D Printing Deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2016 -- Save on 3D Printers & More!

Each year as we enter the holiday season, 3DPrint.com takes a look at a few of the amazing deals targeted at our community as Black Friday and Cyber Monday fall upon us. We’ve again gathered a few of the sales together, so you can start scouting out your purchases for 2016. From 3D printers to […]

Each year as we enter the holiday season, 3DPrint.com takes a look at a few of the amazing deals targeted at our community as Black Friday and Cyber Monday fall upon us. We’ve again gathered a few of the sales together, so you can start scouting out your...
Searching for Blame in Deadly 3D Printer Accident

Searching for Blame in Deadly 3D Printer Accident

Whenever there is an untimely death, the first thing we do is look around in an effort to understand how such a thing could have happened. When 17-year-old Tom Taylor was killed in an explosion that was linked to a 3D printer, the ears of the 3D printing community immediately perked up. The youth was […]

Whenever there is an untimely death, the first thing we do is look around in an effort to understand how such a thing could have happened. When 17-year-old Tom Taylor was killed in an explosion that was linked to a 3D printer, the ears of the 3D printing community...
Reddit User 3D Prints Wrist Brace After Breaking Hand in Cycling Accident

Reddit User 3D Prints Wrist Brace After Breaking Hand in Cycling Accident

When my oldest son was five or six, he fell down and injured his knee while running poolside in Florida. Although it seemed overkill, I followed obediently as the doctor referred me to a pediatric orthopedist. I will never forget the scene as I opened the door to his office and my two little ones […]

When my oldest son was five or six, he fell down and injured his knee while running poolside in Florida. Although it seemed overkill, I followed obediently as the doctor referred me to a pediatric orthopedist. I will never forget the scene as I opened the door to his...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Pokemon Go Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Pokemon Go Things

Unless you’ve been living in a shack in the middle of nowhere on a mountain under a rock for the last week then you’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go. If you’ve been spared, then allow me to explain. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality smartphone game that encourages players to actually leave their house and […]

Unless you’ve been living in a shack in the middle of nowhere on a mountain under a rock for the last week then you’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go. If you’ve been spared, then allow me to explain. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality smartphone game that encourages...
From Totoros to Puddycats, June Brides (and Bridezillas) Should Look Into 3D Printing

From Totoros to Puddycats, June Brides (and Bridezillas) Should Look Into 3D Printing

It’s always occurred to me that getting married should be about the union of two people and not a catastrophic financial nightmare, from the price of a ring which should cost at least five months’ worth of the poor guy’s salary to temperamental chefs and caterers, a complete remodeling of the in-laws house for the […]

It’s always occurred to me that getting married should be about the union of two people and not a catastrophic financial nightmare, from the price of a ring which should cost at least five months’ worth of the poor guy’s salary to temperamental chefs and caterers, a...
Ultimaker’s Cura 2.1 Open Beta Gets an Update -- But Make Sure You Backup Printing Profiles Before You Install

Ultimaker’s Cura 2.1 Open Beta Gets an Update -- But Make Sure You Backup Printing Profiles Before You Install

Last month Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker released the long awaited 2.1 version of their popular Cura 3D printing software as an open beta. The software update included a ton of extra features and new functionalities that fans of Cura have long been asking for. Cura 2.1 finally added the ability to manipulate and group […]

Last month Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker released the long awaited 2.1 version of their popular Cura 3D printing software as an open beta. The software update included a ton of extra features and new functionalities that fans of Cura have long been asking...
Medical Professionals Can 3D Print Their Own Vein Finders, Affordable Device for Developing Nations

Medical Professionals Can 3D Print Their Own Vein Finders, Affordable Device for Developing Nations

There are certainly much more complex and terrifying medical procedures beyond giving blood or receiving an injection—or even just getting an IV—but if you or someone you know is afraid of needles, then you’re well aware that’s certainly no consolation. It’s also often not a lot of fun for the medical professional who is trying […]

There are certainly much more complex and terrifying medical procedures beyond giving blood or receiving an injection—or even just getting an IV—but if you or someone you know is afraid of needles, then you’re well aware that’s certainly no consolation. It’s also...
Next Phase of Development Begins for The Hovalin, An Open Source 3D Printed Violin

Next Phase of Development Begins for The Hovalin, An Open Source 3D Printed Violin

The Hovalin, developed by Matt and Kaitlyn Hova, is a open source 3D printed violin that has received much attention since the first version was released. Now the next phase of development has begun for the Hovalin 3.0, and Matt Hova has posted a blog entry and started a Reddit thread about the project that always keeps improving in […]

The Hovalin, developed by Matt and Kaitlyn Hova, is a open source 3D printed violin that has received much attention since the first version was released. Now the next phase of development has begun for the Hovalin 3.0, and Matt Hova has posted a blog entry and...
Learn How to Make a Cool 3D Printed Lithophane for Mother's Day

Learn How to Make a Cool 3D Printed Lithophane for Mother's Day

A lithophane is an old art form that involves a 3D image etched or molded onto porcelain. This image can only be seen when the background is lit up; when the light changes behind the image, the image appears to change as well. In Europe, the first lithophanes appeared in England, France, Prussia, and Germany […]

A lithophane is an old art form that involves a 3D image etched or molded onto porcelain. This image can only be seen when the background is lit up; when the light changes behind the image, the image appears to change as well. In Europe, the first lithophanes appeared...
OctoPrint Startup Soon to Lose Funding from Sponsor BQ, Launches Patreon Campaign—Users Rally Behind Founder

OctoPrint Startup Soon to Lose Funding from Sponsor BQ, Launches Patreon Campaign—Users Rally Behind Founder

One thing is for sure in the world of business: nothing is ever for sure. No matter how hard you work, there are no guarantees for success—and especially not in the highly competitive industry into which 3D printing has evolved. When a company falls on challenging times, however, it says a lot when their users […]

One thing is for sure in the world of business: nothing is ever for sure. No matter how hard you work, there are no guarantees for success—and especially not in the highly competitive industry into which 3D printing has evolved. When a company falls on challenging...
Reduce Your 3D Printer Noise with These Simple Tricks

Reduce Your 3D Printer Noise with These Simple Tricks

A recent popular Reddit thread speaks to a common problem that many people who regularly use 3D printers have encountered: noise level. Of course, many 3D printers are guilty as charged for making enough noise to have the neighbor complaining — and no one wants that, right? After all, 3D printing is supposed to be a […]

A recent popular Reddit thread speaks to a common problem that many people who regularly use 3D printers have encountered: noise level. Of course, many 3D printers are guilty as charged for making enough noise to have the neighbor complaining — and no one wants...
That Nintendo NX Controller May Have Been Fake, But The 3D Printing Technology That Made It Was Very Real

That Nintendo NX Controller May Have Been Fake, But The 3D Printing Technology That Made It Was Very Real

You may have missed it if you’re not a hardcore gamer, but for a few days last week there was quite a bit of gnashing of teeth over what could have been the new controller for the next Nintendo game console. Codenamed the NX, there is very little actually known about the upcoming console that […]

You may have missed it if you’re not a hardcore gamer, but for a few days last week there was quite a bit of gnashing of teeth over what could have been the new controller for the next Nintendo game console. Codenamed the NX, there is very little actually known about...
Cold Casting 3D Prints in Iron: See Bearded Goodness in All Its Glory!

Cold Casting 3D Prints in Iron: See Bearded Goodness in All Its Glory!

We talk about the finishing process quite often regarding 3D models. And while sometimes that final phase of fabrication can be a bit of a pain, mostly it’s just plain fun too, allowing for users to explore different products and materials. It sometimes gives us the opportunity to try new methods—and often with the most enjoyable […]

We talk about the finishing process quite often regarding 3D models. And while sometimes that final phase of fabrication can be a bit of a pain, mostly it’s just plain fun too, allowing for users to explore different products and materials. It sometimes gives us the...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 19

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 19

This week’s 3D printing stories includes news from Asia, where South Korea plans a first of its kind metal 3D printing facility, while the Thailand government has started regulating 3D printing due to its fear of 3D printed guns. Over at Germany’s CeBIT computer expo, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited BigRep to see just how big 3D printing […]

This week’s 3D printing stories includes news from Asia, where South Korea plans a first of its kind metal 3D printing facility, while the Thailand government has started regulating 3D printing due to its fear of 3D printed guns. Over at Germany’s CeBIT...
Open Source Hovalin Violin is 3D Printed in Wood PLA with More Upgrades to Come!

Open Source Hovalin Violin is 3D Printed in Wood PLA with More Upgrades to Come!

It wasn’t too long ago that we reported here on a husband and wife team that added to the growing list of 3D printed musical instruments with their own contribution: an open source 3D printed violin. Yes, there have been other 3D printed violins, like the originally outstanding 3dvarius from France or Unique-3D’s acoustic violin from Russia. […]

It wasn’t too long ago that we reported here on a husband and wife team that added to the growing list of 3D printed musical instruments with their own contribution: an open source 3D printed violin. Yes, there have been other 3D printed violins, like the...
Enrage Your Enemies with 3D Printers

Enrage Your Enemies with 3D Printers

We all have that certain someone, a special person who just gets under your skin like a fungus and does nothing but irritate you and make you ugly. Unfortunately, according to local law enforcement, you can’t just work out your differences by putting anchovies in their sock drawer or releasing a herdlet of hamsters into […]

We all have that certain someone, a special person who just gets under your skin like a fungus and does nothing but irritate you and make you ugly. Unfortunately, according to local law enforcement, you can’t just work out your differences by putting anchovies...
The Best Of: Aniwaa Compiles Dedicated & Concise Data to Help You with Your Desktop 3D Printer Purchase

The Best Of: Aniwaa Compiles Dedicated & Concise Data to Help You with Your Desktop 3D Printer Purchase

As the 3D printing industry has hit the big time—grabbing worldwide interest of makers of all ages and levels of expertise—the marketplace has become quite expansive. While many of us are just incredibly curious as to which machines are rising in the ranks and what it is that actually makes them special, thousands of people […]

As the 3D printing industry has hit the big time—grabbing worldwide interest of makers of all ages and levels of expertise—the marketplace has become quite expansive. While many of us are just incredibly curious as to which machines are rising in the ranks and what it...
3D Printed Nerf Halo 5 Assault Rifle Takes Humans vs. Zombies Game to a Whole New Level

3D Printed Nerf Halo 5 Assault Rifle Takes Humans vs. Zombies Game to a Whole New Level

If Nerf guns — or better yet, Nerf gun battles — are your thing, there’s a new 3D printed interpretation of them just for you. In fact, a Reddit user named “Sithslayer78” has made a contribution to the popular game Humans vs. Zombies by hacking a Nerf Halo 5 Assault Rifle and adding 3D printed parts […]

If Nerf guns — or better yet, Nerf gun battles — are your thing, there’s a new 3D printed interpretation of them just for you. In fact, a Reddit user named “Sithslayer78” has made a contribution to the popular game Humans vs. Zombies by...
When eBay Sellers Try to Defend Their Illegal Sale of 3D Models from Thingiverse, Comedy Ensues

When eBay Sellers Try to Defend Their Illegal Sale of 3D Models from Thingiverse, Comedy Ensues

[Editor’s Update: Legal experts and the industry at large are certainly taking notice of this hullabaloo and weighing in — and we can’t say it looks good for the guys at just3dprint. Keep following on the comments at Thingiverse and reddit for more up-to-the-minute updates on these goings-on.] It was bound to happen of course. When 3D printables […]

[Editor’s Update: Legal experts and the industry at large are certainly taking notice of this hullabaloo and weighing in — and we can’t say it looks good for the guys at just3dprint. Keep following on the comments at Thingiverse and reddit for more...
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