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$50 Open-Source Colorimeter is Remarkable in Comparison to Commercial Models

Researchers from Michigan Technological University are applying chemistry to 3D printing, detailing their recent study in ‘Open-Source Colorimeter.’ A basic sensor, the colorimeter is made up of a simple light…

Success in Education: Michigan Technological University Offers Comprehensive 3D Printing Technology Workshop to Teachers

Chelsea Schelly, Gerald Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce, researchers from several different departments at Michigan Technological University, explore one of the most exciting aspects of digital fabrication in…

3D Printing at University of Utah: Bioinspired Materials Managed with Ultrasound Directed Self-Assembly

In the recently published ‘Manufacturing bioinspired flexible materials using ultrasound directed self-assembly and 3D printing,’ researchers from the University of Utah are exploring a new process for engineering materials with…

Mexico: Researchers Test 3D Printed Alginate/Gelatin Hydrogels

Alginate, often used in research as it can be molded into stable structures, now plays a part in a study performed by scientists in Mexico, creating porous networks with hydrogels…

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…

Researchers Develop Ceramic Composite 3D Printing Material and Process Chain for FDM Printers

There are multiple methods of manufacturing ceramic materials, including powder injection molding (PIM) and, of course, 3D printing. While ceramics are still considered to be a decently new 3D printing material,…

Michigan Tech Researchers Publish Paper on New Recyclebot 3D Printer

If you’re familiar with 3D printing, solar power, and open source research, then you’ve probably heard of Dr. Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering,…

17,000% Cost Reduction with Open Source 3D Printing: Michigan Tech Study Showcases Parametric 3D Printed Slot Die System

We often cover the work of prolific Dr. Joshua Pearce, an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); he also runs the university’s Open…

The Top Ten Most Significant 3D Printed Things: The Results Are In

First I came up with a list of the 10 most significant 3D printed things, then this list was expanded upon to include 24 and you could vote to determine…

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 Printing Outside the Box: The Hangprinter Prints in Midair Without Any Limits

3D printers just aren’t what they used to be – and that’s a good thing. There’s nothing wrong with a traditional box-like printer that sits on the floor or on…

German RepRap Reseller 3DZ Provides Italian Footwear Polytechnic School with X400 PRO V3 3D Printer

The German RepRap industrial-grade X400 3D printer has been used to develop all sorts of products, from a helicopter windshield wiper system to spare parts for lifting platforms, and even breast prostheses….

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…

Can 3D Printed Space Food Feed the Whole World Someday?

Of all the 3D printing applications, a difficult one for people to stomach is one that affects the stomach. I am talking about 3D printed food. Why the controversy? In…

The Fusion: A Portable, Open Source 3D Printer for Just $249

Fusion Printers sells 3D printers to the public, and though they are DIY kits, the company says they’ll assist buyers “in every way possible” with their questions and concerns. Fusion,…

$265 Flash Sale — Feature-packed Electron 3D Prusa i3 3D Printer Kits

When it comes to open source desktop 3D printing, one of the most popular models out there is the Prusa i3, which first dates back to May of 2012. The…

Build Your Own Cheap Ad(str)apto 3D Printer with Common Hand Tools

He calls it the “Ad(str)apto,” and it’s a 3D printer built entirely – excepting the hot end, electronics, and drawer glides – with homemade parts and hand tools. Heinrich Schlechter…

Fisher Delta 3D Printer is Released for Just £199 by RepRapPro

Affordability is what will ultimately lead to mass adoption of 3D printers by small businesses, schools, and individual hobbyists. Over the past year, we have really begun to see prices…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 25, 2015

This week’s stories move from Europe and South Korea, to the developing world, to North American academics and makers. This news includes: a Dutch company’s new weekly 3D printed lampshade;…

Incredibly Robust and Sturdy RepRap 3D Printer Created by 3DPB Forum Member ‘MiniMadRyan’

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to marry a wonderful woman. In the process I had dozens of friends and family members down here in Florida to share the…