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Adrian Bowyer Continues to Innovate with Magnetic Bed Heater

While his company, RepRap Ltd, provides open source, heavily-printable 3D printers, supplies and services online, Adrian Bowyer continues to invent and develop new ideas for open source 3D printing. The…

Electric 3D Printing by Adrian Bowyer May Take Only a Few Seconds to Build Objects

RepRap Ltd. user and hero of the open-source 3D printing movement Adrian Bowyer endeavors to use an electric current to create a 3D printed liquid plastic monomer that will polymerize…

Cost Sensitivity Analysis Performed for 3D Printed, Open Source Infant Clubfoot Brace

Congential talipes equinovarus (CTEV), perhaps better known as clubfoot, is one of the most common congenital physical deformities, as it occurs at least once every 1,000 births. In countries like…

Open Source 3D Printing in the Spotlight at MRRF 2018: Community, 3D Printers, Championships

To say that open source is a major part of 3D printing would be an understatement in the extreme; indeed, to many, the open source RepRap Project is the most…

3D Printing Talent and Creativity On Display at Midwest RepRap Festival

Approximately four hours west of my base in Cleveland, a straight shot down Interstate 90, is the town of Goshen, Indiana. It’s a small, quiet town, one I knew nothing…

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…

Vote for the Most Significant 3D Printed Thing in the World 2017

Soooo….a few weeks ago I released the definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things. It turned out that sadly some mere mortals did in fact disagree with me. I’ve decided…

3D Printing Business: Inside BCN3D Technologies

When in Catalonia, do as the Catalonians do; while in a larger-scale view that may be a circumstance set to change up world maps as we currently know them, on…

Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase…

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Joshua Pearce, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

As the global population continues to expand massively, with an estimated 7.5 billion people alive today, sustainability is becoming an ever-more-pressing concern. It takes a lot of energy to support…

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…

Researchers Developing Self-Replicating 3D Printers for the Moon

We’ve heard a lot about how 3D printing is the future of space exploration. One of the reasons the technology is so critical to space travel is that having a…

Should Desktop 3D Printing Be Open Source or Closed Source?

Open source development has brought a lot of advantages to desktop 3D printing. Is our flirtation with open source a youthful indiscretion that will soon be discarded? Or is open…

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…

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…

Extra Senses: RepRap Ltd. Project Helps People Extend Their Sense of Touch

Most people agree that humans have five senses, and they’re pretty straightforward – we see what’s in the vicinity of our eyes, we hear what sound vibrations reach our ears,…

With Hard Work, Incredible Patience and Wits, Professor Builds Ceramic 3D Printer from a Simple Delta Kit

Update 10/10/16: Taekyeom received some advice on his clay extruder and an engineer said, PVC pipe is not a safe material because PVC can crack, or even shatter. Cooper or…

Portugal’s Reprapalgarve Team Shows Us How to Make a Steel Framed Color 3D Printer for Around $600

Over the weekend, Adam, who is the ten-year-old son of some friends of mine, purchased a very cool, medium sized replica of the Millennium Falcon from a local maker’s shop. I perked…

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Top 10 Affordable RepRap Prusa i3 kits for Sale Under $400 at 3D Printers Online Store

The RepRap Project started as a British initiative to develop a 3D printer that can print most of its own components and be a low-cost 3D printer, but it is…

AstroPrint Offers the ‘Ultimate’ Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You’ll Want to Save

We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing,…

Celebrating the First 3D Printer from UK’s West Midlands: 3DPrint.co.uk Launches Blitz 3D Brand & BlitzBot 2.0

You know how it feels when you really love a certain place and as family and friends come to visit, you become an overly excited cheerleader/tour guide for the area?…

The ColorPod Converts a RepRap-Style 3D Printer into a Full-Color Powder Bed Printer

While there have been a few custom builds and hacked together machines, most powder bed 3D printers are generally considered commercial or industrial printers. Cost is probably the largest contributing…

What The Heck is Happening Over on the RepRap Project’s Wikipedia Page?

Being a Wikipedia editor is absurdly hard and usually pretty thankless work. With well over five million articles available on Wikipedia, many of which need to be regularly monitored, edited…

Teach Your 3D Printer How to Play Chess

Something that most people seem to forget about 3D printers is that they are just a simple robot that happens to throw up melted plastic into cool shapes. Basically, a…