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Use Legos to Make Your Own 3D Printer Using Nema 17 Stepper Motors

3D printing and toys often immediately brings to mind the quintessential plastic product often replicated, and often enjoyed by children all over the world on a daily basis: the Lego….

3D Hubs Releases June 3D Printing Trends Report with a New Category & Kossel XL Shaking Up the Charts

It’s time for the monthly heads up from 3D Hubs, as they release 3D Printing Trends June 2015. Highlighting these trends is always something we look forward to as a…

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…

High School Student Builds This Amazing Vulcanus V1 3D Printer

Johannes Rostek is a sixteen-year-old high school student in Germany who plans to continue his education and study electronics or technology, and he’s also a budding 3D printer design engineer….

The Dollo 3D Printer Can 3D Print a Replica of Itself in Just 18 Hours – Coming to Kickstarter

The idea of robots creating robots is a fascinating yet potentially scary one. Some people see the future of production being run by robots and robotic devices, all teaming to…

3D Printed Manual Hand Mixer, the Picture of Culinary Chic But Probably Not Food Safe

No question about it, this bright red, 3D-printed, manual handmixer created by Instructables contributor, “Make it Big,” deserves its place in the pantheon of Culinary Chic, artful yet functional tools…

Designer Turi Cacciactore Built His Rostock Delta Printer Using an IKEA Furniture Closet Kit

Salvatore ‘Turi’ Cacciatore is the former head of design research at the Fiat Concept Lab and now a freelance designer, and he’s also become enamored with 3D printers and printing….

Hobbyists Design & Build ‘Big Red’ Self-Replicating Printer — Almost Entirely 3D Printed

What could be more exciting than checking out cool stuff made from a 3D printer? We’d have to say the next best thing is checking out a new 3D printer that…

3D HUBS Releases April 3D Hubs Trend Report with New Category, Some Surprises

No one can touch 3D Hubs when it comes to collecting data on 3D printing, and we look forward to the luxury of perusing their monthly 3D Hubs Trend Report to see…

German Engineer 3D Prints World’s First Solar Powered Stirling Engine

Each and every day, I am blown away in yet another way by all of the new innovations that have quickly been coming into existence within the 3D printing space….

Unchained with Open Source: Michigan Tech 3D Printing Course Teaches Students to Build 3D Printers 

Hats off to Michigan Tech, and Dr. Joshua Pearce, for creating such a unique course that comes full circle in teaching their undergraduate engineering students about the world of 3D…

Open Source X3D XS CoreXY 3D Printer is Unveiled by Polish Designer

One of the most fascinating things about the desktop 3D printing space is the openness exuded by the developers of the printers themselves. Desktop 3D printers first got off the…

Are Induction-Heated Nozzles the Wave of the Future for Greater Speed in 3D Printing?

Most of us are well aware that one of the biggest issues in 3D printing, especially on the desktop, is speed. This is a fairly mainstream perception, which was demonstrated…

Want an Enormous 3D Printer? Aldric Negrier is There for You with the Mega Prusa i3

Aldric Negrier, a maker and builder in Portugal, has just built – and provided you the information you’ll need to build yourself – a Prusa-based 3D printer with a build…

Maker Replaces His Broken Car Radio with 3D Printed Amp/Clock Setup

If your car stereo breaks and you’re pretty broke — and you’re not a mechanical engineering student — you’re probably out of luck, or facing a trip to BestBuy. But if…

FastBot’s BBP Controller Board Allows You to Upgrade Your 3D Printer & Print 4x Faster

While 3D printing is being hailed as ‘the next coming’ in manufacturing and design and much more, it’s also become somewhat infamous as a time-consuming practice, with more than a few…

Pirx 3D Offers the Design for Their 3D Printer as Open Source Material

Pirx 3D, the Kraków, Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer, say that only two months after launching their latest model, the PIRX One, they’re releasing all the source material for their first, wooden-framed…

Smartfriendz Releases SmartrapCore 3D Printer, Available as Kit or Turnkey Solution

The SmartrapCore 3D printer is another in the continuing trend of affordable, open source printers that offer an easy process for building and adding on. Touted to be a “true…

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…

Geaks Gone Wild Release Geakbot 3D Printer on Thingiverse

The Geakbot team, also known on Thingiverse as Geaks_Gone_Wild,  has been continually busy with new 3D printer builds, and are bringing yet another one of their 3D printers to the…

The Case-Rap 3D Printer Doesn’t Fit in a Suitcase, It Is One!

The great thing about 3D printer owners is that, in most cases, they are “Makers.” The term “maker” is a broad word, and includes basically anyone who likes to ‘make’ things….

The Fabrap 3.0 3D Printer is Unveiled & Expected to be Priced at Around Just $450

Do you remember when the cheapest desktop 3D printer was priced well into the quadruple digits? It seems as though this was a long time ago, but in fact this was the…

Thingystock, the Delta 3D Printer That’s Expandable, Launches on Kickstarter

By far the most popular Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printers on the market are those which utilize a Cartesian-based platform. This is likely a result of two main factors….

Take on FLM 3D Printing in the 2015 3D Printer Challenge from RepRap Central

Back in 2005 when Dr. Adrian Bowyer, a lecturer in mechanical engineering at the University of Bath, created the RepRap, or Replicating Rapid Prototyper, the goal of his project was to…