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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — January 17

2015 is well underway, with the Consumer Electronics Show‘s news so last week, and a stream of new stories that continue to captivate us regarding 3D printing’s evolution as an…

Thingiverse User Brings You Open-Source 3D Printed Laser Cutter and Engraver

Thingiverse user villamany, of Spain, used the open-source inspiration of the RepRap community, and parts from his own RepRap 3D printer, to create his 3DP Laser Cutter and Engraver, the…

RichRap Unveils The Open Source, 3D Printed Universal Pellet Extruder

If you are like me, you can’t help but see dollar signs every time you run your 3D printer. “How much filament is this using?” “What if the printer screws…

RepRap iTopie Emerges as Improvement on Prusa i3

Some are known as king makers — and with that in mind, RepRap could be known as the maker’s maker. Widely considered as a broad source of inspiration in the…

Researchers Use 3D Printed Glasses as Case Study in Favor of Introducing Sustainability via 3D Printing

“You say you want a revolution…” Well, you should know by now… one is on the way via 3D printing, and exploding out of every viable avenue. When the technology…

Instructables Designer Creates “Blinds’ Eye,” A Machine that Automatically Closes Blinds

If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, surely sloth — or, perhaps, forgetfulness — is the runner-up. Designer and maker, Drew Morgan (his Instructables handle is “DrewTM”), shared his…

Files for the ‘Skeleton 3D’ RepRap 3D Printer Now Available for Download

You’ve gotta love the RepRap movement and all that it stands for. Besides the fact that the idea of 3D printing a 3D printer is incredibly Star Trek-ish, RepRap is…

Today’s Toy Marketplace: Blokko Weaves Storytelling, 3D Printing & Digital Design into One Platform

‘We are Blokko. We are the toy company that doesn’t make toys.’ Blokko makes it clear right away that they aren’t your conventional toy shop. They are, however, champions of…

Bling! Bling! The ‘Bling’ 3D Printer is Much More than a Pretty Machine

Technology is what has led us to become the race that we are today: the human race. You know, Homo Sapiens, the species that originated hundreds of thousands of years…

Texas Student 3D Prints a Laser Engraving Machine for Under $50

It’s funny, as I travel to various technology conferences and shows, ranking up there with “Why would anyone want a 3D printer?” is a question I find myself being asked…

Maker’s Tool Works Unveils Their New MendelMax 3 3D Printer Kit

If you are at all familiar with the RepRap movement, you’ve certainly heard of the MendelMax brand of 3D printers. The original MendelMax was designed and constructed by Maxbots way back…

3D Printed Water Quality Testing Device Offers Affordability and Portability to Test Potability

The issue of a plentiful water supply is as old as the origins of man. Water represents the cycle of life, and we are in a perpetual ongoing exercise worldwide…

Send in Your 3D Printed Medallion to be Part of Massive Community Sculpture, ‘Linked’

It’s a sculpture for the people, by the people — all in a mass celebration that weaves together the progress of amazing 3D printing technology, community, and enormous creative spirit. Coming…

South African Students Develop Mobile, Self-replicating, 3D Printer Meant for Space Exploration

3D printing in outer space has become quite the fad as of late. This is mostly due to the fact that NASA and Made in Space recently sent a zero-g…

Open Source Innovation Brings Foldable 3D Printer TeeBotMax

The world of open source collaboration is continuing to produce a stream of new ideas, all of which will continue to be improved upon, some of them useable now and some…

SmartBox, Feature-Rich 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter Starting at Just $199

If you recall, earlier this year the desktop 3D printing market found itself in a race to the bottom, price wise. Company after company emerged, usually on Kickstarter or Indiegogo,…

Printrbot CEO Brook Drumm Looks to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘RepRap: The Movie’ Documentary

Brook Drumm… Some may consider him the ‘Mother Teresa of 3D printing’, while others may say he is one of the leaders of the open source movement. While the Mother…

Nectar One 3D Printer – Coming Soon From Some of the Industry’s Brightest Individuals

Each and every day, it seems as though we are covering a new 3D printer that is either launching or about to launch. This is because the technology has become…

German RepRap Announces New HUGE Build Volume 3D Printer – to be Unveiled at EuroMold

German Reprap has become one of Europe’s most reliable 3D printer manufacturers, when it comes to FDM 3D printers. They offer solutions for both consumers and small to large sized…

‘Hello Printer’ RepRap 3D Printer, CNC, Laser Cutter, Engraver – Features Movable Spaced Dual Nozzles

The open source RepRap movement has been one that has really thrust the at-home 3D printing market into existence. If it weren’t for RepRap, most of the consumer level 3D…

Maximus XL 3D Printer Launches on Indiegogo

The RepRap movement is certainly one which I personally respect a great deal. After all, what’s cooler than being able to 3D print the bulk of the parts needed to…

RepRapBCN Announces New Paste Extruder – You Can 3D Print in Jelly, Clay, Plaster & More

FDM based 3D Printers are typically limited to printing in different types of plastics. They work by usually melting ABS or PLA plastic in a similar fashion to how a…

Got Milk? Then You’ve Got 3D Printer Filament at a 99.7% Discount

According to a new study produced by the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Technological University (MTU) you can now save yourself money and help the environment, all while making sure…

Third Person Perspective: No longer just in video games… Coming soon to real life, thanks to 3D printing

Video games…. Some people are obsessed with them, while others just don’t see the entertainment value that can be provided by controlling a character on a digital screen. Either way,…