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3D Printer Review: HyVision Cubicon Style

There are a few things that I always tell newcomers to 3D printing. There’s no such thing as an out-of-the box printer. A 3D printer isn’t an appliance like a toaster…

Learn How to 3D Print a Gorgeous Wood-Finished Knob for Your Gear Shift

A lot of people love to accessorize and personalize their cars. Whether it’s a vanity license plate, bumper stickers, a fuzzy neon steering wheel cover, a smiley face stuck on…

3D LabPrint Releases Landing Gear Conversion Kit for the Messerschmitt Bf 109T

Warbirds! It’s time to take flight once again. And for many model plane enthusiasts, getting ready to do this may be just a little different these days. As with so…

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum Thinks 3D Printing Can Revive the Model Railroading Hobby

Model railroading has always had a reputation for being a hobby for old men, but i’m not really sure that’s exactly true. I certainly don’t have any statistics to back…

Simplify3D Releases Version 3.1 and Adds Over 30 More Compatible 3D Printers, Many New Features

We hear the mantra of accessibility and affordability for all in 3D printing quite often (when talking to the right people, anyway). For hardware manufacturers espousing that ideal, many of…

Microsoft to Integrate Materialise Cloud-Based 3D Printing Service into 3D Builder and Other MS 3D Printing Apps

For years 3D printing was often derided as a fad, or a niche market and pretty roundly ignored by all of the major tech companies. Despite that, soon businesses started…

Spanish Design Team Uses 3D Printed Mechanism to Create Images in Water

What is it about water that’s so beautiful and entrancing? On an everyday level, it’s mundane – we drink it, cook with it, clean with it without giving it a…

Remembering Formula One Great Ayrton Senna with 3D Printed 1993 McLaren MP4/8

When Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna died in 1994 as a result of a crash at that year’s 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, it was acknowledged as a very…

Tips on How to Resume a 3D Print Job After Turning Off the Printer

Due to the amount of time (and money) it costs to design a 3D model and then 3D print it, we ideally want to be in a situation where we…

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,…

One Boy’s 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Leads to Another’s

Organizations like e-NABLE are amazing for more than one reason. The mere fact that e-NABLE has gathered so many volunteers to design and create prosthetic hands and arms for people…

Pinshape Announces Batman v Superman 3D Design Contest (Who Will Win??)

So far, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has gotten mixed reviews, but when superheroes are involved, do the critics really matter? The kids and the nerds are going to go anyway,…

3Dfilamenta and CBD Tech Release ChiTu Mini V5.1 3D Printer Controller Board

Whether you’re designing a prototype for a new, mass produced 3D printer or just a maker looking to build your own, there isn’t a part more vital than the controller…

Vicky Somma Presents Her Multi-Colored 3D Printed Aviary–Created on a Single Extruding MakerGear M2

The name Vicky Somma is becoming synonymous with 3D printing–and sincere, fun inspiration. She taught herself how to use a printer and then became a motivating force for others with…

3D Print an Awesome Daft Punk Helmet with Working LED Lights

French electronic music superstars Daft Punk donned their famous robot masks way back in 2001 as a way to avoid being photographed once the notoriously press-shy duo’s music started to…

Designer’s Private Bar Features 12 Taps with 3D Printed Handles–Stormtrooper, T-Rex, and More Help Pour Beers

If you know any home brewers out there, or just people who are really into their wet bars, then the idea of customizing through extra beer paraphernalia shouldn’t shock you much. For…

The AON is a Massive Industrial 3D Printing Beast with Two Independent Printing Heads

The AON Industrial 3D printer currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter is a big, beefy and robust machine that was built to be highly adaptable and durable enough for extremely high-volume use….

Oakwood School: California K-12 Students Teach Each Other 3D Printing Through Cascaded Learning in Immersion Program

There are many subjects students simply aren’t wild about, from math to chemistry to those pesky grammar courses. Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids interested in media labs, science…

Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide for All Your 3D Printing Issues

As 3D printing catches on more and more in the mainstream, many of the issues makers face are coming to the forefront–along with solutions. While previously many users were just…

Cool Grandfather 3D Prints Kid Sized Rocket Ship and Moon Vehicle

My husband is a carpenter, and every time he gets a new tool, he takes the box and turns it into some sort of playhouse or accessory (mailbox, dresser, etc.)…

CollideOScope Multi-Filament 3D Print Head Now on Kickstarter

As anyone who 3D prints knows, one of the limiting features is the ability to involve multiple filaments in a print job when its demanded. But, when this is possible,…

Simplify3D Adds More 3D Printers to Their List of Compatible Devices

Simplify3D, provider of professional 3D printing software, has now expanded the compatibility of their tools to include more than 30 new machines. “Simplify3D’s goal is to help users optimize the…

The 3D Printing Nerd and the ‘Con Man’ Web Series Logo

You may or may not be familiar with the web series Con Man. It’s the work of entertainers Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, and the project is notable for, among…

YouMagine Survey Reveals 3D Printing Expert Wish List

YouMagine is an online community of 3D printing enthusiasts, and in order to improve their service and offerings, they conducted a survey of just over 500 of their members. Now…