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Nature and Technology Come Together in Giant 3D Printed Bird's Nest

Nature and Technology Come Together in Giant 3D Printed Bird's Nest

When asked to picture a bird’s nest, most people will immediately go to the same image: a small, round structure, created from twigs, grass and other scavenged bits, with an indentation in the middle for birds and eggs to rest. Not all nests look the same, however, and weavers’ nests are quite different than most […]

When asked to picture a bird’s nest, most people will immediately go to the same image: a small, round structure, created from twigs, grass and other scavenged bits, with an indentation in the middle for birds and eggs to rest. Not all nests look the same,...
Pinshape Releases "3D Printer Materials Guide" for Desktop 3D Printing

Pinshape Releases "3D Printer Materials Guide" for Desktop 3D Printing

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know how the best utilize the materials we already have at our […]

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know...
Learn How to 3D Print a Gorgeous Wood-Finished Knob for Your Gear Shift

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 top of the antenna, or some Mardi Gras beads hanging from the rearview mirror, there are plenty of methods – both tacky and classy – […]

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 top of the antenna, or some Mardi Gras beads hanging from the rearview mirror, there...
Open Source Hovalin Violin is 3D Printed in Wood PLA with More Upgrades to Come!

Open Source Hovalin Violin is 3D Printed in Wood PLA with More Upgrades to Come!

It wasn’t too long ago that we reported here on a husband and wife team that added to the growing list of 3D printed musical instruments with their own contribution: an open source 3D printed violin. Yes, there have been other 3D printed violins, like the originally outstanding 3dvarius from France or Unique-3D’s acoustic violin from Russia. […]

It wasn’t too long ago that we reported here on a husband and wife team that added to the growing list of 3D printed musical instruments with their own contribution: an open source 3D printed violin. Yes, there have been other 3D printed violins, like the...
Two-Year-Old Proto-pasta Celebrates with a Pine-Scented Filament, a Holiday Gift Guide and More

Two-Year-Old Proto-pasta Celebrates with a Pine-Scented Filament, a Holiday Gift Guide and More

Who doesn’t love that piney Christmas tree smell around this time of year? Now you can fill your 3D printing studio with the aroma, even if you’re nowhere near pine trees. Proto-pasta, which manufactures all sorts of fun filaments, is introducing a new Aromatic Pine PLA, their first wood filament. Aromatic Pine, which prints like […]

Who doesn’t love that piney Christmas tree smell around this time of year? Now you can fill your 3D printing studio with the aroma, even if you’re nowhere near pine trees. Proto-pasta, which manufactures all sorts of fun filaments, is introducing a new...
Formfutura Releases New EasyWood Filaments Featuring Authentic Smell & Texture

Formfutura Releases New EasyWood Filaments Featuring Authentic Smell & Texture

While the 3D printer is the mechanism that gets makers where they want to go as the end result of what can sometimes be hours, weeks, or even months of working on a specific design or invention, this machine is a furnace that must be fed. It’s got to have the fuel to produce the […]

While the 3D printer is the mechanism that gets makers where they want to go as the end result of what can sometimes be hours, weeks, or even months of working on a specific design or invention, this machine is a furnace that must be fed. It’s got to have the fuel to...
Ira3D Announces Poetry2 3D Printer & 9 New Exotic Filaments

Ira3D Announces Poetry2 3D Printer & 9 New Exotic Filaments

Time and time again we’ve stressed how important the materials sector of the 3D printing space has become. As new materials come to market, new applications for 3D printing emerge, attracting new ideas, new customers, and new business opportunities. Over the last 12-18 months we have seen an incredible number of new innovative approaches being […]

Time and time again we’ve stressed how important the materials sector of the 3D printing space has become. As new materials come to market, new applications for 3D printing emerge, attracting new ideas, new customers, and new business opportunities. Over the...
WO-FI: New Wood Filament on Indiegogo is Unique in Purity, Affordability, Versatility

WO-FI: New Wood Filament on Indiegogo is Unique in Purity, Affordability, Versatility

Just imagine yourself 3D printing a cool new prototype while the faint scent of fresh pine wafts through the air. Not only can you deodorize your home or workspace, you can try out a new wood filament that offers some obvious benefits aside from and even far more exciting than just eliminating toxic and malodorous […]

Just imagine yourself 3D printing a cool new prototype while the faint scent of fresh pine wafts through the air. Not only can you deodorize your home or workspace, you can try out a new wood filament that offers some obvious benefits aside from and even far more...
ColiDo Announces New Wood Composite PLA and ABS 3D Printer Filaments

ColiDo Announces New Wood Composite PLA and ABS 3D Printer Filaments

It’s incredible what a difference a few years can make. Back when I initially was turned on to FDM/FFF 3D printing there were very few choices when it came to materials. Our choices were mainly PLA or ABS, along with a handful of colors. Fast forward a few years and it’s no wonder why the […]

It’s incredible what a difference a few years can make. Back when I initially was turned on to FDM/FFF 3D printing there were very few choices when it came to materials. Our choices were mainly PLA or ABS, along with a handful of colors. Fast forward a few years...
Formfutura Launches New 3D Printer Filaments: Foamy, Felty, Porous & Coconut Wood?

Formfutura Launches New 3D Printer Filaments: Foamy, Felty, Porous & Coconut Wood?

We have mentioned it several times in the past, FDM based 3D printing is currently limited more by the lack of material options available than by the printers themselves. Materials are what make up virtually 100% of the objects that we desire to print, so why hasn’t there been more of an emphasis on developing […]

We have mentioned it several times in the past, FDM based 3D printing is currently limited more by the lack of material options available than by the printers themselves. Materials are what make up virtually 100% of the objects that we desire to print, so why...
Akemake Creates the World's First 3D Printed Speaker From Wood - Design is free to download

Akemake Creates the World's First 3D Printed Speaker From Wood - Design is free to download

When most people think about FDM 3D printers, they picture these machines printing in PLA or ABS plastic. Recently, more and more people have begun using other materials like nylon. However, a company called Akemake, with the help of a new 3D printing material from Fillamentum, is trying to change this. Akemake has recently used a […]

When most people think about FDM 3D printers, they picture these machines printing in PLA or ABS plastic. Recently, more and more people have begun using other materials like nylon. However, a company called Akemake, with the help of a new 3D printing material from...
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