Leasing or Buying Your 3D Printer?

I’ve just noticed that Type A Machines now offers leasing programs for acquiring their equipment, but is this something you should consider? 

Hands On With Afinia’s ES360 Desktop 3D Scanner

This week we had the chance to test out Afinia’s ES360 tabletop 3D scanning system. 

An Update on the 3D Monstr

Since I’ve been writing about large-format 3D printers lately, today we are revisiting 3D Monstr’s line of 3D printers. 

Carbon Expands 3D Printing Service Bureau Network

Given the speed and materials possible with continuous liquid interface production (CLIP)—the groundbreaking 3D printing tech developed by Carbon—it’s not surprising that large manufacturers such as BMW and Delphi Automotive have taken the tech on board for prototyping and short-run production. 

The Metal Powder Business Expands Due To 3D Printing, But Only So Far

It seems that metal producers have noticed this pattern and have been gearing up for more sales. 

Two 3D Printer Liquid Adhesives You Can Buy

The eternal problem of extrusion-based desktop 3D printers is bed adhesion. Here are two commercial solutions specifically designed for that purpose. 

ExOne Makes Big Changes at the Top

ExOne swapped out their CEO this past week, suggesting possible changes in strategy. 

Autodesk Announces Gift of $25,000 in Product Design Software for Every Fab Lab

When it comes to equipping tomorrow’s designers and engineers with the tools they need to create compelling projects today, few companies have been as generous in offering access to software, tools and even fabrication facilities as Autodesk has.

NONSTOP: Stratasys’ New Infinite Build 3D Concept

As part of Stratasys’ blockbuster announcement, they unveiled an entirely new 3D printing concept, the Infinite Build 3D Demonstrator, which prints SIDEWAYS!

UNLAYERED: Stratasys’ New Robotic Composite 3D Concept

As mentioned earlier, Stratasys announced a new strategy involving two utterly new 3D printing concepts. One of them is the Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator. 

Bathsheba – “It’s Probably Easier to Make Money Than to Do the Best Work You’re Capable Of.”

The Woman in 3D Printing I am delighted to present in the blog today is the well-known Bathsheba. 

Stratasys Announces Bold Strategy: Two Key New Concepts Unveiled

Today 3D print giant Stratasys announced a bold new strategy focused on industry that will no doubt have a significant effect on manufacturing in the future. 

Filamentive’s Sustainable 3D Printer Filaments

I met with representatives of Filamentive to find out more about their interesting series of sustainable 3D printer filaments. 

What Happens When Your 3D Printer Manufacturer Drops Support?

In an increasing number of cases, support ceases for aging 3D printers. What should you do? 

A Method to Add Color to Your 3D Printer: ColorPod

A project by Netherlands-based Aad van der Geest has created “ColorPod”, a concept for converting a monocolor desktop 3D printer into a full color machine. 

The Case for Insuring Your 3D Print Operation

3D printing has continued to prove itself as a promising solution for many manufacturers/businesses, creating opportunities and prototyping capabilities that were once unavailable, while significantly expediting "time to market".

Is 3D Printing Truly Green?

There’s been much ado made of the notion of “green” 3D printing, but is this really true? 

MAKEiT Releases the Pro-L Desktop 3D Printer

MAKEiT is a small company producing a powerful desktop 3D printer that’s quite suitable for low volume production use. Now they’re released a newly improved version, the Pro-L.

Design of the Week: Rottlace Masks

This week’s selection is the strange Rottlace mask by the MIT Mediated Matter Group. 

3D Hubs’ 3D Printing Process Chart is Comprehensive, But…

3D Hubs has developed a very clear infographic detailing the numerous 3D printing processes. But I think there’s one problem with it.