Should You Join The 3MF Consortium?

Source3 announced they’ve just joined the 3MF consortium, but this made me ponder whether this is something others should do, too. 

The FabX 3 Demonstrates The Strength Of Regional 3D Printing Manufacturers

Today I’m looking at a 3D printer designed and built in India, the FabX 3, which offers a good mix of features at a very reasonable price. 

Plural AM Leverages Low-Cost Industrial Systems for Additive Manufacturing in the U.S.

Stratasys invented fused deposition modeling (FDM) in 1989, establishing itself as a leader in the field with its brand of plastic extrusion. 

Controversy Around The E3D BIGBOX Contest?

BigBox3D is looking for a 3D mascot design for their new BIGBOX open source 3D printer, but it seems that they’ve upset some designers along the way. 

Siemens’ Spiders Could Lead To Massive 3D Printing Projects

Research at engineering giant Siemens seems to be developing a kind of mobile 3D printing robot.

Totally Unsurprisingly, LulzBot Announces The TAZ 6

It was just the other week when I described how to watch the TAZ 6 “grow up”, and now it’s been launched

Why You Need to Be Prototyping More, Faster, Better, and Now | Part 1: Theory

Prototyping. An overused buzzword? A misunderstood concept? A noun, a verb, and an adjective? Prototyping is a philosophy. Actually, prototyping is the philosophy when it comes to making top notch designs in today’s hyper competitive market.

On The Loose: 3DPrintler’s 3D Print Service Chatbots

Growing 3D print conglomerate 3DPrintler is working on a strange chatbot interface to their 3D print service pricing comparison engine.

Projection Micro-Stereo-Lithography: A New Way To Create Precision Components

Researchers at Northwestern University have used a 3D printing technique called “projection micro-stereo-lithography” to create incredibly complex lenses. 

You Know What We Need? A Universal Knob Generator!

Long ago, we all heard promise of using a personal 3D printer to fix stuff around home. But how real did it turn out? 

The Short But Instructive Life of CLAWZ, A 3D Printing Startup, Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part series exploring the fate of a 3D printing startup. You can find part 1 here. 

More Thoughts On the Carbon Vs. UNIZ Question

I’ve noticed several comments and queries about our recent post comparing Carbon’s M1 to UNIZ’s SLASH and thought I’d clarify some aspects. 

Mystery Solved: Pinshape’s Secret Buyer Revealed

I’ve been pondering who was behind the rescue of 3D model repository Pinshape, and now we know who it is. 

RetroFab: 3D Printed Parasitic Interfaces For Ancient Appliances

A bizarre project from Autodesk Labs investigates whether one can generate new physical interfaces for old appliances: They Can! 

The Short But Instructive Life of CLAWZ, A 3D Printing Startup, Part 1

This is part 1 of a two-part series exploring the fate of a 3D printing startup.  

Can ENOMOTO’s Experimental 5-Axis 3D Printer Hybrid Do The Impossible?

I’m viewing a very curious video from Tokyo-based ENOMOTO, who seem to have developed a 3D printer that can print in many directions. 

You Can Now Request Prints From That Orbiting 3D Printer

The commercial 3D printer that recently arrived on the International Space Station is now operating! 

Design of the Week: Project Porygon

This week’s selection is artist Nick Clark’s Project Porygon collection. 

SmarTech Believes Consumer 3D Printing Isn’t Dead. Or Is It?

Industry consultant SmarTech has produced a report focusing on low-cost 3D printers and makes claims about the desktop 3D printer market. 

3D Systems’ New CEO’s Compensation Hints At The Company’s Strategy

Readers may recall that 3D printing giant recently installed a brand new CEO. Now we know his motivations. 

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