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. 

The Frequency of 3D Content Violations is Astonishing

Earlier we wrote a story on LayerTrove, a new Scotland-based startup that happens to be selling unlicensed 3D content. But how often does this occur? It turns out to be astonishingly frequent. 

Free 3D Software for the New School Year

It’s that time of year for many students about to enter another year of learning, hopefully many in 3D. Fortunately, there are many ways to access free 3D software. 

The Newly Discovered Problem with All Large-Format 3D Printers

Recently we’ve written several stories about new, large-format 3D printers. While these machines can print large items, there’s a big problem with them. 

The Ceramaker 3D Printer: A Specialty Machine for Specialty Materials

While ceramics may be among the oldest and most widespread of materials used by humanity, ceramics 3D printing has a much more narrow set of applications. 

Reflow: Recycled 3D Printer Filament System That Works

There have been many aborted attempts at producing recycled 3D printer filament, but Reflow’s approach appears to be successful. 

The Confusing Paradox of 3D Printer Adhesion

One problem increasingly encountered by 3D printer operators is something one would have been solved a while ago: adhesion

Two "Secret" 3D Printing Startups

Fabbaloo reader Lance Pickens asked about two 3D printing startups, so what else could I do but check them out?