Stratasys’s Very Focused FDM Enhancements Keep With The Theme

There seems to be an interesting theme emerging from Stratasys these days, and it’s not simply announcing hardware. 

Hard Questions To Ask About A USD$49 3D Printer

Why does this keep happening? A ridiculously low-cost 3D printer with a low probability of succeeding continues to attract buyers on Kickstarter. 

Arcam’s Recent Moves In Materials Suggest Growth

Sweden’s Arcam is a company on the move, it seems, as they’ve been making a series of deals to solidify their metal materials providers. 

The Light Rider is a 3D Printed Motorcycle Designed by Aerospace Engineers

What happens when aerospace specialists develop a motorcycle with bionic algorithms instead of calculating spaceship engines?

Big Changes In 3D Print Tradeshows: AMShows Lights Up

There’s a new 3D print tradeshow in the works and it could become one of the leading venues for the industry. 

What Is Stratasys Doing With Thingiverse, Anyway?

In 2013, Stratasys acquired MakerBot and all its assets. Besides the printer company, the deal also included Thingiverse. 

3D Hubs Adds Another Professional Capability And Confirms Their Strategic Shift

Hmm, my speculation about 3D Hubs’ intentions the other month seems to be continuing with their latest announcement of carbon fiber capability. 

WI3DP: Annalisa Nicola – “3D Printing Has to Be Disruptive, Exploring More Technical Solutions for Manufacturing”

Annallisa Nicola is the CEO and co-founder of XYZBAG

Airwolf’s Intimate Approach To Introducing 3D Printing To Corporations

As the emphasis on 3D printing shifts from poorly adopted consumer applications to industrial uses, 3D printer companies must find ways to make this shift. Airwolf has found a very effective and fun way to do so. 

The Very Low-Cost Anvil 3D Printer Is A Bit Suspicious

An extremely low-cost desktop 3D printer is available for pre-order: The Anvil.

Here's Why 3D Printing Patents Don't Mean Much

Oh! Look! Someone’s patented SOMETHING about 3D printing! This changes EVERYTHING! 

How To Survive Short Filament Spools: Keep Those Empties!

If you’re like me and 3D print a lot, you may find your work area piling up with empty filament spools. My advice: Keep Them!

Are 3D Printed Cars A Sensible Thing?

I’ve heard a few stories about folks developing 3D printed cars, and I must say I’m a bit skeptical. 

Design of the Week: Articulated Lamp

This week’s selection is the tricky-to-make, but useful Articulated Lamp by MyMiniFactory contributor Luca Parmegiani.

Ideal For Educators: Monthly 3D Printing Projects?

UK-based Laykanics is an interesting service that offers monthly 3D print-based project kits that I think could be very suitable for educators looking to expose students to 3D printing. 

Materialise Packages Up All The 3D Printing Software You Need In One Bundle

Materialise is perhaps best known for their 3D printing services to industry, but they also create very powerful software, too. Now they’ve bundled it all together. 

One Of The Four Models Of CreateBot Could Meet Your Needs

There are four different models of the CreateBot 3D printer, one of which could likely meet your requirements. 

Print-Rite’s Massive CoLiDo Mega 3D Printer

Another giant-sized 3D printer has appeared, this time from Print-Rite, the CoLiDo Mega. And mega it is. 

3Discovered Offers Secret of Eternal Life for Spare Parts with 3D Printing

In the 3D printing industry, nothing may be more wasteful than an idle 3D printer, particularly when it comes to industrial systems that can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Leapfrog’s Mystery “Bolt” 3D Printer To Be Released In June

Netherlands-based Leapfrog 3D Printers is developing a new more capable 3D printer called the “Bolt” and they’re beginning to leak some information about it. 

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