An Unusual 3D Printing Filament from 3dk.berlin

There’s plenty of competition in the 3D printer filament market these days, so it takes a lot to stand out among the crowd. It seems that 3dk.berlin has done so with their new “k-top” product. 

Police Using 3D Printing?

We’ve received a press release from the UK’s Hawk 3D Proto, who apparently have equipped a police department with a 3D printer. 

Design of the Week: Motorized Saber Toothed Tiger

This week’s selection is the fun Saber Tooth Tiger model by Greg Zumwalt.

Another Industry Ripe for 3D Printing Advantages?

I’m reading a story about a 3D printed surfboard, and it suggests another, wider use of 3D printing tech.

German RepRap Sells The Silicone 3D Printer

At Rapid last week we spoke with representatives from German RepRap and found out something interesting. 

Win Your Own Desktop 3D Printer - Enter Today!

Did you know you could win one of two desktop 3D printers in our contest this month? 

Could 3D Printer Hotends Improve With Heatron’s System?

At Rapid last week we came across a very intriguing piece of hardware from Heatron.

3D Hubs Adds Indirect Metal 3D Printing to Network

What companies like Markforged, Desktop Metal and Admatec reintroduced to the world of manufacturing was the idea that 3D printing is already capable of producing metal parts through indirect methods. 

An Ultrasonic Welding-Powered 3D Printer

I’m a sucker for an entirely new 3D printing process, and that’s what I walked into when I encountered Fabricsonic last week.

Impossible Objects Develops a Sheet-Based 3D Printing System

The last time we heard of Impossible Objects, they were receiving funding in 2014. Now we’ve seen their 3D printer in person. 

A USD$49 3D Printer? Can It Be True?

China-USA based Kodama is set to release a USD$49 desktop 3D printer, and I may be a bit skeptical of this project. 

Top 3 Onshape Updates: Composite Curve, 3D Fit Spline, DXF/DWG Import

Onshape snuck one in on us last Friday. 

How Is 3D Printing Disrupting the Supply Chain?

The typical supply chain starts with the acquisition of raw material, leads into the production phase and, eventually, results in warehouse storage and retail distribution. 

3D Printing in Dangerous Places: Would You Go?

We received a note from a company promoting a 3D printing conference taking place in Venezuela, but I’m wondering what it might take to convince people to attend. 

Mosaic Manufacturing Announces “CANVAS”

Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new cloud-based multi-material software tool for 3D printing, CANVAS. 

Dana McCallum – “We are all changing the way things are designed and made, and making what was once impossible, possible. What is more exciting than that?”

Dana McCallum has a history in manufacturing, beginning her career in injection molding and 3D printing. 

Stratasys Q1 Results: Still Losses, But Does It Matter?

3D print giant Stratasys announced their financial results for the first quarter of 2017, and things are about the same. 

The Amazing Aurora Labs 3D Metal Printer Dynamically Creates Alloys

We had an in-person look at Aurora Labs’ new 3D metal printer, and found it to include a very interesting feature. 

New Gel Could Enable More Complex Living Tissue 3D Prints

Researchers at the University of Florida have created a gel medium specifically for 3D printing medical implants.

A Very Inexpensive 3D Metal Printer from Xact Metal

With all the buzz about inexpensive 3D metal printers lately, it’s startling to see one option that doesn’t use a new process.

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