review

2015: The Year of 3D Printing Corrections

We’ve been writing about 3D printing for over eight years now, and 2015 may have been the most tumultuous and amazing year yet seen. Let’s look at what happened. 

survey

Our 2015 Census Includes a Reward From Sculpteo!

This blog is read by many thousands of people worldwide, but we really don’t know enough about you. With the help of 3D print service Sculpteo, we’d like to find out what you’re looking for from us. 

news

We Now Offer A Weekly Newsletter

Today we’re announcing our newsletter options have changed: you can now subscribe for weekly updates as well as daily! 

purchasing

Industrial 3D Printer Guide Launched

You might be familiar with our 3D printing Buying Guides. We’ve added a new one to the family: Industrial 3D Printers. 

fun

April Fool’s 2015 Recap

Yesterday was indeed April Fool’s day in many regions, and 3D printing blogs took full advantage. 

writing

Write For Fabbaloo?

From time to time, we’re asked the question, “Could I write a story for your blog?” The answer is, yes! 

conference

Fabbaloo Visits EuroMold

This week our team will be on the ground in Frankfurt, Germany attending the annual EuroMold trade show. 

feature

Announcing the Fabbaloo Buying Guide

After some effort we’ve decided to replace our popular 3D Resources page with a much more sophisticated service: the Fabbaloo Buying Guide.

historical

Five Years Ago In 3D Printing

We’ve been writing Fabbaloo for quite a few years now. So long that it’s time to take a look back to examine the prehistoric world of 3D printing of five years ago. 

3D Printed Revolver: It Works!

We’ve written many times about experiments in 3D printed firearms, but never about a fully functional 3D printed revolver. 

event

It’s A New Day at Fabbaloo!

If you’re a long time reader of this publication, you’re probably noticing the significant changes we’ve made to the site today. The changes are perhaps the most significant in our seven year history. So what’s changed? 

contest

What’s In Your PrintCave?

Sports fans might have a ManCave, equipped with a wall-sized flat screen, cushy recliner chairs, bar fridge and chip bowls. But what makes up a

humor

No 3D Water Printer Here

Just so you know, our post on April 1st regarding the mysterious NEMO, a “3D Water Printer” was completely, entirely and absolutely fabricated.    Every

clothing

The World’s First 3D Printed Dress

Recently at the Ace Hotel in in New York City, the world’s first completely 3D printed dress was unveiled. Created by Michael Schimdt and 3D

research

The List of Personal 3D Printers, 2013

After updating our resources page, we realized we had produced a useful list of personal 3D printers. If you’re in the mood for 3D printer

research

3D Printing Resources

We’ve spent some time updating our 3D resources page. If you haven’t seen it, the page contains our list of key 3D printing resources. Areas

The Rho Test

In a world with many 3D printers to choose from and no easy way to compare them, what should you do? They use different materials

award

Fabbaloo Makes The List

We were quite surprised today to discover that Machine Design has named our blog as one of their editor’s picks for the “best 3D printing

review

Top Posts of 2012

It’s always fascinating to learn which posts were the most frequently read among the hundreds we posted during the past year. They’re typically not necessarily

concepts

Found in the 3D Printing Mailbox

As a popular and rapidly growing 3D printing blog, Fabbaloo receives a lot of email. We receive a great many tips, suggestions, questions, press releases

learning

Words For The Media Design School

With the recent surge of popularity of 3D printing, there has come a deep need for information. Many require an introduction to the technology, while

europe

Fabbaloo Visits London

It’s time for a road trip! As luck would have it, Fabbaloo will be visiting London this coming week. We’ll be hanging around the city

stratasys

The Beginnings of FDM 3D Printing

While visiting Stratasys’ HQ in Minneapolis, we were able to meet CEO and Founder Scott Crump, who told the story of how he invented the

trends

Top Tweeted Posts of 2011

Many Fabbaloo readers use Twitter to keep their friends informed of important 3D printing news by retweeting links to our posts. The most frequently retweeted

@ultimaker

Ultimaker Operators Needed!

Fabbaloo was contacted by Manhattan-based radio reporter and podcast producer Jon Kalish, who enquired about our experience with the Ultimaker 3D printer. Unfortunately, we don’t

fun

3D Printing April Fool’s Round Up 2011

Ok, you may have been fooled by Freedom of Creation’s amazing wooden 3D printing post yesterday, but it wasn’t the only fib told in the

links

Announcing Fabbaloo’s 3D Resources

When we started blogging about 3D printing more than three years ago things were a lot simpler. We tried to promote the technology by including

Phil Renato’s Designs

Phil Renato is an Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but he’s also an amazing designer. We admire

advertise

Advertise on Fabbaloo

After receiving several requests for advertising information, we’ve decided to offer a suite of offerings for advertisers. At this time we offer two types of

Underworld’s Selene: Printed!

You’ve seen the film. Now see the object. Or rather Selene from “Underworld” herself. See some amazing images of constructing this wonderful model, which apparently

solido

A Very Solido Blog

There are many personal blogs detailing adventures with one’s MakerBot or RepRap, but what about a personal Solido SD300 3D printer? That’s exactly what Scott

sales

RapidToday For Sale

We were contacted by fellow 3D print blogger Barnaby Wickham, owner/writer of the popular RapidToday blog. Barnaby says:   I am selling www.rapidtoday.com, the rapid

Boing Boing’s Bong Debate

Our post earlier this week describing Tom Matten’s “MakerBong” was picked up by BoingBoing. Now then, BoingBoing is a somewhat bigger blog than Fabbaloo, ahem,

survey

Fabbaloo Survey Results

Readers may recall we issued a survey the other week, attempting to duplicate 3D Systems’ survey by using the same questions. The responses have slowed,

ideas

3D Printing Experimentation with Replibot

There are many inventive hobbyists who are making very good use of the 3D printing knowledgesphere. That knowledge includes hardware, software, electronics, design, tools, models,

hp

Opinions on HP’s 3D Printer

Following up on last week’s massive news that HP has linked up with Stratasys to produce an exclusive line of 3D printers, we scanned the

makerbot

3D Printing the Vasona Branch

The “Vasona Branch” is a model railroad setup by Robert Vasona, who recently wrote on his experiences using 3D printing for a 1920’s Drive-In Market

tutorial

An Introduction to 3D Printing

Anthony Lockwood of Desktop Engineering writes a review of a white paper from ZCorp that explains in 2D print form the entire process of 3D

fabbaloo

New Blog Layout

Fabbaloo readers may have noticed a slight (well major) change in our blog in the past few days. We’ve relocated our web hosting and completely

prediction

3D Printing Wishes for 2010

  It’s New Year’s Day, 2010. We now have 366 days of progress in fabrication until 2011, and we’re wondering what might happen this year.

trends

3D Printing Trends in 2009

  While polishing off the last of the holiday eggnog, we’ve opened the Fabbaloo filing cabinet and dusted off our posts and reflected on what’s

europe

Ponoko Mystery?

New Zealand-based personal manufacturing service Ponoko has posed a mystery with an obscure post on their blog. The entire text of the post is: Hello

competition

Material of the Year!

  Last month blog Material ConneXion announcement the winners in their new MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year. This is the first annual presentation

design

Nervous Jewelry

  Actually it’s not the jewelry that’s nervous, it’s the creators. Or their company: Nervous System. They produce a line of jewelry (bracelets, rings, necklaces,

legal

Print Your Guitar

  Every one of us is a specialist in something, and our belief is that great things happen when different specialists intersect to combine the

glass

Shrunken Heads at Opend3DP!

The folks at Open3DP continue to investigate ways to produce 3D glass printing, and they’ve been quite successful so far. A recent post shows their

fun

Merry Christmas to 3D Printing!

We haven’t believed in Santa for, well, a while now. But for the moment we wondered what gifts Santa might bring to the world of

media

3D Ping Pong by Materialise

Materialise, one of the larger 3D print services recently did an experiment using their new “Extreme” stereolithography material. They call it extreme because it’s quite

design

Bios in San Jose!

The ZER01 Art and Technology Network is preparing for what promises to be a spectacular event in September 2010 in San Jose, California. The event

ideas

MakerBot Hall of Fame

The MakerBot guys are not just hardware and software geniuses. They are marketing genuises, too. They’ve set up a “Hall of Fame” for MakerBot users,

design

The Spatter

We bumped into this intriguing 3D design on Flickr, produced by Phil Renato. According to the Flickr notes, the item was printed by Mike Gayk

hardware

Definitive Guide Complete?

Make Magazine has produced a complete list of open source hardware projects, ranging in categories from 3D Printing, Arduino, Clocks, Development Platforms, Green Energy, Games,

architecture

Designing Interface Architecture

FABberz and the Live Architecture Network are collaborating on a new venture to bring design tools to students in Brazil. Their idea: produce collaborative designs

ideas

Let’s Download Some Hardware!

Bryan Bishop and Ben Lipkowitz talk about their new open source venture: SKDB. What is it? It’s a open source hardware distribution framework that takes

gartner

3D Printers Should Not Be Banned

Last week we posted our thoughts on Gartner’s Nick Jones’ article suggesting that 3D printers might be banned in the future as they might overflow

design

Darwin’s Ring

Multiple tips arrived this week directing us to a rather amazing design: FluidForm’s Evolve Ring Silver, designed by Michal Piasecki and Krystian Kwiecinski. Not only

design

FOC Explores 3D Paper Printing

We’ve written a few times about the amazing paper 3D printer from MCOR, which uses common A4 paper as it’s build material. Now we see

3D Systems

3D Systems Unveils The Biggest!

3D Printer manufacturer 3D Systems demonstrated their new Projet 5000 Large Format 3D printer at the EuroMold conference. Is this just another 3D printer? No

finishing

Micro-Machining Process

Swiss-based BESTinCLASS, developers of the very cool Micro-Machining Process  (MMP), have come to terms with EOS, makers of laser-sintering equipment for exclusive use of MMP

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