coverage

certification

The Importance of ISO:9001 in 3D Printing

What does it mean that Ultimaker and Sculpteo — presently two of the better-known names in 3D printing — have both recently achieved ISO:9001 certifications?

architecture

Is This Really An $8M 3D Printed Home?

I’m reading a very curious report on Forbes describing an expensive California home that’s partially 3D printed, apparently.

conference

Meeting Metal Jet

Metal Jet took center stage at IMTS.

climate

3D Printing to Solve Climate Change?

I’m reading a story on Forbes that proposes that 3D printing, rather than regulations or climate accords, will solve the current climate crisis. 

3D Systems

Unbelievable Media Coverage of 3D Printing

This morning I noticed a story from an obscure website detailing an announcement from 3D Systems about a product they introduced three years ago!

large

An Ineffective 3D Printing Stunt

I’m reading reports of a new Guinness World Record for the “largest 3D print ever”. But this is a pointless exercise. 

promotion

Groupon’s Ridiculous 3D Printing Stunt

We’re trying our best not to publish stories on 3D print “stunts” that are merely attempting to gain publicity, but this one is so ridiculous I have to write it up. 

printing

Media Coverage Of 3D Printing Still Problematic

We’re reading a very curious post on WT VOX that proposes a list of the “top 10 cheap 3D printers you can buy in 2016”, except it seems terribly wrong. 

@3dsystems

Is 3D Systems Really On “Life Support”?

We’re reading a piece in TheStreet that describes 3D Systems as a “company on life support”. We’re not in agreement with this notion. 

investment

Is There A Campaign Against Stratasys?

We’re reading a curious story from Ticker Report that highlights someone selling their stake in Stratasys. Is this important? We think not. 

3D Systems

The History of 3D Printing

There’s a lot more to 3D printing than the current craze of personal 3D machines. 

learning

The Revolution Will Be 3D Printed

Interested in learning the basics of what’s happening in the 3D printing world today? You could read our blog, but if you have only 54 minutes, we found a podcast that tells the story. 

legal

3D Printing Fears Jump the Shark

With the deployment of personal 3D printers to thousands of private homes, it was inevitable that some people would focus on the bad instead of

celebrity

Deadmau5 Has a 3D Printer

Progressive-house music producer and performer Deadmau5 recently posted Instagrammed pics of his new acquisition: a dual-exstrusion MakerBot Replicator 2X. The notable musician provided a sequence

government

Presidential Interest In 3D Printing?

We believe it’s huge and growing, but it’s always good to evidence of this, which we noticed in a comment thread on io9, where they

figurines

Coca Cola 3D Prints Mini-Me’s

Here’s an interesting marketing angle: Coca Cola Israel recently launched their new “mini bottle”. To promote it they offered a free 3D print of the

bioprinting

The State of Medical 3D Printing

Viktorija Samarinaite of CGTrader has published a detailed overview of the current state of 3D printing as applied to the medical and biological fields. The

learning

The Public Emotions of 3D Printing

We’ve been covering 3D printing for quite some time now, perhaps six years, and in that time we’ve seen many promising developments and a gradual

review

PC MAG Reviews The Cube

This is interesting: a mainstream magazine has reviewed 3D Systems’s introductory personal 3D printer, The Cube. Treating The Cube as “just another consumer product” seems

consumer

A 3D Printing Magazine

Design magazine Dezeen has suddenly launched a print publication specifically focused on 3D printing: Print Shift. It’s actually a paper publication produced using online print-on-demand

video

Global TV Features 3D Printing

Chief Correspondent Carolyn Jarvis of Canada’s Global TV presented a very comprehensive look at today’s state of 3D printing on their current affairs show, “16×9”.

building

Thoughts On That 3D Printed Building

Widespread media reports describe a project by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars, who plans to build a home using 3D printing. He’s actually going to 3D

europe

Der Spiegel on 3D Printing

We’ve previously seen such mainstream publications as The Economist, Forbes and The Atlantic bring 3D printing to the attention of their readers. Now Der Spiegel

trends

3D Printing Buzz During 2012

Last January we took a look at Google Trends to see the slope of interest in 3D printing. At that time we observed a pretty

video

BBC Newsnight Examines 3D Printing

This video from the BBC provides an introduction to 3D printing, including the process of being scanned and 3D printed. The video also considers the

prediction

Two 3D Printing Downers

We’ve just read not one, but two articles from reputable publications that appear to dismiss the notion of personal 3D printing. TechCrunch’s Jon Evans wrote

humor

3D Printing with Dilbert

This week Dilbert got into the 3D printing space by publishing a cartoon of the character making very effective use of his 3D printer. Hit

makerbot

Further Evidence of 3D Print Mainstreaming

As 3D printing gains popularity it was inevitable. 3D printing has made it into the famous Cheezburger network. We noticed an animated GIF of a

cubify

A Few Cubify Developments

3D Systems’ Cube personal 3D printer has only been available for a few weeks now, but this week we noticed a few interesting developments.   

financial

More Investment Interest in 3D Printing

We’ve just read an article in The Atlantic written by Hugh Evans, a Vice President at T. Rowe Price Associates. If you don’t know, T.

usage

A 3D Printer, Lying Around The Office…

There is an increasing number of 3D printers found across the world today, as they spread from factories to offices and workshops. But that’s the

mainstream media

The Economist on 3D Printing, Again

Once again the venerable The Economist has published a series of articles on the topic of 3D printing and digital manufacturing. This publication has gone

3D Systems

The Cube on CNN

Big media coverage for 3D Systems this week: 3D Systems CEO Abe Reichental appeared on CNN to demonstrated their new USD$1300 “Cube” personal 3D printer.

art

3D Printing For Graphic Artists

Graphics.com, a publication dedicated to the 3D arts recently posted “Fundamentals: 3D Printing of Digital Models”. In this piece they take the reader through a

usage

3D Systems In USA Today

A great piece on 3D printing appeared recently in USA Today. While the piece says nothing we haven’t already known about here, there is something

prediction

3D Printer in the Home of the Future

The UK’s Channel 4’s new show “Home of the Future” takes the idea of a futuristic home beyond just and idea; they’re building it for

3D Systems

3D Printing Buzz Increases

With the close of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show it seems like a good time to check the buzz level of 3D printing, which we

buildatron

A Tour of Buildatron

PC Magazine took a tour of a Brooklyn, NY-based 3D printer manufacturer, and it wasn’t MakerBot. It was Buildatron, an up and coming personal 3D

prediction

The Economist Discovers 3D Printing’s Killer App

There is perhaps no bigger promoter of 3D printing within the mainstream media than The Economist magazine. Recently they visited the gigantic Euromold conference where

makergear

MakerGear Hits Forbes

As interest in 3D printing grows we see increasingly frequent appearances in mass media. Now we see popular 3D printer supplier MakerGear featured in business

makerbot

More People Get 3D Printing

Blogger John Geraci’s recent post shows his newfound understanding of the future of 3D printing: he gets it. John’s blog talks about “innovation & entrepreneurship

makerbot

MAKE Talks with Bre

There’s a very long interview with MakerBot Chief Bre Pettis in MAKE magazine that we encourage you to read. We went through it looking for

zcorp

ZCorp’s On This Old House

If you’re watching the perennial PBS TV series “This Old House” you might see a 3D printed house in a couple of their October episodes.

mainstream media

Forbes On 3D Printing

There’s been a plethora of mainstream media talking about 3D printing lately, and we’re not entirely sure why. Maybe the meme has simply spread wide

prediction

BBC Covers 3D Printing

Every few months we see a flurry of articles introducing 3D printing to the general public. While those familiar with the space may find this

zcorp

David Kaplan Reveals the Wrench Truth

The other week controversy erupted when National Geographic published a short video in which physicist David Kaplan visited ZCorp HQ and apparently witnessed the incredible

model

3D Printing Video Controversy

A 3D printing video from National Geographic went viral on the interwebs last week and quickly generated some controversy among 3D printing enthusiasts.    In

prediction

CNN Predicts 3D Printing Opportunities

The mainstream media is producing introductory pieces on 3D printing with a bit more frequency in recent weeks, including a piece on CNNMoney. They talk

prediction

3D Printing on xkcd

We’ve seen 3D printing show up on the hallowed pages of BBC, CNN, The Economist and other mass media outlets, but today we see it

mcor

MCOR Prints The President

3D paper printer manufacturer MCOR recently scored a coup by not only meeting with the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, to discuss 3D printing at

experiment

3D Printed Chocolate That Tastes Good

BBC news reports today on scientists at the University of Exeter in the UK who have developed a new chocolate 3D printer. Instead of extruding

prediction

Amazing 3D Printing Infographic

We bumped into this totally amazing infographic that explains pretty much all you need to know about 3D printing, including the process, economy, materials, typical

@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

makerbot

Bre Pettis on Colbert!

MakerBot Chief Bre Pettis intersected with mainstream media once again on Wednesday’s edition of the Colbert Report. While Colbert speculated on the prospect of a

3D Systems

3D Printing on CNN

CNN Money’s page today had a front-page article dedicated to 3D printing, featuring an interview with 3D System’s Rajeev Kulkarni, who spoke about their newly

books

Open Design Now Released

Today a new book has been released: “Open Design Now: Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive”. The book, a collaboration from Creative Commons Netherlands, the Premsela

The Top Ten Players In 3D Printing?

We’re reading a curious post on EconomyWatch in which they describe the incredible future of 3D printing. In their post, they list the “Top Ten

3D Printing is a Mini-Trend

A recent post by John Vanston in VentureBeat proposes that 3D printing (or “Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM)” as they term it) is a Minitrend “particularly

More Interest In 3D Printing Companies

Maybe it was the Economist article, or perhaps the recent run-up in 3D printing company stocks, but there seems to be growing interest in the

medical

CNN Reports on 3D Printing Human Skin

A report today in CNN describes the incredible work being done to assist injured soldiers. While many types of injuries occur overseas, one of the

prediction

The Economist on 3D Printing

Is this the big time for 3D Printing? If it’s the cover story on The Economist, perhaps so.    The article describes the history and

food

3D Food Printing on CNN

We’ve just been informed that CNN has a piece focused on 3D food printing. Reporter Laurie Segall interviews French Culinary Institute Chef David Arnold, who’s

makerbot

3D Printing In The News

This week saw not one, but two big media splashes for 3D Printing: First, a New York Times article introduced the topic to their readers,

experiment

3D Printing Featured On Science Friday

Science Friday’s Flora Lichtman visits 3D Printer designer Jim Smith and his extraordinary new device at his workshop. Erm, his living room. Now we finally

prediction

3D Printing Timelines

TeamTeamUSA prepared two very cool timelines on Dipty, the site that lets you create, well, timelines! The first (pictured) is “2010: The Year in DIY

makerbot

10,000 MakerBots?

Joris Peels of i.Materialise guest-posted 11 provocative predictions for 3D printing on TechCrunch this week, and one of them caused us to ponder whether it

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