Mass Customization Is Coming

With the arrival of the new Superstrata 3D printed bikes, I’m wondering whether we’re now at the moment when mass customization begins to grow in the minds of consumers.


Miele Distributing 3D Printable Attachments

Miele, the high-end German manufacturer of consumer goods, now offers downloadable 3D models for printing, some of which may fit your appliances.


Customized Products Face Consumer Challenges

Dassault Systèmes has undertaken a survey to understand consumer attitudes to custom-made products and this could affect the future growth of 3D printing.


Why We Cover Large and Small 3D Printers

Some may wonder why this publication covers both small-scale DIY 3D printing and at the same time large-scale industrial production additive manufacturing. We explain our thinking.


3D Printing Innovating Smart Home Technology

Charles Goulding and Greer Veon review several consumer product companies who successfully used 3D printing technology to aid the development of their products.


What Is A Consumer 3D Printer?

What is a consumer 3D printer? Is it a DIY device? What characteristics might describe a 3D printer for hobbyists? We have a list of features.


Wait, Is Consumer 3D Printing Back?

After thinking more about Prusa Printers’ astonishing production figures, I’m now wondering whether consumer 3D printing is back.


Maix to Launch in January

A secretive project to enable consumers to “design” their own products is set to launch in a few weeks. 


The New MakerBot’s Are Out

While MakerBot announced them in January, the 2014 Replicators haven’t shipped until now. What are people finding when they open the box? 


M3D’s Micro 3D Printer

Many new 3D printers are available, but M3D’s new Micro 3D printer has some very intriguing features we haven’t seen before. 


Unboxing a Type A Machine Series 1

Andrew Mazzotta from 3DHacker has released another video, this time of him unboxing the Series 1 personal 3D printer from Type A Machines. This printer is known for its relatively large build volume very high resolution.
The unit Mazzotta puts together is a pre-assembled version, otherwise the video would be a bit longer.

Lexus Creates 3D Printed Car-Mice For iPads

This is one of the more unusual uses of 3D printing we’ve seen. Apparently car maker Lexus exhibited their current vehicles at the recent 2013 Seoul Motor Show in Korea. At their display was an “Interactive Table” holding several bolted-down iPads.

A Dad Meets a 3D Printer

We’ve been working with 3D printers for so many years it’s sometimes hard to recall what it was like when first encountering a 3D printer.


3D Printing Price Check Update

What is 3DPrintingPriceCheck? It does exactly that. Jonas Neubert, creator of the online service, just released a significant update to the service, which now includes


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


Nokia’s 3D Printing Adventure

Nokia has long used 3D printing internally to design cases and shapes for their handsets, but now they’re permitting customers to do the same.   


3D Printing For Girls: An Idea

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know about the controversy regarding BfB’s attempt to address the younger female market. We pondered this situation: how to


A Pink Controversy in 3D Printing

There are those of us who know about 3D printing, and those who don’t. We’ve all seen the looks of awe from those transitioning to

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