A brief look at the available methods, materials and machines for multicolor 3D printing.
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are key to our current way of life.
If you have a 3D printer, you will know that it does break from time to time. But how should you go about fixing it?
Additive Manufacturing Coalition and America Makes campaign for policy updates that recognize the importance of additive manufacturing in aerospace and defense.
Make your manufacturing tooling faster, simpler and more reliable with additive manufacturing.
There’s an increasing number of “high speed” FFF 3D printers coming onto the market, but what specific features should you be looking for?
What you need to know when selecting, storing and using metal powders for additive manufacturing applications.
Creality recently concluded its sponsorship of Yale University’s first Funbotics Camp.
Resin 3D printing is quite challenging, but three concepts truly helped me understand how the process really works and made my printing more reliable.
So you want to buy a 3D scanner? These are the nine questions you should be asking.
Assemblies, unlike parts, can benefit more from shortcuts than parts.
There is an incredibly simple way to recycle dirty IPA from resin 3D printing.
It’s time for another resin safety story, and this one is quite incredible.
Let’s learn all about FEP.
After the iPhone X was released in 2017, the general public became more aware of 3D scanners.
3D scanning can appear to be complex, but there are actually only a few standard steps required.
Be on the lookout for “Definitive Guides” to desktop 3D printing.
Is the measurement standard in the 3D printing industry metric or imperial?
An interesting view of 3D printing from outside the industry.
What are the properties of 3D printer nozzles, and what do they mean?
Do you know what an R_E_R_F file is used for in 3D printing?
The eternal question of those new to 3D printing is “what kind of 3D printer should I get?”
You’ve probably done them all: the eight dumbest 3D printing mistakes — FFF edition.
A Protolabs engineer’s perspective on the right DfAM approach.
Stratasys has introduced a “certification program” for those involved with their FDM 3D printing technology.
3D printing calibration is mentioned all the time, but what does it really mean?
Among the most common questions asked is “how does a 3D printer work?”
3D printing training program aims to help victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation prepare for a career in additive manufacturing.
Frequent readers of this publication likely know quite a bit about 3D printing, but there are new readers that could use some more basic information about the technology.
Charles R. Goulding and Johnson Jiang examine how a 3D printing lab helped transform Cooper Union.
There is an ongoing quest to achieve faster and faster 3D print speeds on FFF equipment. But there are a number of challenges.
Students from USC’s engineering school are making free 3D-printed prosthetics for children through its USC 3D4E Freehand project.
You just cracked open your new desktop FFF 3D printer. What filaments should you use?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I say that a 3D printed object is worth a billion.
The eternal question of those using filament-powered 3D printers needs an answer.
Do you have a resin 3D printer? Here’s a whole bunch of tips for you.
You just received a brand new desktop 3D printer. What should you NOT do?
I’ve been using Simple Green as a resin 3D print solvent, and it works quite well — if you know what to do.
In an epic feat of diagnosis, Stefan Hermann has determined what can cause a very common 3D printing issue.
3D printing is thought to be a relatively safe activity, but is it really?
Support material is support material. Or is it?
The recently introduced BCN3D Academy offers a free online certification course to learn the ins and outs of 3D printing.
Did you ever wonder where the colors in 3D printer filament originate?
MakerBot announced a third edition for their well-regarded Educators Guidebook.
I’ve been doing a lot of resin 3D printing lately, and thought I’d share some tips.
Top performing additive manufacturing staff are hard to find, and EOS is set to change that.
A new patch will celebrate Girl Scouts learning about additive manufacturing.
Sintavia published an excellent document describing the condensate problem at many metal 3D print operations.
Ultimaker and America Makes have announced a new program to broaden access to 3D printers for female students across the US.
I’ve been using several different resin 3D printers lately and have some tips for you.
Gluing is a practice all 3D printer operators will eventually perform, and Prusa Research has published what could be the definitive guide for it.
A new scholarship program from EOS North America is set to even the playing field for historically underserved students pursuing STEM education.
We all know about naturally reflective surfaces, but who knew you could apply the same effect with a bottle of paint?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider rising interest in medical school – and how 3D printing might come into play educating our next generation of doctors.
The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) at Boston University became the first dental school in the U.S.A. to install and implement a Carbon M series 3D printer.
Swapnil Sinha is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University whose story in moving into additive manufacturing is becoming more familiar these days.
Bioprinting is a 3D printing technique that combines the technology of 3D printers with select biomaterials to imitate components of the body.
EOS announced a new partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to increase AM skills.
MakerBot recently released a report analyzing the use of 3D printing in education and its application across grade levels.
One of the first question I always hear from 3D printing newbies is “How Big Can I Print?” But that isn’t really a good question.
An engineering drawing is a specialized type of communication tool. It’s also a contract.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the rising availability and practicality of formal higher education in additive manufacturing.
Having a fast manufacturing process has many benefits to a business ranging from cost-effectiveness, innovation to increased customer satisfaction.
Everyone knows 3D printer filament must be dry to function properly, but exactly how is this best done?
Charles R. Goulding and Alyssa Schneider take a look at the recently established US Digital Service Academy.
The question of measuring an amount of 3D printer filament seems straightforward, but there’s more to the story.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman explore the idea of training with 3D printing while elective procedures are on hold.
Charles R. Goulding and Alyssa Schneider think on pandemic-driven job market changes and where digital upskilling can help.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the potential for 3D printing in hub and spoke logistics.
Printlab has introduced a new “student portal” that allows students to work online when learning about 3D printing.
A technical notice recently issued by EOS to their clients regarding 3D print metal condensate safety.
We’re going to take a look at a few key ways in which the law can impact 3D printing.
The COVID-19 crisis has forced many events online, and this one offers design process lectures free to all.
A new online professional 3D printing course has appeared.
I’ve bumped into a very interesting technique that could save an enormous amount of support material and 3D printing time.
One of the key techniques that should be used by 3D printer operators is the “Temperature Tower”. We explain how to use them.
Have you ever wondered why 3D prints warp? We made some diagrams to understand what is happening.
I’ve become aware of a potential issue that some readers may not know about: PFTE toxicity.
CoreXY is becoming a very popular approach for 3D printer motion systems, but is it the ultimate answer? We list the advantages and disadvantages.
VSHAPER has released a pair of interesting 3D printing guides, and unlike most beginner guides, these are designed for engineers.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard of a site called “3D Buzz”, but their content could be of interest to anyone in the CAD field.
Do you know the difference between the terms “FDM” and “FFF”? From what I read, it seems a large number of people are not aware of their true meaning.
I’ve found a source with a ton of CAD utility recommendations that could make life easier for anyone using 3D CAD to create designs for 3D printing.
I encountered an unusual support structure issue while 3D printing and propose several ways to resolve it with Meshmixer.
Of all the 3D printing issues you can encounter, bed adhesion, or lack of, is one of the most frequently seen. We list seven ways this can happen and offer suggestions on how to avoid them.
We were able to view video footage of the 3D printing hair-caught incident from last week and have determined exactly how it occurred, and how to prevent it from happening again.
Everyone talks about “3D printer calibration”, but what is it really? We believe the process varies considerably depending on a number of factors.
We witnessed yet another dangerous situation encountered by a 3D printer operator and provide some advice on how to avoid the situation.
Once a 3D printer is installed and operated, how long does it last? We know five reasons why 3D printers die.
Did you know it’s possible to perform injection molding using 3D printing? It’s an easy way to make many objects.
If you are doing injection molding, there are some important guidelines to know before you commit to a design.
3D modeling waveforms may be a very complex matter, but here is a tutorial to show you how it’s done in PTC CREO.
There’s a gap in 3D printing education, but how can it be filled? We have some ideas.
To some, India may be a mysterious faraway place when it comes to 3D printing. However, there is a flourishing market in that country, and I3DPn hopes to build it even bigger.
What kind of damage do carbon fiber filaments do to a 3D printer nozzle? How fast does damage occur? Experiments show a surprising result.