Researchers have analyzed the long-term durability of the most commonly 3D printed materials, PLA and ABS.
Hands On with the Anycubic Kobra Desktop 3D Printer, Part 2
Our hands on review of the Anycubic Kobra desktop 3D printer continues with a look at operations, print results and conclusions.
Hands On with the Anycubic Kobra Desktop 3D Printer, Part 1
Our busy lab managed to give the Anycubic Kobra desktop 3D printer a thorough workout.
At MakerBot, It’s All About Materials
I spoke to MakerBot to get an update on what they’ve been doing lately.
MakerBot Unveils ABS-R and RapidRinse Materials
MakerBot announced two interesting and complementary materials today that could make 3D printing ABS objects far easier.
Creality’s New Fully Enclosed CR-200B 3D Printer
Creality’s latest 3D printer is the fully enclosed CR-200B desktop 3D printer.
What is “Tough PLA” and Why Do You Need It?
There are now many sources of “tough PLA”, but what is this mysterious material and why is it gaining popularity?
Hands On With The Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer, Part 3
I had the opportunity to test out the new Vyper 3D printer from Anycubic in our lab: print results.
Hands On With The Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer, Part 2
I had the opportunity to test out the new Vyper 3D printer from Anycubic in our lab: setup and printing.
Hands On With The Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer, Part 1
I had the opportunity to test out the new Vyper 3D printer from Anycubic in our lab: features and unpacking.
Stratasys Broadens Carbon Fiber Capabilities
Stratasys announced a new carbon fiber material for use in their F123 series 3D printers.
Finally: Method Discovered To Easily Decompose 3D Print Material
Researchers have identified a method of easily — and ecologically — disposing of PET thermoplastics.
Some Questions About The PolySmoother
I’m looking at a new and wildly successful Kickstarter for something called the “PolySmoother”, which they say is “an extremely convenient tool for polishing 3D prints”.
Book of the Week: Smoothing 3D Prints from ABS Using Acetone Vapors
This week’s selection is “Smoothing 3D prints from ABS using acetone vapors” by Jagoda Ryba and Urszula Lelek-Borkowska.
It May Be Time To Abandon PLA For 3D Printing
I’m now considering whether PLA should be the default 3D printing material for desktop equipment.
Hands On With PLA-F, An ABS & PLA Blend
I heard about a new 3D printer filament with an unlikely combination of materials: PLA and ABS.
BigRep Releases Two New 3D Print Materials
BigRep announced the availability of two new materials for their large-format 3D printers, ABS and ASA, and this could open up many more new applications.
GE Additive Adapts With Polymer 3D Printing To Face COVID-19
A 3D printing company best known for its metal additive manufacturing has turned to a plastic solution to help produce much-needed PPE solutions.
Essentium Introduces High Speed, Low Cost Engineering Materials
Essentium announced a pair of new materials for their high speed 3D printer, and there’s an interesting story behind the move.
An Update On RePLAy 3D
RePLAy 3D contacted us to explain more details about the nature of their unusual 3D printer filament recycling service.
Should 3D Print Services Use Recycled Material?
Should 3D print services use recycled 3D printer materials? It seems like the eco-friendly thing to do, but is it economically feasible?
A Deeper Look At The MakerBot Method X
Does the MakerBot Method X 3D printer really work? We examined several large ABS 3D prints and were very surprised.
3D Printing Plant-Based Plastics And The Environment
Charles Goulding and Peter Favata of R&D Tax Savers discuss use of bioplastics in 3D printing.
The Manufacturing Methods Of MakerBot’s METHOD X 3D Printer
Yesterday, MakerBot introduced its new METHOD X manufacturing-focused 3D printer; we have more insights from company executives on its design and applications.
MakerBot Introduces Manufacturing-Focused METHOD X 3D Printer
A few months after introducing its professionally-focused METHOD 3D printer, MakerBot is announcing an advanced update: the manufacturing-focused METHOD X.
Anisoprint Expands Continuous Fiber 3D Printing Capabilities
Anisoprint announced an arrangement that should make their continuous carbon fiber 3D printer even better.
Hands On With The Kodak Portrait 3D Printer: Final Thoughts
This is part 4 of a 4 part series reviewing the Kodak Portrait 3D printer.
Hands On With The Kodak Portrait 3D Printer: Advanced Operations
This is part 3 of a 4 part series reviewing the Kodak Portrait 3D printer.
Hands On With The Kodak Portrait 3D Printer: Basic Operations
This is part 2 of a 4 part series reviewing the Kodak Portrait 3D printer.
Hands On With The Kodak Portrait 3D Printer: Unboxing And Setup
This is part 1 of a 4 part series reviewing the Kodak Portrait 3D printer.