Marine use of 3D print technology should be booming, but it isn’t, at least not yet.
Meet Ermaksan: Turkey’s Innovative 3D Printer Manufacturer
Ermaksan is a 3D printer manufacturer you may not have heard of previously.
Meltio Launches Software Ecosystem for Manufacturing Solutions
Meltio announced a new software ecosystem for their manufacturing solutions.
MELD’s Hybrid Metal 3D Printer
MELD announced a new hybrid device to produce large metal parts.
Saving the World One Part at a Time by Accounting for Carbon
The devil is in the details, say researchers at Autodesk University.
The Snapmaker Artisan 3-in-1 3D Printer
Snapmaker announced a new 3-in-1 desktop 3D printer, the Artisan.
Five Axis 3D Printed Electronics
A company provides five axis electronic 3D printing, but what is this used for?
Mantle Demonstrates Metal Paste Capabilities
Mantle has performed several projects to demonstrate the viability of their unusual paste 3D printing system.
Book of the Week: Digital Modelmaking
This week’s selection is “Digital Modelmaking: Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering” by Helen Lansdown.
Meltio’s First Metal CNC Integrator
Meltio announced their first client for the hybrid CNC system announced last year.
Meltio’s Latest Hybrid Metal 3D Printer
Meltio announced a hybrid metal 3D printer with the help of Philips Corporation.
3DEO’s Millionth 3D Printed Part
3DEO announced they’ve produced their 1,000,000th 3D printed metal part.
Lessons From Cimquest’s 2021 Xpand3D Event – Part One
On May 25 and 26, 2021, Cimquest held its annual Xpand3D event, virtually.
Diabase Releases Hybrid H5-400A For 3D Printing and CNC Milling
Diabase Engineering announced a big upgrade for their line of hybrid 3D printing / CNC milling devices with the new H5-400A.
Titan Robotics’ New Atlas-HS Hybrid 3D Printer
Titan Robotics announced a new 3D printer, the massive Atlas-HS.
Mantle Emerges With Low-Cost, High-Precision Metal 3D Printer
You probably haven’t heard of Mantle, and that’s because they’ve been in stealth mode until this week.
Electroimpact’s SCRAM Continuous Carbon Fiber System
Electroimpact offers a continuous carbon fiber manufacturing solution that’s a bit different from other CCF 3D printers.
Oqton Raises US$40M
Oqton announced it has raised a massive US$40M from investors.
The New Zmorph Fab 3-In-1 Fabrication System
Zmorph announced a new device, the Zmorph Fab.
Meltio Announces Hybrid Manufacturing Option
Meltio announced the “Meltio Engine”, a hardware upgrade for CNC equipment to combine additive and subtractive manufacturing capabilities.
Additive Industries Lands An Important Partnership
Additive Industries announced a partnership with Makino, and this should enable the company to provide significant additional functionality.
Siemens Pushes Digital Twins in CNC Manufacturing
Siemens recently announced its new SINUMERIK CNC control system. While Siemens has long been a hallmark of CNC controllers, this new system takes its cue from other parts of the company’s repertoire.
CNC ONE Is A Beginner-Friendly, Powerful Milling Machine
For some, using a CNC machine may be an intimidating skill.
E3D’s ASMBL System Could Make Near-Perfect 3D Prints
E3D-Online announced a new tool for their Toolchanger 3D printer that performs coordinated subtractive operations.
Porsche’s 3D Printed Pistons Demonstrate High Efficiency
An interesting experiment in metal 3D printing has resulted in some rather efficient pistons for Porsche sports cars.
The Economies Of 3D Printed Direct Rapid Soft Tooling
Nanofabrica has demonstrated an intriguing economy of scale when producing 3D printed injection molds.
Design of the Week: 3D Printed Pen Plotter
This week’s selection is the 3D printed “d.i.d” Pen Plotter by design studio Ufficio Progetti Perduti.
Design of the Week: 3D Printed Dremel CNC
This week’s selection is the impressive 3D Printed Dremel CNC project by 19-year old Nikodem Bartnik.
A Look At RapidDirect’s Manufacturing Services
Rapid Direct is a growing manufacturing service based in Asia. We took a closer look at the many fabrication services they offer.
Watch An Insanely-Detailed CNC-Machined Recreation Of Mt. Saint Helens
Watch how a 3D representation of Mt. St. Helens can be produced easily with some know-how and a CNC mill.
SBI International’s Metal 3D Printing Process
Austria’s SBI International is marketing a new metal 3D printer, the M3D-P, which uses the WAM 3D printing process to produce large metal parts.
The Secret To A Successful Manufacturing Network
DiManEx has developed a comprehensive service providing an end-to-end approach to 3D printing and other manufacturing services.
Xometry Launches European Expansion Through Acquisition
US-based manufacturing network Xometry is using their recent investment round money to fund a huge expansion into Europe.
Book of the Week: Build Your Own CNC Machine
This week’s selection is “Build Your Own CNC Machine” by Floyd Kelly James and Patrick Hood-Daniel.
When Should You Combine 3D Printing and CNC Machining?
Here’s a look at when it might be necessary to CNC machine a 3D printed part, plus some tips for machining parts after you’ve created them.
The Diabase Engineering H-Series Multi-Material 3D Printer
Multi-material 3D printing and machining is possible on the Diabase Engineering H-Series Machine Tool. It offers 3D printing and several milling options .
Book of the Week: Build Your Own CNC Machine
This week’s selection is “Build Your Own CNC Machine” by James Floyd Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel.
Snapmaker 2.0 Raises The Most
Snapmaker completed their recent Kickstarter campaign with astonishing results.
Compound Dynamics: A Machine Tool-Style 3D Printer
A brand new company has entered the large-format 3D printing market: Compound Dynamics.
Snapmaker Raises Huge Amount On Kickstarter
Desktop multi-tool 3D printer manufacturer Snapmaker has raised an enormous amount of money for their new Snapmaker 2.0 device.
Fictiv’s Survey On Production
Fictiv released the results of a survey of their manufacturing clients and found some interesting results.
More On The IVI Multifunction 3D Printer
We’ve received additional information about the IVI 3D printer detailed last week.
The Curious IVI 3D Printer
I’m looking at some details on an upcoming 3D printer that seems too good to believe.
Incredible EDM Machining Process Literally Melts Part Lines Away
If you thought the age-old craft of metalworking couldn’t get any more precise, well think again.
Fictiv Raises Big Cash
Fictiv has raised a huge US$33M.
Hermle’s MPA Metal 3D Printing Process
We’re looking at yet another unusual 3D printing process, this time from Germany-based Hermle.
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.
BIgRep Takes BigStep Towards Production 3D Printing
Berlin-based BigRep announced a relationship with Bosch Rexroth to allow their 3D printers to work within industrial production operations.
Should You 3D Print or CNC Machine Your Prototypes?
When is it best to use 3D printing to create a prototype, and when is CNC machining a better choice?
Optomec Announces New Line of Inexpensive Hybrid Metal 3D Printers
Optomec announced a new line of hybrid 3D metal printers, the large format Machine Tool Series of LENS systems.
Adding and Subtracting: 5AXISMAKER
An inexpensive new making machine has emerged, one that performs both additive and subtractive manufacturing.
Converting a CNC into a 3D Metal Printer?
This could be a very big idea: 3D Hybrid Solutions announced a system to convert everyday CNC machines into powerful 3D metal printers.
Ethereal Machines: A Company Making Many Different 3D Printers
We bumped into Ethereal Machines, a Bangalore-based 3D printer manufacturer and were surprised by the varied nature of their product line.
Gerfertec’s Take on 3D Printing: CNC Replacement
There are now plenty of 3D metal printers available, and Gerfertec’s is a bit different.
A 3D Printed Faucet Demonstrates Integration Possibilities
A new project by 3D Systems made me realize something interesting about 3D metal printing.
OR Laser’s Hybrid 3D Metal Printer
OR Laser gained their fame last year by announcing a powerful 3D metal printer. Now it just got better.
3D Hubs CNC Venture Succeeds
Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs mentioned something very interesting in their recent newsletter.
Feature Overload on the Aether 1 3D Printer
I’m looking at a very curious device, the Aether 1 3D printer, or is it a bio printer?
The Very Intriguing Mooz Transformable 3D Printer Series
An interesting Kickstarter appeared this week offering a multi-mode making machine at a pretty low price.
Zmorph Unveils the VX Multitool 3D Printer
Poland=based Zmorph announced a new version of their increasingly powerful multitool desktop 3D making device.
CNC Manufacturers Getting in on the 3D Printing Business
Manufacturers of CNC equipment are increasingly attempting to cash in on the growth of 3D printing.
What Happens When You Combine CNC and 3D Printing Equipment?
An interesting collaboration could result in one of the world’s largest 3D metal printers.
What to Make of the Snapmaker?
The Snapmaker is a very low cost desktop 3D printer that has now raised a great deal of money, but is this a good thing?
Meet the EU’s LASSIM Project
The EU is sponsoring a project that is attempting to create the “world’s largest hybrid manufacturing machine”.
The Transformable Optimus 3D Printer / Laser Engraver / CNC Combo
Today Febtop Tech launches the Optimus, one of the few combo machines that combines 3D printing with other making processes.
Matsuura Seems to Have Metal 3D Printing Figured Out
There are many new 3D metal printers on the market, but most of them produce objects requiring significant post-processing. But not Matsuura’s.
Ability3D’s Desktop Metal 3D Printer
Metal 3D printing on the desktop is pretty much a dream for many designers due to the extreme cost involved, but soon there may be an option.
Thermwood’s Monstrous 3D Printer and CNC Hybrid
CNC maker Thermwood announced a very unusual device: the LSAM, which combines CNC and 3D printing technologies.
This Desktop CNC Machine Gets You Milling for Under $500
If you’re not getting your recommended daily allowance of sawdust and aluminum shavings, chances are you’re looking at desktop CNC milling machine options.
The Versa3D is at a Different Level
A few 3D printer manufacturers have integrated different making tools into their devices, but the new Versa3D from CreateAll seems to go a lot farther.
A Look Inside the ZMorph 2.0 SX
Our team got a chance to take a close look at the ZMorph Multitool 3D printer.
Up Close With the WASP 3 MT
Days ago I wrote about the massive WASP 3 MT massive multi-tool making machine. Now I’ve seen this item in person and it is totally amazing.
WASP’s Flexible DeltaWASP 3MT Is More Than Just a Giant 3D Printer
WASP is set to display what might be the largest multi-function 3D printer in the world: the DeltaWASP 3MT.
Can ENOMOTO’s Experimental 5-Axis 3D Printer Hybrid Do The Impossible?
I’m viewing a very curious video from Tokyo-based ENOMOTO, who seem to have developed a 3D printer that can print in many directions.
ZMorph’s New Multifabrication Machine: Lasers, CNC And 3D Printing In a Sexy Box
ZMorph has been producing a machine with multiple methods of fabrication, but now they’ve stepped it up a level with their ZMorph 2 SX machine.
Ibarmia’s Hybrid Metal 3D Printer and Mill
Spain-based Ibarmia has partnered with researchers to create a very intriguing hybrid metal manufacturing machine.
What Happens When Your 3D Printer Isn’t Enough?
There are many people today who have taken the personal technology step to acquiring their own 3D printer. But what happens when you need to do more than it can do?
ZMorph Adds Three More
3D printer manufacturer ZMorph has released no less than three new toolheads for their device.
The Northype Adam All-In-One Making Machine
Another all-in-one making machine has emerged: the Northype Adam.
FABtotum Combines Two 3D Printing Processes – and More!
FABTotum launched a new making option, the PRISM, which enables their Personal Fabricator to include multiple 3D printing processes.
The Formaker Combines Four Making Technologies, But Who Is It For?
A new Kickstarter campaign launched the other day: the Formaker “4-in-1” device combines a CNC Mill, Laser Etcher, PCB Maker and 3D Printer all in a single machine.
A Profile of Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Technology
Hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) has been gaining a lot of traction over the past four-to-five years, but it’s still a technology with a lot of unknowns.
Roland’s monoFab Prototyping Solution
We had a look at Roland’s new twin machine prototyping solution they call “monoFab”.
It’s a 3D Printed CNC Mill
We don’t normally write about mills, but we will about this one because it is 3D printed.
Hurco to Transform CNC Machines into 3D Printers?
Industrial CNC machine maker Hurco says they’ve filed a patent to enable CNC machines to become 3D printers.
PrintrBot Reveals a CNC Router Product
PrintrBot has been selling a startling number of low-priced 3D printer kits recently, but now they’re branching out into a completely new product line: CNC Routers.
The Mebotics Microfactory
It’s billed as “the world’s first machine shop in a box”, and it very well might be. The Mebotics Microfactory is an enclosed unit that holds not only a CNC cutter but also four (yes, FOUR) extruders on its 3D printing head. The idea is to produce a portable, safe-for-the-office small manufacturing facility.… Continue reading The Mebotics Microfactory
It Does Everything: The FABotum
A new Indiegogo project hopes to develop the FABotum, a multidiscipline manufacturing device. Actually, it’s full name is the “FABtotum Multipurpose Desktop Personal Fabricator”. Wait, what kind of a machine is that? This machine is actually a combination of several manufacturing processes, including 3D printing. The FABotum also includes CNC (cutting) capability and 3D… Continue reading It Does Everything: The FABotum
The iModela IM-01 “3D Printer”
We’ve been reading a ton of posts from various online services talking about Japan-based Roland’s new “iModela 3D Printer”. This fully assembled device is able to produce 3D objects upon command and retails for under USD$1000. The iModela IM-01 comes with software to design your objects, a travel case and there’s even an online community… Continue reading The iModela IM-01 “3D Printer”
Modular Desktop CNC Machine Needs Your Help
AJ Quick’s new Kickstarter project is an inexpensive but highly capable desktop CNC machine. The device was designed by University of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering students specifically for use by home operators or perhaps even light business use. While the original prototype was quite successful, they want to take the concept to the next level. To… Continue reading Modular Desktop CNC Machine Needs Your Help
It’s not a 3D Printer, but it is a very capable 5-axis CNC machine; the StudioMill, sold by A1 Technologies. Directed at academic institutions, the device will enable students to get their hands on serious CNC technology: Studiomill is supplied as a complete educational CAD CAM solution with the purpose built PathingCNC software which… Continue reading StudioMill
A1’s Subtractive UNIMAT Series
A1 Technology, sellers of a variety of additive 3D equipment including the low-cost BfB 3000 3D printer and RapMan 3D printer has introduced an entirely new line of products: The UNIMAT series, a collection of subtractive manufacturing tools. The premise is UNIMAT’s extremely low pricing and modular design that should enable the technology to… Continue reading A1’s Subtractive UNIMAT Series
The DIYLILCNC is a do-it-yourself CNC machine. Much like open source 3D printer designs, this one is instead for a CNC machine. This one can be built for approximately USD$700. From the site: Plans and instructions for building the DIYLILCNC are distributed freely and intended for wide distribution and modification with few restrictions. The… Continue reading DIYLILCNC