A very surprising analysis of 3D printed metal versus CNC milling has been completed.
One of the largest 3D printers I’ve ever seen in person is the massive CMS Kreator.
Higher volume machining along with injection molding and 3D printing are now part of Protolab’s standard offering in an effort to grow market share.
Berlin-based company MakerVerse is making waves in the manufacturing network space.
Eplus3D introduced a very interesting metal 3D printing feature they call “One-Click Positioning”.
Marine use of 3D print technology should be booming, but it isn’t, at least not yet.
Ermaksan is a 3D printer manufacturer you may not have heard of previously.
Meltio announced a new software ecosystem for their manufacturing solutions.
MELD announced a new hybrid device to produce large metal parts.
The devil is in the details, say researchers at Autodesk University.
Snapmaker announced a new 3-in-1 desktop 3D printer, the Artisan.
A company provides five axis electronic 3D printing, but what is this used for?
Mantle has performed several projects to demonstrate the viability of their unusual paste 3D printing system.
This week’s selection is “Digital Modelmaking: Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering” by Helen Lansdown.
Meltio announced their first client for the hybrid CNC system announced last year.
Meltio announced a hybrid metal 3D printer with the help of Philips Corporation.
3DEO announced they’ve produced their 1,000,000th 3D printed metal part.
On May 25 and 26, 2021, Cimquest held its annual Xpand3D event, virtually.
Diabase Engineering announced a big upgrade for their line of hybrid 3D printing / CNC milling devices with the new H5-400A.
Titan Robotics announced a new 3D printer, the massive Atlas-HS.
You probably haven’t heard of Mantle, and that’s because they’ve been in stealth mode until this week.
Electroimpact offers a continuous carbon fiber manufacturing solution that’s a bit different from other CCF 3D printers.
Oqton announced it has raised a massive US$40M from investors.
Zmorph announced a new device, the Zmorph Fab.
Meltio announced the “Meltio Engine”, a hardware upgrade for CNC equipment to combine additive and subtractive manufacturing capabilities.
Additive Industries announced a partnership with Makino, and this should enable the company to provide significant additional functionality.
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.
For some, using a CNC machine may be an intimidating skill.
E3D-Online announced a new tool for their Toolchanger 3D printer that performs coordinated subtractive operations.
An interesting experiment in metal 3D printing has resulted in some rather efficient pistons for Porsche sports cars.
Nanofabrica has demonstrated an intriguing economy of scale when producing 3D printed injection molds.
This week’s selection is the 3D printed “d.i.d” Pen Plotter by design studio Ufficio Progetti Perduti.
This week’s selection is the impressive 3D Printed Dremel CNC project by 19-year old Nikodem Bartnik.
Rapid Direct is a growing manufacturing service based in Asia. We took a closer look at the many fabrication services they offer.
Watch how a 3D representation of Mt. St. Helens can be produced easily with some know-how and a CNC mill.
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.
DiManEx has developed a comprehensive service providing an end-to-end approach to 3D printing and other manufacturing services.
US-based manufacturing network Xometry is using their recent investment round money to fund a huge expansion into Europe.
This week’s selection is “Build Your Own CNC Machine” by Floyd Kelly James and Patrick Hood-Daniel.
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.
Multi-material 3D printing and machining is possible on the Diabase Engineering H-Series Machine Tool. It offers 3D printing and several milling options .
This week’s selection is “Build Your Own CNC Machine” by James Floyd Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel.
Snapmaker completed their recent Kickstarter campaign with astonishing results.
A brand new company has entered the large-format 3D printing market: Compound Dynamics.
Desktop multi-tool 3D printer manufacturer Snapmaker has raised an enormous amount of money for their new Snapmaker 2.0 device.
Fictiv released the results of a survey of their manufacturing clients and found some interesting results.
We’ve received additional information about the IVI 3D printer detailed last week.
I’m looking at some details on an upcoming 3D printer that seems too good to believe.
If you thought the age-old craft of metalworking couldn’t get any more precise, well think again.
Fictiv has raised a huge US$33M.
We’re looking at yet another unusual 3D printing process, this time from Germany-based Hermle.
I’m reading a very curious report on Forbes describing an expensive California home that’s partially 3D printed, apparently.
Berlin-based BigRep announced a relationship with Bosch Rexroth to allow their 3D printers to work within industrial production operations.
When is it best to use 3D printing to create a prototype, and when is CNC machining a better choice?
Optomec announced a new line of hybrid 3D metal printers, the large format Machine Tool Series of LENS systems.
An inexpensive new making machine has emerged, one that performs both additive and subtractive manufacturing.
This could be a very big idea: 3D Hybrid Solutions announced a system to convert everyday CNC machines into powerful 3D metal printers.
We bumped into Ethereal Machines, a Bangalore-based 3D printer manufacturer and were surprised by the varied nature of their product line.
There are now plenty of 3D metal printers available, and Gerfertec’s is a bit different.
A new project by 3D Systems made me realize something interesting about 3D metal printing.
OR Laser gained their fame last year by announcing a powerful 3D metal printer. Now it just got better.
Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs mentioned something very interesting in their recent newsletter.
I’m looking at a very curious device, the Aether 1 3D printer, or is it a bio printer?
An interesting Kickstarter appeared this week offering a multi-mode making machine at a pretty low price.
Poland=based Zmorph announced a new version of their increasingly powerful multitool desktop 3D making device.
Manufacturers of CNC equipment are increasingly attempting to cash in on the growth of 3D printing.
An interesting collaboration could result in one of the world’s largest 3D metal printers.
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?
The EU is sponsoring a project that is attempting to create the “world’s largest hybrid manufacturing machine”.
Today Febtop Tech launches the Optimus, one of the few combo machines that combines 3D printing with other making processes.
There are many new 3D metal printers on the market, but most of them produce objects requiring significant post-processing. But not Matsuura’s.
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.
CNC maker Thermwood announced a very unusual device: the LSAM, which combines CNC and 3D printing technologies.
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.
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.
Our team got a chance to take a close look at the ZMorph Multitool 3D printer.
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 is set to display what might be the largest multi-function 3D printer in the world: the DeltaWASP 3MT.
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 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.
Spain-based Ibarmia has partnered with researchers to create a very intriguing hybrid metal manufacturing machine.
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?
3D printer manufacturer ZMorph has released no less than three new toolheads for their device.
Another all-in-one making machine has emerged: the Northype Adam.
FABTotum launched a new making option, the PRISM, which enables their Personal Fabricator to include multiple 3D printing processes.
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.
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.
We had a look at Roland’s new twin machine prototyping solution they call “monoFab”.
We don’t normally write about mills, but we will about this one because it is 3D printed.
Industrial CNC machine maker Hurco says they’ve filed a patent to enable CNC machines to become 3D printers.
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.
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
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
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”
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