Carbon’s DLS 3D printing technology has made its way into another front-line consumer product.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger look at how 3D technology usage could increase at J&J.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing should become a key feature in residential garage conversions.
Luxexcel announced a new platform that could change the eyewear industry.
In the near future, there may be complications for companies as increasing numbers of home-built spare parts are produced.
I encountered a 3D printer manufacturer I hadn’t heard from before, MINGDA.
A new 3D printer is apparently coming soon, and it seems to be targeting a different set of users.
A new video shows the potential of large-format home 3D printing.
I haven’t seen an example of this type of online 3D model store appear for some time.
In a world of digitally driven production, additive manufacturing (AM) has steadily solidified its place.
CES 2021 is coming up next week, and I wondered if any 3D printing companies are still exhibiting at that event.
Tens of thousands of 3D printers are bought each month, but is there a wrong way to do so?
UNIZ announced a new consumer-level 3D printer, the IBEE.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how 3D printing helped PepsiCo design new bottles with a lot to like.
Adidas, one of the leading shoe companies in the world, released the new ULTRA4D shoe, which sports a 3D printed midsole.
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, the high-end German manufacturer of consumer goods, now offers downloadable 3D models for printing, some of which may fit your appliances.
A new AI-based system can generate incredibly realistic human faces. What if the same technology was turned towards 3D printing?
In response to recent controversy over the notion of “consumer 3D printing”, I propose some alternate ways to look at the situation.
Shapeways has been gradually transforming their business from what they were to something quite different.
Dassault Systèmes has undertaken a survey to understand consumer attitudes to custom-made products and this could affect the future growth of 3D printing.
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.
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? Is it a DIY device? What characteristics might describe a 3D printer for hobbyists? We have a list of features.
It was around 2014 that the consumer 3D printing bubble burst, causing the stocks of stalwarts like Stratasys and 3D Systems to plummet.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing” by John Jordan.
After thinking more about Prusa Printers’ astonishing production figures, I’m now wondering whether consumer 3D printing is back.
I’m reading a story suggesting that it was “Consumer Indifference” that “killed all hope for 3d printing stocks.”
The Sculpto+ must be one of the most unusual 3D printers I’ve encountered.
Two seemingly unbreathable barriers hold back 3D printing from general use in homes around the world.
A new 3D printer project on Kickstarter hopes to capitalize on consumer 3D printing with a new approach.
The title of this story is an actual quote I heard during last week’s CES exhibition. And it sucks.
I’m looking at another interesting attempt to leverage 3D printing for public use by JulBox.
A secretive project to enable consumers to “design” their own products is set to launch in a few weeks.
A random question from an interested reader resulted in a curious reverse interview about the future of 3D printing.
Industry consultant SmarTech has produced a report focusing on low-cost 3D printers and makes claims about the desktop 3D printer market.
Zeepro is taking a very consumer-oriented approach to their 3D printer offering.
A post in New Scientist is entitled, “3D printing’s future is the high street, not the home.” Is this true?
We’re looking at an animated video featuring a 3D printer, but not just to be entertained.
Staples first announced a 3D print service in Europe in 2012, which later launched in 2013. Now they have a USA-based service.
While MakerBot announced them in January, the 2014 Replicators haven’t shipped until now. What are people finding when they open the box?
Many new 3D printers are available, but M3D’s new Micro 3D printer has some very intriguing features we haven’t seen before.
The unit Mazzotta puts together is a pre-assembled version, otherwise the video would be a bit longer.
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. That’s why we’re reading a post on GeekDad by Brad Moon, who decided to dive deep into 3D printing by purchasing a 3D Systems Cube personal 3D printer. Moon… Continue reading A Dad Meets a 3D Printer
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 STL upload, instant quotes from some 3D print services, more materials and even lead time estimates. The service makes shopping for the best deal easy. You simply drag and… Continue reading 3D Printing Price Check Update
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 service Blurb. The magazine contains stories about 3D printing targeted at consumers new to the technology, such as “Four Names to Know in the 3D-Printing World” or “Your Clothes… Continue reading A 3D Printing Magazine
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. Nokia has released the 3D model files required for designing your very own back cover for their new Lumina 820 handset. The model includes the structures required to match the… Continue reading Nokia’s 3D Printing Adventure
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 get more children (including female) to learn about, experience, desire and grow into 3D makers as they get older? Discussing this with a friend who has both a 3D… Continue reading 3D Printing For Girls: An Idea
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 “those who know”, and we want more people to come over and realize what can be done with this technology. Last week BfB made an attempt to bring 3D… Continue reading A Pink Controversy in 3D Printing