Could desktop 3D printers become less upgradeable in the future?
Get Connected: BOFA Introduces 3D Printable Fume Extraction Connectors
BOFA has deployed a way to 3D print fume extraction connectors for 3D printers.
Revolutionary 3D Printer Design Aims to Reach High Speeds on a Budget: Meet THE 100
A new revolutionary open source, high-speed 3D printer design has been released, and it should shake up the market.
Design Your Own Stretch Filament Dryer for Inexpensive 3D Printing Quality
Filament drying is becoming an essential step in 3D printing, and here’s a way to do so economically.
Understanding the Diverse Markets of 3D Printing: Why Some Products Don’t Make Sense
I’ve noticed a troubling trend in 3D printing in recent times: unwarranted criticism of alternative technologies, but there’s a reason why it’s happening.
3D Printers Made Out Of Carbon Fiber?
We’ve all heard about 3D printers printing with carbon fiber, but what about a 3D printer MADE FROM carbon fiber?
3D Printed Camera Lens System Proves Something Interesting
An open source photography project has developed a 3D printable lens system, but there’s an interesting implication.
5 Industries Being Revolutionized by 3D Printing
Until very recently, the idea of three-dimensional printing seemed somewhat futuristic.
Design of the Week: Open Source 3D Printed PUMA Microscope
This week’s selection is the Open Source 3D Printed PUMA Microscope by Paul Tadrous.
How To Assess A 3D Print Enclosure
3D print enclosures are a common homebuilt accessory, but how do you know you’re doing it correctly?
The Amazing SKR Pico 3D Printer Control Board
HK BIQU Technology Co., Limited has released a rather interesting control board designed for 3D printers, the BTT SKR Pico.
Book of the Week: 3D Printing For Money
This week’s selection is “3D Printing For Money” by Richard Licastro.
National Press for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) 3D Printing Project
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the relevance of DIY 3D printing projects.
Dassault Systèmes Offers Low-Priced SOLIDWORKS for Makers
Dassault Systèmes announced a new low-cost SOLIDWORKS offer for makers.
Software For Self-Built 3D Scanners?
Polyga is offering powerful software that can be used with self-built 3D scanners.
Could Casual 3D Printing Go Large?
A new video shows the potential of large-format home 3D printing.
Fusion 360 Licensing Change: Reactions And Autodesk Retreat
It’s been several days since Autodesk announced big changes to their Fusion 360 Personal licensing program. What reactions have occurred?
Georgia Tech Researchers Advise DIY Mask Makers with Advanced Aerosol Instrumentation
Since late March, a team of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) researchers have been providing recommendations for readily available materials to use as filters in homemade face masks.
How To Coordinate COVID-19 Parts Production
A group in Huntsville, Alabama has developed a sophisticated system for collecting, cleaning and distributing emergency medical equipment 3D printed by individual supporters.
Some Advice To Makers Working On COVID-19 Projects
Many makers are anxious to do something with their 3D printing equipment to help solve the crisis, but there are some things to consider first.
Producing Paper Objects With 3D Printing
An inventive designer has developed a method for producing 3D paper objects using recycled paper and 3D printed molds.
Book of the Week: 66 DIY-Projects
This week’s selection is “66 DIY-Projects: 66 awesome projects to realize with a 3D printer For Beginners & Advanced!” by Johannes Wild.
They Don’t Make 3D Printer Kits The Way They Used To
There seems to have been a distinct change in the nature of desktop 3D printer kits over the years. We propose a new naming convention to indicate this.
Book of the Week: Build Your Own Mini Metal Maker
Did you ever want to try 3D printing in metal but did not have a million dollar budget to do so? If so, this book explains step-by-step how to build an inexpensive 3D printer that can actually 3D print metal objects.
The LumiBEE Open Source 3D Printer
There is a new option for those wishing to build their own 3D printer: Lumi Industries released open source plans for a resin 3D printer, the LumiBEE.
Why We Cover Large and Small 3D Printers
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.
Book of the Week: DIY Drones for the Evil Genius
This week’s selection is “DIY Drones for the Evil Genius” by Ian Cinnamon, Romi S. Kadri, and Fitz Tepper.
What Is A Consumer 3D Printer?
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.
Autodesk Changes Fusion 360 Free License Terms
It will no longer be as easy to obtain a free license of Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD software with new requirements for qualification.
DIY Desktop Robotic Dexterity With The Youbionic Human Arm
The 3D printed Youbionic Human Arm is available now as an affordable project integrating high-level robotics and broad capabilities.
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.
A £99 3D Printer? Apparently So
Is a low-cost, actually functional 3D printer possible? It may be so with Makertech 3D’s new Axis 3D printer, which sports many features normally found on higher-priced gear.
Do You Need A 3D Printer Emissions Sensor?
3D printers emit VOCs — volatile organic compounds. Do you need a sensor to detect them? We examine a proposed DIY solution.
Tour: MADE Makerspace in Barcelona, Spain
This tour of MADE Makerspace in Barcelona, Spain was my last stop of jet setting through Europe to learn about HW startup culture there.
Design of the Week: TelescopePrime
Want a 3D printed telescope? The TelescopePrime project is parametric, inexpensive, powered by Raspberry Pi and can take pictures of the universe.
Book of the Week: 3D Printing for Model Engineers
This week’s selection is “3D Printing for Model Engineers: A Practical Guide” by Neil Wyatt.
Design of the Week: 3D Printed Croissant Machine
This week’s selection is the practical 3D Printed Croissant Machine, by Alexis Gabriel Ainouz, a.k.a. French Guy Cooking.
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.
What 3D Printer Does Supermaker Colin Furze Use?
UK-based supermaker Colin Furze uses 3D printing.
Book of the Week: Every Tool’s a Hammer
This week’s selection is “Every Tool’s a Hammer:” by Adam Savage.
How to Build a Backyard Workshop for $2,000
Purchasing a traditional home may be physical proof that you’ve officially made it as an adult.
Build Your Own High-Temp 3D Printer?
A blog post from igus GmbH describes plans for building your own high-temperature 3D printer.
This Self-Taught Engineer Built His Own ‘Flying Car’ From Scratch
While multi-million dollar companies are trying to bring the flying car dream into the real world, one ambitious Filipino man has already beaten them to the punch.
BEEVERYCREATIVE Reveals All About Their New B2X300
BEEVERYCREATIVE was BEINGVERYSECRETIVE about their new B2X300 desktop 3D printer, but now not so much.
Garage Inventor Colin Furze Builds His Son a Jet-Powered Micro Scooter
He’s at it again…
A Solid Solution to 3D Print Air Quality
I’m watching a video from the folks at DIY3DTECH, where they show a comprehensive air system.
Ultimaker Can Actually Measure Their Transformation To a Professional Market
In discussions with Ultimaker last week, we learned something very interesting: Ultimaker can literally measure their recent transformation.
3D Print Community: Otto DIY
This month’s selection for our community support program is the fascinating Otto DIY project: build your own robot.
Fascinating Experimental 3D Printer Tool Switcher
Hackaday contributor rolmie has developed multi-extruder tool switcher concept that could prove quite interesting.
The Power of Personal 3D Printing is Indeed Real, For Some
I’m reading an interesting story about how a photographer designed and 3D printed a specialty film camera, and realized what this actually signifies.
Building a Sand Printer with a Laser Cutter
California-based William Osman has been experimenting with a homemade sand-fusion system based on a laser cutter that could eventually become a full 3D printer.
Yum! The ColorPod Now 3D Prints Edible Items
Remember the ColorPod? The kit that converts a plastic 3D printer into a powder 3D printer? Now they print edible objects, too.
Defeat Thieves With 3D Printed Stolen Logos
This application of 3D printing resonates strongly with me, and it may with you as well: replacing a stolen logo.
The Cycle Is Complete: A 3D Pen Turns Into A 3D Printer
YouTuber Tinkernut shows how to produce a “cheap 3D printer” in a recent video, but there’s an ironic twist to the plan.
Student 3D Prints His Own Dental Appliance: Good Or Bad Idea?
Amos Dudley has somehow managed to design and 3D print a custom dental appliance for correcting his teeth, but is this really a good idea?
Instructions For Building A Concrete 3D Printer: But Would You Really Want To?
We’re reading an interesting Instructable, which provides detailed instructions on how to build an actual, working concrete 3D printer. But we think this is definitely not for everyone.
The IR3 “Assembling” 3D Printer
A new prototype 3D printer has been launched that provides the additional ability of product assembly.
The UberBlox Construction Set
A new project called “UberBlox” hopes to create a flexible electro-mechanical building and construction system.
Ultimaker Takes Over MakerBot’s Position?
In 2009 the champion of DIY 3D printing was MakerBot. In 2014 there could be a different champion.