Charles R. Goulding and Matt Selman consider the benefits of using 3D print technology to produce watertight cases for underwater devices.
This week’s selection is “Practical Electronics for Inventors” by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk.
The new B3300 is the latest electronics 3D printer from nano3Dprint.
SnapEDA announced a new Syndication Network that releases “millions” of 3D models.
Charles R. Goulding and Matthew Selman look at the shift from MCAD to ECAD tools for electronic circuit design.
New research seems to have developed a way to 3D print bioelectronic components.
There’s plenty of 3D print materials available, but what about ESD-safe filament?
FrAMEwork developed by J.A.M.E.S is part of a growing global movement to disrupt the electronics industry.
This week’s selection is a custom AirPod repair and upgrade by Ken Pillonel of the “Exploring the Simulation” YouTube channel.
You likely haven’t heard of nano3Dprint’s A2200 3D Multimaterials electronic printer.
Researchers at TU Chemnitz have developed a unique method to produce temperature resistant housings for electrical applications.
A research team from UCLA has been able to 3D print a small robot in (almost) a single print job.
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace look at the possibilities of using 3D printed parts in clean room environments.
This week’s selection is “Building Smart Robots Using ROS: Design, Build, Simulate, Prototype and Control Smart Robots Using ROS, Machine Learning and React Native Platform” by Robin Tommy.
A company provides five axis electronic 3D printing, but what is this used for?
This week’s selection is the creepy Animatronic Eyeball by Enza3D.
Researchers have been developing methods of 3D printing electronic circuits for use in high temperature environments.
This week’s selection is “Getting Started with Soldering” by Marc de Vinck.
This week’s selection is the Electronic Component Bender by Luigi Ruina.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed an unusual process to 3D print a prototype OLED display that’s actually flexible.
HK BIQU Technology Co., Limited has released a rather interesting control board designed for 3D printers, the BTT SKR Pico.
Researchers have developed an unusual method of producing a battery, one that could be integrated into 3D printers.
This week’s selection is the Pomodoro Tomato by Instructables contributor prusteen.
Nano Dimension announced the acquisition of Essemtec AG, in a deal that could change 3D printed electronics forever.
A 3D printed electrical circuit by Zortrax is set to take off on a unique wooden satellite.
Researchers have found a way to 3D print soft, bio-electronic sensors that directly integrate with the body
This week’s selection is “How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic” by Michael Geier.
The multi-material CLAD process is designed especially for electronics applications.
This week’s selection is the BB8 by reddit contributor Nachos-printer.
Meet J.A.M.E.S., a new joint venture between Nano Dimension and HENSOLDT.
Did you know that Adafruit publishes a large collection of 3D printable parts for electronics projects?
DesignSpark and SnapEDA launched a new service for downloading 3D models of electronic components.
Mysterious 3D print startup Sakuu reveals they have obtained not one, but three new intriguing patents.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine consider research into 3D printing to impact e-waste.
This week’s selection is the 3D Printed Earth Clock by engineering student Simon Robert.
This week’s selection is the incredible 3D Printed Rockpiquarium Screen Saver by Colton Westrate.
Nano Dimension partnered with L3Harris to produce a 3D printed circuit board that is currently in orbit.
Charles R. Goulding considers the rising importance of the semiconductor industry and its impacts on the 3D printing sector.
A quirky 3D print experiment from a few years ago seems to be leading towards an amazing plastic IoT future.
High-throughput 3D printing startup Azul 3D has announced an “exclusive development collaboration” with DuPont Electronics & Imaging.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman consider potential 3D printing implications from the Analog Devices / Maxim Integrated merger.
A team of researchers in Singapore and China has developed a unique process to produce compressible batteries using 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into the potential use of 3D printing for sourcing the US power grid.
Nano Dimension announced a very significant breakthrough in the field of 3D printed circuit boards, where they can now incorporate advanced components.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman review a recent webinar discussing the 3D printing of electronics.
What makes ceramics such a valuable 3D printing material? Here’s how it’s benefiting five essential industries.
Autodesk has revealed that Fusion 360 now includes ECAD functionality.
We chatted with ESSENTIUM’s CEO, Blake Teipel to find out more about their strategy and the latest developments.
Charles Goulding and Greer Veon review several consumer product companies who successfully used 3D printing technology to aid the development of their products.
Researchers at Rutgers University have developed an unusual method of 3D printing electrically conductive circuits.
A newly invented manufacturing process performs 3D printing by using balloons to precisely inflate 3D structures.
Building a 3D printed project involving electronics? If so, you need this book, which will teach you every conceivable thing you need to know about integrating electronic circuits into your design.
The eForge is an electronics 3D printer that uses up to eight different materials to directly 3D print functional electronic objects.
This week’s selection is “The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics” by Helen Leigh.
CEL-Robox pivots into a new venture, Q5D, that produces 5-axis electrical 3D printing for industry.
Nano Dimension has introduced its next-generation electronics 3D printer, the DragonFly LDM, that offers continuous operation with Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing technology.
Considering a 3D print project requiring electronics? This book shows how to hack Arduinos, resistors, capacitors and other bits to sense, move and light up a project.
Space, defense, smart homes: Nano Dimension is expanding the reach of 3D printed electronics.
Researchers have found a way to monitor mechanical usage of a 3D printed object without requiring any electronics in the object.
Nano Dimension’s CEO invited me to drop by HQ for a look inside nanotechnology and electronics 3D printing.
Research is underway to identify ways to 3D print fully functional objects.
This week’s selection is “Make It, Wear It: Wearable Electronics for Makers, Crafters, and Cosplayers” by Shahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez.
Wyoming-based Avante Technology announced a new type of 3D printer controller board.
It seems that Intel has announced it is discontinuing its Arduino offerings.
About 30 years ago, 3D printing began as a technology for rapid prototyping, allowing designers, engineers and manufacturers to quickly produce physical mockups of their designs.
It seems that NASA has been experimenting with Aerosol Jet 3D printing and their work could leak into other applications.
Graphene 3D Labs has announced a newly available 3D-printable PLA filament that’s magnetically conductive.
Functionalize has released a “high conductivity” PLA filament that can be used to 3D print electrical traces.
We’re checking out Sharestation 3D, a site dedicated to 3D printed electronics projects.
Researchers at UC Berkeley and National Chiao Tung University have developed a simple alternative method of 3D printing electrical traces within printed objects.
Startup company Voxel8 announced they’ve raised a massive USD$12M in a series A funding round.
A company uses a combination of 3D printing and electroplating to produce lightweight microwave and millimeter-wave transmission components.
Denmark-based CreateItReal has developed a way to dramatically speed up many forms of 3D printing with a “real time processor”.
Remember ZMorph? The 3D printer that can use multiple heads for functions beyond mere 3D printing? They just added another capability: PCBs!
A new prototype 3D printer has been launched that provides the additional ability of product assembly.
The long awaited Conductive Graphene Filament from Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (GGG) hit the market today.
A team from Perugia, Italy has developed a very interesting 3D printer controller board, the Alligator.
A new company hopes to revolutionize making by enabling circuit printing with a 3D printer.
A new project promises to deliver “ultra conductive” 3D printer filament.
FormURLife has come up with a new way to use 3D printers: printing custom hard drives.
Rabbit Proto has developed technology capable of 3D printing electrical traces – and it might be added to your existing 3D printer.
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method that is capable of 3D printing an entire, working audio speaker. The process involves two different 3D printers: one prints the basic structure in plastic, while the other prints the electronic parts within the plastic structure. It’s a two-stage operation, to be sure, but it… Continue reading Cornell 3D Prints a Working Audio Speaker
Harvard materials scientist Jennifer Lewis has produced a new liquid material that could be used to 3D print lithium-ion batteries. The “ink” is intended to be 3D printed using the syringe approach that is frequently used for bioprinting or culinary experiments. The process to produce the liquid material is quite interesting. Printing battery… Continue reading 3D Printed Batteries?
Researchers Collin Ladd, Ju-Hee So, John Muth and Michael D. Dickey at NC State University have published a paper describing their experiment in 3D printing liquid metal – at room temperature. The liquid metal used by the researchers is binary eutectic alloy of gallium and indium, which, in very small droplet form becomes relatively… Continue reading 3D Printing Liquid Metal Electric Circuits
Fabbaloo recently caught up with Adafruit’s Limor Fried to discuss her views on 3D printing. Here’s the interview: Fabbaloo: Adafruit recently partnered with MakerBot to produce a bundle of DIY electronics and the capability of 3D printing. Do you see further collaborations with 3D printer manufacturers or 3D print services? Limor Fried: We’ll… Continue reading An Interview With Limor Fried
Do you build electronics projects? Do you 3D print objects? Do you print 3D cases for your electronics projects? If you answered yes to any of those questions, especially the last one, you’ll be interested in a fascinating collaborative offer from electronics kits distributor Adafruit and personal 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot. The two companies… Continue reading The Adafruit-Flavored MakerBot
Carbomorph is a new, experimental material for 3D printing that promises to add a whole new range of capabilities with its ability to embed sensors within 3D printed items. Carbomorph was invented by researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK in their quest to develop a method of 3D printing electronic circuits.… Continue reading Do You Carbomorph?
It’s not a 3D printer, but you could make one with it. It’s the RA 3D printer controller, now showing on Kickstarter. The project involves creation of a “cutting edge” 3D printer controller board. This is the electronics portion of your 3D printer, typically used in RepRap-style kit assemblies. What makes this board… Continue reading The RA 3D Printer Controller
We’re reading about a group of researchers at Stanford who have concocted new gel-like substance that has some very interesting properties. We think the electrically conductive hydrogel created by Stanford Associate Professors Zhenan Bao and Yi Cui could potentially be used in 3D printers, or perhaps a modification of it. At least it’s worth an… Continue reading 3D Printing Electrical Circuit Discovery?
The RepRap team continue to develop methods of printing electrical conductors. If they succeed, it would be possible for future 3D printers to print objects that include (at least at first) simple electronic circuits embedded directly in their shapes. One can imagine a wide variety of LED lamps or switchboxes emerging quickly once this tech… Continue reading More Metal Printing Experiments
Researchers at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at Illinois have achieved something never before accomplished: printing an electronic antenna onto a curved surface. Why would you want to do this? According to electrical and computer engineering professor Jennifer T. Bernhard: These antennas are electrically small relative to a wavelength (typically a twelfth of… Continue reading 3D Printed Curvilinear Antennae
We just noticed this development that was posted last July: a RepRap 3D printer was used to print a circuit board. Well, not completely – the 3D printer actually printed the etch resist, which protected the conductive bits from the acid bath. The resulting board was then cleaned up and had components mounted on it. … Continue reading PC Board Printed
Distributed manufacturing service Ponoko has added some new materials to their shelf. Actually a *lot* of new items, and they are electronic! No, you’re not printing or extruding electronics, but instead they are selectable components that can become part of your creations. The list of components is astonishingly long, ranging from fourteen different styles of… Continue reading Ponoko’s Electronics
We were all quite impressed when the RepRap printer managed to reproduce itself some months ago. But in fact the reproduction was only of its structural members, whereas the metal bits and electronics were not actually reproduced. No worries, it will eventually happen. Metal printing has emerged in several 3D print services, but what about… Continue reading Get Ready for Printed Electronics
Leslie Gordon of Machine Design.com writes on the possibilities of printing electronics, and specifically batteries. We all know that 3D printers can easily create cases for electronics, but what about the electronics themselves? This is difficult to achieve on traditional one-material-at-a-time 3D commercial printers, but experiments being undertaken by the fab kit makers is… Continue reading Battery Printing