LIQTRA has developed a very unusual 3D printing system that’s up to 4X faster than typical FFF implementations.
Raise3D Announces Incredible Hyper Speed Upgrade Kit
Raise3D announced an upgrade kit for their Pro3 series that dramatically increases print speed.
Lynxter Announces New Delta Direct Extruder
Lynxter announced a new direct drive toolhead, the FIL21.
Belt 3D Printer Uses Pellets
A most interesting 3D printer experiment could show how desktop 3D printers may work in the future.
Rotary Piston Extruder Head Patented
A very unusual design for a 3D print extruder has been patented.
Common 3D Printing Issue Finally Diagnosed
In an epic feat of diagnosis, Stefan Hermann has determined what can cause a very common 3D printing issue.
Seven 3D Printer Features That Should Be Standard
Desktop 3D printers have evolved significantly in the 10+ years they’ve been on the market, but there are many more features they need to include.
E3D-Online Resumes Hemera Extruder Production
E3D-Online announced a resumption of production for their advanced Hemera 3D printer extruder.
Creality 3D Printer Operators Rejoice: Powerful Extrusion Upgrades Available
Bondtech and Slice Engineering announced the immediate availability of a series of upgrades designed for most of the Creality line of 3D printers.
The Unusual Rotary Piston Extruder Needs To Be Used
It’s been brought to our attention there is a patent on a very unusual 3D printer extruder design.
LulzBot Adds 1.75mm Filament Support
We’ve just heard that FAME 3D, the new owners of LulzBot, have made a deal to provide 1.75mm filament support for LulzBot 3D printers.
MakerBot Declares METHOD “Open Materials”, But Not In The Way You Think
MakerBot’s new experimental extruder allows the use of open materials, and can achieve superior 3D print results.
MakerBot Fills In The Materials Gap
MakerBot has bridged their materials gap with a new program that partners with multiple 3D printing materials providers.
Pico Hybrid Hot End Arrives!
Metaform is about to launch a very powerful hybrid 3D printer hot end that is not only very tiny, but can 3D print both flexible and higher temperature materials.
A Revolutionary Revolving 3D Printer Extruder from Fuselab
A new extruder concept was unveiled by Fuselab that spins at high speed to reliably deliver precise amounts of thermoplastics in 3D printers. We found out how it works.
Have You Heard Of Runice’s 3D Printer Components?
Runice is an OEM manufacturer that provides hot end and extruder components to many 3D printer manufacturers.
The TRILAB DeltiQ 2 3D Printer
The powerful DeltiQ 2 3D Printer from TRILAB includes a surprise extrusion system that allows easy 3D printing of flexible material.
E3D-Online Announces The Hermes System
E3D-Online announced a breakthrough 3D printing extruder / hot end system called Hermes. It offers a very powerful feature, yet is still low priced.
What’s In E3D-Online’s Mystery Boxes?
E3D-Online produces some of the highest-quality 3D printer components used in the industry, and now you can obtain a batch of them at very low cost.
A Coaxial 3D Print Extruder?
Ever heard of a coaxial nozzle for 3D printing? This is an experimental version being used for unusual food 3D printing.
E3D-Online’s Origin Story
We had a chat with E3D-Online co-founder Sanjay Mortimer to find out more about the company.
Direct Drive Upgrade Available for CR-10S
There’s a new upgrade available for the popular CR-10S desktop 3D printer from Creality.
The Nimble Extruder: Not Direct, Not Bowden, But Something Else
I’m looking at a unique 3D printer extruder design from Zesty called “Nimble”.
3DGence’s High Flow 3D Printing Module
3DGence announced a new accessory for their popular INDUSTRY F340 professional 3D printer that provides for high flow rates.
E3D-Online Unleashes The SuperVolcano; Look Out For Giant 3D Printers
UK-based E3D-Online announced their latest — and largest — 3D printer hot end, the SuperVolcano.
How Do You Learn Filament Extrusion?
So you’ve decided to make your own 3D printing filament. Great. …How?
Powerful New 3D Printer Components from Dyze Design
Dyze Design showed us their new products.
Thoughts on BigRep’s New MXT Extruder
Last week BigRep announced a series of new machines, but what caught my interest most was their MXT extruder.
An Airbrush-Style 3D Printer Nozzle?
There may be a far better way to 3D print small, finely detailed objects.
BCN3D Technologies Updates Sigma and Sigmax 3D Printers
Spain-based BCN3D Technologies released significant updates to their desktop 3D printers, now the Sigma R19 and Sigmax R19.
The Proforge 2 Desktop 3D Printer
A new 3D printer has appeared on Kickstarter: the Proforge 2 and 2S.
The PotterBot Evolves
Since we last looked at the PotterBot two years ago, it seems there have been many improvements.
LulzBot’s New Micro Toolhead
LulzBot unexpectedly announced a new toolhead suitable for very, very tiny 3D prints.
BigRep Working on Unusual Extruder
According to insiders, it seems that BigRep is secretly developing a potentially revolutionary new 3D printer extruder.
Are Pellets Better Than Filament?
A company has introduced an attachment for desktop 3D printers to use pellets instead of filament.
The Several Methods of Dual Extrusion
With the increasing buzz over the near-necessity of dual extrusion, we thought we’d say a few words about how this is done.
Bombyx Prod Launches a New Kind of 3D Print Manufacturing Service
A French company has devised a different way to provide 3D print services to manufacturers.
Kentstrapper Introduces Dual Independent Extrusion
Italy-based Kentstrapper introduced a very attractive new option for their popular Mavis desktop 3D printer: independent extruders.
Switch to Ceramic 3D Printing with StoneFlower
A new kit to convert your desktop 3D printer to ceramic capability is about to launch.
Mass Portal’s Three New Excellent Products
Mass Portal continues to experiment with advanced 3D printing techniques.
Structur3d Announces Discov3ry Version 2.0
3D printing startup Structur3d has upgraded their paste extruder to version 2.0.
3D Platform’s Filament-Hungry HFE Extruders
3D Platform has been developing ways to dramatically speed up 3D printing very large objects, and their latest extruders are simply insane.
Add a High Temperature Extruder to Your Desktop 3D Printer
France-based I3D Innovation has launched a high temperature extrusion system for desktop 3D printers.
Could 3D Printer Hotends Improve With Heatron’s System?
At Rapid last week we came across a very intriguing piece of hardware from Heatron.
3D Platform’s HFA 3D Printing Extruders
3D Platform announced a new type of high-performance extruder for their massive 3D printers, the HFA series.
How to Speed Up 3D Printing?
Researchers at Binghamton University have explored ways to theoretically increase the speed of filament-based 3D printing systems.
Bondtech’s New 3D Print Extruder
Sweden-based Bondtech has released a powerful new extruder for desktop 3D printers.
E3D Announces the Titan Aero
3D printer hardware maker E3D-Online announced today the Titan Aero, an interesting combo product.
What Does “CoreXY” Mean?
When reviewing the specs for 3D printers, you might encounter the term “CoreXY”. What is a “CoreXY” system?
Aleph Objects Announces the MOARstruder
Officially, it’s known as the “LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head”, but in fact it’s a monster extruder.
3D Platform’s Powerful New Extruders
You might be familiar with 3D Platform, a company dedicated to making large-format 3D printers. Now it seems they’re working on ways to make large prints much faster.
Several Unique Features of the Zesty Nimble 3D Printer Extruder
A new extruder design has hit Kickstarter: the Zesty Nimble.
Another 3D Printer Manufacturer Buys a Ticket on the Pellet Train
Titan Robotics announced plans to incorporate a pellet-fueled extruder on their massive Atlas 3D printer.
Airwolf 3D’s New Direct Drive Option
Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Airwolf3D announced a new option for their AXIOM and AXIOMe 3D printers: direct drive.
Modix Extends the Independent Extruder Idea
A new UK-based 3D printer startup has developed an even more flexible dual extrusion approach.
Multi-Nozzle Desktop 3D Printers Just Died
I’ve never been a big fan of dual (or more) nozzle 3D printers because of the problems inherent in the design, but now, perhaps, that style may be heading out with a development from Prusa Research.
CEL-Robox’s Unique Solution to The Retraction Problem: The Needle Valve
Cel-Robox’s desktop 3D printer has a feature I hadn’t noticed previously: needle valves.
Interesting Extruder Concept is More Complex Than It Appears
An extruder concept proposed by Reddit contributor lxo96 poses some interesting questions.
Dyze Design’s New DyzeXtruder GT
Montreal’s Dyze Design has released a new version of their 3D printer extruder mechanism and it seems to include many interesting design features.
dddmaterial Launches Powerful Tungsten 3D Printer Nozzles, Again
Germany-based dddmaterial has launched a second Kickstarter campaign to produce a batch of powerful tungsten 3D printer nozzles.
Leapfrog’s New Bolt 3D Printer has a Speedy Surprise
Our team had a close look at Leapfrog’s new Bolt 3D printer and discovered it has features beyond its large size.
A Pasty Option For Ultimaker 3D Printing
Strucur3D announced they’ve established an intimate relationship with Ultimaker to enable plug-and-play paste extrusion on Ultimaker equipment.
E3D-Online’s Powerful Titan Extruder Is In High Demand
E3D-Online released their new Titan Extruder, and it seems to have all the features many have wanted in a high-performance extruder.
One Brilliant Way To Reduce Frustrating 3D Print Failures
Someone has devised a method for performing dynamic error correction on 3D printers to ensure the nozzle is always placed precisely where it should be.
Beyond Mere Brass and Steel Nozzles, Lies Tungsten
A new premium 3D printing hot end nozzle has been developed in tungsten, which could alleviate many issues.
What MakerBot Really Did To The Smart Extruder
During my recent conversation with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom, he told us their new SmartExtruder+ had been redesigned and tested extensively. I had no idea how much until now.
UPDATE: MakerBot’s Astonishing Smart Extruder+ Endurance Test
We received some questions about our interview with MakerBot chief Jonathan Jaglom’s statement on Smart Extruder+ testing. We found answers today.
MakerBot Finally Upgrades The SmartExtruder!
MakerBot announced the SmartExtruder+, a new version of their advanced extruder used on their fifth generation equipment.
Open Edge’s Strange But Amazing 3D Print Nozzle
Open Edge first appeared years ago when they began with the FoldaRap folding 3D printer, but now they’re on to something quite interesting: a very sophisticated nozzle.
The Multistruder: Core Of Your Future Filament Making System?
We’ve been contacted by the backers of the Multistruder, a new type of extruder, and it’s an interesting design.
Ultimaker Sweetens Their Extended Version With A Free Nozzle Switcher
Netherlands-based Ultimaker has been selling their Ultimaker 2 Extended machine for some time now, but until the end of the month, buyers will receive an extra feature.
The Flying Extruder: The Best of Bowden and Direct 3D Printer Extruders?
Comments on our Bowden vs Direct 3D printer extruder post led us to the “flying extruder” concept, which is a bit of both.
Bowden or Direct? A Primer on Extruder Styles
Two methods of extrusion are typically found on desktop 3D printers these days. Do you know what they are?
Bondtech’s New QR Extruder Includes Handy Features
Sweden-based Bondtech has released an upgrade to their already successful 3D printer extruder: the Bondtech QR.
A Kaleidoscope of Colors With The CollideOScope Multi-Filament 3D Print Head
A new 3D print head is able to print not two, not three, but up to SEVEN different filaments at a time.
3D Printer “Dough Cannon” Struggles
A Kickstarter project to develop a unique extruder specifically for 3D printed dough seems to be having trouble raising funds.
The Discov3ry Extruder: Chunky Don’t Work
We received a quick update from the folks of Structu3D, makers of the Discov3ry paste extruder.
The Multicolored Diamond Hotend
Interested in color 3D printing? Who isn’t? Now there’s another way you can do so.
A New 3D Printer Nozzle for Chocolate?
A Kickstarter campaign is attempting to raise funds to engineer a nozzle specifically to 3D print chocolate.
Discov3ry Paste Extruder Ships
Remember that unusual paste extruder for 3D printers, the Discov3ry? It’s now shipping.
RepRap Central’s Unusual Challenge
RepRap Central is launching a difficult challenge to the 3D printer world.
LulzBot’s Two New Dual Extruders
LulzBot, makers of the popular TAZ series of personal 3D printers, has announced two new extruders.
The X-truder 3D Print Head
We’re checking out a new product being crowdfunded: the X-truder dual nozzle 3D printer head assembly.
Maizena 3D Prints with Liquid Polymers
You’ll need some plastic filament for your extruder, correct? Not so if you happen to use an extruder from Maizena. It prints liquid!
MakerBot’s Extruder Woes?
MakerBot introduced an advanced extruder earlier this year, but it seems people are having trouble with it.
The Goliat Extruder
Several companies now develop and market high-performance 3D printing extruders. Poland-based Tytan 3D is one of them.
Structur3D Launches Discov3ry: The 3D Paste Extruder
As anticipated, new startup company Structur3D has launched their “universal paste extruder”, named “Discov3ry”.
Builder’s 3D Color Mixing Solution
3D printer manufacturer Builder has introduced a “Color Mixing” feature on their unique dual-feed extruder.
E3Dv6 Hotend Released
E3D released the latest version of their high-performance hotend for extrusion-based 3D printers.