A very unusual design for a 3D print extruder has been patented.
In an epic feat of diagnosis, Stefan Hermann has determined what can cause a very common 3D printing issue.
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 announced a resumption of production for their advanced Hemera 3D printer extruder.
Bondtech and Slice Engineering announced the immediate availability of a series of upgrades designed for most of the Creality line of 3D printers.
It’s been brought to our attention there is a patent on a very unusual 3D printer extruder design.
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’s new experimental extruder allows the use of open materials, and can achieve superior 3D print results.
MakerBot has bridged their materials gap with a new program that partners with multiple 3D printing materials providers.
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 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.
Runice is an OEM manufacturer that provides hot end and extruder components to many 3D printer manufacturers.
The powerful DeltiQ 2 3D Printer from TRILAB includes a surprise extrusion system that allows easy 3D printing of flexible material.
E3D-Online announced a breakthrough 3D printing extruder / hot end system called Hermes. It offers a very powerful feature, yet is still low priced.
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.
Ever heard of a coaxial nozzle for 3D printing? This is an experimental version being used for unusual food 3D printing.
We had a chat with E3D-Online co-founder Sanjay Mortimer to find out more about the company.
There’s a new upgrade available for the popular CR-10S desktop 3D printer from Creality.
I’m looking at a unique 3D printer extruder design from Zesty called “Nimble”.
3DGence announced a new accessory for their popular INDUSTRY F340 professional 3D printer that provides for high flow rates.
UK-based E3D-Online announced their latest — and largest — 3D printer hot end, the SuperVolcano.
So you’ve decided to make your own 3D printing filament. Great. …How?
Dyze Design showed us their new products.
Last week BigRep announced a series of new machines, but what caught my interest most was their MXT extruder.
There may be a far better way to 3D print small, finely detailed objects.
Spain-based BCN3D Technologies released significant updates to their desktop 3D printers, now the Sigma R19 and Sigmax R19.
A new 3D printer has appeared on Kickstarter: the Proforge 2 and 2S.
Since we last looked at the PotterBot two years ago, it seems there have been many improvements.
LulzBot unexpectedly announced a new toolhead suitable for very, very tiny 3D prints.
According to insiders, it seems that BigRep is secretly developing a potentially revolutionary new 3D printer extruder.
A company has introduced an attachment for desktop 3D printers to use pellets instead of filament.
With the increasing buzz over the near-necessity of dual extrusion, we thought we’d say a few words about how this is done.
A French company has devised a different way to provide 3D print services to manufacturers.
Italy-based Kentstrapper introduced a very attractive new option for their popular Mavis desktop 3D printer: independent extruders.
A new kit to convert your desktop 3D printer to ceramic capability is about to launch.
Mass Portal continues to experiment with advanced 3D printing techniques.
3D printing startup Structur3d has upgraded their paste extruder to version 2.0.
3D Platform has been developing ways to dramatically speed up 3D printing very large objects, and their latest extruders are simply insane.
France-based I3D Innovation has launched a high temperature extrusion system for desktop 3D printers.
At Rapid last week we came across a very intriguing piece of hardware from Heatron.
3D Platform announced a new type of high-performance extruder for their massive 3D printers, the HFA series.
Researchers at Binghamton University have explored ways to theoretically increase the speed of filament-based 3D printing systems.
Sweden-based Bondtech has released a powerful new extruder for desktop 3D printers.
3D printer hardware maker E3D-Online announced today the Titan Aero, an interesting combo product.
When reviewing the specs for 3D printers, you might encounter the term “CoreXY”. What is a “CoreXY” system?
Officially, it’s known as the “LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head”, but in fact it’s a monster extruder.
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.
A new extruder design has hit Kickstarter: the Zesty Nimble.
Titan Robotics announced plans to incorporate a pellet-fueled extruder on their massive Atlas 3D printer.
Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Airwolf3D announced a new option for their AXIOM and AXIOMe 3D printers: direct drive.
A new UK-based 3D printer startup has developed an even more flexible dual extrusion approach.
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 desktop 3D printer has a feature I hadn’t noticed previously: needle valves.
An extruder concept proposed by Reddit contributor lxo96 poses some interesting questions.
Montreal’s Dyze Design has released a new version of their 3D printer extruder mechanism and it seems to include many interesting design features.
Germany-based dddmaterial has launched a second Kickstarter campaign to produce a batch of powerful tungsten 3D printer nozzles.
Our team had a close look at Leapfrog’s new Bolt 3D printer and discovered it has features beyond its large size.
Strucur3D announced they’ve established an intimate relationship with Ultimaker to enable plug-and-play paste extrusion on Ultimaker equipment.
E3D-Online released their new Titan Extruder, and it seems to have all the features many have wanted in a high-performance extruder.
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.
A new premium 3D printing hot end nozzle has been developed in tungsten, which could alleviate many issues.
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.
We received some questions about our interview with MakerBot chief Jonathan Jaglom’s statement on Smart Extruder+ testing. We found answers today.
MakerBot announced the SmartExtruder+, a new version of their advanced extruder used on their fifth generation equipment.
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.
We’ve been contacted by the backers of the Multistruder, a new type of extruder, and it’s an interesting design.
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.
Comments on our Bowden vs Direct 3D printer extruder post led us to the “flying extruder” concept, which is a bit of both.
Two methods of extrusion are typically found on desktop 3D printers these days. Do you know what they are?
Sweden-based Bondtech has released an upgrade to their already successful 3D printer extruder: the Bondtech QR.
A new 3D print head is able to print not two, not three, but up to SEVEN different filaments at a time.
A Kickstarter project to develop a unique extruder specifically for 3D printed dough seems to be having trouble raising funds.
We received a quick update from the folks of Structu3D, makers of the Discov3ry paste extruder.
Interested in color 3D printing? Who isn’t? Now there’s another way you can do so.
A Kickstarter campaign is attempting to raise funds to engineer a nozzle specifically to 3D print chocolate.
Remember that unusual paste extruder for 3D printers, the Discov3ry? It’s now shipping.
RepRap Central is launching a difficult challenge to the 3D printer world.
LulzBot, makers of the popular TAZ series of personal 3D printers, has announced two new extruders.
We’re checking out a new product being crowdfunded: the X-truder dual nozzle 3D printer head assembly.
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 introduced an advanced extruder earlier this year, but it seems people are having trouble with it.
Several companies now develop and market high-performance 3D printing extruders. Poland-based Tytan 3D is one of them.
As anticipated, new startup company Structur3D has launched their “universal paste extruder”, named “Discov3ry”.
3D printer manufacturer Builder has introduced a “Color Mixing” feature on their unique dual-feed extruder.
E3D released the latest version of their high-performance hotend for extrusion-based 3D printers.