Phase3D’s “Project Fringe” delivers real-time 3D monitoring to 3D printers.
Controversy Mounts Over Stalled Plybot 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign
Controversy is rising over a stalled Kickstarter campaign.
Questioning 3D Print Power Fail Recovery
I’m beginning to have my doubts about the benefit of “power fail recovery” for FFF 3D printers.
Automatically Correcting 3D Printer Errors On The Fly
Have you ever hoped your 3D printer would automatically correct errors as it prints? That seems to now be possible.
The Complexities of 3D Print Power Recovery
I’ve been playing with the power recovery feature on some desktop 3D printers, and realized how complex this feature can be.
The Spaghetti Detective Becomes Obico
Readers may recall The Spaghetti Detective. Now it has been rebranded and expanded.
3DQue’s Manufacturing Ambitions Coming True
I spoke with 3DQue representatives to find out the latest on their unusual 3D printing technology.
Rumors of ANET Shutting Down?
We’ve just heard rumors that Shenzhen-based 3D printer manufacturer ANET has “gone under”. But is this true?
The Demise of RIZE?
Apparently there have been massive changes at RIZE, and the company no longer appears to be marketing 3D printers.
Watch a Spectacular 3D Print Failure
The SkyersJet Project is developing a partly 3D printed EDF system for RC aircraft, but encountered a spectacular problem during testing.
Oh No: The End Of The ONO 3D Printer
One of Kickstarter’s more notorious 3D printing campaigns has finally called it quits.
Book of the Week: Design Paradigms
This week’s selection is “Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering” by Henry Petroski.
The Coming Parts Catastrophe In 3D Printing
There could be a great deal of unexpected problems in coming months for 3D printer manufacturers.
Book of the Week: Normal Accidents
This week’s selection is “Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies” by Charles Perrow.
Is A Correction Coming In 3D Printing?
“Corrections” are negative financial events that are usually associated with the stock market, but could a correct occur in 3D printing?
What Is The Spaghetti Detective, And Do I Need One? (Probably)
There might be no stranger name for a 3D print product than the Spaghetti Detective, but it’s not only appropriate, but something that should become popular in 3D printing.
How To Save Your $25K Metal 3D Print From Failure
What happens when an expensive metal 3D print fails and no one is around? The Polysense Solutions sensor will detect and alert additive manufacturing operators in real time.
Book of the Week: To Engineer Is Human
This week’s selection is “To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design” by Henry Petroski.
3D Print Learning Series: Concepts
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D print concepts.
Mystery 3D Printing Problem: Solved!
At the lab we’ve solved a mysterious 3D printing problem that you might also encounter.
Monitoring Your 3D Print for Recovery
The bane of every desktop 3D printer operator is the discovery of a print failure.
Book of the Week: 3D Printing Failures
This week’s selection is the highly useful “3D Printing Failures: How to Diagnose and Repair All 3D Printing Issues” by Sean Aranda and David Feeney.
Another 3D Printer Kickstarter Explodes: Mag ICreatum Suspended
Yes, somehow this problem isn’t going away soon: another questionable Kickstarter project to launch a cheap 3D printer has died.
Inevitable: Tiko 3D is Officially “On Standby”
Tiko 3D announced yesterday that they’ve placed the company “on standby”, effectively ending their project.