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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.
Raise3D Announces Incredible Hyper Speed Upgrade Kit
Raise3D announced an upgrade kit for their Pro3 series that dramatically increases print speed.
Anycubic Announces 3D Printer Under $200, and More
Anycubic announced two new 3D printers, including one that is to be priced at under US$200.
Ultimaker Announces Metal 3D Printing Capability
Ultimaker announced the “Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit”, which enables metal 3D printing on their S5 model.
The Creality CR-Laser Falcon Engraver
Did you know that Creality also makes laser engravers?
MakerGear’s New Micro Kit for Kids
MakerGear announced a very different kind of 3D printer for students, the Micro 3D Printer Kit.
Hands On With The Voxelab Aquila X2 Desktop 3D Printer, Part 2
My testing of the Voxelab Aquila X2 desktop 3D printer continues.
Hands On With The Voxelab Aquila X2 Desktop 3D Printer, Part 1
I had a chance to assemble and test Voxelab’s new Aquila X2 desktop 3D printer.
Wemake Answers Questions About Their Belt 3D Printer Kit
Wemake answered our questions regarding their prototype belt ejection system for desktop 3D printers.
The Wemake Automatic Ejection system For 3D Printers
I’ve come across another method for automating 3D printing: the Automatic Ejection System by Wemake.
The Creality CR-10 Smart 3D Printer
Creality’s new CR-10 Smart desktop 3D printer builds on a long history of 3D printing.
3D Printing True Glass Microstructures
Nanoscribe announced the availability of a new kit to explore 3D printed glass microstructures.
Design of the Week: SongBird Turntable
This week’s selection is the 3D printed SongBird turntable by Frame Theory 3D.
You May Soon Upgrade Your 3D Printer To Not Require Supports
Researchers at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) have developed a novel approach to 3D print extrusion that could transform many desktop 3D printers.
Petoi Bittle: Build and Program Your Very Own Robot Dog
If you’ve always dreamed of making your own robot or love the STEMI Hexapod bot but never had the technical know-how to do so, then boy do I have just the robotic dog for you.
Book of the Week: Designing 3D Printers
This week’s selection is “Designing 3D Printers” by Neil Rosenberg.
3DQue’s Looping Kit For Continuous 3D Printing On Desktop Devices
3D print startup company 3DQue is offering a “looping kit” to allow for continuous 3D printing on common desktop 3D printers.
A Reader Checks Out The Powerbelt3D Zero 3D Printer Kit
One of our technical readers took a deep dive into the new Powerbelt3D Zero 3D printer kit.
Another High-Temperature DIY 3D Printer Design
It’s been brought to our attention that there is another freely downloadable design for a high-temperature 3D printer.
Open Source High-Temperature RepRap 3D Printer Announced
Michigan Tech’s Open Sustainability Technology Lab, or “MOST”, announced an open source, high-temperature 3D printer.
Hands On With The Prusa MINI 3D Printer, Part 3
We had a chance to evaluate the new Prusa MINI 3D printer. Here we examine print quality and one error encountered.
Hands On With The Prusa MINI 3D Printer, Part 2
We had a chance to evaluate the new Prusa MINI 3D printer. Here we configure the machine and begin operations.
Hands On With The Prusa MINI 3D Printer, Part 1
We had a chance to evaluate the new Prusa MINI 3D printer. Here we unbox and assemble the device.
Creality’s Lastest 3D Printer, The Ender 3 V2
Creality’s new Ender 3 V2 is now available, and it’s a good choice for entry-level 3D printing.
Is There Any Point To 3D Printer Kits These Days?
For years there have been two types of 3D printers: kits and assembled. I no longer think that is the case.
The Tall Modix Big-120Z 3D Printer
Modix announced another large-format 3D printer; the new Big-120Z can 3D print objects 1200mm tall.
150 3D Printed Robots To Be Assembled And Offered To STEM Students
A young engineering student, Danielle Boyer, has developed an inexpensive robot targeted at educators and students, and soon there will be 150 of them heading to institutions.
Why Does RPS Offer a Material Development Kit?
RPS has developed a “Materials Development Kit” for their NEO 800 SLA 3D printer for a very interesting reason.
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.
Design of the Week: Biohazard Planter
This week’s selection is the Biohazard Planter by designer Saad Chaudhry.
This Structural Design Kit Is The Ultimate Desk Toy for Engineers
Need something to stimulate your engineering brain? Why not try this incredible desk structural design kit?
I Made a Sweet Multi-Material Ninja Star With One Machine [Snapmaker 3-in-1 Review]
What to know more about the Snapmaker 3D printer? This post reviews the popular 3D printer kit.
E3D Online’s Tool Changing 3D Printer Near Completion
We had a chat with E3D-Online about their revolutionary tool-changing multi-material 3D printer.
A Belt 3D Printer Driven By Necessity
The White Knight 3D printer is one of a long line of 3D printers developed by need.
BEEVERYCREATIVE Reveals All About Their New B2X300
BEEVERYCREATIVE was BEINGVERYSECRETIVE about their new B2X300 desktop 3D printer, but now not so much.
Prusa Finally Releases MultiMaterial Upgrade
Prusa Printers finally released their long-awaited second version of their multmaterial upgrade.
BEEVERYCREATIVE to Finally Launch a New Desktop 3D Printer
BEEVERYCREATIVE is leaking hints about their next desktop 3D printer, the B2X300.
The Velleman Vertex Nano 3D Printer
Velleman has introduced a very low cost desktop 3D printer kit that could be of interest.
The Proforge: How to Launch a Desktop 3D Printer Properly
With all the questionable 3D printer launches recently, it’s nice to see one that makes sense.
iMakr Introduces USD$99 3D Printer
For what is likely the very first time, a 3D printer is being sold by a major outlet for less than USD$100.
Design of the Week: Box Microscope
This week’s selection is the Box Microscope kit by Cults3D contributor Callen.
The Sintratec Kit: Low Cost Nylon Powder 3D Printing
If you’re seeking a way to 3D print complex structures in nylon, there are a few choices, but one of the least expensive is Sintratec’s 3D printer kit.
The MTW Create 3D Printer Kit is Much Improved
Maker’s Tool Works announced the release of the MTW Create 3D printer kit.
The Vellemann Vertex 3D Printer
We took a look at Velleman’s new Vertex 3D printer kit.
The ATLAS 3D Scanner
Uriah Liggett, founder of Murobo LLC and creator of the all new 3D printable ATLAS 3D scanner, needs your help funding his Kickstarter project.
Build Your Own 3D Printer, Step-by-Step
Build your own 3D printer? That’s too difficult. Or is it?
Build Your Own 3D Printer with The Inventor’s Positioning Axis
Many of our readers enjoy building their own 3D printers. Now there’s a key component with significant benefits.
It’s a 3D Printed CNC Mill
We don’t normally write about mills, but we will about this one because it is 3D printed.
Build Your Own Ultimaker?
Looking for plans to build your own 3D printer? Now you can consider building an Ultimaker 2. While it’s for sale in assembled form, you can now inspect the plans for it.
Adafruit’s Cyberpunk Spikes
This is a fashion project you can build with your 3D printer. And it lights up!
The Velleman K8200 3D Printer
With the news that UK electronics retailer Maplin now sells the Velleman K8200 3D printer, we thought we’d better take a look at this new device. The K8200 is a plastic filament 3D printer, as most inexpensive 3D printers are. It accepts both ABS and PLA plastic from generic suppliers, avoiding the need for… Continue reading The Velleman K8200 3D Printer
The RA 3D Printer Controller
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
Heated Chamber For Personal 3D Printers
This idea is hot – literally. Instructables member UglyBuddha created and posted a design for a Heated Build Chamber for his RapMan personal 3D printer. No, he doesn’t install a heated chamber into his RapMan. Instead he builds a heated chamber around the 3D printer! Wait a moment. Why would one require a heated… Continue reading Heated Chamber For Personal 3D Printers
There’s a new shop in town: BotMill. They’re addressing the growing DIY 3D Printing space: At BotMill.com, we cater to the growing number of 3D DIY enthusiasts with quality products at discounted prices. We are constantly on the look out for new and innovative products… They appear to market a wide variety of… Continue reading BotMill!
Another Hobby 3D Printer: The Ultimaker
There seems to be a sudden rash of open source, low-cost 3D printer kits lately. In addition to the usual suspects (MakerBot, RepRap, [email protected] and the very recent UP!), we now have The Ultimaker! This prototype device is being developed at FabLab Utrecht (under the name “elserbot”) and seems to build on the experiences of… Continue reading Another Hobby 3D Printer: The Ultimaker
The DIYLILCNC is a do-it-yourself CNC machine. Much like open source 3D printer designs, this one is instead for a CNC machine. This one can be built for approximately USD$700. From the site: Plans and instructions for building the DIYLILCNC are distributed freely and intended for wide distribution and modification with few restrictions. The… Continue reading DIYLILCNC
Ponoko Makes MakerBots!
What does a personal manufacturing service from New Zealand have to do with a 3D printer kit manufacturer from New York City? A lot more now, apparently. The two organizations have teamed up to leverage each other’s strengths. MakerBot has opened a Showroom on Ponoko, where you can purchase and customize not only your… Continue reading Ponoko Makes MakerBots!
Another Inexpensive 3D Printer Kit Emerges
Competition for Makerbot? Cubely jumped into the 3D printing scene this week at an Arizona Hackerspace meetup. Cubely, a RepRap derivative, hopes to produce a superior hobbyist 3D printer at low cost. Cubely consists of four major components: Electronics, which they recommend purchasing from MakerBot, as they are “unfortunately” the sole supplier; Stepper motors… Continue reading Another Inexpensive 3D Printer Kit Emerges
Model Factory Hiro Uses 3D Printing
Model Factory Hiro, a Japanese maker of highly intricate model car kits makes good use of 3D printing technology in their development process. In Mech9’s video and extensive write up, we can see the entire process from choice of car (Misao Hiro, President: “Something I like”) to the final preparations. Model Factory Hiro primarily… Continue reading Model Factory Hiro Uses 3D Printing