Meltio has introduced two new innovations: “Horizon” slicing software and a laser calibration system.
Axtra3D announced their new X1 series of 3D printers that use the company’s highly unusual HPS 3D printing process.
Snapmaker announced a new 3-in-1 desktop 3D printer, the Artisan.
Researchers have developed a method of 3D printing single crystal nickel structures.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi explore more about the recent rise of VulcanForms.
The folks at Proper Printing YouTube channel decided to combine FFF and SLA 3D printing processes, with interesting results.
Bharat Fritz Werner announced a new metal DED 3D printer, the truly massive PHOTON 4000G.
Researchers are developing an interesting system to dramatically improve print quality for metal 3D prints.
Seurat published a page explaining much more about their fascinating new “Area Printing” concept.
Laser marking is a popular, efficient, and highly safe process that has allowed for a wide range of markings to be created on many types of materials.
Researchers developed a system for cooking 3D printed chicken, but this might lead to improved print quality for other 3D printers.
Farsoon added a new LPBF 3D printer to their catalog: the FS273M.
Tecnica provided an interesting explanation of a common issue in SLS 3D printers, and their unique solution.
AddUp announced a new metal 3 printer, the FormUp 350, and it includes quite a number of unusual features.
When I was younger, I always wanted to label everything.
MIT has developed a device that can literally produce a fully functional object in one step, with no human intervention.
Zmorph announced a new device, the Zmorph Fab.
VELO3D suddenly announced a brand new 3D printer, the Sapphire XC, which is far larger and much faster than their previous 3D printers.
Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen have developed a way to generate colors during SLS 3D printing processes.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a method of using holography in 3D printing.
Wayland Additive has introduced a new form of metal 3D printing they call “NeuBeam” that should be superior to laser or electron beam processes.
Researchers have developed an unusual metal 3D printing process called SLEDM, which uses LEDs instead of lasers. But could it actually work as defined?
This week’s selection is the Puzzle Cell Complex by Nervous System.
Multi-functional 3D printers offer just that — multiple functions. As the technologies progress, so do the capabilities possible for desktop fabrication.
Sharebot has taken a big step into the world of metal 3D printing with the introduction of their new MetalONE metal 3D printer, which is designed for R&D use.
Xact Metal has incorporated several new features into their line of metal 3D printers that should speed up the system significantly, yet keep the price quite low.
Could it be possible to 3D print AND cook food items? New research is looking into that technology.
A smart build plate for metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing could significantly improve quality control and simplify operations.
Looking for an inexpensive tabletop 3D scanner? The upcoming Phiz 3D scanner from KIRI Innovation could be for you.
Production microfabrication is the goal of the new Quantum X from Nanoscribe, which can produce microscopic 3D prints measured in nanomaters.
Could the TPS concept revolutionize resin 3D printing? Open source Transparent Polygon Scanning could avoid patents allowing inexpensive resin 3D printers.
Snapmaker completed their recent Kickstarter campaign with astonishing results.
Desktop multi-tool 3D printer manufacturer Snapmaker has raised an enormous amount of money for their new Snapmaker 2.0 device.
We’ve received additional information about the IVI 3D printer detailed last week.
I’m looking at some details on an upcoming 3D printer that seems too good to believe.
We’ve received a couple of interesting videos on the new Form 3 technology from Formlabs, and they show a very unusual SLA process.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered a fundamental issue with the most common form of metal 3D printing.
South Korea-based Winforsys offers a selection of powerful metal 3D printers.
Some startups jump into public view with a big splash.
There is so much competition smaller 3D print vendors might consider consolidating to expand.
Metal 3D printing startup Xact Metal has done a slight pivot on their path to success.
Researchers have developed a practical method of 3D printing the powerful Kapton material.
Prusa Research has done something few, if any, 3D printer manufacturers have done: develop their own in-house produced filament.
A Swiss startup has invented a rather interesting method of 3D printing silicone objects.
This could be a very big idea: 3D Hybrid Solutions announced a system to convert everyday CNC machines into powerful 3D metal printers.
I’m reading about a new technology called “meta lenses”, and wondering how it might benefit 3D printing.
I don’t know if you noticed, but some styles of 3D metal printers have a problem; a size problem.
I’m looking at a very curious device, the Aether 1 3D printer, or is it a bio printer?
MakeX has launched another very inexpensive 3D printer, the MakeX Migo.
It was approximately two years ago that the LumiPocket LT Personal Fabricotor launched, but it was only this year that the product shipped in volume to clients.
An interesting Kickstarter appeared this week offering a multi-mode making machine at a pretty low price.
Poland=based Zmorph announced a new version of their increasingly powerful multitool desktop 3D making device.
A new form of laser has been developed, and I’m wondering what it may do to future 3D printers.
The Snapmaker is a very low cost desktop 3D printer that has now raised a great deal of money, but is this a good thing?
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a unique 3D metal printing process that could dramatically speed up metal printing.
Today Febtop Tech launches the Optimus, one of the few combo machines that combines 3D printing with other making processes.
California-based William Osman has been experimenting with a homemade sand-fusion system based on a laser cutter that could eventually become a full 3D printer.
The new Mark X from Markforged includes a unique and very necessary feature.
3D print service Sculpteo announced the availability of a laser cutting capability. What does this mean?
Ahead of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), the largest manufacturing trade show in North America, some 3D printing companies are already spreading their feathers.
Now on Kickstarter, the Metal Delta 3D printer from Blue Eagle Labs offers some very interesting features at a very low price.
A few 3D printer manufacturers have integrated different making tools into their devices, but the new Versa3D from CreateAll seems to go a lot farther.
Our team got a chance to take a close look at the ZMorph Multitool 3D printer.
ZMorph has been producing a machine with multiple methods of fabrication, but now they’ve stepped it up a level with their ZMorph 2 SX machine.
Another all-in-one making machine has emerged: the Northype Adam.
FABTotum launched a new making option, the PRISM, which enables their Personal Fabricator to include multiple 3D printing processes.
A new Kickstarter campaign launched the other day: the Formaker “4-in-1” device combines a CNC Mill, Laser Etcher, PCB Maker and 3D Printer all in a single machine.
Some months ago we proposed a list of things you could do with your now-expired ancient personal 3D printers. We said you could upgrade them; use them for simple prints; donate them; toss them out; or make them into a museum piece. At the time we considered museuming as the best option for our… Continue reading Ancient 3D Printer Converted Into a Laser Engraver
Maker Rob Hopeless developed a primitive stereo lithography 3D printer. For those unfamiliar with “SLA”, it’s a 3D printing technique involving shooting a laser beam at a vat of liquid plastic resin and gradually solidifying that resin into the desired solid object. While most hobbyists attempt to make thermal plastic extruder-based 3D printers, Rob attempted… Continue reading Homemade Stereo Lithography
What do you get when you take a normal laser cutter and bolt on some RepRap componentry? You get a Hybrid Laser Cutter/3D Printer called a Chimera. Buildlog.net has put together a new project to do just this, and it actually works. They have plans to expand the project by adding various interesting and dangerous… Continue reading Is it a Laser Cutter? Or a 3D Printer? Or Both!