This week’s question is about how to learn 3D printing from the beginning.
This week’s selection is “The Pushing Points Topology Workbook” by William C. Vaughan.
A noted 3D print expert is volunteering his time to provide online educational experiences.
This week’s selection is “Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide” by Greg Horine.
A reader asks about the type of resins required for a specific 3D printer, and we uncovered a solution.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing Projects” by Dorling Kindersley, a.k.a. “DK”.
This week’s selection is “Introduction to Manufacturing Processes” by Mikell Groover.
Could a complete 3D newbie master the easy-to-use SelfCAD? We put it to the test.
This week’s selection is “The Ethical Engineer” by Robert McGinn.
Every year Additive Industries sponsors an industrial 3D printing event, Additive World.
Many small businesses don’t yet use 3D printing, but probably could benefit from the technology. We list seven ways to help get that process started.
MakerBot announced a surprise new product for the education segment: MakerBot Classroom, which includes the new SKETCH desktop 3D printer.
This week’s selection is “66 DIY-Projects: 66 awesome projects to realize with a 3D printer For Beginners & Advanced!” by Johannes Wild.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing Projects” by Sachidanand Jha. It is a book that will definitely increase your 3D CAD design efficiency.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing Failures: 2020 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing Issues” by Sean Aranda and David Feeney.
This week’s selection is “Fusion 360 For Makers” by Lydia Sloane Cline.
There’s a virtual conference on advanced 3D printing techniques coming up this week, and there’s no charge to attend. Details in this story.
Exactly how dangerous is 3D printer resin, and what do you do about it. We list some thoughts and actions you can take to ensure additional safety.
This week’s question asks how to best store and transport PLA 3D printer material in cold winter conditions.
This week’s selection is “DIY Drones for the Evil Genius” by Ian Cinnamon, Romi S. Kadri, and Fitz Tepper.
How can one get involved in 3D printing? There are many ways to learn, use and exploit 3D printing, and we list many ways to do so.
Learning CAD? How about starting with modeling an entire Boeing 747? Yes, that actually happened.
This month’s community support selection is the 3D-HELP Project.
This week’s selection is “The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics” by Helen Leigh.
Could 3D printing bring back jobs? We think it can, but not necessarily in the way you might think.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (adding in the Arts) education is more important than ever for the next generation — but it isn’t always accessible, or equitable.
How can you learn additive manufacturing? Where can you get experience at a low cost? One state seems to have figured out a way to do so.
After 10 years of designing sports products, industrial designer Eelco Siebring has opted for quite the career change.
ASTM International has been building new standards for additive manufacturing / 3D printing. Do you know what they are? Find out at this important industry conference.
Do you have 3D printers in your school? There are best practices for doing so, and this book explains how to use 3D printing in a classroom effectively.
Is it possible to have a particle accelerator on your desk? Yes, it is possible, thanks to the design of a 3D printed particle accelerator by a 17-year-old student.
As with other leaps forward in science, technology, industry and culture, universities will play a central role in driving the Industry 4.0 disruption by transforming the entire culture of design and creating a new breed of 3D innovators.
Here are six essential factors that you should consider when selecting a 3D printer.
There are several factors that determine whether a 3D printer is successful.
This week’s selection is “The Way Things Work Now” by David MacAulay.
This week’s selection is “Every Tool’s a Hammer:” by Adam Savage.
MakerBot is taking a slightly different approach to introducing 3D printing to students, and I think it’s the right way.
XYZprinting is now accepting applications for its education program.
Rigid.ink has launched “The Institute of 3D Printing” to help those new to 3D printing become more successful.
For some designers and engineers, 3D scanning physical objects to use as reference models can be the ultimate time-saver.
A Girls 3D Print Club in Cincinnati, Ohio helps highlight STEM opportunities for students.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing” by John Jordan.
This week’s selection is “Introduction to Flight” by John D. Anderson Jr.
So you’ve decided to make your own 3D printing filament. Great. …How?
LEGOs have inspired generations of makers, and that hasn’t changed with exposure to 3D printers.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing Failures: 2019 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing” by Sean Aranda and David Feeney.
This week’s selection is “Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab” by Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron.
This week’s selection is “Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication” by Lydia Sloan Cline.
Fusion 360 has been garnering a lot of buzz recently for its ability to combine a number of design tools into one holistic platform.
This week’s selection is “Additive Manufacturing of Metals: The Technology, Materials, Design and Production”.
This week’s selection is “Getting Started With 3D Printing” by MAKE.
This week’s selection is “CAD Engineering Essentials: Hands-on Help for Small Manufacturers and Smart Technical People (No Nonsense Manual Book 3)” by Mark Lynch.
This week’s selection is the comprehensive “Machinery’s Handbook” originally by Erik Oberg.
This week’s selection is the detailed “3D Printing In Medicine” by author Deepak M Kalaskar.
There are an enormous number of options for 3D printing these days.
This week’s selection is the useful 3D Printer Projects for Makerspaces by Lydia Sloan Cline.
This month’s community support selection is the 3DP Learning Management System, a publicly available set of training courses for 3D printing.
I’m always fascinated with unusual 3D printing processes, and Fabrisonic certainly qualifies.
This week’s selection is the classic 507 Mechanical Movements book by Henry T. Brown.
The European Investment Bank announced a huge €15M (USD$17M) loan to Ultimaker; this should enable many things to happen.
I’m reading an interesting post on GrabCAD by Khadija Ouajjani that discusses the testing of a 3D design.
For many adults, 3D printing is a challenging process to attempt, but this isn’t so if you introduce the technology at an early age.
ZMorph listed three common misconceptions about 3D printing. I’m adding three more to their list.
No, no, no! We are not talking about 3D printed food! We are talking about 3D printing dinners, though.
Interested in learning the basics of what’s happening in the 3D printing world today? You could read our blog, but if you have only 54 minutes, we found a podcast that tells the story.
We’ve been covering 3D printing for quite some time now, perhaps six years, and in that time we’ve seen many promising developments and a gradual progression towards a mythical, ultimate personal 3D printer. We’re not close to such a Star Trek-like device by any measure, but progress continues. The public, on the other hand,… Continue reading The Public Emotions of 3D Printing
If you’re like us, you’ve often fielded many questions about 3D printing technology. And they’re the same questions almost every time. It would certainly be nice to simplify the questioning – and that’s exactly what Thingiverse user Shawn Grover of Calgary, Canada did. He produced a pre-made “brochure” that answers the most commonly observed 3D… Continue reading Answer Those 3D Printing Questions!
With the explosive growth in affordable, office-oriented 3D printers, there is a flood of new users and a huge pool of prospective users. Being new to the technology, or perhaps distanced from it through service bureaus or centralized machines, the freshman class may not be tuned into all that 3D printers can do for them.… Continue reading 3D Printers: How to Unlock Their Potential
Actually we’re not interviewing the DreamVendor itself; instead we’re interviewing Dr. Chris Williams, the Director of the DREAMS Lab at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, the organization that produced the DreamVendor. (Wait, what’s a “DreamVendor”??? Read on and you’ll find out.) Fabbaloo: We’re wondering what the DREAMS lab is all about? Can… Continue reading An Interview With The DreamVendor
With the recent surge of popularity of 3D printing, there has come a deep need for information. Many require an introduction to the technology, while others wonder where it’s all headed. When we were requested by Auckland, New Zealand’s Media Design School to put together some thoughts on the future of 3D printing, we… Continue reading Words For The Media Design School
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
Would you happen to be in the beautiful city of Adelaide, Australia on February 20th? You may be able to attend the “3D Printing Forum: The Next Industrial Revolution?”, which promises to be an interesting introduction to various 3D printing topics. According to the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), the event includes: … Continue reading 3D printing Down Under