Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a microscopic printer that is made of DNA molecules.
Formlabs’ Curious 3D Printer Survey
Formlabs is running a very unusual online survey.
RIZE 3D Printers Recovered by Sindri 3D Printing
We learned of an interesting development in the RIZE situation.
Complementary 3D Printers Is The Only Way To Go
Do you have complementary 3D printers? Don’t know what that is? Read on!
Stratasys Announces Two PolyJet 3D Printers
Stratasys announced two new color 3D printers, the J35 Pro and the J55 Prime, along with some improved software tools.
The New ANYCUBIC Vyper 3D Printer
ANYCUBIC announced a brand-new desktop 3D printer, the Vyper, and it has an attractive price-performance ratio.
Fortify Expands 3D Printing Portfolio
Fortify has announced two new 3D printers and a software addition, expanding the company’s 3D printing portfolio.
Desktop Metal Trademarks “FLEXCERA” And More
A search of the USPTO database reveals a new trademark by Desktop Metal: “FLEXCERA”.
Desktop Metal Production System Is A 3D Printing Production Lineup
Desktop Metal’s Production System isn’t just a system: it’s a lineup, now including a new 3D printer to bridge the gap between process development and mass production.
Book of the Week: Designing 3D Printers
This week’s selection is “Designing 3D Printers” by Neil Rosenberg.
Which 3D Printer? Resin Or Filament?
These days there are dozens of good choices for desktop 3D printers, but there’s one huge question to be asked first: do you want a resin or a filament 3D printer?
Mimaki Introduces “Accessible” Full Color 3D Printer
Continuing on its mission to bring 10 million colors to 3D printing, Mimaki has just announced a new “baby” in its family: the 3DUJ-2207 UV-LED 3D printer.
3D Printing Chocolate With Cocoa Press
A Philadelphia-based startup named “Cocoa Press” creates 3D printers for chocolate.
Exclusive: Naomi Wu On The Creality 3DPrintMill Belt 3D Printer
Supermaker Naomi Wu answered our questions about the upcoming Creality CR-30 belt 3D printer.
Peopoly’s New Phenom XXL Takes Resin 3D Printing XXL
Peopoly is building upon the phenomenon of its Phenom 3D printer line, today introducing the startlingly large Phenom XXL.
What Might We Expect To See In The Prusa MK4? Part 2
I’ve been doing some thinking about a potential Prusa MK4 3D printer and have some ideas about what we might see.
What Might We Expect To See In The Prusa MK4? Part 1
No, there have been no announcements regarding a new “Prusa MK4” 3D printer. But what might be included in a MK4?
Yes, There’s Another Microwave-Based 3D Printing Process
When I saw 3DSLA.RU’s unusual microwave-based 3D printer last November at Formnext, I thought it was the only one. I was wrong.
Hands On With the ANET N4 LCD 3D Printer, Part 2
An ANET N4 showed up in our lab, so we thought we’d run it through some tests: here we see results from this 3D printer.
Hands On With the ANET N4 LCD 3D Printer, Part 1
An ANET N4 showed up in our lab, so we thought we’d run it through some tests, starting with setup and getting the 3D printer running.
3D Printing And Synthetic Cadavers: In Depth With SynDaver
The company that makes synthetic cadavers didn’t plan to expand into building 3D printers, but it’s a strong business move for the long haul, says the CEO.
Not Slowing Down: RIZE Execs Discuss New 3D Printer, Alliance, Workflows
Executives from RIZE connect the dots in the company’s newly announced 3D printer, depth of the RIZIUM Alliance, and what we can expect to see coming next.
Meet The RIZE 2XC: Debut 3D Printer From The RIZIUM Alliance
RIZE is introducing a new 3D printer, developed with Sindoh, that represents an interesting professional desktop composite system.
Good News From COBOD And Their Construction 3D Printers
News from COBOD indicates the company turned a profit in 2019, meaning there is now a viable construction 3D printer market.
Fantastic Speeds And Affordable Industrial DLP 3D Printing: Catching Up With Gizmo 3D Printers
Gizmo 3D Printers has some major news to share in super-fast industrial DLP 3D printing.
Axi Unveiled: Meet SynDaver’s First 3D Printer
Loveland’s 3D printing legacy lives on as SynDaver West launches its new professional desktop 3D printer.
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.
Stratasys’ Latest In Full-Color 3D Printing: Meet The J55
A new small-footprint full-color 3D printer has emerged from Stratasys.
Peopoly Introduces Two New Phenom 3D Printers
Hong Kong-based Peopoly has just expanded its Phenom 3D printer line.
Mimaki’s New Large-Scale 3D Printer
When Mimaki thinks 3D printing, it’s thinking big.
EOS’ INTEGRA P 450 Builds Up Industrial Polymer 3D Printing
EOS North America has released its newest industrial 3D printer: the INTEGRA P 450.
Peopoly Introduces Two New Phenom 3D Printers
Hong Kong-based Peopoly has just expanded its Phenom 3D printer line.
There Will Be No General Purpose 3D Printer In The Future
3D printers are increasingly becoming specialized. Are the days of the “general purpose” 3D printer gone?
These Are Not The Best 3D Printers Of 2020
We review an astounding story on Forbes that recommends ancient 3D printers as the best buys for 2020.
The Race To The Bottom: Effects On 3D Printing
With the availability of a functional desktop 3D printer for only US$89, we had some thoughts on what this means and what happens next.
Book of the Week: Build Your Own Mini Metal Maker
Did you ever want to try 3D printing in metal but did not have a million dollar budget to do so? If so, this book explains step-by-step how to build an inexpensive 3D printer that can actually 3D print metal objects.
The University of Maine Just Created the World’s Largest 3D Printed Boat
University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has developed a new and enormous 3D printer that is capable of 3D printing a complete boat that floats!
Design of the Week: Gingerbread 3D Printer
This week’s selection is the Gingerbread 3D Printer by Instructables contributor 3Demon-3Dprint.
Giant DIY 3D Printer Demonstrates The Challenges Facing 3D Printer Manufacturers
What happens to large-format 3D printer manufacturers when any enthusiast can quickly build a similarly large device? We have some ideas.
The Transformation of Loop 3D
Loop 3D has completely switched gears and after two years has released a powerful industrial 3D printer. We found out all about it and its numerous features.
5 Ways A 3D Printer’s Lifetime Expires
Once a 3D printer is installed and operated, how long does it last? We know five reasons why 3D printers die.
When Is A 3D Printer Feature Actually Feasible?
When is a 3D printer feature worth buying? We have some tips on how to evaluate situations, and the answers will sometime surprise you.
Formlabs Expands Dental Program In A Big Way
Formlabs announced a series of bold moves to secure their place at the top of the dental 3D printing industry, including a new business unit, new dental 3D printing materials and a new dental 3D printer, the Form 3B.
What Is An Educational 3D Printer?
What makes up a 3D printer for education? What features are best for 3D printing in the classroom? We made a list.
Stratasys Debuts Digital Anatomy 3D Printing Portfolio: New J750 3D Printer, Materials, Software
Stratasys is unveiling a new Digital Anatomy portfolio to offer targeted functionality in healthcare 3D printing.
The R&D Tax Credit and the Three C’s of 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers discuss ensuring tax credits for companies working with three primary components of 3D printing: hardware, software, and materials.
Metal And Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Farms
3D printer farms aren’t a new concept — but the advantages of grouping together high-strength 3D printing units are growing. Markforged has just introduced its Print Farms offering. They describe it as “an economic way for customers to build metal and carbon fiber printing capacity with Markforged,” continuing: “The new packages allow customers to purchase… Continue reading Metal And Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Farms
Kumovis’ Clean Room 3D Printer
A new medical-focused 3D printer integrates clean room technology.
The Manufacturing Methods Of MakerBot’s METHOD X 3D Printer
Yesterday, MakerBot introduced its new METHOD X manufacturing-focused 3D printer; we have more insights from company executives on its design and applications.
MakerBot Introduces Manufacturing-Focused METHOD X 3D Printer
A few months after introducing its professionally-focused METHOD 3D printer, MakerBot is announcing an advanced update: the manufacturing-focused METHOD X.
Filament Innovations’ Ball Screw 3D Printing Experiments
What can be used instead of belts in a 3D printer motion system? Filament Innovations is experimenting with a ball screw to enable high-speed and high-temp use.
What Does A 3D Printer Really Cost?
What’s the true cost of a 3D printer? An accidental email spills the beans on how much resellers actually pay for 3D printers, and it’s less than you think.
Book of the Week: 3D Printing of Concrete
Where will concrete 3D printing lead? Will the construction industry undergo a revolution from computer controlled concrete extrusion? What will buildings look like?
Another World’s First Chocolate 3D Printer!
Has the world’s first chocolate 3D printer been announced by Cadbury? I think not, there have been many previous chocolate 3D printers on the market.
Velo3D’s Origin Story Defines Their Character
Want to know Velo3D’s origin story? Find out how they discovered how to 3D print metal without support structures using a revolutionary recoater system.
A Chat With EOS: The Integra P 400
EOS’ North America-focused Integra P 400 system continues toward commercialization.
6 Tips for Selecting A 3D Printer For Your Projects
Here are six essential factors that you should consider when selecting a 3D printer.
HP Focuses on Future of Digital Manufacturing with New 3D Printing System, Material, Partners, Network
HP has a flurry of announcements today focusing on digital manufacturing solutions, including the latest MJF 3D printer.
Build Your Own High-Temp 3D Printer?
A blog post from igus GmbH describes plans for building your own high-temperature 3D printer.
FELIXprinters Shares Insight on Company Ethos & Strategy During Open Day
Bringing people together to understand its business was the key motivation behind FELIXprinters opening up its HQ facility and factory based in the Netherlands on April 1.
Stratasys’ J720 Speeds Full-Color 3D Prints for the Dental Lab
It’s not Stratasys’ first dental-targeted 3D printer, but it is its most advanced.
Carbon Introduces Large L1 3D Printer for High-Volume Manufacturing
Carbon has made no secret of its manufacturing aspirations, and the new L1 is the next step in hardware for “immediate, high-volume production.”
gCreate Introduces “Redesigned Workhorse” gMax 2
gCreate is starting 2019 off with a new 3D printer.
The Method Behind the Method
Continuing a chat with MakerBot’s CEO and VP of Engineering, we turn to more particulars on the new Method 3D printer.
MakerBot Unveils Its New 3D Printer: Meet the Method
MakerBot has just unveiled the Method, a ‘performance’ 3D printer set to bridge the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.
BigRep’s Big News: Two New Industrial 3D Printers
BigRep has announced two new MXT-powered industrial 3D printers: the PRO and EDGE.
A $35 3D Printer? Not!
This seems impossible, but I saw an advertisement for a US$35 3D printer.
A New Angle for Construction 3D Printing?
I’m reading a press release about another investment in a construction 3D printing company and had a thought.
Rize Expands Functional 3D Printing with More Materials, Full Color
The world is in full color, and now so is functional 3D printing with Rize’s latest introduction.
Getting Maximum Value from Your Expensive 3D Printer
You’ve done it — finally pulled the trigger and invested in a majestic new 3D printer.
Application-Specific 3D Printing ‘Takes the Work Out of Workflow’: Interview with Structo
Structo focuses on taking the work out of the workflow, company Co-Founder and CEO Huub Van Esbroeck tells us.
Stratasys Races Ahead with Team Penske and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing: Interview
Stratasys’ Vice President of Manufacturing provides insights into strong steps forward.
A Caution for 3D Printer Startups: You’re Too Late
After watching a video of Prusa Research headquarters, it’s increasingly obvious that time is up for new 3D printer startups.
Wait, Tethon is Making a 3D Printer?
Tethon 3D is apparently going to manufacture a 3D printer.
3D Construction Printer Chosen
We’re advised that a Belgian organization has selected a large scale 3D construction printer from 3D Printhuset.
Bricks: A Different Kind of Voxel
I’m looking at an Australian company that seems to have produced a 3D printer, but don’t call it one.
GE Making Some Moves in Additive Manufacturing
There is no doubt GE is serious about 3D metal printing.
3D Printer Manufacturers: Who’s in the Lead?
An interesting report by Context reveals the “top five” 3D printers.
Children’s 3D Printing: Is There Something There?
Yesterday we wrote on a new 3D printer for kids, but is this really a serious market?
Inevitable: Tiko 3D is Officially “On Standby”
Tiko 3D announced yesterday that they’ve placed the company “on standby”, effectively ending their project.
3D Printing Management Lessons: BigBox Ceases Production
The highly anticipated BigBox 3D printer project has ceased production, providing a wealth of advice for others contemplating marketing 3D printers.
Roboze’s Super-High Temperature 3D printer
Roboze is a small Italian company producing a very unique desktop 3D printer. You might say it’s very hot!
Rent a 3D Printer with Threedigo
A new sharing service proposes a method of renting remote 3D printers.
Two “Secret” 3D Printing Startups
Fabbaloo reader Lance Pickens asked about two 3D printing startups, so what else could I do but check them out?
Why Not Buy a Used 3D Industrial Printer?
A very practical method of acquiring a high-power industrial 3D printer is to buy one on the used market.
MakeX’s M-ONE 3D Printer
China-based MakeX produces a less expensive resin-based desktop 3D printer, the M-ONE.
More than 100 New Additive Manufacturing Machines and Materials Added to Senvol Database
A tremendous amount of information exists in the industrial additive manufacturing industry, with many companies – old and new – competing for customer dollars and attention.
Report: Desktop 3D Printer Shipments Grow By 114% But Which Vendors Lead?
We’re looking at a summary of an industry report from CONTEXT that calculates the growth in desktop 3D printer shipments was 114%, comparing 1Q14 to 1Q15.
How Many 3D Printers Are There, Really?
This is a question that should be of utmost importance to all in the 3D printing world: how many 3D printers exist?
MCOR’s Desktop 3D Paper Printing Aspirations?
For a few years now, MCOR Technologies has marketed a unique commercial 3D printer that uses paper. But what if they made one for personal use?
What are the Odd Things To Look For in a Personal 3D Printer
Suppose you’re shopping for a personal 3D printer, like many folks seem to be doing these days. What features do you look for beyond the normal specs?
Monoprice Releases Dual Extrusion Video
Monoprice announced a very low-cost dual extruder 3D printer last month, but we didn’t know how well it worked until we watched this video.
The Spectrum of Color 3D Printers
You have a monocolor 3D printer and you want colors? You have a few options, but not all of them may fit into your budget. The simplest approach is simply buy differently-colored filament. However, you’re still printing in one color unless you print multiple pieces in different colors and then connect them together.… Continue reading The Spectrum of Color 3D Printers
The World’s First Snap Together 3D Printer
Designed in 2011 at a local machine shop in Fullerton, California, the modular Snap 3D printer has come a long way in the past few years. Originally constructed from wood and held together with store bought components, today’s Snap 3D has become a fully functional 3D printer capable of servicing the prototyping needs of… Continue reading The World’s First Snap Together 3D Printer
Finally, a 3D Printer Statistic
At CES 2014 MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis dropped a stat we’d been waiting to hear. Pettis claimed that MakerBot has sold and shipped over 44,000 MakerBot 3D printers so far. We’re excited because such information is very hard to come by from 3D printer manufacturers. While most manufacturers will claim (correctly) that their sales… Continue reading Finally, a 3D Printer Statistic