A new and potentially game-changing 3D model repository has appeared: PrusaPrinters.
Stratasys announced some new equipment at their 3D print service, but what does it mean?
This week’s selection is “Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry” by Francis H. Froes and Rodney Boyer.
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on Design Basics for 3D Printing.
Senvol’s data-driven additive manufacturing analysis system is now less mysterious to us.
Ultimaker’s powerful Material Alliance Program is growing rapidly, but what does this mean?
Rigid.ink has launched “The Institute of 3D Printing” to help those new to 3D printing become more successful.
I’ve been watching some 3D print videos from Fabbaloo friend Joel Telling, and realized something about how 3D print practices are changing.
A research project is investigating the effect of environmental conditions on 3D printing, and they need your assistance.
Researchers in Australia seem to have developed another technique for 3D printing glass.
Part 3 — the app. We had a chance to test an interesting 3D sprinter and software combination: the BIQU Thunder and MyMiniFactory’s new app.
Fictiv has raised a huge US$33M.
If you’re immersed in tech news, every once in a while you come across a new story about 4D printing.
Farsoon Technologies announced an interesting partnership with two related companies.
During a discussion with Forecast 3D, we encountered a use case we hadn’t heard of previously.
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D Printing Operations.
Researchers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed an unusual 3D printing process that mimics 3D scanning, except in reverse.
It’s occurred to me that there is an upcoming issue that the 3D printing industry has yet to solve: print tracking.
I’m reading a press release from Massivit describing a notable machine sale, and had a thought about choosing 3D printers.
This week’s question delves into the mysterious world of 3D scanning and 3D modeling, typically unknown territory for 3D printing newbies.
This week’s selection is “Rule 34” by Charles Stross.
We received a provocative comment about 3D printing and had to reply.
Today we’re looking at a new entrant to the low-volume manufacturing space, MakerFleet.
Adrian Bowyer proposes a very unusual approach for strengthening 3D printed parts: embedding voids.
After thinking more about Prusa Printers’ astonishing production figures, I’m now wondering whether consumer 3D printing is back.
We had a chat with a company that hopes to bring the concept of “one-click printing” to the world.
I’m looking at some material from Robotfactory and noticed that print quality challenges are quite different.
I’m watching a 3D printing video that shows a problem I’ve had all too often.
Sculpteo’s FabPilot service could supercharge operations at multi-3D printer workshops.
One of the hardest tasks in 3D printing is the production of highly complex figurines in color material.
This week’s selection is “Getting Started With 3D Printing” by MAKE.
As of 22 Oct Shapeways is changing their pricing model.
We all know that 3D printing was conceived in the mid-1980s, but the person who did so first is probably someone you’ve never heard of.
Interest in high-temperature 3D printing is now sufficient for specialized service providers.
A new non-profit venture hopes to unleash community 3D printing to power impactful initiatives.
I’m looking at an ancillary additive manufacturing service that secures intellectual property.
In an amazing story from Kuwait, a 3D print service has been ordered shut because of “Idolatry”.
ACEO has made arrangements to provide regional silicone rubber 3D printing services in the USA.
The Fabbaloo team recently toured Precision ADM, a growing metal 3D print service.
Verashape has dramatically improved their 3D printing management system, SOFTSHAPER.
I’ve been fascinated with a new plug-in called OctoLapse.
At the lab we’ve solved a mysterious 3D printing problem that you might also encounter.
I took a look at Autodesk’s latest Netfabb offering and reflected on how it’s changed over the years.
If you are a user of Simplify3D, you want to read this.
Some folks found a way to 3D print full color cityscapes directly from Google Earth.
Sometimes it takes years for an industry to discover the best approach, and that’s what seems to have happened with 3D printing surfaces.
Work to develop additional standards for 3D printing continues.
I’ve seen pre-made GCODE a few times recently, and I am a bit suspicious of it.
One of the curses of 3D printing is extremely long print durations.
I’ve been reflecting on the history of 3D printing and had some thoughts about ease of use.
This week’s selection is the practical “Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer” by Charles Bell.
New research may show a path towards completely automated tuning for 3D printing.
New research may show a path towards completely automated tuning for 3D printing.
Danish company Create it REAL announced a series of partnerships that should result in several new high speed desktop 3D printers.
As 3D printing becomes more of a requirement for industries today, costs become a higher factor in production.
Recently, 3D printing stalwart Stratasys spun off not one, but two companies.
I read with amusement an investment piece proclaiming the “best 3D printers”.
One of the trickier aspects of operating 3D printers for hire is that of pricing prints.
I’m reading a release from 3D printer manufacturer Intamsys that suggests a new style of business model is evolving.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have developed an unusual method of combining two manufacturing processes.
This week’s selection is the exhaustive “Additive Manufacturing of Metals: From Fundamental Technology to Rocket Nozzles, Medical Implants, and Custom Jewelry” by John O. Milewski.
This week’s selection is the very entertaining Aurora, by noted Science Fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson.
A French company has devised a different way to provide 3D print services to manufacturers.
That didn’t take long. After last week’s report on La Poste, Scandinavian PostNord is getting into 3D printing as well.
When 3D printing failure is a looming presence, but it’s appearance can be limited by taking several key steps.
Consumer 3D printing has now rebranded itself as an industrial manufacturing process, whether that’s through the production of jigs and fixtures or mass production printer farms.
Metals. Humans have been developing innovative ways to use these electric-conducive, often shiny, malleable materials for centuries.
A 3D metal printing service recently quadrupled its capacity.
We encountered a lengthy video that details the challenges of 3D metal printing.
There seems to be a pattern emerging in the world of manufacturing services, at least from a 3D printing point of view.
There’s a dark secret about 3D metal printing that few want to talk about: print optimizations.
While extrusion-based 3D printers have been around for decades, there is still the need for some exploration, especially when it comes to large-scale printing.
We’re looking at a new 3D print meta-service today, 3D Compare.
Surveys are more important than you might think.
I had occasion to 3D print an aircraft 3D model and found a common problem.
Well, well, we hadn’t heard from Kwambio for literally years, but suddenly they are back.
In spite of considerable press coverage and increasing use, 3D printing technology is still a mystery to many businesses. A new project hopes to change that.
If you’re wondering what Jeffrey Wright is doing today, he is 3D printing something.
3D printing is still a mystery to some, with plenty of misunderstandings persisting.
Researchers at MIT have devised a method of dramatically speeding up plastic extrusion 3D printing, but is it enough to make a difference?
When 3D printing arrived, the public waited to see how it would change the world.
Stratasys announced something profoundly important this week, but I don’t think many people understand exactly how important this is.
Sometimes there are people that simply should not be 3D printing.
The problem: you keep printing an item on your desktop 3D printer but it always fails. Solution? Read on.
Astroprint has certainly been very busy lately, and this week added yet another piece of the puzzle.
Competition is a wonderful thing, and one of its most recent developments is a new community 3D printing network, MakerHub.
There’s a very simple technique to enable desktop 3D printers to approximate multicolor prints.
An announcement today triggered some thoughts about the importance of certifications for companies in the 3D metal printing market.
Thingiverse constributor Aad van der Geest has proposed – and prototyped – a 3D printer add-on for continuous 3D printing.
GE is now leveraging its assets to promote 3D metal printing.
Earlier this year, ENGINEERING.com had the opportunity to review Wohlers Report 2017. To provide further insight into the report, here we’ve published an excerpt from the report.
You can often be your own worst critic with your finished prints.
Profitability of 3D printing often depends on efficiency, and that’s something of prime concern to many 3D print operators.
An interesting technique used by some Ultimaker users could put a better finish on your 3D printed parts.
Sometimes 3D printing simply doesn’t make sense.