Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi take a look at the new 3D Printing Auto Repair Tasking Force what its implementation could mean for the auto part industry.
Have a clog in your FFF 3D printer? The NoClogger might be just what you need.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi suggest increased use of 3D printing to alleviate a plumbing parts shortage.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi believe there is a key role for 3D printing in the Ukraine conflict.
We have more thoughts on the question about the ancient F100 3D printer from earlier this week.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi review recent developments in usage of 3D printing by Indian railways.
This week’s question relates to a rather old 3D printer, the ideaPrinter F100.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at a recent expansion of 3D printing capacity by Collins Aerospace.
Phrozen announced a unique product for resin 3D printing: light curing putty.
An unexpected announcement from MakePrintable indicates the service is shutting down.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in use of 3D print technology for repair activities.
Sometimes it makes sense to use 3D printing to repair machines.
This week’s question relates to a very unusual 3D printing requirement.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing could aid consumer repair activities.
This week’s selection is a custom AirPod repair and upgrade by Ken Pillonel of the “Exploring the Simulation” YouTube channel.
In an epic feat of diagnosis, Stefan Hermann has determined what can cause a very common 3D printing issue.
This week’s selection is “How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic” by Michael Geier.
Competition. From natural selection to business, competition has always been a part of life.
In the near future, there may be complications for companies as increasing numbers of home-built spare parts are produced.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the spread of 3D printing parts for buses and other public transportation.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider where 3D printing may fit into the latest plan for USPS trucks.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider timely 3D printing applications that could help repair damaged piping.
One of the biggest strengths of an artist is being able to see the world in a different light and to bring their vision into reality.
Additive manufacturing company Optomec was awarded a $1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to repair engine turbine parts.
Creality smartly announced a potentially dangerous issue with their latest desktop 3D printer, the CR-6 SE.
If real-world usage serves as a proof point, Optomec has just shared 10 million proof points in support of the validity of metal additive manufacturing.
We caught up with a professional 3D printer maintenance manager to understand his thoughts on repairing several types of 3D printers in a busy fabrication lab.
Did you know Autodesk offers a free STL model repair service through an online web page? We show the details on how to use it.
Aurora Labs has been experimenting with using VR for working with their metal 3D printer. We speculate on how this could work.
Toy Rescue is a new initiative that proposes to supply 3D models of commonly broken toy parts to the public for 3D printing.
It’s now possible to 3D print spare parts on demand for aircraft in flight using blockchain technology.
Jay Leno partners with Stratasys to enable a digital inventory and 3D printing approach to maintain his vast collection of vintage automobiles.
Innovatica displayed a pair of powerful high-temperature delta 3D printers for industry that sport a number of very interesting features such as a vacuum plate system.
Do you know how to maintain your 3D printer?
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D printer maintenance.
Reddit user Toolaa describes an amazing approach to save a great deal of money by 3D printing.
This week’s question relates to the inevitable question, “who fixes my broken 3D printer?”
Additive manufacturing mainstay Optomec has acquired Huffman.
I’m reading a piece by Joe Iles discussing recent explorations by industry on the notion of 3D printed spare parts.
A reader comment got me thinking about the future of 3D printed repairs.
New research from MIT shows a potential approach for producing self-repairing 3D prints.
Our earlier post on the feasibility of performing self-repairs with 3D printing generated some feedback.
Robert Maldonado undertook a challenging job to repair a broken toy using 3D printing and CAD, illustrating how challenging it can be.
MakePrintable has leaked two interesting strategic changes to their 3D model repair business.
The now-unsupported Form 1+ 3D printer still has many fans, but some are quite unhappy.
I took a look at Autodesk’s latest Netfabb offering and reflected on how it’s changed over the years.
What happens after testing? Products go live!
MakePrintable has introduced an interesting workflow system.
We’ve been covertly testing a new cloud-based 3D model repair service that is now available for testing.
The Retouch3D is an inexpensive finishing tool that’s specifically designed for 3D printing.
I have no idea how I missed this, but there is another free method for repairing broken 3D models.
We’ve just done a quick test of a new 3D model repair tool, CUR3D Maker Edition.
MakePrintable announced an interesting integration with Cura that should make life much easier for many 3D printer operators.
We haven’t written about MakePrintable for a while, but today is a good today to do so.
Cloud-based 3D model repair service MakePrintable launched version 1.0 today.
Have you ever had a “bad” STL file? I certainly have. Fixing them is often a tricky business.
Community 3D printing network 3D Hubs continues to transform into an industrial-style service with an announcement they’ve acquired a 3D model repair service.
A while ago we posted a short piece wondering what the heck happened to the very popular Netfabb Basic software. Now, there’s an answer. A few actually.
Emendo, a STL file repair utility from Avante Technology, boasts a dramatic processing speed up of ten times over the previous version.
Last fall I wrote a series of stories on an interesting 3D printing startup, MakePrintable. What’s happened since then?
While designers spend considerable time in CAD software tweaking their 3D models, did you know it’s also possible to optimize STL 3D models, too.
A curious new plastic can heal itself in water, but could this be used in a 3D printer? Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania examined squid teeth, which have a very unusual property: they can heal themselves, even when submerged in water. Here’s the interesting part: the researchers were able to determine which genes controlled… Continue reading Could Self-Healing Plastic Be 3D Printed?
MakePrintable is a new, freemium cloud service for repairing 3D models. We gave it a good test.
Another MakePrintable story? Yes, because they’ve developed a feature that could shake things up in the intellectual property space.
Microsoft and netfabb announced a partnership to extend their 3D print cloud services.
3D software MachineWorks announced an amazing new feature in their upcoming Polygonica release: the ability to automatically recognize 3D CAD features from a 3D mesh.
Avante Technology’s Emendo 3D model repair software has had a couple of major changes recently.
One of the annoying problem with resin-based 3D printers is the wear and tear on the resin tank, which must frequently be replaced. That may not be the case anymore.
Researchers at the University of Washington have put together a quick guide to chemically binding 3D printing materials.
It seems there are even more ways to repair broken 3D models. Today we’re looking at trinckle.