We learned of an interesting development in the RIZE situation.
I spoke to MakerBot to get an update on what they’ve been doing lately.
XJET announced “SMART”, an intelligent post-processing workstation.
Support material is support material. Or is it?
SLM Solutions announced a new technology called “Free Float” that dramatically reduces the need for support material.
New research has uncovered ways to optimally use 5-axis 3D printing.
Creality launched what could be their largest crowdfunded product ever, the 3DPrintMill.
SLM Solutions has released a breakthrough metal 3D printer, the massive NXG XII 600.
This week’s selection is the Skafaldo Bowl & Side Table by Unfold.
There’s a new release of Ultimaker Cura out this week, version 4.7.
Netfabb’s latest release helps with the thankless 3D print tasks of adding and removing supports.
Innovative filament producer colorFabb has introduced their very first soluble support material for 3D printing, DPA-100.
Augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are coming closer together all the time, now including a smart remote field service solution brought to additive manufacturing through a new alliance.
I’ve bumped into a very interesting technique that could save an enormous amount of support material and 3D printing time.
Did you know Fabbaloo provides free assistance to community 3D print ventures?
I encountered an unusual support structure issue while 3D printing and propose several ways to resolve it with Meshmixer.
Formlabs announced a new “Community Spaces” program that should optimize use of Formlabs 3D printing equipment in public fabrication labs.
Most 3D printer soluble support materials are not particularly eco-friendly, but 3D Printlife’s 3D-SOLVE is a very safe option for ABS and other engineering materials.
Stereotech has introduced a small-scale inexpensive 5-axis 3D printer capable of printing objects without support, but there are some confusing aspects.
Options for high-temperature 3D printing support material are rare. A reader found another support filament usable with some engineering materials.
This month’s community support selection is the 3D-HELP Project.
Is it possible to 3D print complex 3D models in PEKK material? 3DGENCE’s F340 high-temperature 3D printer can now do so with soluble supports.
VELO3D announced their first year’s financial results and they were quite spectacular.
Finally we have a glimpse at the 3D print post-processing market, due to a survey performed by PostProcess Technologies.
Is there a universal support material? It seems that MatterHackers’ new Ionic Hybrid Support Material could be, as it offers both breakaway and soluble properties.
Need easy-to-use support structures? Researchers have discovered a way to automatically liquify a printable material after 3D printing using green light.
Velo3D’s amazing metal 3D printing process is able to print without support material with very high resolution using a “free floating in the powder” system.
We had a chat with Maria Fatialofa of RPS about their NEO 800 3D printer.
I’m reading about a very unusual technique for 3D printed casting that involves two soluble support materials.
A new and potentially game-changing 3D model repository has appeared: PrusaPrinters.
Aleph Objects has ventured into new territory with the announcement of their new TAZ Pro device.
Post-processing is evolving from 3D printing’s dirty little secret to a PR headline.
I’ve been exploring the latest version of 3DWOX Desktop and bumped into some interesting features.
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D print concepts.
G.W.Consultancy and AT 3D-SQUARED have signed a partnership to “advance AM/3D Printing to the next level.”
3DGence announced a high-temperature dissolvable support material.
Global chemistry giant SABIC shares a look into its strategic focus in 3D printing.
That didn’t take long. After announcing the establishment of a base in Europe US-based PostProcess Technologies announced an interesting partnership with Germany-based Rösler. PostProcess Technologies produces a series of “smart” post-processing devices for 3D printing that intelligently remove supports or smooth the inevitably layered surfaces of freshly printed objects. Sometimes their equipment does both processes… Continue reading PostProcess Partners with Rösler
There’s a very interesting tool that may be just right for 3D printing.
PostProcess Technologies is opening up a European operation.
Atlas 3D announced a new version of their Sunata metal 3D printing optimization system, with some very interesting features.
The now-unsupported Form 1+ 3D printer still has many fans, but some are quite unhappy.
We reviewed 3DGence’s F40 Industrial 3D printer a short while ago, and now they have another new product: the 3DGence DOUBLE.
With the increasing buzz over the near-necessity of dual extrusion, we thought we’d say a few words about how this is done.
I’m reading a white paper from PostProcess that’s discussing the complexities of removing dissolvable support material from fresh 3D prints.
Ultimaker has released Ultimaker Cura 3.2, which includes a number of very interesting features.
We bumped into Ethereal Machines, a Bangalore-based 3D printer manufacturer and were surprised by the varied nature of their product line.
Ultimaker announced two new products that are designed to meet customer demands.
VSHAPER has demonstrated a new 3D printer that could point towards a tilted future of 3D printing.
Did you know Fabbaloo provides free assistance to community 3D print ventures?
Researchers have developed a unique way of handling support structures in bioprinting.
A trend is now very evident in the desktop 3D print world: soluble support.
With the increase in the number of dual-material 3D printers recently, it’s no surprise there are new support materials emerging.
Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a very interesting method of providing dissolvable supports for 3D metal prints.
The rocket scientists at E3D-Online have been doing some rather interesting experiments with their soluble support material.
Recently we spoke with representatives from Verbatim and found out about some new filaments they are working on.
If you haven’t heard, Fabbaloo offers a free service to qualified non-profit initiatives in the 3D print and related space.
This week I managed to get a closer look at the new 3D printing system from startup Rize.
Swiss students have invented a new twist on 3D printing without support material.
If there’s one dirty secret of 3D printing, it’s the post-printing experience.
We announced in September a new program to provide absolutely FREE support for community projects related to 3D. You should apply now! The program is our way to give back to the open source community that has greatly supported the recent development of 3D printing technology that’s sweeping the world today. Our program involves selecting… Continue reading Action Required: Get Free Promotion For Your Open Source 3D Project
After our publication of thoughts on compromises when using dissolvable 3D printer filament for support material, a reader pointed out something rather interesting.
There are two major plastics used for dissolvable support structures in desktop 3D printing, but neither is perfect.
We announced last month a new program to provide absolutely FREE support for community projects related to 3D. You should apply now!
In an increasing number of cases, support ceases for aging 3D printers. What should you do?
Stealth 3D printer startup Rize3D today released details on their new device, the Rize One, which has a unique approach to handling support structures.
This week we proposed the idea of buying used 3D printers instead of new, but how can you keep them running?
There seems to be an interesting theme emerging from Stratasys these days, and it’s not simply announcing hardware.
A lab service assists physicians in real-time to prepare implantable spinal rods, demonstrating how 3D printing must get much closer to application areas.
On October 1st, the USPTO published a patent application from 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys for an unusual method of supporting 3D prints: magnetic media.
3D Systems announced the availability of a soluble support plastic for use in their Cubify line of personal 3D printers.
While 3D printing has become significantly less complex, it is still beyond the realm of casual consumer use. The workflow from digital model to physical print involves skills, experience and tools that are daunting to most consumers, even though they can be handled by techies. If this sounds like a familiar situation, you’d be… Continue reading Who’s Your 3D Printing Guru?