Researchers at Michigan Technological University have been testing whether it’s feasible to 3D print key bicycle parts using common PLA material.
Researchers at Harvard and MIT have developed a 3D printed test device to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.
IDM Lab finally released the PicoFAB 3D printer.
Engineers, scientists, and manufacturing experts around the world are in a frustrating spot when it comes to additive manufacturing (AM).
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata take a hike — with help from 3D printing.
This week’s selection is “Mechanical Behavior of Materials” by Norman Dowling, Stephen Kampe, and Milo Kral.
I heard about a new 3D printer filament with an unlikely combination of materials: PLA and ABS.
With so many 3D printing efforts arising to fight the pandemic, it takes a lot for a new solution to stand out. This is that story.
Aurora Labs announced an important milestone in the development of their rapid metal 3D printing process.
Xometry performed an unusual test of many 3D prints using different materials and processes. The results were surprising.
A curious 3D print apparently obtained from Alibaba hints at another type of product development testing using 3D printing.
Everyone talks about “3D printer calibration”, but what is it really? We believe the process varies considerably depending on a number of factors.
Part 3 of our hands on review test of the new ANET ET4 3D printer kit, covering software, advanced 3D printing operations and our conclusion.
Part 2 of our hands on review test of the new ANET ET4 3D printer kit, covering features and basic 3D printing operations.
Part 1 of our hands on review test of the new ANET ET4 3D printer kit, covering unboxing and assembly steps.
As metal additive manufacturing continues to see rising adoption, so too does attention paid to the quality of the parts produced.
SolidEngineer CEO Björn Lindwall successfully scaled Mount Everest using 3D printed climbing gear and equipment, showing peak testing in real-world conditions.
A $1.5M grant is setting Auburn University up to enhance its metrology efforts for additive manufacturing.
Why did Sintavia acquire QC Labs, the non-destructive testing service? We have some ideas on the company’s strategy to become an end-to-end supplier.
This week’s selection is the extremely useful Variable Retraction Test by designer Viet Nguyen.
The US Navy is now testing a 3D printed part on one of their carriers, and this shows the enormous hill 3D printing has yet to climb.
We had the opportunity to do a hands-on test with the new 3DWOX 1 3D printer from Sindoh.
Sometimes you’ll hear about a “beta” program. What’s that all about, and should you participate?
Creep, or deformation, is an effect exhibited in almost every 3D print that undergoes stress.
Our lab finally got our hands on the Formlabs Form 2 desktop 3D printer and I’d like to tell you about our experience.
In part 1 of this series, we explained how to set up the 3Dwox, which turns out to be fantastically simple and takes only a few minutes. Today we’re looking at the printing capabilities of the machine.
Our lab has been testing Sindoh’s new 3Dwox desktop 3D printer, and it seems to be a fundamentally different device that we think could be the first “real” 3D printer usable by consumers.
We’ve got our hands on a real-life Ultimaker 2 Extended and will take you through the experience of using one. In this multiple-part series, we will first investigate the machine setup.
We’ve been testing PRINTinZ’s essential accessory, the Zebra printing plate.
We’ve been testing some new 3D printer filament from FoxSmart, and it’s pretty interesting.
How good is your 3D printer? It’s sometimes tricky to determine how it compares to others, but with a benchmark object you can do so more easily.
Have you ever wondered how to measure the quality of your personal 3D printer’s output? Now there’s a standard way to do so.
We managed to acquire a test flexible printer plate from PRINTinZ and performed many test prints with it.
Authentise now has public implementations of their 3D print streaming service. We tried it out.
If you’ve ever been shopping for a 3D scanner, watch out for the price tag. Many commercial units providing high quality results and convenient features are well beyond the pocketbook of almost every hobbyist, upwards of USD$50K in some cases. Are there less expensive methods of 3D scanning? Several 3D Scanning kits or hobby… Continue reading Hands On With ReconstructMe
Meet Phil Letourneau, an Up! 3D Printer Operator. This week Phil dropped by the Fabbaloo office to demonstrate the rarely seen Up! 3D Printer. We put this elusive device put through some basic tests to see how it works. The result? Overall, we’re pretty impressed – but there are some caveats. Here’s what we found:… Continue reading Hands On With the PP3DP Up! 3D Printer
Television has the famous colored Test Pattern. 2D printers have “Test Pages”. But what should 3D printers use as the gold standard for testing and comparing output objects? With the recent marketing comparisons of 3D Systems and Objet technology, and now a post from Open3DP, it’s seems logical that the industry should develop defacto… Continue reading Test Parts
Last week we enjoyed reading Tim Pickup’s excellent review of several contemporary 3D printers. But hidden inside the article was something that we found intriguing. Tim pointed out a chart that compared the 3D print resolutions of various 3D printers. As you can see in the chart, there are vast differences in print quality between… Continue reading A Resolution for Resolution