Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine examine a new technology for recycling thermoplastics.
The Tall Modix Big-120Z 3D Printer
Modix announced another large-format 3D printer; the new Big-120Z can 3D print objects 1200mm tall.
Tritone’s MoldJet Technology Well Suited For Production Use
Tritone announced a revolutionary 3D printing process called “MoldJet” that 3D prints molds and casts objects during the 3D printing process.
RPS: The Most Bizarre 3D Printing Process Yet Seen
A bizarre new 3D printing process called Roll Powder Sintering could be the fastest and cheapest way to 3D print metal, ceramic and thermoplastic materials. We found out how it works.
Robot Factory’s Silver Belt 3D Printer
Robot Factory just announced a new continuous belt 3D printer that can, with the right options, reach high temperatures, enabling 3D printing of engineering materials like PEEK and ULTEM.
A “Personal Car Factory 3D Printer” Coming Next Year?
There’s a huge large format 3D printer to be released next year, the massive Modix MAMA 3D printer, which comes at a fantastically low price due to a very unusual approach.
Goofoo: 3D Printers from China
Goofoo is a China-based manufacturer of good quality 3D printers available at low prices. We took a look at some of their models.
The TRILAB DeltiQ 2 3D Printer
The powerful DeltiQ 2 3D Printer from TRILAB includes a surprise extrusion system that allows easy 3D printing of flexible material.
3devo Focusing On Customer Training
Is it really possible to produce your own 3D printer filaments? 3devo seems to have figured out not only the hardware to do so, but also the process.
Why So Many 3D Printing Partnerships?
HP and Matsuura? Some 3D printer manufacturers partner with other 3D printer manufacturers, but why?
Surprise! Prusa Announces MINI 3D Printer
Prusa Research announced a brand new desktop 3D printer, the Original Prusa MINI. Its surprisingly low price will enable almost anyone to obtain a quality 3D printer.
The Open Source Nautilus 3D Printer’s Numerous Features
A new, powerful open source 3D printer, the Nautilus, is able to 3D print in many engineering materials, including carbon fiber, nylon, flexible, and more.
Injection Molded 3D Prints? AddiFab Can Do That
AddiFab has produced a new 3D printing process that can bridge the gap between 3D printers and injection molding.
Stratasys Invests Big Time in Xaar, But Why?
Why would Stratasys invest so much in Xaar? Our thoughts lead directly to Stratasys’ new product strategy, and it’s not like their previous products at all.
Breakthrough: Thermoset Powders For SLS 3D Printers Invented By Tiger Coatings
Can you use thermoset materials in an SLS 3D printer? Not until just now: researchers from Tiger Coatings have developed a thermoset powder that makes much stronger objects.
Book of the Week: Introduction to Polymers
This week’s selection is “Introduction to Polymers” by Robert J. Young and Peter A. Lovell.
Recyclable Thermosets Could Change Resin 3D Printing
Can you reuse thermoset plastics? It turns out there is a way, just discovered by researchers. This could enable future use of recyclable 3D printer resins.
Can 3D Print Services Serve Global Markets? Yes!
After an interesting discussion with Objectify, my thoughts on 3D print service regionality have changed.
Thermoelectric Materials for 3D Printing?
I’m reading a paper on the development of thermoelectric polymers, and wondering about its applicability to 3D printing.
What They Don’t Tell You About 3D Printing PLA
In the desktop 3D printing community, polylactic acid (PLA) is easily one of the most popular plastics.