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Stratasys Releases ULTEM-Killer Thermoplastic

It seems that we have reached peak innovation in terms of fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3D printing technologies. Just a couple of years ago, it …

Inventables Launches Easel, a Free Web App for Designing Real-World Physical Stuff

There’s a revolution going on in manufacturing — one that lets everyday folks use tabletop-sized devices to produce the sorts of products that would …

Printing

Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Resource on Finding the Right 3D Printer Filament

Choosing the right 3D printer is difficult enough, but if you decide on one with an open filament system, then you have decisions to make on …

Smoothie-3D -- Free, Incredibly Intuitive, 3D Modeling Software Released

I personally own three different 3D printers. I actually use all of them, and they all certainly come in handy when I need to 3D print several …

BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer goes open source

BCN3D Technologies, a Barcelona-based desktop 3D printing specialist, has released the CAD files, documentation, and GitHub repositories for its …

The Tungsten Carbide Nozzle Offers a Balance Between Wear Resistance and High Performance

Your nozzle is the last and final step in your extrusion system, and maybe the most important part of your 3D printer. Plastic flows through the …

This guy made a whole bunch of 3D printed cameras and put the plans online for free

Regular DIYP readers will know that I’ve been researching 3D printing recently. My goal is to see how one might be able to help me with my …

Casting Metal Parts and Silicone Molds from 3D Prints

The invention of the relatively affordable 3D printer for home use has helped bring methods used to produce parts for prototypes, samples, and even …

XYZ Brings Scanning To Their Full Color Printer

This week XYZ who are famous for their Da VInci line of low cost 3D printers were at CES showing off some of their new models. Earlier this year, XZY came to Maker Faire New York and brought along their new full color 3D printer that works by spraying the print with ink while printing in the same …

Maker Faire

XYZPrinting announces a $3,000 full-color 3D printer

Full-color 3D printing at home has long been a wild-eyed dream of consumers and hobbyists alike. Thus far it’s been fun to print out little trinkets in a single color, but to create something more akin to a painted action figure would be a game-changer. And, thanks to inkjet technology, we just …

3D Printing

Filament Friday: Taulman3D’s Bridge Offers Nylon Durability

Nylon is a great 3D printing material. It’s strong with just enough flex to make it tough (it’s chemical and wear resistant), but it’s difficult to print. It doesn’t like to adhere to other materials, so it’s tricky to find a bed surface it will stick to. It also has a tendency to shrink, which …

3D Printing

A 3D printer under $100? Meet the STARTT

460shares<p>The STARTT 3D printer aims to get first-timers <i>started</i> in the world of 3D printing. The 3D printer is the product of 3 years of research and …

3D Printing

3D printing technique lets you change an object's colour using light

Ever 3D-printed an object and then changed your mind about the design? Maybe the colour was wrong, or it was too small for the intended purpose. …

3D Printing

Comparing the Same Design Fabricated with Filament Printing, Resin, and CNC

Creating prototypes is nothing new. For centuries, inventors have created mock-ups in myriad ways ranging from wood carving to custom machining. The Wright Brothers created prototypes as did Thomas Edison. Producing those prototypes required not just vision but also significant fabrication …

#3DBenchy - the Tool to Calibrate and Test Your 3D Printer

MINI LAPTOP<p>3D Printer Cantilever 2.0 C3Dt/c<p>3D Printed Planetary Rover<p>3D Printing With Circuits Class<p>;) the Show and Tell step. You must have a big …

A Curious Thing About 3.00 vs 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

Build your own Arduino-powered desktop 3D scanner for just $50

Jan 28, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Think it’s possible to build a desktop 3D scanner with infinite resolution for just $50? Instructables guru Whitney Potter …

3D scanning is made easy with this DIY 3D printed 3D scanner

Mar 20, 2016 | By Alec<p>Theoretically, a 3D scanners and 3D printers are a perfect match. We can’t be the only ones in love with the idea that you can …

A Look Into the Future of Slicing

I’ve had a few conversations over the years with people about the future of 3D printing. One of the topics that arises frequently is the slicer, the …

Fictiv develops tolerance calculator along with tips to ensure your 3D prints find a snug fit

Apr 20, 2016 | By Andre<p>As someone that has worked in the 3D printing service sector for some time, I always hold my breath when a client comes in and …

Here's why Voodoo's new rubber-like 3D-printing material could be important

<b>Voodoo Manufacturing</b> announced this week it would begin 3D printing with a new kind of material, thermoplastic polyurethane, or TPU.<p>If that’s a …

LokBuild Ultimate 3D Print Surface Mat Unveiled (video)

Following on from the successful Kickstarter campaign that launched of the awesome MODIFI3D 3D Print Finishing Tool. Which allows those 3D print …

3D Printing

CES 2017 Markforged Metal X brings 3D metal printing to the desktop

849shares<p>At CES 2017 today Markforged have announced what might be a revolution in 3D printing, a desktop metal 3D printer called the Metal X.<p>3D …

Phanes - A 3D Printing Platform

Were you disenfranchised by 3DHubs? Are you looking to become an independent 3D Printing Service Provide? Want to automate your 3D Printing RFQ? …

3D Printing

Monoprice just unleashed a bundle of new 3D printers – and one is just $150

Online retailer Monoprice announced on January 5 at CES that it was expanding its popular 3D printing lineup with several new printer models that …

How to recycle plastic at home

Break down and recompress trash to make new things<p>When humans move into new territory, we leave waste behind, and one of our most harmful byproducts is plastic. Dave Hakkens wants to solve the planet’s plastic problem with a build-it-yourself home recycling system that will make the material easy …

CES 2017: Airwolf 3D debuts high-performance HydroFill water-soluble support material

Jan 5, 2017<p>California-based Airwolf 3D today announces the release of HydroFill Water-Soluble Support, the world's first highly effective washable …

Printing

How to design Snap-fit Joints for 3D Printing

This guide discusses the benefits of 3D printing snap-fits and gives design and material recommendations.<p>Introduction<p>Snap-fit joints are a <b>quick and</b> …

Product Design