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Join Us For A Screening Of Print The Legend, A Movie About Makerbot And Formlabs, On Sunday

If you like 3D printing and you’re free on Sunday night, I’d like to take you to a movie. <i>Print The Legend</i> is an amazing (and dramatic) tale of Makertbot, Formlabs, and 3D printing in general. You can grab tickets right here and I’ll be leading a panel discussion afterwards with Co-Director J. Clay …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight

Researchers from MIT and Lawrence Livermore have created a new class of materials with the same density as aerogels (aka frozen smoke) but 10,000 times stiffer. Called micro-architected metamaterials, they can withstand 160,000 times their own weight, making them ideal for load-bearing, …

3D Systems Shows Off Its Super-Fast 3D-Printing Assembly Line

The biggest problem in 3D printing is mass production. While prototyping one or two items per day is fine for small manufacturers, what if you want to customize hundreds or thousands phone cases for Google’s Project Ara phone?<p>3D Systems is solving this problem by creating a sort of 3D printing …

Autodesk Announces A Cheap, Open-Source 3D Printer Called The Spark

Autodesk has been moving decisively in the home 3D printing space, buying 3D modeling software Tinkercad and releasing apps to help amateur modelers create 3D goodies using their phones. Now they have somewhere to send all those 3D models: a new 3D printer called the Spark.<p>The project is …

Japan looks to next-gen 3D printers for a return to manufacturing success

American 3D printer manufacturers have stolen a lead on the competition, but a Japan-based alliance is looking to fight back... it'll take a year or two, is all. The group includes universities, 27 companies including the likes of Panasonic, Nissan and Kawasaki, as well as the Japanese government. …

3D Marketplace 3DLT Talks About Selling The First 3D-Printed Gear On Amazon

We met first met Cincinnati-based 3DLT last year when they announced their 3D printing marketplace at Disrupt. The team is back in the news thanks to a new effort by Amazon to add printed items to their already massive selection of goods.<p>Right now things are in the experimental stages, but I sent …

Building On The Solidoodle 4, A Sub-$1,000 3D Printer With Solid Hardware But Sad Software

3D printer prices are falling steadily, something that shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with the vagaries of the electronics market. What cost a few thousand last year is now hovering at less than a grand while knock-offs are going for around $500 or less, depending on the model. It’s a great …

BigRep's ONE can 3D print full-sized pieces of furniture

While consumer 3D printers are cheaper and more efficient than ever before, their small size often means designers are limited to creating hand-sized models and figurines. With the launch of its open-source ONE printer, German studio BigRep is looking to expand things quite significantly, by …

This Weekend: Simulated Winds At The Super Bowl

Visualizing the game's weather in real time<p>The Super Bowl is this weekend. There will be tackling, chip dip, beer, and other stuff. It will be really damn cold, probably. (You should come! It'll be fun.) Also present, for the first year, will be _FOX WEATHER TRAX _(italics and caps theirs), a …

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Polish 3D Printer Zortrax Sells 5,000 Units To Dell

It may seem like small potatoes, but Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has chalked a 5,000 unit order from Dell. This is the first I’ve heard of a mass order of home 3D-printing equipment and it means a real boon for the budding Olsztyn-based company.<p>“Dell kept in touch with us when we were …

Cube 3 3D printer brings user-friendly hardware, higher resolutions for under a grand

Like clockwork, 3D Systems is offering up a refresh to its entry-level Cube line. The third iteration of the Cube line, introduced almost exactly a year after its predecessor, features a new, semi-enclosed body, speedier printing and resolutions of down to 75 microns. The ink cartridges have been …

CubePro 3D printer does up to three colors, can create basketball-sized objects

It's hard to say whether "sub-$5,000" really qualifies as consumer-level pricing. We suspect that whatever the final cost of the new CubePro ends up being when it ships in Q2, it'll be priced at "prosumer" levels, at best. Still, the follow-up to the CubeX boasts some pretty enticing specs. Like …

3D printing destination Cubify hits 2.0 with curated and branded collections

Even if it completely failed in the consumer market, 3D Systems would still be on pretty solid ground thanks to its strong industrial 3D printing presence. But that hardly means the company is going to half-ass its efforts to capture mindshare from MakerBot and Thingiverse. Before CES can even …

MakerBot announces Replicator Mini 3D printer: one-touch printing for $1,375

When MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis hit the CES stage today, he was joined by three tall, somewhat ominous black boxes (along with, strangely, acoustic versions of Goo Goo Dolls and Stone Temple Pilots hits). After reminiscing about just how far the company has come in its past five CES appearances, the …

Leaders Of The 3D Printing Revolution

Microsoft Releases ‘3D Builder,’ A 3D Printing App For Windows 8.1

Out today from Microsoft is a 3D-printing application called 3D Builder that will help the amateur set dig into 3D printing, provided that they 1) have a Windows 8.1 machine, and 2) have a Windows 8.1-ready 3D printer.<p>So, it’s a small group. But that’s just fine. Every technology has an incubation …

Meet Sense, 3D Systems’ Cheap, Dead-Simple 3D Scanner For The Masses

We’ve seen more than a few startups cook up their own impressive 3D scanners — there’s Makerbot and its Digitizer, and dark horse Occipital with its mobile Structure sensor just to name a few — but one of the oldest and biggest names in 3D printers is clearly itching to get in the game too. South …

The Ex1, A 3D Printer For PCBs, Takes To Kickstarter To Simplify Rapid Electronics Prototyping

3D printers are great if you want to print small plastic widgets. But what if you want to print something a bit smarter, like an electronic circuit board? Australia and U.S.-based startup Cartesian Co. wants to extend the principle of affordable 3D printing to PCBs — and they’ve taken to …

Hands On With The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer, A Rugged Printing Rig For Home And School

In the kennel of 3D printers, I’d equate the oddly-shaped and homegrown RepRap printers to lovable mutts. The Makerbot is a golden retriever, ready to please. And the $1,599 Afinia H-Series is a solid, scrappy Jack Russell terrier, willing to get dirty and able to take on all comers.<p>The H-Series …

HoneyBee3D printing store opens in Oakland with rapid prototyping service

We're still a ways off from having a 3D print shop on every corner, but one Oakland neighborhood is getting a taste of that future. The city's Montclair district got a little craftier this weekend when HoneyBee3D opened its doors to offer rapid prototyping, printer tools and Type A Machines 3D …

The Much-Hyped 3D Printer Market Is Entering A New Growth Phase, Says Gartner

3D printing remains a nascent market, despite high levels of hype around the technology’s potential — such as, most recently, news that astronauts will be using a 3D printer in space next year. The hype may be a little overblown but there’s no doubting the technology’s trajectory. Enter analyst …

Ultimaker debuts its latest 3D printer ahead of World Maker Faire

Over the past few years, Maker Faire has transformed into something of a 3D printer fest, and there's no reason to expect that this weekend's event in Flushing, Queens will be any different. Ultimaker, for one, is launching a new printer, the simply named Ultimaker 2 (though the product itself …

This Intern Figured Out How to Make a Crazy-Small 3-D Printer | WIRED

The Xeos 3-D printer concept is a stunning design concept inspired by Stefan Reichert's stint as an intern. <i>Image: Stefan Reichert</i><p>Reichert's 3-D …

MAKEwithX offers Moto X owners the tools to 3D print accessories for even more customization

If all of the possible combos afforded by MotoMaker just aren't enough to properly outfit that Moto X handset, MAKEwithMOTO has a tool that's ready to lend a hand. During the course of some recent make-a-thons, the crew has wrangled software and 3D printing tech to further customize those shiny new …

MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need …

Stick It To The Military-Industrial Ink Complex By 3D Printing Your Own Printer Cartridges

This has to be one of the most uniquely disruptive uses of 3D printing I’ve seen: an ink refill company has successfully 3D-printed a Kodak ink cartridge, refilled it, and printed with it. Using a Makerbot Replicator 2 and some PLA, the company created an exact replica of the Kodak cartridge casing …

Bukito, A Portable 3D Printer With A ~$600 Price-Tag, Gets Funded On Kickstarter

3D printers generally have a pretty large footprint, so it was likely only a matter of time before someone decided to work on shrinking one to the point of portability. Just, well, because. Meet Bukito: a “take it everywhere” extruder 3D printer which has already doubled its original Kickstarter …