Which 3D printer should you own?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

For consumer and professional users, this is a common question. 3D Hubs recently created a guide on the best low-cost, desktop, more consumer style printers. Some of these…

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3D printing trend–desktop 3D printers get better

Monday, November 16, 2015

Desktop 3D printing manufacturers continue to upgrade their systems, improving precision and accuracy. German RepRap, for example, recently introduced the X350pro. This printer has a rectangular 350 x…

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MakerBot improves print speed on its 3D printers

Thursday, November 5, 2015

MakerBot claims its Desktop 3.8 prints designs 30% faster and with stronger structural support. 3D printing speed is affected by several factors, including how you arrange a build…

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MakerBot Thingiverse reaches landmark 1 million uploads

Friday, October 30, 2015

MakerBot Thingiverse, one of the largest 3D design communities, announced that it has reached a landmark one million uploads and 200 million downloads on its platform. What began…

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Students using MakerBot 3D printers to make robot control boards.

When will 3D printing meet expectations?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

When will 3D printing really take off and be an integral part of manufacturing? Impatient pundits demand instant results. Even stock investors are deliberately short selling 3D printing…

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A new source for flexible 3D printing materials

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Last year, Fenner Drives introduced a novel 3D printing material that has considerable elasticity. It is useful for printing seals, gaskets, custom plugs and flexible hinges. Apparently Fenner…

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Form 2 desktop SL 3D printer offers bigger build volume

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Desktop 3d printers are an excellent and affordable way to prototype parts during the initial design iteration stages. For those engineers who do use desktop 3D printers, a…

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Autodesk agrees to acquire netfabb

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The chess board of the 3D printing industry just rearranged a bit with this announcement that Autodesk, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire netfabb, a Lupburg, Germany-based…

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Special pricing on desktop 3D printers and milling machines

Thursday, September 10, 2015

When asked, many potential users of desktop 3D printers and milling machines say cost is a big factor in the purchase decision. So, for all of you who…

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3D printer helps small dental labs compete

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Small but powerful 3D printers are coming to small businesses. The latest example is a printer that enables smaller labs to produce a range of dental and orthodontic…

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