A professional-use desktop 3D printer, FDM-based, for less than $10,000—this is Stratasys’ newest product innovation and the fulfillment of CEO Scott Crump’s long-time goal of putting a reliable, capable, accurate, and easy to use 3D printer on every … [Read more...] about Get your Mojo running—the newest professional desktop 3D printer
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is not the same conference it was last year, or even a few years ago. This is the conference you want to attend if you want to learn more about operating, using, exploring, specifying, or justifying the … [Read more...] about AMUG recognizes 3D printer/AM experts
With nearly 50 3D printer systems to choose from, including jetting; lamination; electron beam melting or direct metal deposition; photo curing; and sintering, how do you narrow that down to the best 3D printer for your needs? Introduced in 2010, the … [Read more...] about Who has the best 3D printer?
The recent acquisition/merger activity in this market is having some wondering what will happen to future innovation and development. Will companies simply buy their way to large size? Or will innovation return as a strong stepping stone to higher … [Read more...] about What’s the next great feature of 3D printers?
Recently I encountered this story from Explaining the Future about developments in bioprinting. Bioprinting involves the use of 3D printing technology to print live cells to potentially build organs or other parts of the body. While still in the … [Read more...] about From research to reality—the 3D printing of human tissue advances
This story was recently published on 3/19/2012 in the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. It's an interesting look at the use of 3D printing in medical research at the Cleveland Clinic. By:Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio -- … [Read more...] about 3-D Printers used in research and treatment of health conditions
So, what can you do with a 3d printer? Well, one answer to this continual question is to create an image of your favorite sound. This is a cool little app. Known as The Vibe, it’s an iPhone case you can customize to your favorite sound using … [Read more...] about Turn sound into 3D printed reality
In the 3D printing world, we are in a period of thinking only good things about this technology. However, for many engineers, the idea of “democratizing” the design and manufacture of parts brings up nightmare scenarios. For example, let’s say an … [Read more...] about The potential nightmare of “democratizing” 3D printing
Until September of 2011, 3D printing machines could be grouped into two categories—those for prototyping and those that could handle limited production. Lately, new 3D printing manufacturers have entered this industry, introducing popular … [Read more...] about 3D printing — getting organized
MakePartsFast.com will be posting guest blogs from those in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry; blogs with key points that inform and help you design, prototype, test, and make better use of this technology. This guest blog is from 3D … [Read more...] about Guest Blog: Powder vs. Plastic … Redux