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Julie Jolly

A former member of the Geek Squad with a BS in Computer Science, I have had an interest in computers as long as I can remember and currently own and operate five 3D printers for the past two years.

Glass Filled Materials

Two manufactures are now offering glass additive for 3D printing materials. DSM Additive Manufacturing a Dutch company and Rize an American 3D printer company...
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Bellus3D Mask Fitter

The 3D scanning company Bellus3D has designed a 3d printable tool for masking fitting. They are known for a 3D scanning app for your...

Simplify3D 5.0 is coming!

The third party program Simplify3D will be releasing the 5.0 update sometime this year. Simplify3D is a paid for 3D slicing program in a...

Covid-19 and 2020 3D Printing Conferences in the US

Summer 2020 finds most, if not all, US conferences have either been canceled, postponed or virtual. Here is a list of the...

3D Printed Custom Stents Coming Soon

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is an Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. They have recently completed research and...
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Improved 3D Printing Filaments Are Coming

Researchers Miko Cakmak, Bryan D. Vogt and others have been exploring whether 3D printing Filament could be changed to reinforce parts. These researchers have designed...

Create Mechanically Sound Parts

3D Printing hobbyists say that a considerable obstacle with 3D printed parts is that they are apt to weaknesses in the printing process. Missing...

East Coast RepRap 2019

It’s almost here, October 12-13, 2019 in Bel Air, Maryland. With the bankruptcy announced earlier this year by the Maker Fair...

3D Printer Bed Leveling – For The Absolute Beginner

Manual Bed Leveveling is easy and when done properly will save many prints

US Air Force Steps Ahead

With military budgets still being slashed, the US Air Force is trying to stay a step ahead.   They are using 3D printing...

How Does an FDM Printer Work?

FDM printers draw the filament from the spool into a heated block and nozzle called an extruder and melts it to a liquid.

Interview with Michael Husmann of Kodama Inc.

Kodama, who you know from the hitTrinus 3D printer and now the soon to be released Obsidian 3D printer. I and others whom purchased rights to the first of these off the assembly line have heard the grumblings coming from the Kickstarter community that the Obsidian 3D printer was actually the intellectual property of another company “Furling Technology”.