Learn to recognize effective Markets and start making money with your 3D printing business

What is 3D printing really for? We all know that 3D printing is a great technology improving in multiple fields and has a strong support in different communities all around the globe. In fact, a lot of companies are looking at how the can improve their services while reducing costs by embracing Additive Manufacturing. However, early adopters are still […]

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Japanese researchers unveil ‘Mikoto’, a realistic medical simulation robot with 3D printed organs

Researchers at the Japanese Tottori University Hospital together with medical company Tmsuk R&D created a medical simulation robot using 3D printing 3D printing assists the medical field once again. This time, it helped giving realistic organs to a robot for medical education purposes; ‘Mikoto’, which means ‘life’ in Japanese, will help to train surgeons and simulate […]

Berkeley students create a project to recycle 3D Printing waste

Students Develop a Project to Recycle 3D printing waste generated on Campus. UC Berkeley students Nicole Panditi and Scott Silva have launched an initiative to create a campus wide system that collects and recycles plastic waste from 3D printers. Then new filament can be made by the use of fail 3D prints from different labs […]

Finishing & Painting A 3D Printed Alien!

This is going to be a write up on a technique that I have used a lot to create a semi realistic looking paint job on a 3D print, for this one here I used the Ieyo bust from Thingiverse. To start this piece was 3D printed on my Wanhao Duplicator I3 at a 0.1mm layer […]

13 Best CAD Programs for Kids

Surprising how many CAD programs there out there right now, right? Most I have never heard of but I trust each one has fervent users that will tell us how well their modeling skills were corresponded by the software, besides how easy (or difficult) would be for a child getting used to. Read on about […]

3D Addivist Cookbook; Liberal Art Majors Invade 3D Printing

The 3D Additivist Cookbook recently was published for free online, after a long hyped period of editing and collecting. The Cookbook is a compilation of different essays on a wide range of topic in 3D printing. The Additivist Cookbook started with the Additivist Manefesto in March 2015 with a call by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel […]

The Guardian of Techno phobia

The internet has recently seen a resurgence in the yellow journalism of the 1890’s. Just like the newspaper wars  between Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal, news sites today are using scare headlines and misleading stores to attract viewers. The More Things Change… Presidential elections and false news on […]

Design guidelines for 3D printing – part II: Design tips to excel print quality

In the current rapidly advancing era of home-based manufacturing, it is a requisite for every one of us to understand the intricacies of 3D printing and adapt our designs in order to get sound prints. Previously in the article Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print, we saw some […]

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3D Printing – behind the screen

We design something digging into the depths of our imagination, feed into some flashy software and obtain stunning prints. But how much are we aware of what is going on behind these processes? Let’s explore the behind the screen processes of 3D printing. CAD design As already known, the first step of any 3D printing […]

Conductive mess

Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print

3D printing has opened up an entirely new avenue to physically visualise the extremes of imagination of a designer. It virtually allows building of utmost intricate designs, which even the most sophisticated lathe and milling machines are not capable of. The fact is vivid through the evolution of new concepts and products in 3D printing […]

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3D States of Matter: Digital, physical, or other?

3D printing is quickly becoming the next great industrial revolution. What use to be made in bulk overseas can now be made on-demand domestically. As a disruptive technology, 3D printing is largely unregulated. To date US courts are struggling with how to even classify the digital files for 3D objects. Is a 3D printed gun […]

A 3D printed castle

A 3D Printer Designed for Travel, Foldie 3D Pt.1

As I started my journey in 3D printing I struck up a friendship with a 3D printer from Belgium, Yvan Van den Bossche. In 2015 he announced his Foldie 3D printer, and asked me to beta test his design. I got the files when I was still using the turd box MakerBot 5th gen  that […]

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