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 […]

University of Sheffield researchers trial efficient diode lasers for high speed 3D printing

The way many sectors are 3D printing can be better thanks to a new additive manufacturing process that uses energy-efficient diode lasers. University of Sheffield researchers in the UK are working on a new 3D printing technique. Known as Diode Area Melting (DAM), this process is described as a “faster and more energy-efficient alternative to […]

Ultimaker 3 Review – What makes it so special?

By now you probably now that the Ultimaker 3 is a Dual extruder Open source 3D Printer that claims to bring soluble supports to the desktop printing market. Will it do that and much more? I did end up making a movie about the new Ultimaker 3, as you see above, where you will see […]

Ultimaker 3 Review

Fixing the Wanhao Duplicator I3 Plus 3D Printer (public service announcement )

Fixing the Wanhao Duplicator I3 Plus 3D Printer I tend to be a bit more paranoid than most when it comes to 3dprinter and what can go wrong, only because I built most of mine instead of buying a ready to print machine. So when I saw this Wanhao Duplicator I3, I had to spread […]

6 More printable tools worth adding to your workbench

6 More printable tools worth adding to your workbench. As the owner of a 3d printer, anytime I can print something instead of buying something makes me happy. So one thing I keep an eye out for are tools or other things I can add to my workbench that does more than just cover it with […]

Design a nerf blaster and win an ultimaker.

Design a Nerf Blaster and win an ultimaker. 3D Printing Is running a Nerf Blaster contest until 9/23/2016, with a grand prize of an ultimaker. To enter you must first go to Facebook and join the 3d Printing Group. To win all you need to do is design, print and enter a blaster you make. The rules are […]

How to Fix a Bricked 3D Printer board. (installing a bootloader)

How to Fix a Bricked Printer board.(Arduino based) A few weeks ago I made a huge mistake and bricked my MKS Base, board. I wasn’t happy with some of my firmware settings. I decided to open up the firmware and do a little tweaking. As you probably can guess, things did not go so well. While attempting to […]

6 tools everyone with a 3d printer should own.

I like to be prepared. Having the correct 3d printing tools has always been a priority of mine. As a mechanics kid, Of course, our car was always broke down but hey such is life right. My father owned the shop and I was lucky enough to have a father that insisted I learn how […]

Cosplay and 3D printing

Cosplay has always been a huge part of any convention but making outfits, weapons and armor have always been difficult to make. In some ways, this is a good thing it makes people learn new skills. We learn sewing to make cloth items like clothes. Fiberglassing or Mold making to craft armor and weapons. With […]

Five amazing DIY 3d printers.

With Maker Faire Having wrapped up last month, I have been Pouring over hours of video thinking one of these years I’ll make the trip. I am always amazed by the talent of the makers that make the trip out to show their projects. We live in an interesting time. On the one hand you […]

3D Printing on Healthcare; How Makers can change people lives.

3D printing has come a long way these days. There is a printer for just about anything you can think of making. Want to print a jet engine?  Give Boeing a call. Maybe Space is more your thing. NASA has more 3d printing projects in the works than just about anyone else. Just about anyone […]

Get your children involved in 3d printing this summer.

As a father, I’m always on the lookout for things I can do with my son The key to helping your kids grow and learn is getting them interested in learning by making it fun. Growing up I remember my father doing similar things. He would take me camping but while we were out in […]

Snack Card Dispenser Project

This year 3D-PT has a busy schedule of autism related conferences planned. At every conference the vending tables always have some candy ready to attract and fuel frazzled conference participants. I have wanted to have a 3D printed candy dispenser ready for my table. Fortunately for me there are a few vending machine designs already available. I […]

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5 Cool robotics projects made possible by 3d printing.

I Love Robotics. I am a child of the 80’s after all. Movies like the Terminator, Short Circuit, Fight of the navigator, Robocop, and many more movies, tv shows, and video games left me with a craving for everything robotic.America and japan are about to have a giant robot battle, how great is that? The […]

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3D Printing for Autism

April 2d is World Autism Awareness Day. Around the world people will turn on blue lights and wear the puzzle piece, a universal symbol of Autism Awareness. DIFFERENT, NOT LESS Autism is a neurological difference that occurs in 1 in 68 people around the world . People on the Autism spectrum can live with a […]

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RIP Pinshape 2013-2016

The good pinshape die young March 31 will be a sad day for the 3d printing community. Pinshape was a solid website. It offered Arguably one of the best layouts if not the nicest looking website designed for storing our 3d models online. With a user base of 75K+ it had quite a few models […]

Proto Pasta Filament Review Pt.1

An exciting new range of filaments for 3D printer is the exotic composite filaments. These filaments combine metal or other materials mixed with a blend of PLA to produce prints with metallic finish or other unique properties. Proto Pasta is a filament company leading the exotic filament field. They contacted me to review their unique […]

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Who is 3D-PT?

3D-PT is the 3D printing and design firm of Stan Baldwin. 3D-PT is also the girlfriend that Anakin Skywalker never got around to building for C3PO. I’m a science teacher and person with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD), a learning disorder that is part of the Autism Spectrum. I grew up in the aviation industry, where […]

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SLS, FDM, SLA, LOM… What 3D printer meets your needs?

3D printers are making their way into homes and businesses around the world. As more people shop for 3D printers, they are different type of 3d printer with a wide range of options. All 3D printers work by laying down a layer of material at a time to build a 3D object. The difference in […]

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CAD Review for 3D Printers

CAD Programs Review for 3D Printers All 3D printing relies on a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program to generate a 3D printable file. For anyone that wants to start designing and 3D modeling, there is a wide range of free and subscription CAD programs. When looking at CD programs, consider what your design intent and […]

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3D Printing for People with Disabilities

3D Printing for People with Disabilities; 3D printing Health care benefits 2015 was the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. This landmark civil rights bill provided legal protection and rights to access for everyone. Within those short 25 years, much has been accomplished in providing equal access to buildings and adaptive equipment. However […]

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3D Bio Printing: DNA, Organs, Tissues & Nano bots

3D printing physical objects is a remarkable technology all its own. To go from an idea to sold matter in the span of a few hours is a paradigm shift in manufacturing. What about 3D printing living tissue? In the movie ‘The 5th Element’,  Used Bio Printing in a chamber that combines FDM, SLS, and […]

3D printing, Jurassic World, STEM Education

The US is making efforts to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. As a science teacher, I am always looking for new ways to help my diverse class of students.  Thanks to 3D printing it is now possible to make affordable models of complex ideas in science (3D printing on education). Traditionally schools […]

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