Anisotropy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Making Everything in One Piece and Love my 3D Printer

3D Printing for Beginners

In August this year we published a book review on the book Functional Design for 3D Printing by Clifford Smyth.

Sifting through the features or "The Guide to Not Buying a 3D Printer"

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

The problem. Well, a person looking to buy a 3d printer nowadays will have a larger choice than ever of manufacturers and models. Literally hundreds of them. Alas, of those hundreds maybe 5% are actually worth spending money on.

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Micro 3D Printing Middle Ear Prosthesis with 3D Systems Hi-Rez ProJet

3D Printer

With over 200,000 medical devices being 3D Printed every day, the medical market is a strong driver in the 3D printing industry. But for implantable applications parts need to be very small and lightweight.

3d printing Nutella with Discov3ry extruder

DIY 3D Printing

Nutella. and Discov3ry extruder 3d printing with it. 3d printed food chocolate extruder

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3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

Masters student pushing the boundaries of 3dprinting

Philip Cotton

3dprinting and slip casting? When I first read this on twitter I had to investigate further. Being a follower of this technology for the past four years I have seen many different uses and applications of the 3dprinting.

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5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-20)


5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. To dimensions from tangent edges of an arc or circle, hold Shift and select the tangent edge closest to the desired placement. You can create parts in the context of the assembly. This is known as top-down design.

How 3D printing is helping to preserve the history of golf

Top 4 3D Printing

It’s unsurprising to see 3D printing entering the world of sports.

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A beginners 3D printing adventure (prop making / cos play)

3D Printing Systems

Prop making is an art, something that the creator will pour hours of their time and energy into, constructing a masterpiece. How could a 3D printer be of use? Australian based prop makers Nerfenstein and Combustible Props have used the UP Plus 2 for creating one of a kind props for their customers.

3D printing for “proof of concept”

3D Printed Education

One of our A Level students has a very interesting project for her coursework. It's all about designing and making a stage set for a small or travelling theatre company.

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3D Heights – New York’s First Independent 3D Printing Store


So a little while ago I read about an event to celebrate the opening of a 3D printing store only a couple subway stops from my apartment and somehow I didn’t go.

Step by Step Guide to Creating 3D Printed Cookie Cutters with Christmas Motifs

3D Printing for Beginners

About a year ago, I published a tutorial on how to create 3D printed cookie cutters with seasonal motifs. While that tutorial proved very popular it had one shortcoming in the sense that it required you to have the Rhino software package in case you wanted to follow the step-by-step instructions.

HP makes good on claim to enter 3D printing market

Leslie's Blog

HP Inc has entered the 3D printing / additive manufacturing market in a big way. Introducing what it calls Blended Reality, HP Inc hopes to “enable expression at the speed of thought.”

NASA Helps 3D Printing Enthusiasts with Spacecraft & Planetary Models

3D Printer

While the hype surrounding 3D Printing would lead one to believe that it’s easy to 3D Print anything, the truth is that when we get an original design file life is so much easier.

In GE they know what is the future of work and there are probably no human workers in it

DIY 3D Printing

What else can it build? a world without work. Here is a new promotional video from General Electric where they show a "factory" with 3d printers and robots. Video ends with the question "What else can it build?". Once upon a time, a factory built one thing.

3dprinting story run by the3dprintingassociation.com published 8th and 9th December over two days

Philip Cotton

We recently spent some time with Philip Cotton, winner of the 3D Printshow educational excellence award for two consecutive years, what follows is part one of a two part interview with Phil. We begans by asking, “How and why did you first become interested in 3D Printing?”

Autodesk Tools for 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was authored by Tim Caffrey, senior consultant at Wohlers Associates. In May 2014, Autodesk acquired the UK’s Within Technologies for $88 million. The acquisition escaped the attention of the media because Autodesk did not announce it.

cadcamstuff Wins TenLinks Top Ten Blogger Award


No one like people who brags, but today I am going to stick to the American Novelist Sarah Sheppard who said It ain’t bragging if it is true.

This 3D printed bottle opener makes life easier for disabled people

Top 4 3D Printing

The Rome Maker Faire is kicking off in the Italian capital today and, over the weekend, there’s sure to be some pretty interesting machines, programmes and inventions on show.

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Dirty Dishes

3D Printing Systems

Four years ago, a week after purchasing my first 3D Printer, a part on our 10 year old dishwasher broke. By the way I’m a self confessed gadgeteer. I I contacted the manufacturer, but the dishwasher was end of line and no longer supported. My

chopmeister's 3d printing stuff: Megatronics V3.0 + UM Tutorial.

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

Okay, it's been a while since my last post, I've had this installed for quite a while, but unfortunately haven't had time to write this out before now. Before we get started here's a short DISCLAIMER: You do any of the procedures

printrbot GO – automatic tram correction (“bed leveling”)


BuildTak Review – The Ideal 3D Printing Surface?

3D Printing for Beginners

In case you own a FFF 3D printer you undoubtedly already dealt with print adhesion issues. Sometimes it is really difficult to get a 3D print to stick to the build surface, especially when you are dealing with prints that have a large contact patch.

3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Leslie's Blog

Here is a guest blog from my colleague, Lee Teschler, Executive Editor, Design World magazine. 3D-printing techniques can be optimized to create integrated circuits. The possible result: Printed electronics that make the IoT ubiquitous and put an end to the semiconductor industry as it exits today.

2 New 3D Printed Products for Feet on Market

3D Printer

Last week saw official launch announcements from both Sols and United Nude for new 3D Printed products designed especially for the footwear market.

DIY 3D Printing: Matrix of all 3d print materials and their properties

DIY 3D Printing

Here is very useful chart, a sort of periodic table of 3d printing materials with their abbreviations, full names, extrusion temperatures and speed. Provided by Printr3d. Probably some more "exotic" materials are missing

Joshua Harker – “Mazzo di Fiori”

Philip Cotton

Now this is exciting, ‘Joshua Harker raising funds to complete the Research and Development of a revolutionary new 3dprinting technology’ This leaves my taste buds salivating.

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3D Printing Progress at UPS

Wohlers Talk

In July 2013, UPS announced that it would offer product design and 3D printing services at six of its 4,400 UPS Store locations across the U.S. The new service would be a part of a pilot program to determine whether the company could offer this service—an area in which it had no previous experience.

How to learn SolidWorks 2014


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Gandhi. We have all been in situations where a new skill was required, and some are easy through trial an error.

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Norge Systems wants to bring SLS printing to the desktop market

Top 4 3D Printing

For makers looking to print with greater precision, the two systems being launched by Norge Systems next Monday on Kickstarter will be of great interest.

University of Auckland Opens Up 3D Printing Lab

3D Printing Systems

University of Auckland Mechatronicsdepartment have recently opened up a dedicated 3D printing lab for their students. Recognizing that manufacturing of custom components, is not only important in industry but in the learning process as well.