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Today Prusa announced a big upgrade to their MSLA resin printer, the Prusa SL1S. While the printer may, at a glance, look just like the original SL1, Prusa has taken their typical approach of incorporating user feedback and huge upgrades to the proven platform for a big performance and user experience boost. The key points […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 16th, 2021 8:42 AM
FlashForge’s latest resin printer, the Foto 8.9s, arrived on my workbench a few weeks ago and I’ve had a lot of fun testing it out and putting it through it’s paces. This is the latest in their Foto series, pushing the specs and reliability further than they have before. Lets go over some specs: build […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 10th, 2021 8:00 AM
The Robinson Foundry youtube channel has been experimenting with “lost pla” casting to go from idea to bronze sculpture using a 3D printer. Check out these videos to see how they’re doing it, and learn how to get some pretty impressive results. This method is essentially the same as the very well known “lost wax” […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 26th, 2021 6:33 AM
So you’ve got a fancy LCD based resin printer. They’re great. They’re relatively cheap, and the results are stunning. However, after you use it a bit you’re sure to get familiar with the downsides, such as the wear and tear on the FEP film (the clear plastic film that separates the resin from the LCD […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 13th, 2021 11:33 AM
In this episode of Make:cast, Make: books editor, Patrick DiJusto talks 3D Printing with the authors of Getting Started with 3D Printing, Second Edition, Liza Wallach Kloski and Nick Kloski. Liza and Nick run HoneyPoint3D, which started in 2012 as a small 3D printing shop in Northern California. Explaining 3D printing to many people was […]
- Posted by Dale Dougherty | May 6th, 2021 3:30 PM
Mark Zalme had an idea how to organize everything in clear jars that could be mounted on pegboard in his garage in Asheville, North Carolina. Over 3-4 years, he developed this idea into a product called WallWerx, a workspace organizing system.
- Posted by Dale Dougherty | April 28th, 2021 6:23 PM
With a massive build volume and great price-to-features ratio, Zmorph i500 will improve throughput and productivity. Sponsored by Zmorph Announced two weeks ago – Zmorph releases a completely new product in their portfolio, an industrial 3D printer Zmorph i500. Zmorph is a Polish brand well-known for their line of multitool 3D printers, the latest being […]
- Posted by Make: Editors | April 20th, 2021 10:02 AM
I backed the first kickstarter that Cerambot put out, a 3D printer capable of printing in ceramics for under $400. That kit was successful and it arrived as stated. Overall, the printer seems fine, but lacked a little refinement. When I saw that they were returning with an updated, and easier to use, version I […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 15th, 2021 8:00 AM
It's hard to believe that this footage isn't sped up. How can a printer move that fast?
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 6th, 2021 8:00 AM
Mosaic Announces A Ton Of New Items Including Automation, Industrial Printers, and Multicolor 3D Printing Upgrades
Mosaic's new offerings span from the home printer all the way to institutions and manufacturing
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | March 30th, 2021 8:02 AM
Nick Seward experimental 3D printers work unlike anything else.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 22nd, 2021 8:00 AM
One of the most wonderful parts of open source hardware is seeing all the variations and permutations that spring to life around a central idea. In this case the idea is the belt printer, and this latest variation is adorably tiny. Built by Aidil Jazmi, this little print factory uses the sanding belt from […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 12th, 2021 6:36 AM
We’ve seen several iterations of the “Belt Printer” concept over the last few years. The concept is that the bed of the printer is a belt, allowing for you to print objects that stretch off into the distance theoretically as long as you have space and can keep feeding it filament. Creality has brought this […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 7th, 2021 8:00 AM
Since I began 3D Printing, I’ve found supports to be a frustrating necessity. They do perform a job, but they are a real pain in the behind. Sometimes they stick too well and can’t be removed, they make prints take longer, they mar the surfaces. All around, they are just a bummer. However, if you […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 30th, 2020 8:00 AM
Editor’s Note: Billie was nice enough to work with us to create a custom version of her quick guide for volume 75 of Make: Magazine. You can download our version for free here, if you like this color scheme. Otherwise, enjoy Billie’s originals, the content should all be the same! This infographic is part of […]
- Posted by Billie Ruben | December 4th, 2020 9:08 AM
This raggedy old sculpture is something that I love having around. I know it looks like a pile of old tires and rusty metal bits, and not so much like a toad, but I still love it. As you can see, at one point in time it was a fire sculpture. The valves […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 1st, 2020 12:15 PM
Make the switch from extruded filament to closed-loop recycled plastic pellets with these helpful tips
- Posted by Samer Najia | November 25th, 2020 8:22 AM
If you’re a 3D Printing nut, you absolutely can not miss the East Coast RepRap Festival (ERRF) going on this upcoming weekend. If you’ve never seen one, these gatherings are where 3d printing enthusiasts of all kinds gather to show off their creations and swap tips and tricks. It is focused on open source 3D […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 5th, 2020 9:04 AM
I’m always looking for interesting now sources for fun 3d prints. This fun little site called Titancraft Minis popped up and I hopped in to give it a try and was blown away! You can create and customize monsters, then download them for free (or have them printed and shipped). At first glance it didn’t […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 15th, 2020 6:37 AM
Creality is currently running a kickstarter for their latest printer, the CR 6-SE. This machine is a solid upgrade from some of their previous models, bringing some modern features such as power failure resume and auto bed leveling to the table. Watch the video to see it in action and check out their kickstarter page […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 27th, 2020 12:54 PM
Recently my YouTube channel unexpectedly started to get attention, so I decided to do something special for when it finally reached 1,000 subscribers. An internet-connected live counter seemed like a great way to celebrate the event, with the added bonus that other people could build one themselves. There are already a few excellent split-flap kits […]
- Posted by Florian Hu | May 7th, 2020 8:00 AM
We’ve been seeing this story pop up all over the web. A group in Italy has been 3D printing valves that are saving people’s lives. In this case, the valve is a mixing device that is combining room air with pure oxygen before it is delivered to the patient. The hospitals were unable to procure […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | March 17th, 2020 11:22 AM
This clever trick popped up on Reddit recently and I’m very amused. Apparently you can use textured sheets on your 3d printer’s print bed to imprint that texture on the first layer of your print. Sounds obvious right? Well, what if that textured sheet is fine enough to give an irridescent or holographic effect? Yup, […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 18th, 2020 8:00 AM
I supported the kickstarter for the Cerambot last year, knowing full well that there was a chance my $350 was simply gone (one should assume this with any kickstarter). However, they delivered! I got my printer and now I have to put in the time and effort to actually print with it. Assembly Assembly of […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 17th, 2020 8:55 AM
Coming up in early February, there’s an event that you shouldn’t miss if you’re into 3D printing, especially in academia. Construct3D is being held at Rice University in Houston Texas on February 13-16. At this event there will be talks, art exhibitions, and sponosr exhibits, all focusing on various additive technologies. Just to give you […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 16th, 2020 7:24 AM
We had the opportunity to explore Prusa’s latest entry into the 3D printing market, the SL1. This is a masked SLA printer, which means that the resin is cured via a UV lamp, that shines through an LCD screen up into the vat of resin. The current trend in this market has been to cut […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 10th, 2019 8:00 AM
Makers usually love Halloween. What’s not to love? Spooky images, fantastic costumes, frolicking in the chilly fall dusk. It really is a wonderful holiday. However, many of us just have so much going on, we can’t celebrate to the extent we’d like. Maybe you live in a dorm, maybe you’ve been too busy to build […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 31st, 2019 6:00 AM
Sometimes a collection of parts just comes together perfectly. I’m not sure what I find so captivating about this tiny cauldron from Adafruit, but it really struck me as fantastic. I’ve seen so many boiling cauldrons around Halloween, but the bluetooth connectivity and 3d prints being perfectly fit to a circuit playground makes this a […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 30th, 2019 6:00 AM
In a pretty solid flex from Prusa, there is now a new world record for people to attempt to beat. On the 16th of August 2019, Prusa Printers set the world record for the most 3D Printers operating simultaneously. When everything was in full swing, 1,096 printers were humming and buzzing to make the world […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 10th, 2019 8:03 AM
We’ve been hearing about the latest itteration of the Formlabs SLA workhorse, the Form3 for some time. I finally got one on the bench to check out. They really do stand apart from others in all the bells and whistles available on the machine, as you can see for yourself.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 6th, 2019 8:58 AM
Nozzle wear is one of those things that a lot of people talk about, but the discussion is usually pretty general. People will warn you that abrasive materials can wear your nozzle but that is usually where the conversation ends. All materials you shove through your nozzle are abrasive to some degree. Some are worse […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 4th, 2019 6:00 AM
There was a time when every home 3D printer was some kind of experiment. There wasn’t a widely agreed upon layout or electronic configuration or size. Everyone was pulling info they needed from the RepRap project and kind of just winging it. Over the years, a few designs have certainly dominated the landscape and mass […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 22nd, 2019 6:00 AM
Since 2013 or so, the Midwest RepRap Festival, or MRRF, has been a quickly growing gathering of 3D printing enthusiasts from all over the world. This year, it has grown to encompass three large buildings in Goshen, Indiana and housed an incredible 3D printers, both new and old. This event offers not only a chance […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 3rd, 2019 6:41 AM
The next generation of high quality printers is here, and they're impressive
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 2nd, 2019 7:08 AM
It is no secret that we love 3D printing here at Make:. We tend to focus on the cooler and more outstanding prints, but the fact is that these are useful tools that can save you money. Joe Makes took some time to put together a video to show off a few prints that he […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 1st, 2019 6:00 AM
Often, when we think of how makers can help those with special physical needs, we tend to envision the fancy robotic prosthetics that grace so many social media feeds. Those are great, and certainly fun to look at, but for the majority of people, assistive devices appear much more mundane, but are equally life changing. […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | March 12th, 2019 6:00 AM
For anyone who has used it, there is no denying Fusion 360 is obviously an incredibly powerful tool. However, if you’re not a guru, it can be intimidating when you’re trying to make shapes that aren’t just simple boxes. Joe Krcma from Joe Makes dove into making more complex shapes when he set out to […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | March 6th, 2019 6:00 AM
It isn’t every day that you can participate in a world record attempt! With the Great Duck Project, you could help construct the worlds largest 3D Printed duck. The Great Duck Project is an initiative to create the world’s largest globally crowdsourced collaborative 3D printed duck. Inspired by the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club (Westport, CT) […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 28th, 2019 8:51 AM
In the world of 3D printing, slicers – the software that rips your models into layers and tells your printer how to lay them – are a hot topic. Gurus will contest not only their optimal settings but the pros and cons of how each individual slicer approaches those tasks. E3D, the popular hot-end manufacturer […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 20th, 2019 6:00 AM
There seem to be a never ending supply of inventive ways that home experimenters are forwarding 3d printing. Stefan from CNC Kitchen on Youtube is showing off some really cool experimentation in this video that take advantage of easy to use physical simulation software to create infills for your 3d printed parts that are much […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 5th, 2019 6:00 AM
Watching 3D printers do their job is already a surprisingly mesmerizing activity. Any time there is one in a public place plodding along to lay down its layers of plastic, a crowd will surely form to watch. The process typically takes a considerable amount of time, in some cases multiple days, to complete. This new […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 1st, 2019 12:43 PM
3D printers communicate via a language called G-code, like all Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. This versatile language provides a set of human-readable commands for controlling each action that a 3D printer performs. Slicing software may be thought of as an interpreter for translating 3D models into a series of G-code commands for producing a […]
- Posted by Ryan Priore | January 31st, 2019 6:00 AM
Watch and laugh as multiple thieves nab this glitter-spraying package, take it to hidden locales, and open it up to unwittingly unleash a serious mess — all while surreptitiously being recorded by multiple phone cameras hidden inside.
- Posted by Mike Senese | December 17th, 2018 2:40 PM
a standard filament based printer actually can produce lenses and other fully transparent prints
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 13th, 2018 6:00 AM
MakerBot targets new segment with Method Printer
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 11th, 2018 10:31 AM
Upgrading your 3D printer is a fantastic way to improve performance and print quality, as well as learn how the machine works. Often the upgrades are simple things to make it run quieter, get better cooling, control the environment through an enclosure, detect filament jams, and other things of that nature. This upgrade however adds […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 30th, 2018 7:45 AM
While we all know our printers, routers, and lasers will work well out of the box and wouldn’t want to get in the way of their superior craftsmanship, some of the more wild and crazy of our brood will dive in to modifying them. These mods can improve not only the quality of the […]
- Posted by Chris Yohe | November 28th, 2018 7:55 AM
This cute spider carried many lessons for it's creator
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 6th, 2018 6:00 AM
The ever-clever Ben Krasnow experiments with printing plastic "electroless" PCBs on a 3D printer and laser cutter.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | October 30th, 2018 11:22 AM
split your files easily for 3d printing or laser cutting
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 4th, 2018 6:00 AM
In this collaboration between the popular Braille Skateboarding YouTube channel and Autodesk, Aaron Kyro and gang meet up with industrial designer Paul Sohi to test out a set of generatively designed, laser-sintered titanium skateboard trucks. The crew is wowed by the trucks’ diminished weight — said to be 45% lighter than normal skate trucks — […]
- Posted by Mike Senese | September 11th, 2018 5:26 AM
World Maker Faire New York is the place to go to see not only your favorite companies in the Digital Fabrication game but also the weird and wonderful projects that push the genre to the next level.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | September 7th, 2018 11:51 AM
a clip-on steering wheel changes the game
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | August 16th, 2018 6:00 AM
One of the seminal companies in the maker community is no longer. With a brief note on their site today, digital fabrication tool makers Printrbot announces their closure. Led by the charismatic Brook Drumm, the company launched in 2011 with a hyper-successful Kickstarter for an affordable 3D printer kit, raising $830,000 for a $500 machine, […]
- Posted by Mike Senese | July 18th, 2018 2:07 PM
It’s that time of year again, when Make:‘s team of digital fabrication experts gathers an incredible collection of new machines of all types, and pits them against each other in a three-day-long cage match. This year’s event is led by Matt Stultz, one again occurring at Ocean State Maker Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. While […]
- Posted by Mike Senese | July 13th, 2018 6:05 PM
re-releasing the files, this time on thingiverse.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | July 2nd, 2018 9:50 AM
24 hour analog clocks are perfect for matching earth's rotation
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 6th, 2018 6:00 AM
A hat designed to reject a brain tumor (and console a beloved maker).
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | May 30th, 2018 2:07 PM
Maker Faire Bay Area is here! Get a sneak peek at all the must-see exhibits and creators. We'll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back regularly.
You can help bring her to life!
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 2nd, 2018 6:00 AM
Ultimaker unveils new S5 3D printer targeting professionals and announces partnerships with industry leading materials manufacturers.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 25th, 2018 5:00 AM
Printing in steel allows for a beautiful finish
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 20th, 2018 6:00 AM
MakerBot announces new certification program for educators helping to give them the tools to create curriculum to bring 3D printing int o the classroom.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 17th, 2018 8:00 AM
This week, we look at how startups might be the future of 3D printing, what La Machine's newest invention looks like, and how a new smart motor could revolutionize drones.
Entrepreneurs often promote their products as breakthroughs, however it’s often more prudent to watch the market for a new proof of concept first.
Dan Royer wanted to transform his CNC machine into a pick and place robot that can solve puzzles on its own, so he turned to Twitch.
- Posted by Dan Royer | January 26th, 2018 6:00 AM
Lulzbot is building 3D printers at CES and you could win one.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 12th, 2018 1:10 PM
Learn how to launch a maker pro business in high school and how a Tanzanian makerspace gave people the power to solve problems.
This week, check out Alexa using a 3D printer, an Etch a Sketch getting a makeover, and a random number generator using lava lamps.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | January 7th, 2018 6:00 AM
Miguel Valenzuela's PancakeBot is a Lego-based creation that prints pancakes in whatever design you program.
- Posted by Chiara Cecchini | January 4th, 2018 6:00 AM
Players with a motion disability can struggle to use Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons. This 3D printed adaptor makes the controller more accessible.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | January 4th, 2018 5:00 AM
Read up on how maker pros create massive projects with industrial 3D printers, or how Kickstarter is repping Hardware Studio at CES.
These top-of-the-line machines can print huge parts from a range of materials. In some cases, they even print parts for aircrafts.
Hydro dipping is the process of transferring images from hydrographic film onto nearly any 3D object by floating the image in a tub of water.
- Posted by Shawn Grimes | December 6th, 2017 5:00 AM
These honeycomb sculptures are the result of the B-Code biological 3D printer, a printer that relies on bees to create pieces of art.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | December 5th, 2017 5:00 AM
Santa and his merry band of elves come alive in this automated display. Head on over to Maker Share to see it in action.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | December 4th, 2017 6:00 AM
Da-eun "Eunny" Jun, a maker from South Korea, uses 3D modeling and printing to create colorful flat animals and other models.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | November 30th, 2017 7:00 AM
The best way to take your timelapse videos to the next level is to have the camera move while it's capturing the video. It's tricky but can be done.
- Posted by Tyler Winegarner | November 21st, 2017 7:00 AM
In an effort to see more teachers use their 3D printers in a classroom setting, MakerBot released a guidebook that contains 9 lesson plans.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 9th, 2017 6:00 AM
a clever use for old spools turns them to workshop storage
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 8th, 2017 1:14 PM
Hannah Edge developed a compact spirometer that merges both old and new technologies, like 3D printing, to create a more portable device.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | November 8th, 2017 7:00 AM
This past week, Inventables spotlighted its maker pro users, Indiegogo launched a marketplace, and new 3D printing frontiers were reached.
There have been questions from the maker community about the viability of the Ono printer, so we set out to see it in action.
- Posted by Mike Senese | October 26th, 2017 7:43 AM
Add a great gothy flourish to your cosplay with these 3D printed bat wings.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | October 19th, 2017 1:00 PM
Put a new face on your money with these custom stamps. Don't worry, it's not illegal so long as you don't make the money unusable.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 18th, 2017 6:00 AM
Design and print your own custom gaming bases while learning Tinkercad.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | October 12th, 2017 1:28 PM
Evan Weinstein went to World Maker Faire New York to introduce Cocoa Press, a 3D printer for chocolate that he developed all by himself.
- Posted by Chiara Cecchini | October 10th, 2017 6:00 AM
Maker pros in both the food and 3D printing fields worked hard last week in prep for World Maker Faire New York.
Prusa Research has launched their new 3D printer the MK3 at Maker Faire New York and we have a review of an early unit.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | September 23rd, 2017 7:10 AM
Get hands-on with history by 3D printing a copy of an Assyrian pin lock.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | September 11th, 2017 2:00 PM
This week, learn how to give your iPhone 7 a headphone jack, help NASA 3D print homes for space travel, or do some Lego building.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | September 10th, 2017 6:00 AM
3DigitalCooks is a studio focused on 3D printing food, and exploring the concept through education, research, and consultation.
- Posted by Chiara Cecchini | September 7th, 2017 5:00 AM
Full color is now available to FDM printing. No filament swaps, No multiple spools.
- Posted by Chris Yohe | September 1st, 2017 5:08 AM
With a shipping date of next year, the Atom 3 3D Printer promises to incorporate both FDM and SLA technologies into one sleek machine.
- Posted by Chris Yohe | August 31st, 2017 10:00 AM
In order to produce something interesting to bring to a monthly hardware meetup, Barton Dring created custom laser coaster engraver/cutters.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | August 25th, 2017 5:00 AM
There are five ways to optimize and improve a the design of your CNC project for better results at the lowest cost.
- Posted by Gordon Styles | August 24th, 2017 6:00 AM
It has taken months to finally cnc mill and 3d print this idea. Here are the files to make your own!
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | August 23rd, 2017 5:00 AM
Watch lightning arc across the stage and create music, pixel art come together to create Makey, and the other stuff that happened this week.
Print out and polish an electronics-themed chess set using metal-infused filament.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | August 17th, 2017 12:21 PM
3D printing metal has yet to fully reach a mainstream audience of makers, but here's a few tips to get you started if you're interested.
- Posted by Chloe Kow | August 17th, 2017 7:00 AM
Chloé Rutzerveld got her start 3D printing layers of a support structure and an edible breeding ground, before moving on to making food.
- Posted by Chiara Cecchini | August 15th, 2017 6:00 AM
Danit Peleg is an international fashion phenomenon who 3D prints her fashion designs. She hopes for a future where one's wardrobe is printed.
- Posted by Jess Hobbs | August 10th, 2017 5:00 AM
Now in its third year, Maker Faire Beijing, with its expanded offerings and focus on interactivity, promises to be the best iteration yet.
- Posted by Goli Mohammadi | August 9th, 2017 10:37 AM
This week, street artists paint over hate speech, Kirby is birthed from cardboard, Hacker House builds an automated gardener, and more.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | August 6th, 2017 6:00 AM
These four projects showcase how, together, makers can build bigger, more creative, and more challenging projects than if they were solo.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | August 4th, 2017 5:00 AM
The Curta mechanical calculator is an incredible feat of mechanical engineering. Marcus Wu decided to make a 3:1 scale version.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | July 28th, 2017 6:00 AM
Knitwear designer Lindsay Degen worked with with automated desktop knitting machine Kniterate to see how it compares to industrial machines.
- Posted by Andrew Salomone | June 7th, 2017 5:00 AM
Classic story: an ambitious crowdfunding campaign goes viral and racks up millions, but backers grow anxious when the product never ships.
Today at their own Digital Factory Conference in Boston, MA, Formlabs announced two new products that will continue to cement their role for professional makers.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 5th, 2017 11:59 AM
We return with Filament Friday with M3D's Tough Ink.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 2nd, 2017 3:11 PM
This DLP-based resin machine may not be aesthetically pleasing to look at, but it creates beautiful results for an affordable price.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 22nd, 2017 5:00 AM
This 3D printed prop of the M3 pistol from the Mass Effect franchise is stunning. It is built to fold up just like in the video game.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 19th, 2017 6:00 AM
Developing a new electronic product for mass manufacturing is not simple or cheap. Follow these three steps so you do not break the bank.
- Posted by John Teel | May 11th, 2017 5:00 AM
We had some really great entries to the Worst Cup Ever contest. Many of you put in some real time and creativity into trying to figure out a cup that would be nearly impossible to drink out of, but in the end there can be only winner.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 9th, 2017 9:47 AM
Nylon is a great 3D printing material because of its durability, but it can be tough to print. Taulman3D has released Bridge, which gives you the best traits of nylon.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 5th, 2017 1:15 PM
Everyone at my hackerspace kept asking what filament I'd used for a print I'd made with Silk Like, because it gives off a shiny lustrous texture that turns heads.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 28th, 2017 3:44 PM
Shapeways has announced that they are teaming up with HP to give their community access to HP's new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 26th, 2017 10:49 AM
Overview on VR in the maker pro market, updates on automobiles, and round-ups of all our recent 3D printer reviews and Edible Innovations.
So far in our Filament Fridays we’ve concentrated on rigid filaments that leave you with hard parts. This week, things are getting squishy with NinjaFlex – the most popular of the flexible filaments. NinjaFlex was originally created by Frenner Drives, a company that specializes in belt drive systems. The Frenner team discovered that one of the […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 21st, 2017 6:00 PM
Refil's PET is made of 90% recycled material from either blue or green bottles, with a lime green color that really pops!
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 14th, 2017 10:37 AM
Once your idea is complete on paper, what are the next steps for creating a functional prototype and commercial product?
- Posted by Robert Bodor | April 14th, 2017 6:00 AM
Startup Ledger wants to put Bitcoin in your pocket with a USB stick-sized device, plus the latest news for professional makers.
Algix uses plant matter from algae to produce their alga filament.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 7th, 2017 3:35 PM
Get crowdfunding tips for both backers and producers, plus the latest news for professional makers.
The ZMorph 2.0 X is a CNC mill, laser engraver, and 3D printer that's surprisingly capable for those willing to get their hands dirty.
- Posted by Chris Yohe | April 3rd, 2017 6:15 AM
Walter, an older 6-axis robot who bears the distinctive 50s style of the former German Democratic Republic, has a sad story.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | April 3rd, 2017 6:00 AM
In the spirit of April Fool's, we want to see the most infuriating drinking cup that you can design.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | March 31st, 2017 9:16 AM
As a jack-of-all-trades the BoXZY can do multiple things — and can do them well.
- Posted by Jean Carlos Cedré | March 30th, 2017 6:30 AM
Knitting something? Kniterate prints an entire knitted garment of your design within a desktop space in a matter of hours.
- Posted by Andrew Salomone | March 30th, 2017 6:00 AM
If you are looking to add a luster to your prints without the hassles of post processing, this is a great choice that comes with a nice environmental bonus.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | March 23rd, 2017 11:57 PM
Tape that can make any surface Lego compatible, a bottle flipping robotic arm, and lab grown chicken strips? It's been a good week.
- Posted by Jordan Ramée | March 19th, 2017 8:00 AM
Josef Prusa shares his enthusiasm with us at SXSW, where he was nominated for an Interactive Innovation Award.
- Posted by Dale Dougherty | March 15th, 2017 10:13 AM
When it comes to fabricating with cells, these groups are leading the charge with DIY bioprinters and innovative methods.
- Posted by Biohacking Safari | March 15th, 2017 6:30 AM
Most 3D printing filament is made from new, first-use polymers, but now you can use ABS filament made from recycled car parts.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | March 10th, 2017 2:30 PM
James' passion is photography, but his rare skin condition leaves him unable to operate a camera. Design engineer Jude Pullen built something to help.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | March 9th, 2017 6:00 AM
Plus, read about product pitch tips from IoT platform Brinc, Google's maker survey, and unique laser-cut business cards.
Here's how I wrote a program to convert the Space Shuttle Endeavor's geographical data into topographical 3D printed maps.
- Posted by Thomas Sullivan | January 23rd, 2017 6:30 AM
Check out the maker-made companies that caught our eye at CES, plus Kickstarter highlights low-quantity projects with their Make 100 program.
Check out the same item 3D printed with filament, 3D printed with resin, and milled from wood.
- Posted by Art Krumsee | January 10th, 2017 9:15 AM
Build an Arduino-powered, 3D-printed, moon-walking bot with preprogrammed and custom gaits.
- Posted by Renee L. Glinski | January 10th, 2017 6:00 AM
Find the latest news about startups, products, incubators, and innovators.
ship and print!
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 5th, 2017 6:00 AM
Many children and amateur engineers — and even professional engineers — fantasize about designing things for NASA. Most people aren’t aware that NASA works with the public quite often! One of the most interesting ways to interact with NASA is through their Centennial Challenges, where they hold public contests to solve certain problems. The current […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 21st, 2016 5:00 AM
The machine can print multi-layer PCBs, and mix various types of resins, for a fraction of the price of professional models.
- Posted by Mike Senese | December 13th, 2016 7:00 AM
In a throwback to 80s cyber punk, "Attack of the Cyber Octopuses" features cool 3D printed practical effects.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 13th, 2016 5:00 AM
Show us what you can make with your robots!
- Posted by Matt Stultz | December 5th, 2016 9:18 AM
You’re probably the sort of person who likes to tinker with your gear. And why should your 3D printer be any different? Go ahead, get hands-on with it!
- Posted by Spencer Zawasky | November 28th, 2016 5:00 AM
Sculpting in Virtual Reality is especially fun when you can 3d print the results.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 23rd, 2016 5:00 AM
When we were putting together our digital fabrications issue of the magazine, we spent some time searching for digital fabrication projects that wowed us. While some projects are more aspirational than realistic, some were downright practical. Here are our favorite projects from makers, designers, and artists that use 3D printing, CNC machining, laser cutting, and […]
- Posted by Eric Chu | November 17th, 2016 5:00 AM
Want to offer rapid fabrication to your students with a classroom 3D printer? These guidelines will help ease the way.
- Posted by Shawn Grimes | November 16th, 2016 6:00 AM
Our online guide incorporates content from the past two years, giving you the largest guide to 3D printers ever compiled in one place.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | November 8th, 2016 12:30 PM
You might soon be able to print in metal at home...
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 3rd, 2016 6:00 AM
There's a kit available to convert your 3D printer into a candy printing machine!
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 19th, 2016 5:00 AM
Maker Faire Rome is Europe’s largest Maker Faire and an amazing showcase that proves that Makers are universal. Day one was education day with hundreds of Roman school children bused to the Faire to learn and experience the potential of making. Roman school children gather around a bionic arm exhibit, marveling at the 3D printed […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | October 15th, 2016 2:16 AM
Your project could be printed aboard the ISS
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 12th, 2016 12:30 PM
The most exciting paddle battle is returning to Maker Faire!
- Posted by Matt Stultz | September 23rd, 2016 2:00 PM
It's taken many prototypes, but Taekyeom Lee has created a 3D printer that can extrude clay to create ceramic sculptures.
- Posted by Taekyeom Lee | September 22nd, 2016 5:00 AM
This past week we saw some awesome DragonCon cosplays, a new desktop waterjet, and got started on our Halloween projects.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | September 18th, 2016 8:00 AM
Catch the latest ways makers are impacting business and technology this week. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends.
Materials with specially-designed internal microstructures deform to create macroscopic motion.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | September 14th, 2016 11:50 AM
These 3D prints made from molten sugar are too pretty and too cavity-inducing to eat.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 8th, 2016 5:30 AM
Thailand is having one of its worst droughts, so for the SEA Makerthon event happening in Chiang Mai the focus is on saving water.
- Posted by Melanie Tan | September 7th, 2016 5:00 AM
John Park shares a quick tip to make your 3d printing life easier.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 5th, 2016 5:30 AM
Model makers sound pretty enthused taking a printed design and using traditional techniques to give a finely sculpted finish.
- Posted by Mike Senese | September 2nd, 2016 5:30 AM
It rides a monorail of string, streams video, and is remote-controlled from my phone... It is my very own 3D printed skycam.
- Posted by Brook Drumm | August 31st, 2016 4:00 AM
No matter what of kind maker you are, practically everyone – from electrical engineers to hardcore crafters – is enchanted by the magical notion of a 3D-printing pen. So, I was delighted when the crowd-funded folk heroes behind the 3Doodler reached out to me to try out their latest offering: the 3Doodler Create. In addition to […]
- Posted by Andrew Salomone | August 25th, 2016 6:00 AM
This is the second installment of our series on the state of biohacking. You can read the first installment “Safari in the Biohacking Society” and watch for more articles in the future. Bioprint Is the New Print The greatest bridge between the world of makers and the world of biohackers is probably the “mighty” 3D printer. […]
- Posted by Biohacking Safari | August 25th, 2016 5:00 AM
This past week we learned about some trendy Maker fashion, saw a sculpting tutorial featuring Beyoncé, and more.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | August 21st, 2016 8:00 AM
Tactile tools help students with visual impairments better understand and measure 3-Dimensional objects. You can 3D print some of your own.
If you're making two pieces meant to fit together, you'll want to know these basic best practices for designing joinery in CAD programs.
- Posted by Tasker Smith | August 17th, 2016 5:30 AM
This architecturally inspired LED lighting is 3D printable and arches over your desk for perfect illumination.
- Posted by Janis Jakaitis | August 16th, 2016 6:00 AM
This week we saw robotic tattoos, a museum bringing fabrication tools to kids, and how Autodesk is bringing software tools to Fab Labs.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | August 14th, 2016 8:00 AM
Using a new technique in thermoforming to create textured 3D models.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | August 5th, 2016 12:00 PM
Graham and Sam worked together to create a robotic gripper controlled with a glove and strong enough to hold household items.
This ghostly-looking motorcycle was meticulously designed and carefully constructed... Oh, and it is entirely 3D printed!
- Posted by Krista Peryer | July 15th, 2016 5:30 AM
Have an idea for a 3D printed device to help those with limited hand mobility? Join this contest to share your idea with those who need it.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | July 12th, 2016 11:18 AM
We used to duct tape an old battery into the door strike every day, true story! But this door stop solved an annoying office-wide problem.
- Posted by Tyler Winegarner | July 1st, 2016 6:00 AM
Build a (pretend) bedtime scanner to repel creepy critters — so easy a kid can operate it.
"That gave me goosebumps. Did you feel it too?" With Sensoree's biometric jacket 3D printed goosebumps move with the sensation of awe.
- Posted by Kristin Neidlinger | June 8th, 2016 5:30 AM
For someone without a background or education in engineering and electronics, robotics can be a daunting field. That’s why Jeffrey Moore of The Animech Project is developing robotics kits that help teach those skills in a fun and accessible way. The Animech Project, on display at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, is creating robotics kits […]
- Posted by bill livolsi | June 1st, 2016 5:00 AM
Maker Faire always attracts the latest innovative technologies, and this year is no different. Check out three new 3D printer models unveiled today.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 20th, 2016 4:32 PM
Is Allforge the next big thing to come to home prototyping? It's an injection molder that can use silicone, aluminum, and 3D printed molds.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 12th, 2016 6:00 AM
Watch this 5-axis 3D printer in action! Right now it only prints simple wireframes, but imagine the possibilities.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 12th, 2016 5:00 AM
Using upcycled jars, collected bits and pieces, 3D printed parts and energy efficient LEDs, Will Strange makes UFO inspired lamps.
- Posted by Will Strange | May 2nd, 2016 5:30 AM
This week in making we got excited about hoverbikes, looked at a more serious side of VR, and learned Star Simpson's tips for electronics.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | May 1st, 2016 8:00 AM
Matt and Kaitlyn Hova went down the 3D printing rabbit hole and came out with a 3D printed violin (aka the Hovalin).
- Posted by Sophia Smith | April 26th, 2016 5:00 AM
You should be actively trying to hone your design skills if you have a 3D printer. Noe Ruiz has the no-how to help you make better 3D prints.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 23rd, 2016 8:00 AM
Can you give a 3D printed object a wood stain? Sure! Can you 3D print a violin? Why not! Do both and you'll get a natural looking violin.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | April 20th, 2016 5:30 AM
Need the lawn mowed? Print out a robotic lawnmower. Have a big yard? Print two?
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | April 19th, 2016 3:52 PM
Is your cat ready for battle? To win honor at claw-point and drink the blood of its enemies?
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | April 6th, 2016 6:00 AM
It's easier to make rivets for your 3D printed projects than you think! You just need some filament and something very hot.
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | April 5th, 2016 6:30 AM
If Robocop had a pet, it would be Robosnake. This adorable 3D Printed snake wiggles like an inchworm and is the perfect low maintenance pet.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 5th, 2016 5:00 AM
Turning a old whirlygig fence spinner into a power-generating wind turbine.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | April 4th, 2016 11:00 AM
Here are Brian Westgate's tips for creating a weathered metal finish on your next 3D printed prop.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | March 30th, 2016 5:30 AM
Most kids get their first intro to reading through picture books — now, Tom Yeh wants to bring picture books to kids with visual impairments.
- Posted by Sophia Smith | March 28th, 2016 5:00 AM
Autodesk's Project Escher is an assembly line of independent 3D printers to make printing faster and more efficient.
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | March 24th, 2016 6:30 AM
A college student scans, molds, and vacuum forms his own 3D printed retainers
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | March 20th, 2016 9:00 AM
The Midwest RepRap Festival is happening this weekend in Goshen, Indiana. Come by if you're interested in DIY 3D printing.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | March 18th, 2016 6:00 AM
Check out the latest 3D printed dress from Nervous System and learn more about how museums are recognizing the artistry of fashion tech.
- Posted by Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka | March 9th, 2016 6:00 AM
You've probably seen hundreds of maps of New York. But have you ever seen the Big Apple as a scaled, glow in the dark, 3D model?
- Posted by Lisa Martin | March 9th, 2016 5:30 AM
Learn how to build your own R2-D2 and join a dedicated community of Makers bringing Star Wars astromech droids to life. This comprehensive guide will get you started!
- Posted by Paul Gentile (The Hobby Guy) | March 7th, 2016 6:00 AM
What started as a quest for nerf-aided vengeance has turned into a robust 3D Printing business dedicated to modifying off-the-shelf nerf guns.
- Posted by Signe Brewster | March 2nd, 2016 5:30 AM
Are we on the verge of a future where we can 3D print the fantastic worlds that we see on TV?
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | February 22nd, 2016 2:41 PM
3D printing is becoming safer and easier for children, and toy companies are taking notice.
- Posted by Kathy Ceceri | February 19th, 2016 5:30 AM
We tested the winning whistle design of the "Make It Loud" 3D printing contest. So just how loud is it?
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 11th, 2016 5:00 AM
3D printing with multiple materials? Want to turn your 3D designs into flat patterns? Then you'll be as excited as we were for Meshmixer 3.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 30th, 2016 8:00 AM
Faircap is the 3D printable filtration system that screws into a standard water jug.
Zortrax recently released STL files for a superhero mask complete with display stand — print 40 pieces and then snap and screw them together.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 26th, 2016 6:00 AM
Create bokeh in whatever shape you want with 3D printed lens cover.
- Posted by Janmeja Heir | January 22nd, 2016 6:00 AM
Today at CES, Mcor announced their brand new entry into the desktop 3D printing market, the ARKe. The ARKe brings full color 3D printing to the home, office, or classroom, along with a new type of additive manufacturing that we have not seen in the desktop market thus far.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 6th, 2016 11:14 AM
This week at CES, Ultimaker announced a new line of printers with better nozzles, extruders, and cooling.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 5th, 2016 12:07 PM
3d systems discontinues the consumer line of printers
- Posted by Matt Stultz | December 29th, 2015 11:35 AM