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I see people online asking about what brand of material is recommended all the time. One thing that people often overlook is that each individual color has its own properties as well! If you happen to get a brand that has qualities you like, you may find that the color you have selected doesn’t perform […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 3rd, 2023 8:00 AM
If this is your first time seeing 3DPrintBunny, today is your lucky day! She’s been making waves recently with her very creative ways of making 3D printers work. For example, we recently wrote about how she’s using bridges to recreate traditional string art. Really cool and inventive uses of current 3d printing technology. Now she […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 1st, 2023 8:00 AM
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have been hard at work coming up with new technologies for… science or something. What really caught our eye though, is that tiny ice-topus. Ok, to be serious for a bit, this is actually very cool. They’re 3D printing these tiny structures using ice, submerging them in resin, then sublimating the […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 26th, 2023 8:00 AM
There’s a whole genre of creation that is basically just engineers tinkering to make cute mechanical structures. Historically you’d see odd whittled wood mechanisms and such, but with the proliferation of 3d printers, that hobby has exploded. One of my favorite creators in this Genre is JBV Creative. He simply applies complex mechanical engineering to […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 4th, 2023 8:00 AM
Microsoft recently launched a whole suite of accessible input devices. They’ve really been leading the industry in designing devices specifically for greater accessibility for those that might have limb differences or movement restrictions. This set, specifically is interesting because MS is dabbling in letting users customize their stuff using 3D Printing! You can purchase the […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 16th, 2022 8:00 AM
One of the coolest things about the 3D printing community over the past decade has been watching people design and build their own systems. Even though the industry has matured and there are tons of options for off-the-shelf products, there are still plenty of people designing their own and releasing them. This is coreXY style […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 2nd, 2022 8:00 AM
Manufacturer: Meyer Makes URL: https://mayermakes.at/engineering-resin/ Price: $72.61 Resin based 3D prints are notoriously brittle, even when advertised as tough. Meyer Makes Engineering Resin surprised me though, with how durable it really is. Right off the printer, this stuff looks yellowish but gets clearer as it cures. The durability is really impressive. Thin parts can flex and bend […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 28th, 2022 8:00 AM
3D printing has gone from a niche DIY hobby to a huge industry while we’ve been watching over the past decade. However, one complaint has managed to wiggle along side the growth and remain, at least a little bit, valid. “So much of stuff that is 3D printed is just useless junk” I know that […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 16th, 2022 8:00 AM
Manufacturer: Monoprice URL: http://www.monoprice.com Price: $899 Features The Monoprice Voxel Pro is aiming to supply the optimal machine for people that want high quality 3d prints and a fully enclosed environment. This can be especially appealing to people wanting to print more ambient temperature sensitive materials like ABS. Here are the tech specs from their website: ● Print […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 7th, 2022 8:00 AM
Over the years there have been a few troubling stories of house fires caused by 3D printers with electrical problems. When you think about it, this makes sense doesn’t it? You’ve got an electrical heater that is being pushed to over 200 degrees celcius, a bunch of moving parts, and the possibility of a glob […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 31st, 2022 8:00 AM
One of the biggest complaints of 3D printing in the home is that it can’t do shiny metal prints, unless of course you have some super expensive metal printer. However, as Hen3drik shows us, there is a way to take a normal print from your typical resin based MSLA machine and make it look fully […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 19th, 2022 8:00 AM
For the first time since 2019, East Coast RepRap Festival (ERRF) was held in-person in Bel Air, Maryland. A total of about 1600 attendees, including over 60 corporate sponsors and almost 50 exhibitors filled the APFCU Arena at Harford Community College. The event was a mix of business-to-business dealmaking, hobbyist showcase, and some wide-eyed kids […]
- Posted by Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron | October 12th, 2022 1:54 PM
FlashForge has launched its newest 3D printer tailored towards consumer and education audiences. Touted as a beginner friendly 3D printer that also fits the needs of true 3D printing heads, FlashForge Artemis is a FDM 3D printer that provides excellent reliability and print quality, with many features to make it a true workhorse. Nearly a […]
- Posted by Make: Editors | September 26th, 2022 7:55 AM
Join makers from across Southern California at Maker Faire Orange County on Saturday, September 10th to race drones, battle robots, and share their creative know-how on everything from 3D printing to origami.
- Posted by Jennifer Blakeslee | September 9th, 2022 3:02 PM
with Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron Author/Educators Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron join me to talk about their new book, Make: Calculus, which take a different approach to teaching and learning calculus. This book, like their previous book, Make: Geometry, relies on creating visual models created with Legos or 3D printers to teach Calculus concepts […]
- Posted by Dale Dougherty | September 5th, 2022 9:20 AM
Manufacturer: Mingda URL: http://www.3dmingdaofficial.com Price: $599 Features The Mingda Magician Pro is aiming at the people who want to print large things with decent features, without spending the money for a massive 3D Printer. At roughly $600, this printer won’t be competing directly with the most budget minded (like it’s smaller sibling the Mingda magician X does), but […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | August 1st, 2022 8:05 AM
You can join and help honor Sanjay by 3D printing part of this huge sculpture
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | July 18th, 2022 8:00 AM
A plug-and-play system to add WiFi and timelapse features to your 3d printer
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | July 15th, 2022 8:00 AM
come see me talk on a virtual stage!
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | July 7th, 2022 7:19 AM
Like many other folks out there, Thanks to Stranger Things Season 4, I’ve been vibing to “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush. It was a great song back then and it’s still great. It’s wiggled it’s way back into our popular culture and even into our 3D printing! Literally, it’s wiggled it’s way into […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | July 5th, 2022 8:53 AM
One of the common frustrations with common filament based 3D printing is that you’re typically stuck with one material at a time. The Swapper3D Kickstarter is taking a somewhat tried and true approach from CNC machining and applying it to a 3D printer. note: This is a kickstarter. Kickstarters are not like buying a product […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 28th, 2022 8:00 AM
One of the most fascinating things about the 3D printing community, in my opinion, is how they never stop experimenting! Proper Printing just released this video about trying to build an FDM style resin printer and almost succeeding. You’ve probably seen resin printers out there, where you dump a bunch of resin into a vat […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 24th, 2022 8:00 AM
We absolutely love seeing how people push the boundaries of 3Dprinting. This latest example mixes old fashioned string art (where you loop string around nails to form patterns and pictures) with extreme “bridging” with a 3D printer to achieve some pretty cool effects. 3D Print Bunny has been coming up with all kinds of clever […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 15th, 2022 8:00 AM
Today I saw some sad news. Apparently, a patent has been rewarded to someone in the U.S. for the HangPrinter, someone who is not Torbjorn Ludvigsen, the original creator who released the project as Open Source back in 2014. Yesterday, Torbjorn shared on twitter that he has released a gofundme to help fight the legal […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 7th, 2022 8:40 AM
We absolutely love the James Webb telescope, as do many folks who are even vaguely interested in space and science. Frankly, we can’t get enough of the thing. This wall art, based off the James Webb telescope by VegaWoodworks is a gorgeous way to celebrate the incredible piece of space faring science equipment. You can […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 25th, 2022 10:09 AM
I’ll admit, when I first saw The Positron 3D printer designed by Kralyn3D on YouTube, I kind of discounted it as a gimmick. It prints upside down, which is impressive if you have never seen it before. However, if you’ve been around 3D printers for a while, you’ve seen it, you’ve already asked all the […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 19th, 2022 7:54 AM
Brian Brocken wrote us to show off a project he recently completed, and is rightfully proud of. He needed to do some small production runs of some 3D printed chain parts, and wanted to do it with a fast delta printer, so he designed and built the Delta Belt 3D printer; the best of both […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 18th, 2022 8:00 PM
In a big announcement today, Ultimaker and MakerBot have announced a merger to form a new entity. MakerBot and Ultimaker are names you’ve seen grace these pages for many years now. They were early players in the desktop additive manufacturing space, appearing at Maker Faires and gracing schools and makerspaces for years. The last few […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 12th, 2022 6:40 AM
Ben Eadie has come up with a pretty clever design trick to greatly reduce the time required to print objects. Don’t be fooled by the thumbnail of the video, he’s not just hollowing his models, there’s a lot more to it. As you can see, what Ben is doing is kind of manually generating a […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 9th, 2022 8:00 AM
How to Easily embed animations into your 3D printing timelapses
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 5th, 2022 8:00 AM
May the 4th has become a day of celebration for Star Wars fans worldwide. What a better way to celebrate than to put your futuristic 3D printing machine to work to create a piece of Star Wars memorabilia and props. Here are 14 fantastic 3D prints to get you started. Statues Master Yoda by Fotus […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 4th, 2022 7:04 AM
Last week there were ripples in the 3D printing community coming from a sudden disappearance of a bunch of files from Printables.com, a 3D printable file repository. We saw a bit of chatter, and then an article from The Drive, stating that Honda issued legal threats to have files that state that they are intended […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 19th, 2022 8:00 PM
Follow along on an in-depth comparison to help you make up your mind on what printer to buy.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 18th, 2022 8:00 AM
Those of us that sit at computers all day can’t help but have a tiny bit of tech thirst for new and interesting input devices. This one really stood out as well done and presented. This open source project by Scottbez1 is a rotary encoder that has a built in display, LED lighting, and haptic […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | March 30th, 2022 8:00 AM
step by step breakdown of the creation of a mold as well as the use.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 25th, 2022 8:00 AM
Follow along as I help a gamer get his blast on.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 28th, 2022 8:00 AM
There’s a big story going around the internet today about some really cool research into 3D printing OLEDs. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities have published some research that is sure to pique the interest of home 3D printing hobbyists. They have modified some consumer hardware to fully 3D print flexible OLED panels at room […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | January 11th, 2022 6:45 AM
Our friend and incredible designer Anouk Wipprecht is back with another interesting take on digital fabrication, wearable electronics, and fashion. This time, she’s teaming up with Swarovski Crystal. This dress, called the Heartbeat Dress will monitor your heartbeat and reflect those vital rhythms in a central pendant. Wipprecht spent some time doing an artist in […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 17th, 2021 12:36 PM
The 3D printing community is morning today the loss of one of our greatest voices, Sanjay Mortimer, Co-Founder and Director of E3D. Under Sanjay’s guidance, E3D rose to be the leading supplier of hotends to the industry with their devices being put to use in printers from Prusa Research, Lulzbot, BCN3D, IMade3D, and more. To many of us though, Sanjay was far more than just […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | December 1st, 2021 8:30 AM
Prusa's latest is a big one!
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 18th, 2021 5:20 AM
Joel, the 3D Printing Nerd recently published his longest and most ambitious project yet. 87 solid days of 3d printing for, and with, Neil Patrick Harris. Harris wanted some extremely ornate picture frames to go along with some custom paintings. 3D printing has turned out to be the perfect solution for this! Follow along as […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | November 3rd, 2021 8:00 AM
dirt cheap SLA printers are opening all kinds of doors to new applications
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 14th, 2021 8:00 AM
SOLIDWORKS has announced that they have a new offering, specifically for makers! You can now get 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers, a whole suite of cloud based tools, for $99 a year. Let’s take a look at some of the awesome stuff that comes in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers. First off, you receive 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, which […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 4th, 2021 6:32 AM
This very interesting approach to adding capabilities to a cheap 3d printer came into our inbox this week. Aad Van Der Geest has been experimenting with a dual extruder setup that could bring full color printing to cheap filament based printers. His system utilizes 2 i3 style 3d printers merged into one. One extruder is […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 14th, 2021 8:00 AM
previously, 2 part primer was just for the pros. Now it comes in a rattle can!
- Posted by Eric Strebel | August 23rd, 2021 8:00 AM
Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, authors of Make: Geometry, explain how to use 3D models to teach geometry, which can help students visualize and grasp the basic shapes. Joan describes herself as a recovering rocket scientist who worked at JPL. Rich was an early RepRap 3D printer enthusiast. Together they have created a practical, hands-on approach to teaching geometry. Make: Books editor, Patrick DiJusto talks to Joan and Rich.
- Posted by Dale Dougherty | August 5th, 2021 6:28 PM
Looking to escape the heat? Stay cool with Maker Campus as makers dive into Arduinos, 3D print the latest fashions, create games for those thundering summer nights, and more! Beginning 3D Printing For Educators – July 31st / MAKE: Geometry – Getting Started! – August 14th $20 Has your school, library, or museum recently purchased […]
- Posted by Daniel Schneiderman | July 27th, 2021 11:54 AM
Lydia Sloan Cline is the author of Fusion 360 for Makers, which is out in a new second edition. She teaches 3D design and fabrication at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, where she began as a drafting professor with a degree in Architecture. In this episode of Make:cast, Patrick DiJusto, Make: Books […]
- Posted by Dale Dougherty | July 8th, 2021 10:52 PM
The CNC Kitchen channel, run by Stefan, is a treasure trove of tests and real data surrounding many 3d printing topics
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 29th, 2021 8:04 AM
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.