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Figure A: WASP clay printers - model 40100 (left) and 2040 (center)

3D Printing Ceramics: Going From the 3D Printer to the Kiln

3D printing ceramics is more accessible than ever, but it still has some quirks. Here's how to get started.

Computed Axial Lithography: 3D Printing in Seconds

Computed Axial Lithography: 3D Printing in Seconds

Layerless, all-at-once resin printing is a reality with the astonishing CAL system

Walk This Way: DIY Mobility Walker

Walk This Way: DIY Mobility Walker

Mobility walkers can be expensive. Build your own personalized, strength-tested version for less.

Filament Painting: Extrude Full Color Images on a 3D Printer

Filament Painting: Extrude Full Color Images on a 3D Printer

HueForge's clever software let's you create amazing color images using an ordinary 3D printer.

The Rise of Color in 3D Printing

The Rise of Color in 3D Printing

True multi-material machines are here — and they’re good!

Can I Use AI To Make Models For 3D Printing?

Can I Use AI To Make Models For 3D Printing?

Kind of. Text-to-3D-model generators are here, but not optimized for printing

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Making Blender Do Things That CAD Can Only Dream Of

Blender's geometry nodes are a true powerhouse for designing items for 3d printing. Joe shows us some real geometry node magic

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You Can Download And 3D Print These Unique Toy Transformers

Check out these cute and wild 3d printed transformer toys you can print at home

3D Printing Calibration Cubes Isn’t Helping You Like You Think It Is

if all you're concerned about is the surface finish, go ahead and use calibration cubes. But, if you want your 3d printing to be perfect, listen to Stefan.

3D Printed Stained Glass On The 5 Extruder Prusa XL

Can we use the 5 head prusa XL to create 3d printed stained glass? You bet! Here's how.

How To Use 3D Scanning and Fusion 360 to Make 3D Printed Accessories For Existing Objects

How To Use 3D Scanning and Fusion 360 to Make 3D Printed Accessories For Existing Objects

I design and modify a lot of parts for 3d printing. Many of those parts have to fit existing things. In my case, they have to fit game controllers because I run a charity called TheControllerProject which supplies parts to help folks who have physical disabilities be able to play video games. I also do […]

This 3D Printed Mechanical Keyboard Is A Minimal Masterpiece

This 3D Printed Mechanical Keyboard Is A Minimal Masterpiece

The construction is relatively easy, and the parts aside from the switches and raspberry pi are all 3d printed!

Turn An Old 3D Printer Into A Robotic 4 Axis Camera Motion System

Turn An Old 3D Printer Into A Robotic 4 Axis Camera Motion System

The last year or two in 3D printing has brought us some major improvements in 3D printing. This also means that there are tons of 3d printers out there that are now feeling aged and beyond their life. Luckily, even the cheapest and slowest 3d printers out there are full of useful parts. This video […]

Bambu Announces New 3D Printer: The A1

Bambu Announces New 3D Printer: The A1

Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of the A1 Mini (September) and the X1E (October), a new machine has been released into the wild. This is the A1. First off, lets hit the main specs: the price landed at $399 without AMS, $559 with AMS This machine appears to be a bed slinger […]

3D Printer Review: Elegoo Jupiter SE

We get hands-on in our review of the Elegoo Jupiter SE 3D printer. It's big and super high resolution, but does it deliver?

This Mechanically Stable Robot Wheel Is Just Plain Fun To Watch

This Mechanically Stable Robot Wheel Is Just Plain Fun To Watch

James Bruton tackles a novel concept for a robot wheel and the results are very fun to watch

Dunk Your 3D Printer Under Water For The Ultimate Overhangs

Dunk Your 3D Printer Under Water For The Ultimate Overhangs

They waterproofed their 3d printer and put the whole thing in a tank of water. What they found was surprising

Does A Heated Chamber Make Your 3D Prints Stronger?

Does A Heated Chamber Make Your 3D Prints Stronger?

Stefan tests this age old question and brings the receipts to back up his answers. In short, yes, if your material likes it.

East Coast RepRap Fest: Healthy and Growing

East Coast RepRap Fest: Healthy and Growing

We had a great time at the East Coast RepRap festival, as did many others. By the time the doors opened on Saturday September 30th, they had already sold as many tickets as they did for the entire event in 2022. The Bel Air, Maryland event, held at the APGFCU Arena, was in its sixth […]

The 3D Printer That Grows

The 3D Printer That Grows

For many of you out there, you recall the idea that a 3D printer could -in theory – 3d print itself. That’s more or less the basis of the whole RepRap project that most home based 3d printers were born out of. This project takes that concept and turns it at a new angle! It […]

Bambu Launches New Budget Multi-Color 3D Printer, The A1 Mini

Bambu Launches New Budget Multi-Color 3D Printer, The A1 Mini

They’ve been teasing it online for a few weeks now, and the time has come to officially introduce the Bambu Lab A1 Mini. Much to the surprise of many in the community, Bambu have chosen to go with a “bed slinger” design, or one in which the bed moves as well as the extruder, reminiscent […]

Quick Hacks And Upgrades Give Old Printers A New Speed

Quick Hacks And Upgrades Give Old Printers A New Speed

A quick firmware update, or a cheap accessory can breathe new life into those aging 3D Printers. Speed will change your world.

How To Properly Scale Your 3D Printed Cosplay Helmet

How To Properly Scale Your 3D Printed Cosplay Helmet

I see this issue all the time with beginner cosplayers. They get a fancy new 3d printer, download a cool helmet and print it, and it doesn’t fit right. In this video, Tina Ross walks you through the process of getting those helmets to fit your head perfectly. She covers how to measure your head, […]

6 Tips To Make Your Designs Perfectly 3D Printable

For many folks the journey with a 3D printer follows a familiar path. You get a machine, you download a bunch of files to print, you get bored with that, you discover how hard designing things really is. Alan Mandic has some tips for you to bring your own custom designs to a more professional […]

How To Use Blender To Design 3D Printed Parts That Fit Real World Objects

How To Use Blender To Design 3D Printed Parts That Fit Real World Objects

These tips and tricks will help you use Blender to get 3d printed parts that just fit, exactly how they should!

Bambu Has A Big Week: Rogue 3D Printers And A New Model Repository

Bambu Has A Big Week: Rogue 3D Printers And A New Model Repository

This has been a big news week for the 3D printer company Bambu Labs. Some of it was pretty bad and some of it could be pretty good. Let’s get that bad news out of the way first. Rogue printing due to cloud services Recently, many Bambu 3D printer users were surprised to hear their […]

3D Printer Review: Bambu X1 Carbon with AMS

Bambu's flagship 3d printer offers a long list of features, but how does it stack up in daily use?

When You Can’t Buy A Nadja Doll From What We Do In The Shadows, But You Really Want One

When You Can’t Buy A Nadja Doll From What We Do In The Shadows, But You Really Want One

For fans of the show What We Do In The Shadows, there is very little to explain here. For the rest of you wondering what the heck is going on, don’t worry, I will take care of you. Sometimes a character from a show really speaks to you. In this case, the doll possessed by […]

How 3D Printed Homes Can Be More Thermally Efficient

How 3D Printed Homes Can Be More Thermally Efficient

The construction industry is continuously seeking new ways to innovate and improve efficiency. One area of focus that has garnered significant attention is additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. This cutting-edge technology allows for precise design and manipulation of materials, opening up possibilities for enhancing the thermal properties of prefabricated wall systems. In this […]

3D Printing Paganini’s Famous Violin

Embarking on a remarkable journey of innovation and cultural heritage preservation, 3DiTALY, Italy’s leading 3D printing organization set in Rome, is revolutionizing the restoration and replication of Guarnieri’s iconic ‘Il Cannone di Paganini’ violin. With cutting-edge 3D scanning and printing techniques, this groundbreaking project ensures the enduring legacy of this legendary instrument, exemplifying the fusion […]

Review: BeagleCam V2 3D Printer Camera

Review: BeagleCam V2 3D Printer Camera

Manufacturer: Minton Price: $89 URL: https://www.mintion.net/products/mintion-beagle-v2-3d-printer-camera 10% off, if you use the amazon link http://bitly.ws/Kgat The BeagleCam v2 is Minton’s latest version of their remote 3D printer device. It offers the ability to control your printer remotely, que up jobs, see what is happening in real-time, and record time lapse videos. Unbox and setup Inside the box are […]

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Where Do You Find Models To 3D Print?

Printables My go-to site when I’m just looking for a file to send to the printer. It’s really community-focused with regular design contests that enable a growing ecosystem of new and creative 3D prints. There’s a reward system that encourages both designers and users to participate by publishing models or uploading “makes” of files they’ve […]

From Start To Finish: Making A Professional Looking Space Mouse

From Start To Finish: Making A Professional Looking Space Mouse

If you’ve never heard of a space mouse, the term probably elicited a giggle. A space mouse is an input device like a mouse, but instead of sliding it over a surface, it works more like a 3d point in space. You would typically use it in a 3D program, like CAD. This allows you […]

Using 3D Printers And Science To Make Awesome Sounding Speakers

Using 3D Printers And Science To Make Awesome Sounding Speakers

3D printing presents a fantastic tool for making speakers. If you’ve looked at how modern speakers are made you’ll find that there is all kinds of complex internal geometry that can lead to better sound. As DIY Perks points out, this makes 3D printing the best tool for the job. Unfortunately, the material of plastic […]

These 3D Printed “Not Lego” Are Addictive

These 3D Printed “Not Lego” Are Addictive

I’ve been seeing these little kits floating around and thought that some of you might find them interesting as well. Especially those of you who love Lego. These are called PrintABlock and they’re a clever little toy you can print at home. Designed by the 3D Printing Professor, they are intended to give an experience […]

Use Your 3D Printer To Make Gorgeous 2D Art With HueForge

Use Your 3D Printer To Make Gorgeous 2D Art With HueForge

3D printing is always surprising us with new and inventive ways of using the somewhat simple machines. In this case, there is a new software called HueForge that creates beautifully rendered 2D art work using very limited colors and materials allowed by 3D printing. To understand what HueForge is and why it is so neat, […]

One 3D Printer Filament, Various Levels Of Squish

One 3D Printer Filament, Various Levels Of Squish

When you’ve been using a 3D Printer for a little while, you start to really get curious about printing things that aren’t just your standard hard plastic. There are many options out there, but one I find particularly fascinating are flexible or soft filaments. TPU is typically what you hear about and the softness is […]

3D printed fractal vise

3D Print A Fractal Vise That Can Hold Odd Shapes

If you were on YouTube in June 2021, there’s a good chance you were recommended the video “Rare Antique Fractal Vise [Restoration]” by Hand Tool Rescue. The video showed a unique vise patented in 1913, and for most of us, it was like nothing we had ever seen (below). It immediately gained traction, receiving over 12 […]

Should You Pay For 3D Print Files?

Should You Pay For 3D Print Files?

Two major websites for finding 3D models for 3D printing have just launched the ability to pay artists for their models. Thangs.com and Printables.com have announced subscription services. Lets take a quick step back and look at what 3d model repositories are, and why this is happening. These sites are huge databases of 3d models […]

This Guy Built A Lamborghini From Scratch, And 3D Printed The Body

This Guy Built A Lamborghini From Scratch, And 3D Printed The Body

There are varying levels to car culture hobbyists. There are those who keep their car stock, those who restore, those who hot rod, and even those who custom build from scratch. Sterling took that last option to a bit of an extreme. Together with his son, they measured and designed the car body based off […]

3D Printer Review: Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k S

Manufacturer: Phrozen Price: $299 preorder price URL: https://phrozen3d.com/pages/sonic-mini-8k-s Features: Out of the box Unboxing was a breeze. There was no assembly required and everything was packed quite nicely. I didn’t see a manual, but there are references to a digital manual that you can look up. Setup for first prints only required setting the print bed height, which […]

3D Printing Gets a Brain: What Is Klipper?

I wrote Klipper to do something different from what other 3D printer firmware does. Much of the existing software is designed to work within the limits of the tiny computer on the printer’s mainboard — typically referred to as a microcontroller. The software works, but it tends to put as much emphasis on getting things to […]

Speed Demons: The New Generation Of 3D Printing

Speed Demons: The New Generation Of 3D Printing

3D printing is great but it’s always been slooooow, with average print speeds for extruder movement around 60mm/sec. But in the past year or two, that number has gone up quite a lot, with some printers printing reliably at a blazing 250 or even 300mm/sec. That means a 4-hour print could take just 48 minutes! There’s a […]

3D Printing Obsolete Connectors

Here’s a problem that we know some of you will feel a connection to. You have some device, probably old and no longer supported, and you need to replace a cable. Unfortunately, they use a non-standard connector and you can’t find new ones on the market. Teaching Tech comes to the rescue today, showing how […]

Rocky Mountain Rep Rap Festival 2023

Rocky Mountain RepRap Fest: All The Cool 3D Printing Stuff

Have you ever been to a Rep Rap festival? If you are like me, you may have heard the term but didn’t really know what it was. It has something to do with 3D printing right? It is that and so much more!!

3D Printing Linear Actuators

In the world of robotics and many other maker activities, a linear actuator is an important piece of the plan. These devices take the rotation of a simple motor and convert that to a linear motion, often with gearing to improve the force. Micheal Rectin wanted to tackle the idea of building one of these […]

Electroplating 3D Prints with Graphite Paint

Electroplating 3D Prints with Graphite Paint

Since the dawn of 3D printing, folks have wanted to produce nicer finishes than simply the raw plastic with layer lines. Many methods have surfaced and re-surfaced over the years but electroplating seems to be the one that has the biggest transformative results. In this tutorial, Hend3drik takes you through the process of electroplating resin […]

This Super Fast 3D Printer Has A 3D Printed Frame

This Super Fast 3D Printer Has A 3D Printed Frame

Fast 3d printers are all the rage right now. You have the Bambu, all kinds of Vorons, and Creality just announced the K1 one as well. All boast super fast printing speeds. This project is reaching back into one of the strengths of the reprap project, and aims to 3d print many of it’s own […]

CoCoa Press Announces Availability of Their Chocolate 3D Printer

CoCoa Press Announces Availability of Their Chocolate 3D Printer

CoCoa Press, based out of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, has announced the availability of their much anticipated 3D printer capable of making things out of chocolate. Reservations begin today with delivery expected to happen this fall. We’ve been watching the CoCoa Press evolve over time and we’ve been really impressed. After this delightful interview at Midwest RepRap […]

Does 3D Printing Super Fast Make Weaker Prints?

Does 3D Printing Super Fast Make Weaker Prints?

Stefan from CNC Kitchen is tackling a topic that is very important right now. With 3d printers boasting faster and faster print speed, is part strength effected? In short, Stefan found that if you use the default fast speeds and the default nozzle on the Bambu, your prints are weaker. Of course he doesn’t stop […]

Polystruder Brings Filament Production To Your Desktop

Polystruder Brings Filament Production To Your Desktop

One thing that almost any 3D printing enthusiast will agree on is that filament waste is a frustrating concern. Depending on the machine you’re using, your failure rate, or how it handles purging, the amount of wasted filament can sometimes be shocking. This adds up not only to wasted money, but also more stuff in […]

Prusa Announces New Flagship 3D Printer: The MK 4

Prusa Announces New Flagship 3D Printer: The MK 4

The 3D printing community is rippling with discussion today as Prusa Printers announced their new flagship 3D printer, the MK4. To hit the major points quickly, this newest machine boasts: There’s actually a lot more to it, which you can read about on their blog post. The retail price of the MK 4 is set […]

Change This Slicer Setting For Much Faster 3D Prints

Change This Slicer Setting For Much Faster 3D Prints

Hello 3D printing friends! Today I want to share a handy trick to get faster prints from your 3D printer, just by changing a setting in your slicer. It all started when I wanted to reduce the print time for this Neutron Tube model (Figure A ) from Clockspring. The Neutron Tube is a cylindrical container, […]

The Story of Voron Design with Maks Zolin

The Story of Voron Design

Maks Zolin wanted to build a better, faster printer that was also quieter. He set out building the Voron printer in his garage but he ended up deciding that he didn’t want to run a 3D printer company. So, he open sourced his work and invited others to collaborate with him. That’s how Voron Design […]

Brigitte Kock’s 3D Printed Textiles Have Us Re-Thinking Design

Brigitte Kock’s 3D Printed Textiles Have Us Re-Thinking Design

I stumbled onto a really fascinating series of TikToks on designing a 3D printed corset with fully 3D printed connectors and everything. You can see in the TikTok embedded above, how there are neat little ball and hole style connectors that hole the whole thing together, and that is where things get really interesting. Brigitte […]

Make Pixel Art With A Kit You Can 3D Print Right Now

Make Pixel Art With A Kit You Can 3D Print Right Now

I absolutely love when people design things for 3d printing that are somewhat open-ended. By that I mean that the final product or result is somewhat up to the person doing it. Kits are a perfect example and this art project is another delightul example. JoshkenYT has put together this set that allows you to […]

Twisty Gooey 3D Printing Could Change How We Think About Layers

Twisty Gooey 3D Printing Could Change How We Think About Layers

Research using 3d printing technology never ends. There are always interesting things popping up that feel like they have to be useful, we just don’t know exactly how yet. In this case, folks at the Paulson School of engineering and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have constructed a machine that extrudes 3 materials at […]

Can The Color Of Your 3D Printing Filament Affect Strength?

Can The Color Of Your 3D Printing Filament Affect Strength?

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 […]

Look At this New 3D Printed Fabric Method From 3DPrintBunny

Look At this New 3D Printed Fabric Method From 3DPrintBunny

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 […]

3D ice printing

3D Printing In Ice For Science

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 […]

Enjoy The Mechanical 3D Printed Marvels Of JBV Creative

Enjoy The Mechanical 3D Printed Marvels Of JBV Creative

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 […]

MICROSOFT ACCESSIBILITY 3D PRINTING

3D Printing For Accessibility At Microsoft

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 […]

Mostly Printed Cheap CoreXY 3D Printer

Mostly Printed Cheap CoreXY 3D Printer

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 […]

Review: Meyer Makes Engineering Resin for 3D Printing

Review: Meyer Makes Engineering Resin for 3D Printing

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 […]

How Printables Is Pushing 3D Printing Forward With Flash Contests

How Printables Is Pushing 3D Printing Forward With Flash Contests

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 […]

Monoprice Voxel Pro

3D Printer Review: Monoprice Voxel Pro

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 […]

Safe 3D Printing: Stop Fires With “The Cloud”

Safe 3D Printing: Stop Fires With “The Cloud”

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 […]

Build a GIF-Powered Magic 8-Ball

Build a GIF-Powered Magic 8-Ball

Ask and behold your future told — in memes — with this twist on a classic toy

Electroplating 3D Prints For Perfect Faux Chrome

Electroplating 3D Prints For Perfect Faux Chrome

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 […]

East Coast RepRap Festival 2022: Back in Person!

East Coast RepRap Festival 2022: Back in Person!

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 […]

Flashforge Just Launched a New 3D Printer: The  Artemis

Flashforge Just Launched a New 3D Printer: The Artemis

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 […]

Get Ready For Robots At Maker Faire Orange County 2022

Get Ready For Robots At Maker Faire Orange County 2022

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.

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A Better Way to Learn Calculus

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 […]

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3D Printer Review: Mingda Magician Pro

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 […]

3D Printing a 1 Meter Tall Bust To Honor Sanjay Mortimer

You can join and help honor Sanjay by 3D printing part of this huge sculpture

Review: Beagleprint Camera and Control System For 3D Printers

Review: Beagleprint Camera and Control System For 3D Printers

A plug-and-play system to add WiFi and timelapse features to your 3d printer

3D Printing For Gamers With Disabilities – Giving A Talk in VR

come see me talk on a virtual stage!

This 3D Printed Vecna Is A Stranger Things Music Video

This 3D Printed Vecna Is A Stranger Things Music Video

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 […]

Interesting New – And Old – Approach To Multi Color 3D Printing Hits Kickstarter

Interesting New – And Old – Approach To Multi Color 3D Printing Hits Kickstarter

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 […]

Hacking Together A DIY Resin FDM 3D Printer, Almost

Hacking Together A DIY Resin FDM 3D Printer, Almost

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 […]

This Clever 3D Printing Method Looks Like String Art, But Cooler

This Clever 3D Printing Method Looks Like String Art, But Cooler

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 […]

When Patents Attack 3D Printing: The HangPrinter Is In Peril

When Patents Attack 3D Printing: The HangPrinter Is In Peril

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 […]

Parametric Containers for 3D Printing in Blender

Parametric Containers for 3D Printing in Blender

Using geometry nodes, this tool creates custom enclosures in a snap!

James Webb Telescope In Our Hearts and On Our Walls

James Webb Telescope In Our Hearts and On Our Walls

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 […]

This Upside Down 3D Printer Has A Few More Tricks Up Its Sleeve

This Upside Down 3D Printer Has A Few More Tricks Up Its Sleeve

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 […]

This 3D Printer Has The Speed of a Delta and the Automation Of a Belt

This 3D Printer Has The Speed of a Delta and the Automation Of a Belt

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 […]

MakerBot and Ultimaker to Merge

MakerBot and Ultimaker to Merge

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 […]

This Clever Design Trick Could Cut Your 3D Printing Time In Half

This Clever Design Trick Could Cut Your 3D Printing Time In Half

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 […]

How To Embed Animations Inside Your 3D Printing Timelapses

How To Embed Animations Inside Your 3D Printing Timelapses

How to Easily embed animations into your 3D printing timelapses

14 Star Wars 3D Prints To Make Your May The 4th Shine

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 […]

Honda Lashes Out At 3D Printers, Requests Files Be Removed

Honda Lashes Out At 3D Printers, Requests Files Be Removed

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 […]

In-Depth 3D Printer Comparison: Ender-3 S1 Pro vs Prusa MK3S

In-Depth 3D Printer Comparison: Ender-3 S1 Pro vs Prusa MK3S

Follow along on an in-depth comparison to help you make up your mind on what printer to buy.

Check Out This Open Source Knob With Haptics and Display

Check Out This Open Source Knob With Haptics and Display

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 […]

How To 3D Print a Mold To Cast Your Own R/C Tires At Home

How To 3D Print a Mold To Cast Your Own R/C Tires At Home

step by step breakdown of the creation of a mold as well as the use.

Quick Review: Mingda Magician X 3D Printer

Quick Review: Mingda Magician X 3D Printer

Take a look at the Mingda Magician, a budget 3d printer with auto bed leveling

These 3D Printed Extensions Make Xbox Controllers More Accessible

These 3D Printed Extensions Make Xbox Controllers More Accessible

Follow along as I help a gamer get his blast on.

Low Poly-fy Your 3D Models Online For Free

Low Poly-fy Your 3D Models Online For Free

Making stylized low-poly models has never been so easy

Fabbing Flexible OLEDs With Consumer 3D Printers

Fabbing Flexible OLEDs With Consumer 3D Printers

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 […]

Walking 3D Printed AT-AT From Star Wars

Walking 3D Printed AT-AT From Star Wars

This automata is simply mesmerizing

Anouk Wipprecht Teams With Swarovski To Make A ‘Heartbeat Dress’

Anouk Wipprecht Teams With Swarovski To Make A ‘Heartbeat Dress’

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 […]

3D Printing Community Mourns The Loss of Sanjay Mortimer Of E3D

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 […]

Prusa3D Announces the Largest 3D Printer in Their Lineup, the Prusa XL

Prusa3D Announces the Largest 3D Printer in Their Lineup, the Prusa XL

Prusa's latest is a big one!

When Should Makers Use Manufacturing On Demand?

When Should Makers Use Manufacturing On Demand?

at what point do you stop printing at home and use a service? Is it capability or scale?

3D Printing With Neil Patrick Harris

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 […]

Using Gesso To Prime Your Parts Cheaply

Using Gesso To Prime Your Parts Cheaply

Not everyone has a spray booth to spray lacquer based paint or 2K urethane primer. So, what are alternatives if you can't spray paint?

Clever Hack Uses Cheap Resin Printers To Make Flexible Hydraulic Actuators

Clever Hack Uses Cheap Resin Printers To Make Flexible Hydraulic Actuators

dirt cheap SLA printers are opening all kinds of doors to new applications

Check Out The New <strong>3D</strong>EXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

Check Out The New 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

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 […]

Hacking 3D Printers To Add Full Color Capabilities

Hacking 3D Printers To Add Full Color Capabilities

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 […]

How 2 Part Primer In A Rattle Can Makes Props Look Great

How 2 Part Primer In A Rattle Can Makes Props Look Great

previously, 2 part primer was just for the pros. Now it comes in a rattle can!

Use Toolpaths to 3D Print Custom Patterns

Use Toolpaths to 3D Print Custom Patterns

3D print mesmerizing designs into your creations by customizing and controlling the toolpath of your first layer.

Make: Geometry

A Better Way To Teach Geometry Using 3D Models

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.

Print-a-Synth

Print-a-Synth

Get started with DIY synths with this 3D-printable, no-PCB keyboard

Maker Classes in August: All Things 3D Printing, Robotics, and Games!

Maker Classes in August: All Things 3D Printing, Robotics, and Games!

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 […]

3D Modeling for Makers

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 […]

If You’re Into 3D Printing, You Need To Be Watching CNC Kitchen

If You’re Into 3D Printing, You Need To Be Watching CNC Kitchen

The CNC Kitchen channel, run by Stefan, is a treasure trove of tests and real data surrounding many 3d printing topics

Prusa Announces Latest Resin Printer, Boasts Big Speed Boost

Prusa Announces Latest Resin Printer, Boasts Big Speed Boost

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 […]

First Look: The Flashforge Foto 8.9s 4k Resin Printer

First Look: The Flashforge Foto 8.9s 4k Resin Printer

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 […]

How To Go From Idea To 3D Print To Bronze Statue

How To Go From Idea To 3D Print To Bronze Statue

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” […]

Replacing The Polarized Film On Your Resin  3D Printer

Replacing The Polarized Film On Your Resin 3D Printer

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 […]

You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

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 […]

Everything In Its Own Jar

Everything In Its Own Jar

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.

Zmorph’s Industrial 3D Printer Is Ready To Tackle The Toughest Jobs

Zmorph’s Industrial 3D Printer Is Ready To Tackle The Toughest Jobs

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 […]

3D Printing Ceramics With The Cerambot Eazao

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 […]

Zmorph’s i500 Is Coming To Industrial Shops Soon

Zmorph’s i500 Is Coming To Industrial Shops Soon

Zmorph is set to announce some industrial power soon.

This Video Is Not Sped Up: Ridiculously Fast 3D Printing

This Video Is Not Sped Up: Ridiculously Fast 3D Printing

It's hard to believe that this footage isn't sped up. How can a printer move that fast?

Mosaic Announces A Ton Of New Items Including Automation, Industrial Printers, and Multicolor 3D Printing Upgrades

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

Outside the Box: Nick Seward’s Experimental 3D Printers Work Unlike Anything Else

Outside the Box: Nick Seward’s Experimental 3D Printers Work Unlike Anything Else

Nick Seward experimental 3D printers work unlike anything else.

Fabricating the Future of Work

Fabricating the Future of Work

Digital fabrication is preparing makers for engaging, well-paying careers today and into tomorrow.

This Tiny Belt Printer Cleverly Uses Common Sanding Belts

This Tiny Belt Printer Cleverly Uses Common Sanding Belts

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 […]

First Look: The Creality Belt Printer, A Tiny Automated Factory On Your Desktop

First Look: The Creality Belt Printer, A Tiny Automated Factory On Your Desktop

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 […]

4 Ways To Get Those Perfect 3D Printing Supports

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 […]

22 CAD Tips For Perfect 3DPrints

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 […]

Preserving Sculptures With 3D Scanning And 3D Printing

Preserving Sculptures With 3D Scanning And 3D Printing

    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 […]

10 Tips for Converting a 3D Printer to Pellet Extrusion

Make the switch from extruded filament to closed-loop recycled plastic pellets with these helpful tips

Fine Tune Your Resin 3D Print Supports

Fine Tune Your Resin 3D Print Supports

Create support structures for your SLA, DLP, or LCD resin prints — the right way

Join East Coast ReprapFest Virtually This Weekend

Join East Coast ReprapFest Virtually This Weekend

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 […]

Titancraft Lets You Create Custom Creatures For 3D Printing

Titancraft Lets You Create Custom Creatures For 3D Printing

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 […]

Makers Wanted: Help Keep 3D Printers Unlocked

Makers Wanted: Help Keep 3D Printers Unlocked

Every three years, the US Copyright Office gets to make it legal to break Digital Rights Management (DRM, also known as digital locks) in certain situations.

Quick Look: The Creality CR6 – SE 3D Printer

Quick Look: The Creality CR6 – SE 3D Printer

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 […]

This Intricately Geared 7-segment Display Gives a Gorgeous View Of Your Subscriber Count

This Intricately Geared 7-segment Display Gives a Gorgeous View Of Your Subscriber Count

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 […]

3D Printed Valves Are Saving Lives In Italy

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 […]

3D Printed Modular Violin

3D-print a bright-sounding, go-anywhere acoustic violin — and experiment with instrument design.

This Clever Trick Embeds Holographic Patterns In Your 3D Prints

This Clever Trick Embeds Holographic Patterns In Your 3D Prints

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, […]

3D Printing With Peanut Butter: Assembling And Testing The Cerambot

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 […]

Get Early Bird Tickets To Construct 3D

Get Early Bird Tickets To Construct 3D

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 […]

Quick Look: Prusa Sl1 Resin 3D Printer

Quick Look: Prusa Sl1 Resin 3D Printer

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 […]

8 Last Minute 3D Prints To Spookify Your Halloween

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 […]

Check Out The Most Adorable Tiny Boiling Halloween Cauldron

Check Out The Most Adorable Tiny Boiling Halloween Cauldron

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 […]

Prusa Sets Guiness Record For Most Simultaneously Operating 3D Printers

Prusa Sets Guiness Record For Most Simultaneously Operating 3D Printers

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 […]

Our First Prints On The Form3 SLA 3D Printer

Our First Prints On The Form3 SLA 3D Printer

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.  

Quick Look: 0 Resin Printer

Quick Look: $250 Resin Printer

A quick look at an incredibly cheap resin printer

3D Printer Nozzle Wear: An In-Depth Look

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 […]

Nick Seward’s Rolling 3D Printer Can Go Infinitely Long In One Direction

Nick Seward’s Rolling 3D Printer Can Go Infinitely Long In One Direction

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 […]

Take A Tour of The Midwest RepRap Fest

Take A Tour of The Midwest RepRap Fest

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 […]

Formlabs Introduces Two New 3D Printers: The Form3 and Form3L

Formlabs Introduces Two New 3D Printers: The Form3 and Form3L

The next generation of high quality printers is here, and they're impressive

5 3D Prints To Save you Money

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 […]

Learn How To Design And Print Assistive Devices With This Free Course

Learn How To Design And Print Assistive Devices With This Free Course

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. […]

Creating This Deceptively Simple Looking Logo Teaches Tons Of Tips

Creating This Deceptively Simple Looking Logo Teaches Tons Of Tips

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 […]

Help Make The Worlds Largest 3D Printed Duck

Help Make The Worlds Largest 3D Printed Duck

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) […]

E3D Launches New 3D Printing Slicer

E3D Launches New 3D Printing Slicer

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 […]

Experimenting with Smart Infill for Stronger 3D Prints

Experimenting with Smart Infill for Stronger 3D Prints

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 […]

Watch Objects Appear In An Instant With This Experimental 3D Printing Method

Watch Objects Appear In An Instant With This Experimental 3D Printing Method

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 […]

Start And Stop GCode: Commands To Make Your Printer Do Your Bidding

Start And Stop GCode: Commands To Make Your Printer Do Your Bidding

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 […]

5 Axis 3D Printing Brings New Possibilities

more axis, many more possibilities

Fighting Package Theft With Glitter and Fart Spray

Fighting Package Theft With Glitter and Fart Spray

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.

Can You 3D Print a DC Motor?

Can You 3D Print a DC Motor?

The answer to this question? Kinda. It definitely shows real promise, even for the home 3D printer.

Holiday 3D-Printables on Thingiverse

Holiday 3D-Printables on Thingiverse

3D Print these and many other Christmas ornaments and other decorations from Thingiverse.

3D Printing Lenses And Other Transparent Objects With Your Filament Based Printer

a standard filament based printer actually can produce lenses and other fully transparent prints

MakerBot Launches New Printer To Bridge The Gap Between Desktop and Industrial

MakerBot Launches New Printer To Bridge The Gap Between Desktop and Industrial

MakerBot targets new segment with Method Printer

How to Upgrade Your 3D Printer With a Laser Engraver

How to Upgrade Your 3D Printer With a Laser Engraver

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 […]

7 Must-Have Mods For 3D Printing, CNC Routing, and Lasering

  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 […]

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Designing 3D Printed Stamps For Metal Pressing

Designing 3D Printed Stamps For Metal Pressing

Shaping metal with 3D printed forms

3D Printed Etching Press

Pull traditional intaglio prints on a mini press you made yourself!

Enjoy the Frenetic Dancing of this Stop-Motion Spider

Enjoy the Frenetic Dancing of this Stop-Motion Spider

This cute spider carried many lessons for it's creator

Making Plastic PCBs with a Laser Cutter and Chemicals

Making Plastic PCBs with a Laser Cutter and Chemicals

The ever-clever Ben Krasnow experiments with printing plastic "electroless" PCBs on a 3D printer and laser cutter.

How to Print Miniature Figures on a 3D Printer

How to Print Miniature Figures on a 3D Printer

A video tutorial on what you need to know to get the best results when printing fantasy gaming miniatures.

3D Print Your Own Banksy Art-Shredder Frame

One maker has taken it upon himself to create a replica of Banksy's art-shredding frame, following the roll-up-and-hide-it concept, and has shared his design files for others to build from as well.

3D Printed Egg Speakers

3D-print these awesome enclosures for audiophile sound

LuBan Helps You Make Big Stuff With Your 3D Printer Or Laser

LuBan Helps You Make Big Stuff With Your 3D Printer Or Laser

split your files easily for 3d printing or laser cutting

Braille Skateboarding Tests Autodesk’s 00 3D Printed Titanium Skate Trucks

Braille Skateboarding Tests Autodesk’s $1300 3D Printed Titanium Skate Trucks

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 — […]

World Maker Faire New York, Where Digital Fabrication Can’t Be Missed

World Maker Faire New York, Where Digital Fabrication Can’t Be Missed

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.

Material Monday: NylonX Carbon Fiber Filament

Material Monday: NylonX Carbon Fiber Filament

Toughen up your prints with an engineering grade plastic, NylonX

This Clever 3D Print Turns Thumbstick to A Steering Wheel

This Clever 3D Print Turns Thumbstick to A Steering Wheel

a clip-on steering wheel changes the game

Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

Pioneering Desktop 3D Printer Maker Printrbot Closes Shop

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, […]

East Coasters: Join Us Sunday For Make’s 2018 Digital Fabrication Shootout Open House

East Coasters: Join Us Sunday For Make’s 2018 Digital Fabrication Shootout Open House

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 […]

3D Printing a Millennium Falcon Gaming Prop

Jim Kelly of Game Terrain Engineering prints a huge Millennium Falcon for the Star Wars: Legion miniatures game.

Use 3D Printing For Perfect Leather Molds

Use 3D Printing For Perfect Leather Molds

Use 3d printers to create the tools for the results you want

From The Archive: Download and Print The MEGA MAKEY ROBOT

From The Archive: Download and Print The MEGA MAKEY ROBOT

re-releasing the files, this time on thingiverse.

Material Monday: Filablend Filament

Material Monday: Filablend Filament

Filablend gives your prints a twist of color in a very unique fashion.

Removable, Magnetic 3D Print Beds

Removable, Magnetic 3D Print Beds

Have you tried a removable magnetic print bed for your 3D printer?

Casting Aluminum Parts from 3D Prints

Casting Aluminum Parts from 3D Prints

Using 3D printing and a sand mold for casting homemade metal parts.

3D Print Your Own Brain!

Ben Krasnow shows you how you can 3D print a model of your own brain and gives us a tour of his new DSL printer.

Material Monday: ASA Filament

Material Monday: ASA Filament

ASA 3D printer filament helps your prints stand up to the Sun's abuses.

Clever 3D Print Turns Analog Clock Into A Star Tracker

Clever 3D Print Turns Analog Clock Into A Star Tracker

24 hour analog clocks are perfect for matching earth's rotation

Becky Stern Makes a Tumor-Rejecting Hat for Simone Giertz

Becky Stern Makes a Tumor-Rejecting Hat for Simone Giertz

A hat designed to reject a brain tumor (and console a beloved maker).

Live Updates From Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

Live Updates From Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

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.

Creating the New Collar Workforce

Creating the New Collar Workforce

Talk to any manufacturer today and one of their top concerns is finding a skilled workforce needed to compete in a global marketplace.

Making LED-Powered, 3D Printed Flowers

Making LED-Powered, 3D Printed Flowers

Becky Stern shows you how to make some fun little light-up flowers on a 3D printer.

Bruce Beasley stands in f

Maker Profile: Bruce Beasley

Working in many materials including stone and metal, he has pioneered the process of digital fabrication to create large-scale works of art.

Celebrate Star Wars Day with These 12 Projects

Celebrate Star Wars Day with These 12 Projects

This roundup of projects from a galaxy far, far away will let you show your pride regardless of what kind of making you do.

2018’s Rosie the Riveter Is a 6 Foot Tall Crowdsourced Sculpture

You can help bring her to life!

Ultimaker Releases New Printer and Announces Partnerships at Rapid

Ultimaker Releases New Printer and Announces Partnerships at Rapid

Ultimaker unveils new S5 3D printer targeting professionals and announces partnerships with industry leading materials manufacturers.

This Stunning Roman Inspired Helmet is Entirely 3D Printed

This Stunning Roman Inspired Helmet is Entirely 3D Printed

Printing in steel allows for a beautiful finish

MakerBot Launches New Educator Certification Program

MakerBot Launches New Educator Certification Program

MakerBot announces new certification program for educators helping to give them the tools to create curriculum to bring 3D printing int o the classroom.

Maker Pro News: When A Startup Demands Everything

Maker Pro News: When A Startup Demands Everything

Read this harrowing tale of maker pros who put everything, down to their bank accounts and homes, into a startup they believed in.

Turning Your Kid’s Drawings into 3D Printed Toys

Turning Your Kid’s Drawings into 3D Printed Toys

How to bring your kid's art to life with 3D design and printing.

Maker Pro News: Startups Are The Future of 3D Printing

Maker Pro News: Startups Are The Future of 3D Printing

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.

Maker Pro News: A Great Startup Doesn’t Need a Breakthrough Technology

Maker Pro News: A Great Startup Doesn’t Need a Breakthrough Technology

Entrepreneurs often promote their products as breakthroughs, however it’s often more prudent to watch the market for a new proof of concept first.

PlastiSketch Offers a New Approach to 3D Modeling

PlastiSketch Offers a New Approach to 3D Modeling

This approach to 3D modeling may appeal to you. The layered approach takes a little thinking, but you'll create some pretty interesting shapes.

Learn to Model in Cinema 4D for 3D Printing

Learn to Model in Cinema 4D for 3D Printing

Ever use Cinema 4D to model your 3D prints? There's no better time to learn than the present!

3D Printing T’Challa’s Spear from Black Panther

After watching Black Panther, 3D print T'Challa's spear from the movie. It'll make for an excellent prop for a Halloween costume or cosplay.

3D Print Aesthetic Leg Prosthetic

This man designed and 3D printed a custom fairing for his coworker's daughter's prosthetic leg. Best of all, the designs are open source!

How to 3D Print on Fabric

How to 3D Print on Fabric

Learn to use 3D printing to create dragon scales and other types of detailed props that can be printed right onto the fabric of your next cosplay.

Revisiting Foxhole Radios with a 3D Printer

Revisiting Foxhole Radios with a 3D Printer

Sage Hansen was inspired by early foxhole radios, but wanted to update it so that he could 3D print the frame.

3D Printed C02-Powered Rockets

Building a C02-powered PVC launcher for firing off 3D printed rockets.

Transform a CNC Machine Into a Pick and Place Robot that Solves Puzzles

Transform a CNC Machine Into a Pick and Place Robot that Solves Puzzles

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 | January 26th, 2018 6:00 AM
LulzBot Pulls Back The Curtain At CES And Launches A New Extruder

LulzBot Pulls Back The Curtain At CES And Launches A New Extruder

Lulzbot is building 3D printers at CES and you could win one.

6 DIY Ways to Create Your Own Porg Infestation

Porgs have already infested the Star Wars universe. You might as well build a few yourself and let them invade the rest of your life.

3D Printing a Repair Gear for a Salad Spinner

Experimenting with designing and printing repair parts using a 3D printer.

Maker Pro News: A High School Maker Pro, Tanzanian Innovation, and More

Maker Pro News: A High School Maker Pro, Tanzanian Innovation, and More

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 in Making: 3D Print with Alexa, Touch-A-Sketch, and More

This Week in Making: 3D Print with Alexa, Touch-A-Sketch, and More

This week, check out Alexa using a 3D printer, an Etch a Sketch getting a makeover, and a random number generator using lava lamps.

Edible Innovations: Print Your Own Breakfast with PancakeBot

Edible Innovations: Print Your Own Breakfast with PancakeBot

Miguel Valenzuela's PancakeBot is a Lego-based creation that prints pancakes in whatever design you program.

This 3D Printed Adapter Makes Nintendo’s Switch Controllers More Accessible

This 3D Printed Adapter Makes Nintendo’s Switch Controllers More Accessible

Players with a motion disability can struggle to use Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons. This 3D printed adaptor makes the controller more accessible.

Get Some Practical Use Out of Your 3D Printer

Get Some Practical Use Out of Your 3D Printer

You can easily prototype and fabricate simple parts, tools, and jigs, either from your own designs or from online repositories

Start a Business With Your 3D Printer

Start a Business With Your 3D Printer

Reapply your 3D printer skills to start your own business selling prints or training others to use their machines.

Maker Pro News: Industrial 3DP, Kickstarter’s Hardware Studio at CES, and More

Maker Pro News: Industrial 3DP, Kickstarter’s Hardware Studio at CES, and More

Read up on how maker pros create massive projects with industrial 3D printers, or how Kickstarter is repping Hardware Studio at CES.

State of the Printer: A Look at Industrial Additive Fabrication

State of the Printer: A Look at Industrial Additive Fabrication

These top-of-the-line machines can print huge parts from a range of materials. In some cases, they even print parts for aircrafts.

Add Patterned Skins to 3D Prints with Hydro Dipping

Add Patterned Skins to 3D Prints with Hydro Dipping

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.

This “Bee-Dimensional” Printer Creates Some Sweet Looking Prints

This “Bee-Dimensional” Printer Creates Some Sweet Looking Prints

These honeycomb sculptures are the result of the B-Code biological 3D printer, a printer that relies on bees to create pieces of art.

Santa and His Merry Band of Elves Come Alive in this Display

Santa and His Merry Band of Elves Come Alive in this Display

Santa and his merry band of elves come alive in this automated display. Head on over to Maker Share to see it in action.

Build Your Own Zoo with a Colorful Assortment of 3D Printed Animals

Build Your Own Zoo with a Colorful Assortment of 3D Printed Animals

Da-eun "Eunny" Jun, a maker from South Korea, uses 3D modeling and printing to create colorful flat animals and other models.

Capture Moving Timelapse Video with this Motion Control Camera Slider

Capture Moving Timelapse Video with this Motion Control Camera Slider

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.

Maker Spotlight: Aidan Leitch

Maker Spotlight: Aidan Leitch

Aidan Leitch has always enjoyed building things. He started with Legos, before making 3D video games, and finally settling on 3D printing.

Building a Batman Electric Skateboard

Building a Batman Electric Skateboard

Mad inventor, James Bruton, designs and prints a Batman Bat Tumbler skateboard.

MakerBot Releases Educator’s Guidebook for 3D Printing

MakerBot Releases Educator’s Guidebook for 3D Printing

In an effort to see more teachers use their 3D printers in a classroom setting, MakerBot released a guidebook that contains 9 lesson plans.

Convert Your Empty Filament Spools to Part Bins With This Clever Mod

Convert Your Empty Filament Spools to Part Bins With This Clever Mod

a clever use for old spools turns them to workshop storage

High Schooler 3D Prints Her Own Spirometer to Measure Asthmatic Breathing

High Schooler 3D Prints Her Own Spirometer to Measure Asthmatic Breathing

Hannah Edge developed a compact spirometer that merges both old and new technologies, like 3D printing, to create a more portable device.

Get Medieval With a 3D Printed Crossbow

Get Medieval With a 3D Printed Crossbow

3D print this crossbow to take your target practice to the next level.

Don’t Write Off TinkerCad as Too Simple

Don’t Write Off TinkerCad as Too Simple

Geoff Shorts assumed TinkerCad would be a pointless step-down from Fusion, but was pleasantly surprised by the results he got.

Raspberry Pi Haunted Jack in the Box

Raspberry Pi Haunted Jack in the Box

Take the suspense of a leaping clown and add face-detection that creepily turns a crank when it sees you approaching.

Maker Pro News: Maker Pros do B2B, Indiegogo Launches a Marketplace, and More

Maker Pro News: Maker Pros do B2B, Indiegogo Launches a Marketplace, and More

This past week, Inventables spotlighted its maker pro users, Indiegogo launched a marketplace, and new 3D printing frontiers were reached.

Double-Barrel 3D Printed Candy Corn Wrist Shooter

Double-Barrel 3D Printed Candy Corn Wrist Shooter

Download and print the custom design, then put your candy corn to good use. Just don't aim at anyone's heads, please. 

Phone-Screen-Driven Ono 3D Printer In Action at Maker Faire New York

Phone-Screen-Driven Ono 3D Printer In Action at Maker Faire New York

There have been questions from the maker community about the viability of the Ono printer, so we set out to see it in action.

Maker Spotlight: Matthew Borgatti

Maker Spotlight: Matthew Borgatti

Matthew Borgatti describes himself as a Dielectrical Materialist. He enjoys working with his hands and making quick iterations on his ideas.

Make These Totally Gothtacular Bat Wings for Your Boots!

Make These Totally Gothtacular Bat Wings for Your Boots!

Add a great gothy flourish to your cosplay with these 3D printed bat wings.

Cast Your Own Stamps to Put Harriet Tubman on the  Bill

Cast Your Own Stamps to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

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.

Design and 3D Print Your Own Gaming Miniature Bases

Design and 3D Print Your Own Gaming Miniature Bases

Design and print your own custom gaming bases while learning Tinkercad.

Edible Innovations: Engineering a 3D Printer to Extrude Chocolate

Edible Innovations: Engineering a 3D Printer to Extrude Chocolate

Evan Weinstein went to World Maker Faire New York to introduce Cocoa Press, a 3D printer for chocolate that he developed all by himself.

Maker Pro News: Foodtech Founders, 3D Printing on the Factory Floor, and More

Maker Pro News: Foodtech Founders, 3D Printing on the Factory Floor, and More

Maker pros in both the food and 3D printing fields worked hard last week in prep for World Maker Faire New York.

5 Super-Useful 3D Printable Tools

Actually useful, everyday tools that you can print from any 3D printer.

Josef Prusa Announces New Prusa i3 MK3 at Maker Faire New York

Josef Prusa Announces New Prusa i3 MK3 at 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.

3D Print and Explore the World’s Oldest Known Lock

Get hands-on with history by 3D printing a copy of an Assyrian pin lock.

This Week in Making: iPhone 7 Headphone Hacks, 3D Printed Homes, and Lego Engineering

This Week in Making: iPhone 7 Headphone Hacks, 3D Printed Homes, and Lego Engineering

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.

3D Print a GoPro Mount for a Spark Drone

Add a GoPro camera to a hobby drone for inexpensive aerial video production with this printable mount.

Edible Innovations: 3DigitalCooks Experiments and Educates About 3D Printed Food

Edible Innovations: 3DigitalCooks Experiments and Educates About 3D Printed Food

3DigitalCooks is a studio focused on 3D printing food, and exploring the concept through education, research, and consultation.

Full Color 3D Printing Comes to the Desktop with the DaVinci Color

Full Color 3D Printing Comes to the Desktop with the DaVinci Color

Full color is now available to FDM printing. No filament swaps, No multiple spools.

  • Posted by | September 1st, 2017 5:08 AM
Atom’s New 3D Printer Offers FDM and SLA Capabilities

Atom’s New 3D Printer Offers FDM and SLA Capabilities

With a shipping date of next year, the Atom 3 3D Printer promises to incorporate both FDM and SLA technologies into one sleek machine.

These Tiny Drawbots Put Unique Doodles on Coasters

These Tiny Drawbots Put Unique Doodles on Coasters

In order to produce something interesting to bring to a monthly hardware meetup, Barton Dring created custom laser coaster engraver/cutters.

Five Quick Tips to Save Money on Your Next CNC Project

Five Quick Tips to Save Money on Your Next CNC Project

There are five ways to optimize and improve a the design of your CNC project for better results at the lowest cost.

3D Print or Machine This Mesmerizing Kinetic Wave Machine

It has taken months to finally cnc mill and 3d print this idea. Here are the files to make your own!

Maker Spotlight: Mark Rehorst

Maker Spotlight: Mark Rehorst

Mark Rehorst started working on photography and electronics when he was 9, and has since gone on to work in audio and build 3D printers.

This Week in Making: Musical Lightning, Makey Pixel Art, and More

This Week in Making: Musical Lightning, Makey Pixel Art, and More

Watch lightning arc across the stage and create music, pixel art come together to create Makey, and the other stuff that happened this week.

3D Print the Adafruit Circuit Playground Chess Set

Print out and polish an electronics-themed chess set using metal-infused filament.

Design Tips to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid When 3D Printing Metal

Design Tips to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid When 3D Printing Metal

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 | August 17th, 2017 7:00 AM
Edible Innovation: Chloé Rutzerveld Explores Sweets from Scraps with STROOP

Edible Innovation: Chloé Rutzerveld Explores Sweets from Scraps with STROOP

Chloé Rutzerveld got her start 3D printing layers of a support structure and an edible breeding ground, before moving on to making food.

Your Wardrobe of the Future Could Be Printed at Home

Your Wardrobe of the Future Could Be Printed at Home

Danit Peleg is an international fashion phenomenon who 3D prints her fashion designs. She hopes for a future where one's wardrobe is printed.

Maker Faire Beijing 2017 Focuses on the Evolution of the Maker Movement

Maker Faire Beijing 2017 Focuses on the Evolution of the Maker Movement

Now in its third year, Maker Faire Beijing, with its expanded offerings and focus on interactivity, promises to be the best iteration yet.

Open World: Touring London’s Biggest Workshops

Open World: Touring London’s Biggest Workshops

Liam Grace-Flood begins his journey through London by visiting the city's two largest makerspaces: Building BloQ and London Hackerspace.

This Week in Making: Cardboard Kirby, 3D Printed Google Glass Headset, and More

This Week in Making: Cardboard Kirby, 3D Printed Google Glass Headset, and More

This week, street artists paint over hate speech, Kirby is birthed from cardboard, Hacker House builds an automated gardener, and more.

4 Makerspaces That Came Together to Work on Big Projects

These four projects showcase how, together, makers can build bigger, more creative, and more challenging projects than if they were solo.

3D Print a Uniquely Patterned Mouse Pad

Tired of using a file folder for his mouse, Valentin Postl decided to improve his desk space by 3D printing his own mouse pad.

See How This Intricate, 3D Printed Mechanical Calculator Works

See How This Intricate, 3D Printed Mechanical Calculator Works

The Curta mechanical calculator is an incredible feat of mechanical engineering. Marcus Wu decided to make a 3:1 scale version.

Weekend Watch: Wintergatan’s Wonderful Works

Weekend Watch: Wintergatan’s Wonderful Works

Every video on Wintergatan’s channel is a little different, each focused on different aspects of engineering a wonderful homemade instrument.

Building a Rideable Lego Skateboard

Building a Rideable Lego Skateboard

An industrious maker 3D prints a human-size motorized skateboard.

Filament Friday: T-Lyne Reshapes Your Prints

Filament Friday: T-Lyne Reshapes Your Prints

Taulman 3D T-Lyne's features make it perfect for wearable applications.

Tech-Savvy Knitwear Designer Weighs In On Kniterate

Tech-Savvy Knitwear Designer Weighs In On Kniterate

Knitwear designer Lindsay Degen worked with with automated desktop knitting machine Kniterate to see how it compares to industrial machines.

Maker Pro News: Urban-X Reboots, Powered Exoskeletons, the Future of Food, and More

Maker Pro News: Urban-X Reboots, Powered Exoskeletons, the Future of Food, and More

Classic story: an ambitious crowdfunding campaign goes viral and racks up millions, but backers grow anxious when the product never ships.

Formlabs Announces Desktop SLS Printer, Automated Manufacturing System

Formlabs Announces Desktop SLS Printer, Automated Manufacturing System

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.

Filament Friday: Tough Ink Gives Your Prints Flexibility

Filament Friday: Tough Ink Gives Your Prints Flexibility

We return with Filament Friday with M3D's Tough Ink.

Review: The Droplit v2 Resin Printer

Review: The Droplit v2 Resin Printer

SeeMeCNC’s DropLit v2 may require a healthy dose of patience and elbow grease, but it offers a low-cost entry point to high-res 3D printing.

Review: The MonoFab SRM-20

Review: The MonoFab SRM-20

The monoFab SRM-20, boasts accuracy comparable to other manufacturers. However, the user experience is where the machine truly excels.

Review: The mUVe 3D DLP Pro+ Creates Clean and Crisp Resin Prints

Review: The mUVe 3D DLP Pro+ Creates Clean and Crisp Resin Prints

This DLP-based resin machine may not be aesthetically pleasing to look at, but it creates beautiful results for an affordable price.

Filament Friday: PLAyPHAb

Filament Friday: PLAyPHAb

A look at PLAy/PHAb, 3D Print Life's PLA/PHA variant.

This 3D Printed Mass Effect Prop Folds Up Just Like in the Game

This 3D Printed Mass Effect Prop Folds Up Just Like in the Game

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.

Filament Friday: MatterHackers Pro Series TPU

Filament Friday: MatterHackers Pro Series TPU

TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) is a flexible and fun!

3 Costs to Consider When Mass Manufacturing a Hardware Product

Developing a new electronic product for mass manufacturing is not simple or cheap. Follow these three steps so you do not break the bank.

Here’s the Dastardly Winner of the Worst Cup Ever Contest

Here’s the Dastardly Winner of the Worst Cup Ever Contest

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.

Filament Friday: Taulman3D’s Bridge Offers Nylon Durability

Filament Friday: Taulman3D’s Bridge Offers Nylon Durability

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.

Filament Friday: “Silk Like” Filament Gives Glossy Prints

Filament Friday: “Silk Like” Filament Gives Glossy Prints

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.

Build a 1930’s Style Dieselpunk Cellphone

Build a 1930’s Style Dieselpunk Cellphone

Adafruit’s Fona microcontroller, with a GSM phone module, can be used to make your very own dieselpunk cellphone that can make calls and store contacts.

Shapeways Offers Access to New HP 3D Printing Technology

Shapeways Offers Access to New HP 3D Printing Technology

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.

Maker Pro News: Printing Houses, Flying Cars, and More

Maker Pro News: Printing Houses, Flying Cars, and More

Overview on VR in the maker pro market, updates on automobiles, and round-ups of all our recent 3D printer reviews and Edible Innovations.

Filament Friday: NinjaFlex Squishy Fun

Filament Friday: NinjaFlex Squishy Fun

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 […]

Filament Friday: Refil PET Helps Divert Plastic Bottles from Landfills

Filament Friday: Refil PET Helps Divert Plastic Bottles from Landfills

Refil's PET is made of 90% recycled material from either blue or green bottles, with a lime green color that really pops!

3 Crucial Steps Before You Manufacture Your Product

Once your idea is complete on paper, what are the next steps for creating a functional prototype and commercial product?

Maker Pro News: A Physical Bitcoin Wallet, an Artificial Pancreas, and More

Maker Pro News: A Physical Bitcoin Wallet, an Artificial Pancreas, and More

Startup Ledger wants to put Bitcoin in your pocket with a USB stick-sized device, plus the latest news for professional makers.

Filament Friday: Algix Alga Is a Filament Made from Algae

Filament Friday: Algix Alga Is a Filament Made from Algae

Algix uses plant matter from algae to produce their alga filament.

Maker Pro News: Crowdfunding Tips, Open Source Filament, and More

Maker Pro News: Crowdfunding Tips, Open Source Filament, and More

Get crowdfunding tips for both backers and producers, plus the latest news for professional makers.

How I Added Tank Treads to a Go-Kart

How I Added Tank Treads to a Go-Kart

Taking inspiration from Brian Bunnell's design, Samer Najia adds tank treads to a Go-Kart to fulfill his childhood dream of driving a tank.

Review: ZMorph 2.0 SX Offers 3D Printing, CNC, Laser, and More

Review: ZMorph 2.0 SX Offers 3D Printing, CNC, Laser, and More

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.

The Sad Story of Walter, the Retired Industrial Arm

The Sad Story of Walter, the Retired Industrial Arm

Walter, an older 6-axis robot who bears the distinctive 50s style of the former German Democratic Republic, has a sad story.

Filament Friday: Taulman3D T-Glase