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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.
Materials with specially-designed internal microstructures deform to create macroscopic motion.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | September 14th, 2016 11:50 AM
These 3D prints made from molten sugar are too pretty and too cavity-inducing to eat.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 8th, 2016 5:30 AM
Thailand is having one of its worst droughts, so for the SEA Makerthon event happening in Chiang Mai the focus is on saving water.
- Posted by Melanie Tan | September 7th, 2016 5:00 AM
John Park shares a quick tip to make your 3d printing life easier.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 5th, 2016 5:30 AM
Model makers sound pretty enthused taking a printed design and using traditional techniques to give a finely sculpted finish.
- Posted by Mike Senese | September 2nd, 2016 5:30 AM
It rides a monorail of string, streams video, and is remote-controlled from my phone... It is my very own 3D printed skycam.
- Posted by Brook Drumm | August 31st, 2016 4:00 AM
No matter what of kind maker you are, practically everyone – from electrical engineers to hardcore crafters – is enchanted by the magical notion of a 3D-printing pen. So, I was delighted when the crowd-funded folk heroes behind the 3Doodler reached out to me to try out their latest offering: the 3Doodler Create. In addition to […]
- Posted by Andrew Salomone | August 25th, 2016 6:00 AM
This is the second installment of our series on the state of biohacking. You can read the first installment “Safari in the Biohacking Society” and watch for more articles in the future. Bioprint Is the New Print The greatest bridge between the world of makers and the world of biohackers is probably the “mighty” 3D printer. […]
- Posted by Biohacking Safari | August 25th, 2016 5:00 AM
This past week we learned about some trendy Maker fashion, saw a sculpting tutorial featuring Beyoncé, and more.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | August 21st, 2016 8:00 AM
Tactile tools help students with visual impairments better understand and measure 3-Dimensional objects. You can 3D print some of your own.
If you're making two pieces meant to fit together, you'll want to know these basic best practices for designing joinery in CAD programs.
- Posted by Tasker Smith | August 17th, 2016 5:30 AM
This architecturally inspired LED lighting is 3D printable and arches over your desk for perfect illumination.
- Posted by Janis Jakaitis | August 16th, 2016 6:00 AM
This week we saw robotic tattoos, a museum bringing fabrication tools to kids, and how Autodesk is bringing software tools to Fab Labs.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | August 14th, 2016 8:00 AM
Using a new technique in thermoforming to create textured 3D models.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | August 5th, 2016 12:00 PM
Graham and Sam worked together to create a robotic gripper controlled with a glove and strong enough to hold household items.
This ghostly-looking motorcycle was meticulously designed and carefully constructed... Oh, and it is entirely 3D printed!
- Posted by Krista Peryer | July 15th, 2016 5:30 AM
Have an idea for a 3D printed device to help those with limited hand mobility? Join this contest to share your idea with those who need it.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | July 12th, 2016 11:18 AM
We used to duct tape an old battery into the door strike every day, true story! But this door stop solved an annoying office-wide problem.
- Posted by Tyler Winegarner | July 1st, 2016 6:00 AM
Build a (pretend) bedtime scanner to repel creepy critters — so easy a kid can operate it.
"That gave me goosebumps. Did you feel it too?" With Sensoree's biometric jacket 3D printed goosebumps move with the sensation of awe.
- Posted by Kristin Neidlinger | June 8th, 2016 5:30 AM
For someone without a background or education in engineering and electronics, robotics can be a daunting field. That’s why Jeffrey Moore of The Animech Project is developing robotics kits that help teach those skills in a fun and accessible way. The Animech Project, on display at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, is creating robotics kits […]
- Posted by Bill livolsi | June 1st, 2016 5:00 AM
Maker Faire always attracts the latest innovative technologies, and this year is no different. Check out three new 3D printer models unveiled today.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 20th, 2016 4:32 PM
Is Allforge the next big thing to come to home prototyping? It's an injection molder that can use silicone, aluminum, and 3D printed molds.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 12th, 2016 6:00 AM
Watch this 5-axis 3D printer in action! Right now it only prints simple wireframes, but imagine the possibilities.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 12th, 2016 5:00 AM
Using upcycled jars, collected bits and pieces, 3D printed parts and energy efficient LEDs, Will Strange makes UFO inspired lamps.
- Posted by Will Strange | May 2nd, 2016 5:30 AM
This week in making we got excited about hoverbikes, looked at a more serious side of VR, and learned Star Simpson's tips for electronics.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | May 1st, 2016 8:00 AM
Matt and Kaitlyn Hova went down the 3D printing rabbit hole and came out with a 3D printed violin (aka the Hovalin).
- Posted by Sophia Smith | April 26th, 2016 5:00 AM
You should be actively trying to hone your design skills if you have a 3D printer. Noe Ruiz has the no-how to help you make better 3D prints.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 23rd, 2016 8:00 AM
Can you give a 3D printed object a wood stain? Sure! Can you 3D print a violin? Why not! Do both and you'll get a natural looking violin.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | April 20th, 2016 5:30 AM
Need the lawn mowed? Print out a robotic lawnmower. Have a big yard? Print two?
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | April 19th, 2016 3:52 PM
Is your cat ready for battle? To win honor at claw-point and drink the blood of its enemies?
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | April 6th, 2016 6:00 AM
It's easier to make rivets for your 3D printed projects than you think! You just need some filament and something very hot.
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | April 5th, 2016 6:30 AM
If Robocop had a pet, it would be Robosnake. This adorable 3D Printed snake wiggles like an inchworm and is the perfect low maintenance pet.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 5th, 2016 5:00 AM
Turning a old whirlygig fence spinner into a power-generating wind turbine.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | April 4th, 2016 11:00 AM
Here are Brian Westgate's tips for creating a weathered metal finish on your next 3D printed prop.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | March 30th, 2016 5:30 AM
Most kids get their first intro to reading through picture books — now, Tom Yeh wants to bring picture books to kids with visual impairments.
- Posted by Sophia Smith | March 28th, 2016 5:00 AM
Autodesk's Project Escher is an assembly line of independent 3D printers to make printing faster and more efficient.
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | March 24th, 2016 6:30 AM
A college student scans, molds, and vacuum forms his own 3D printed retainers
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | March 20th, 2016 9:00 AM
The Midwest RepRap Festival is happening this weekend in Goshen, Indiana. Come by if you're interested in DIY 3D printing.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | March 18th, 2016 6:00 AM
Check out the latest 3D printed dress from Nervous System and learn more about how museums are recognizing the artistry of fashion tech.
- Posted by Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka | March 9th, 2016 6:00 AM
You've probably seen hundreds of maps of New York. But have you ever seen the Big Apple as a scaled, glow in the dark, 3D model?
- Posted by Lisa Martin | March 9th, 2016 5:30 AM
Learn how to build your own R2-D2 and join a dedicated community of Makers bringing Star Wars astromech droids to life. This comprehensive guide will get you started!
- Posted by Paul Gentile (The Hobby Guy) | March 7th, 2016 6:00 AM
What started as a quest for nerf-aided vengeance has turned into a robust 3D Printing business dedicated to modifying off-the-shelf nerf guns.
- Posted by Signe Brewster | March 2nd, 2016 5:30 AM
Are we on the verge of a future where we can 3D print the fantastic worlds that we see on TV?
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | February 22nd, 2016 2:41 PM
3D printing is becoming safer and easier for children, and toy companies are taking notice.
- Posted by Kathy Ceceri | February 19th, 2016 5:30 AM
We tested the winning whistle design of the "Make It Loud" 3D printing contest. So just how loud is it?
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | February 11th, 2016 5:00 AM
3D printing with multiple materials? Want to turn your 3D designs into flat patterns? Then you'll be as excited as we were for Meshmixer 3.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 30th, 2016 8:00 AM
Faircap is the 3D printable filtration system that screws into a standard water jug.
Zortrax recently released STL files for a superhero mask complete with display stand — print 40 pieces and then snap and screw them together.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 26th, 2016 6:00 AM
Create bokeh in whatever shape you want with 3D printed lens cover.
- Posted by Janmeja Heir | January 22nd, 2016 6:00 AM
Today at CES, Mcor announced their brand new entry into the desktop 3D printing market, the ARKe. The ARKe brings full color 3D printing to the home, office, or classroom, along with a new type of additive manufacturing that we have not seen in the desktop market thus far.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 6th, 2016 11:14 AM
This week at CES, Ultimaker announced a new line of printers with better nozzles, extruders, and cooling.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | January 5th, 2016 12:07 PM
3d systems discontinues the consumer line of printers
- Posted by Matt Stultz | December 29th, 2015 11:35 AM
The GNK droid from Star Wars is immortalized as this 3D printed cell phone charger.
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | December 18th, 2015 5:00 AM
You don't need to carve your own custom stamps when you have a 3D printer.
- Posted by Chris Slyka | December 11th, 2015 7:00 AM
These small gifts are perfect to print in the days leading up to Christmas Eve, and small enough to stuff in someone's stocking.
- Posted by Lisa Martin | December 11th, 2015 5:30 AM
Simplify3D is a slicer that offers speed and reliability for 3D Printing, but is it right for you?
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 10th, 2015 5:30 AM
Sure, we all enjoy seeing a few iterative improvements on new models, but what really gets us excited are those printers that are slated to change the game completely.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | December 7th, 2015 7:00 AM
Think you can 3D print the best holiday ornament? Share your design with the community and enter to win fun prizes from Make: and Ultimaker!
- Posted by Make: Editors | December 3rd, 2015 11:34 AM
The US Patent Office just granted the tech giant a patent on a two-headed, full-color printer design.
- Posted by Mike Senese | December 3rd, 2015 10:49 AM
RepRap project is a symbiotic relationship: they would produce our goods at a low cost while we would provide the help they needed to reproduce themselves.
- Posted by Chandi Campbell | December 2nd, 2015 6:00 AM
3D printing with standard plastics is amazing in its own right, but printing with alternative filaments is a step up to a new level.
- Posted by Spencer Zawasky | December 1st, 2015 6:30 AM
We found a great collection of 3d printing deals for black friday
- Posted by Matt Stultz | November 26th, 2015 5:47 AM
Learn how to combine 3D models in Meshmixer to make your own miniatures.
- Posted by Andrew Terranova | November 17th, 2015 6:00 AM
Robots that feed you, light channeled through gelatin, and "cellfies" (photos you take of your cells) impress at Ottawa Maker Faire.
- Posted by Shannon Hoover | November 17th, 2015 5:30 AM
Disney, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon, shows off very exciting software for creating 3D-printable robots.
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | November 12th, 2015 1:00 PM
The angled holes in this cool 3D printed Sundial casts a shadow that looks like a digital clock display.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | November 11th, 2015 6:00 AM
Join some of Make:'s expert testers in Rhode Island to kick off the release of our 2015 digital fabrication guide.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | November 10th, 2015 10:42 AM
We talked to Mark Wrigley about the PiKon telescope, a low-cost telescope kit using 3D printed components, and a Raspberry Pi Camera.
- Posted by Alasdair Allan | November 10th, 2015 5:00 AM
This dual-head 3D printer kit from Velleman gets solid results at a low price.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | November 5th, 2015 5:00 AM
This year's best performing desktop digital fabrication machines from Make:'s annual shootout.
- Posted by Make: Editors | November 4th, 2015 5:00 AM
Virginia Commonwealth University and Jamestown Rediscovery allows visitors to experience the past by 3D printing archaeological artifacts.
- Posted by Jeff Aronowitz | October 24th, 2015 8:00 AM
Our 2015 Digital Fabrication Issue will hit newsstands soon, so we're inviting Makers (you!) to come demo machines and nab a copy of the issue.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | October 23rd, 2015 2:08 PM
In preparation for Episode VII, a secretive BB-8 Builders Club has created STL files for building a life-size BB-8 droid.
- Posted by Donald Bell | October 23rd, 2015 5:30 AM
Sure, carving your pumpkin is fine, but you can bring it to the next level with 3D printed pieces inspired by Mr Potato Head.
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | October 23rd, 2015 5:00 AM
See how the inventor of the Attacknid walking robotic toy took his ideas from prototypes to products.
- Posted by Andrew Terranova | October 20th, 2015 6:00 AM
We gather 10 of the spookiest Halloween props, decorations, and accessories made with 3D printing.
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | October 16th, 2015 6:00 AM
We talk to Craig Kief and Brian Zufelt from COSMIAC about their plans not just to fly the Raspberry Pi into orbit, but to 3D print the satellite that's going to take it there.
- Posted by Alasdair Allan | October 13th, 2015 7:00 AM
These 3D printed prosthetics look like they came right out of Iron Man, Frozen, and Star Wars.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 12th, 2015 5:00 AM
Makerbot, one of the most recognizable names in the 3d printing industry, has had a really tough year.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | October 8th, 2015 2:43 PM
The Moat Boat Paddle Battle was a wild success at World Maker Faire in New York this past weekend. Teams competed for 3D printers awarded by SeeMeCNC.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | October 2nd, 2015 6:30 AM
During Maker Faire Bay Area NASA announced a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3D printed habitat intended for deep space exploration. Today winners of the first stage of the competition were announced here at Maker Faire New York.
- Posted by Alasdair Allan | September 27th, 2015 3:01 PM
As the 2015 Faire kicks off this year at the New York Hall of Science, here are some of new developments in fabrication rolling out.
- Posted by Jon Christian | September 26th, 2015 7:00 AM
The new flagship resin-based 3D printer from Formlabs features an expanded build volume along with a number of other surprises.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | September 22nd, 2015 7:01 AM
Most 3D prints have the same ridged, textured finish to them due to the nature of extruders. Find out how to customize your prints with these techniques.
- Posted by Matt Griffin | September 21st, 2015 5:30 AM
This luxury 2-bedroom villa in the Philippines was constructed with a specialized 3D printer. Its next project? 3D printing low income housing.
- Posted by Sophia Smith | September 14th, 2015 6:00 AM
It's a known fact that some filaments cause extra wear on 3D printer nozzles. E3D decided to test the effects of carbon fiber. Here's what they found.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | September 11th, 2015 6:00 AM
This new glow in the dark filament will have your 3D prints looking phosphorescent.
- Posted by Matt Griffin | August 31st, 2015 5:30 AM
Todd Blatt was inspired by the new detailed images of Pluto and decided to make a 3D printable plaque. Download the STL file today!
- Posted by Leia Gatch | August 30th, 2015 8:00 AM
Watch this real cake with a 3D printed frame transform from a truck to a robot, just like Optimus Prime.
- Posted by Leia Gatch | August 29th, 2015 8:00 AM
3D-print this 1872 replica Electro-Magnetic Engine that works like your drone's modern motors.
- Posted by Michael Curry | August 28th, 2015 2:41 PM
In the job market, you have to make a big impression. This guy did just that by making a giant 3D printed resume to apply for a position.
- Posted by Cabe Atwell | August 28th, 2015 6:00 AM
Researchers at MIT recently introduced MultiFab, a multi-material printer technology capable of print in ten different materials at once.
- Posted by Matt Griffin | August 25th, 2015 10:24 AM
Mediated Matter from MIT has created a new molten glass extruder that is 3D printing objects fit for a museum.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | August 21st, 2015 10:02 AM
Australian Maker dad Tez Gelmir decided to build a Star Wars speeder bike for his daughter’s first birthday.
- Posted by Sophia Smith | August 20th, 2015 6:00 AM
Solar powered toy ornaments are pretty cute, so we decided to repurpose the electronics inside to help Makey the Robot swing perpetually in the sunlight.
- Posted by Cameron Mira | August 17th, 2015 6:00 AM
The BigBox is a collaboration between the E3D team and Kickstarter alumni LittleBox whose promising Kickstarter campaign ends this Sunday.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | August 14th, 2015 12:23 PM
Curiosity might just be our favorite Martian robot. This week, NASA has released files to 3D print your very own Curiosity rover.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | August 14th, 2015 6:30 AM
An organization called Made In Space has announced that they've made a breakthrough in 3D printing within a vacuum.
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | August 12th, 2015 10:10 AM
Maker Daren Banarsë went on a quest to fabricate his ideal melodica. He had to reverse engineer and 3D print it, and the result looks and sounds completely authentic.
- Posted by Sophia Smith | August 5th, 2015 5:30 AM
The fourth annual Make: 3D printer test is officially underway. This weekend we'll test printers, CNC machines, and laser and vinyl cutters.
- Posted by Nathan Hurst | July 31st, 2015 3:41 PM
3D print and snap together this little race car with a brushless motor, Flutter wireless microcontrollers, and a few bucks of filament.
- Posted by Taylor Alexander | July 26th, 2015 5:00 AM
Following the metal-framed makeover of its smaller simple sibling, the Printrbot Metal Plus transitions from a laser-cut wood frame to a new, beautiful powder-coated metal housing. The sturdy frame offers a number of upgrades over the previous generation, getting great results in our tests. It holds a z-axis that’s been beefed up from the last […]
- Posted by Chris Yohe | July 21st, 2015 2:29 PM
Jeffrey Kerr (aka Lobo CNC) is on a mission to make the cheapest DIY 3D printer possible. His current design is the Delta-T v0.3 a non-Cartesian 3D printer in the delta style that uses only a handful of easily sourced parts, including: acrylic, aluminum tubing, stepper motors, an extruder, fishing line, rubber bands, bolts, a controller […]
- Posted by Donald Bell | July 17th, 2015 6:00 AM
MakerBot grew from a fun project by three friends in a hackerspace in Brooklyn, to being THE name in desktop 3D printing. Over the last few years, though, that name has been drug through the mud; from the community backlash when they decided to go closed source after building their reputation on open source projects, to […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | July 14th, 2015 11:52 AM
If you are a fan of incredibly detailed, operational, hand-built creations, you might want to check this out. Codename Colossus is a walking robot tank created by Michael Sng, an artist and graphic designer from Singapore. Sng entered the toy realm as a lead designer for Singapore-based Stikfas Ltd., creating articulating action figure kits that ultimately gained […]
- Posted by Cully Meier | July 14th, 2015 7:30 AM
3D Printers are not always the right tool for the job.. In this tutorial, I will show you how to convert .STL files designed for 3D printing into vector files for vector laser cutting.
- Posted by Jose Santos | July 14th, 2015 6:00 AM
I came to Maker Media Lab with a couple of projects in mind for my short stint as artist in residence: Louis Sullivan 3D printed architectural reference book Arduino controlled 3D printer filament pigmentation device 3D scanning with drones During my first week in the lab, I chose to focus on the Sullivan book project. […]
- Posted by Tom Burtonwood | July 13th, 2015 5:30 AM
Over the past few weeks, we have seen major updates to many of the most vital packages that we use to operate our 3D printers.
- Posted by Matt Stultz | July 10th, 2015 5:30 AM
Today Local Motors announces the winner of its design challenge, Project [Redacted], for a four-seater based on a 3D-printable template.
- Posted by Nathan Hurst | July 7th, 2015 9:50 AM
This project is part 4 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the first part I show how to design the arm, the second part shows how to design the base, and the third shows how to design the mount. After all of the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3D modeling in my past articles on […]
- Posted by Adam Lukasik | July 7th, 2015 7:30 AM
Learn how to model sphere molds in CAD so that it minimizes undercut.
- Posted by Marty Marfin | July 4th, 2015 8:00 AM
Marble machines are fun contraptions that take marbles through crazy loops and turns. You can buy one from a toy store or you can make one yourself. There are a lot of different ways to go about it, but I’m particularly impressed with what Jazzmyn Ellsworth, 14, did. She designed various 3D printed parts and assembled her […]
- Posted by Nicole Smith | July 1st, 2015 6:30 AM
If you’ve used a desktop music application, you’ve probably discovered some type of hypnotic visualization feature that renders patterns and colors that are synchronized to your tunes. But how many of those visualizations create a 3D model viable for 3D printing? My bet is probably zero. Blair Neal, a Brooklyn-based artist and creative technologist, developed […]
- Posted by Sophia Smith | June 29th, 2015 7:00 AM
3D printing is pretty neat. Dual extrusion 3D printing is super neat. Modeling with CAD is pretty neat. Modeling with a cloud-based, version controlled, and free to use CAD program like Onshape is super neater. So, why not use both super neat things to make something awesome? Follow this guide and learn how to design parts in […]
- Posted by Jose Santos | June 27th, 2015 8:00 AM
Micron 3DP, a maker of extruders for 3D printing, has been exploring an exciting new area: 3D Printing with glass. This exploration seems like a somewhat natural transition for the company. The “hot end” of the 3D printer is the part of the extruder assembly that literally melts the plastic which is then deposited in […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 26th, 2015 6:00 AM
This project is part 2 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the first part I show how to design the robot arm and in the third part I show how to design the mount section. Part four will show how to add control with an Arduino. In part one of making a robot arm, we explored a […]
- Posted by Adam Lukasik | June 26th, 2015 5:00 AM
This is a tutorial on how to make a silicone mold of a hollow, spherical form. It is part of a larger project, so I hope the reader will enjoy some background information to put it in context. Project Background I became interested in artificial reef technology a few years ago when I met Christopher Lim, […]
- Posted by Marty Marfin | June 25th, 2015 7:00 AM
Traditional methods for building cars are full of wasted materials and wasted energy. 3D printing offers a greater level of customization along with the ability to easily make complicated parts. The team from Divergent Microfactories set forth to use the power of 3D printing to help make a car — and not just any car — […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 24th, 2015 8:28 AM
There are very few things that will fire-up the creative minds of the world like a good movie. This summer’s hit, Mad Max: Fury Road, is proving to be full of inspiration to at least a few Makers out there. Here are seven designs inspired by the movie that you can print right now. Skull […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 24th, 2015 6:30 AM
A global community is contributing expertise to the InMoov Project
- Posted by Geeta Dayal | June 23rd, 2015 6:00 AM
As more people become familiar with 3D printing and the ways additive manufacturing can change how things are made, new ideas and applications continue to emerge. While printing toys and cell phone cases can be fun, these are not world-changing applications. A team in Amsterdam, Netherlands MX3D, is preparing to change the world by printing […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 23rd, 2015 5:30 AM
Knitting is a popular needlecraft, but it can get tiring knitting larger pieces. Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet came up with a clever way to automate the process with this open source, open design, 3D printed circular knitting machine called the Circular Knitic. This idea didn’t just come out of thin air, it took a few […]
- Posted by Nicole Smith | June 21st, 2015 8:00 AM
Buttercup might just be the cutest duck around. He has been in love, cared for a teddy bear, and is able to run and swim with the aid of his specialized 3D printed foot. Buttercup was born with a twisted left foot that was not able to fully rotate forward. In order to give him the […]
- Posted by Elise Tarkman | June 20th, 2015 8:00 AM
Over the first few years of their existence, Makerbot leveraged their community and the bourgeoning open source hardware movement to make their name synonymous with desktop 3D printing. What Kleenex is to facial tissue or Scotch is to cellophane tape, Makerbot has come to be for 3D printing. But then came a shift, patents began to be […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 19th, 2015 1:28 PM
Exploring what is possible with robots and how to design a robot arm.
- Posted by Adam Lukasik | June 19th, 2015 8:00 AM
Most 3D printers need complex motion systems to draw out the pattern of the object being printed. FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printers need rigid x/y stages; SLA (Stereolithography) printers use galvanometers to move their laser around; but DLP (Digital Light Processing) printers don’t need any of these — they flash an entire layer at one time in one image. […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 19th, 2015 7:00 AM
Take any 3D printer, throw on this modular head, and use it as an EDM machine to do precise metal carving. Exciting stuff! What’s EDM? Electro-Discharge Machining or “spark erosion” is a fairly specialized field that not many hobbyists are familiar with. The technique flips traditional electrical design upside down by trying to maximize a […]
- Posted by Matt Freund | June 18th, 2015 8:00 AM
Sometimes 3D printed parts look interesting printed in lower resolutions with distinct layer lines. For example, the lines on a 3D printed scale model of a larger part to be CNC routed can represent a visible tool path in scale, but sometimes you want a smoother, more highly-finished part. I have found that PLA is […]
- Posted by Marty Marfin | June 17th, 2015 8:00 AM
There have been multiple solutions to the problem of automatically removing 3D prints from your 3D printers’ build platform — from Makerbot’s patented Automated Build Platform to Ultimaker’s script to bump the prints off after they are complete. Now MatterHackers have made a little video of the best method I have found yet: Punch-Out! Using a printed […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 17th, 2015 7:30 AM
We connect with 3Doodler co-founder Max Bogue to hear about his experiences.
- Posted by DC Denison | June 14th, 2015 8:00 AM
With a full range of tools and projects for all attendees to test out, the Dremel booth at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire was non-stop action. Groups of people gathered to build their own derby cars, using multiple Dremel machines to rough-cut blocks of wood, drill holes, sand the edges, and attach the 3D-printed wheels. And others […]
- Posted by Mike Senese | June 12th, 2015 2:58 PM
Today, HP has some exciting new announcements for those interested in 3D scanning using their Sprout platform. The Sprout by HP is a ground-breaking piece of computing hardware that incorporates a touch screen, all in one desktop computer with a projector, capture surface, an Intel RealSense 3D camera, and a 14 megapixel traditional camera. These features allow users […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 11th, 2015 2:40 PM
We have seen hydrographic film used in the past to give your 3D prints some color. Now, a group of researchers from Columbia University and Zhejiang University have released a research paper showing how they can precisely place full-color texture maps onto 3D printed objects using the same technology, some off the shelf parts, and lots of […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 11th, 2015 8:30 AM
I’ve developed a little trick for using hot glue to rescue a 3D print that is going wonky while it is in progress. Nothing replaces starting with a good model, having the right equipment, and using good practice while printing. Still, this technique has come to the rescue a few times, especially for large prints […]
- Posted by Andrew Terranova | June 9th, 2015 7:00 AM
When you think of a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine, you probably think of a machine with a router attached to it, capable of cutting its way through wood, metal, and a variety of other materials. Really, a CNC machine is a generic term for a family of fabrication devices. If you change the tool […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | June 4th, 2015 10:00 AM
Bicycles have been around for well over 100 years, but manufacturing techniques continue to be refined for frames, safety gear, and accessories. 3D printing, especially using metal, is one of the more interesting manufacturing techniques in development. From the ultra high end to a few designs that you can make at home, here are six […]
- Posted by Jeremy S Cook | June 4th, 2015 6:00 AM
3D Printing Pharmaceuticals Researchers in London are working on a way to 3D print pills. The shape and surface area of a pill are surprisingly important in how the drug is released into your system, so their idea is that specifically-shaped pills could meet a specific patient’s treatment needs. And futurists point out that one day, […]
- Posted by Jon Christian | June 2nd, 2015 11:56 AM
Thingiverse is a robot lover’s dream with its wonderful collection of both decorative but also functional mechanical masterpieces. I have collected a few of my favorites to help you round out your Robot month. Some of these little guys will require you to break out your soldering iron and practice your programming skills, but don’t […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 30th, 2015 8:30 AM
Assembly has long been emphasized as a selling point for children’s toys, from Lincoln Logs and Legos to Tinkertoys, Hexbugs, and K’nex. After all, what’s the fun in buying and playing with something that you don’t get to assemble yourself? In the latest iteration of such kits, artist and designer Tomoo Yamaji has created an elegant […]
- Posted by Sophia Smith | May 29th, 2015 7:30 AM
I had a chance to meet some of the members of the Mosaic team at Maker Faire Bay Area and check out the Mosaic Palette. The Palette can take up to four different colors of filament and combine them to allow them to be printed on a single extruder 3D printer. While the system right now […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 28th, 2015 7:30 AM
The We The Builders team has been collaboratively creating fantastic sculptures of our nation’s forefathers for the past few years. Now, they have turned their sights on an iconic figure of their hometown of Baltimore: Edgar Allen Poe. This new project, Edgar Allen Print, is off to a great start, but needs your help to be complete […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 27th, 2015 7:30 AM
One of our prime passions is to motivate the next great minds and ideas by posting informative step-by-step tutorials. To celebrate the launch of our fourth-generation muscle sensor, the MyoWare, we’ve put together a tutorial that will make you go berserk! This tutorial will teach you to build bionic claws using the new MyoWare muscle sensor. Simply […]
- Posted by Advancer Technologies | May 27th, 2015 6:00 AM
The popular design tool and the additive manufacturing experts team up to allow for optimized 3D printing capabilities of your designs.
- Posted by Mike Senese | May 22nd, 2015 10:43 AM
Sundials have been used to tell time for thousands of years. People have been able to tell you what time of day it is pretty accurately with just a stick (known as a style), a shadow, and some markings on the ground. Nowadays, not many people know how to read sundials and many prefer digital watches […]
- Posted by Nicole Smith | May 22nd, 2015 8:30 AM
This summer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin offering a rapid prototyping continuing education course. During the course, which is suitable for a general audience, students will learn about a number of prototyping techniques, design components in a group setting, and then fabricate those parts during lab time. “With rapid prototyping you can fail […]
- Posted by George LeVines | May 19th, 2015 1:12 PM
Tired of looking at old paintings in stuffy art museums? Then take a gander at this 3D printed zoetrope called “All Things Fall,” which artist Mat Collishaw made in collaboration with Sebastian Burton in order to bring an action-packed, baroque painting by Peter Paul Rubens to life! It’s shocking to see how much violence this […]
- Posted by Andrew Salomone | May 19th, 2015 11:10 AM
A Huggies-sponsored clip showing visually impaired mother-to-be Tatiana Guerra as she “sees” her unborn child for the first time with a 3D printed ultrasound has racked up nearly 10 million views on YouTube. A São Paulo-based digital production outfit known as “The Goodfellas” produced the print. Using a special file extension available on newer ultrasound machines, The […]
- Posted by George LeVines | May 17th, 2015 4:54 PM
Today at Maker Faire Sam Ortega — the Program Manager of NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program — announced a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3D printed habitat intended for deep space exploration.
- Posted by Alasdair Allan | May 16th, 2015 12:30 PM
[youtube https://youtu.be/JV8WHJ48Duk] OnShape is a new CAD tool that is likely to make a serious impact within the Maker community by offering professional level tools to Makers for free. The OnShape team has created their tool as a web app, making OnShape a cross platform tool working on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and soon Android. We caught up […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 13th, 2015 10:56 AM
[youtube https://youtu.be/osbEiWAkPRw] The 3D printing community is coming up with new ways to finish 3D prints every day. Some are complex, some simple, but the goal is always to get away from the ridges visible in most 3D prints. The Orbit1 is a machine that takes your 3D print and electroplates it to give it the […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | May 13th, 2015 8:46 AM
From establishing a unified file format to saving the lives of infants, 3D printing made national headlines last week. Here are some that caught our eye: Microsoft followed its announcement last week of a 3MF Consortium to standardize 3D printing formats by launching an overhauled version of the .3MF file format for 3D products. The […]
- Posted by Jenn Nowicki | May 12th, 2015 6:30 AM
STEAMLabs invited kids and families to build crazy Rube Goldberg machines at their brand-new Makerspace in downtown Toronto, and the resulting video is 62 seconds of fun. Makes me think OK Go should just hire these kids to do their next video. STEAMLabs is a non-profit, all-ages Makerspace dedicated to empowering kids and adults to […]
- Posted by Keith Hammond | May 7th, 2015 6:30 AM
Around a year ago while I was tutoring a 3D printing workshop in San Juan, one of my 3D printers caught the attention of a couple of fine arts students. Interestingly, they took opposing attitudes towards the technology. One was amazed by the widening opportunities presented to him, while the other felt the need to […]
- Posted by Vicente Gascó | May 7th, 2015 6:00 AM
On Monday a new cloud-based, on-demand 3D printing company, called CloudDDM (Direct Digital Manufacturing), announced itself and its plan to open a facility in partnership with UPS. CloudDDM will allow customers to use a browser-based design program to create parts, prototypes, even complete products that can then be printed in ABS, Polycarbonate (PC), Polycarbonate-ABS (PC-ABS), […]
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | May 6th, 2015 9:53 AM
Creative Manager for Aleph Object (makers of LulzBot printers), Ben Malouf, unveiled some of his own amazing 3D printed art pieces last month at 3D Print Week New York. Using the process known as lithophane for creating three-dimensional images you can only see when backlit, Malouf created portraits of actor Gary Busey, President Obama, the Mona Lisa, […]
- Posted by Gareth Branwyn | May 1st, 2015 10:32 AM
LulzBot is known for their exceptional engineering, upgradability, and commitment to open source — but not for portability, nor for having a space-saving footprint. Now, the team has released the LulzBot Mini to help those who don’t have the desk space required for their larger Taz, but are looking for many of the same features. The […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | May 1st, 2015 8:59 AM
There’s a common argument that you can’t make anything useful on a 3D printer. That’s not exactly true, and these 3D printed hand bolts aren’t just useful, they also add utility to the hardware you already have in your shop. I can’t take full credit on this design — I first saw parts like these when […]
- Posted by Tyler Winegarner | May 1st, 2015 7:30 AM
Last week, Make:‘s Matt Stultz wrote about the new collaboration between MakerBot’s design community, Thingiverse, and the Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs. Eventually, the collaboration could bring together Thingiverse’s 700,000 designs with 3D Hubs’ 15,000 printer locations — though for now, the feature is available only for parts developed by a handful of pre-selected designers. In March, I used 3D Hubs to print a part of my own, […]
- Posted by George LeVines | April 30th, 2015 10:01 AM
What would you do with a professional 3D printer?
- Posted by Goli Mohammadi | April 29th, 2015 12:52 PM
There was a nice surprise in the Printrbot booth at the New York 3D Printshow: the new Printrbot Play. The Play continues the new path Printrbot has been taking since the creation of the Metal Simple, by building sheet metal printers (a long departure from the original, mostly printed models). While having “guts” very similar to the […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 29th, 2015 9:55 AM
A Spanish 3D printing firm demonstrated a new scanner by creating 3D scans of all 318 residents of Torrequebradilla, a small village in southern Spain, in just one day. The event was part of a nationwide promotional tour organized by Grupo Sicnova to advertise the scanning speed of the Clonescan 3D, a seven-foot scanning apparatus, […]
- Posted by Jenn Nowicki | April 27th, 2015 11:58 AM
As more and more users turn to design sharing sites like Thingiverse or Youmagine, the communities grow and more designs are available to the world at large. The only problem? Not all of the users uploading designs are sharing good content. While these sites have collected amazing works by extremely generous and talented designers, they have also seen […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 23rd, 2015 11:13 AM
For a long time now, two major questions have come up around Thingiverse: How can I print things from Thingiverse if I don’t own a printer? How — as a designer — can I get paid for my designs on Thingiverse? Yesterday, MakerBot took a big step forward on both of these questions by teaming up […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 22nd, 2015 10:33 AM
The folks at Disney have been exploring some really interesting techniques for fabrication. Their latest is this interesting method of 3D printing with fabric. The process is best described as an automated system for assembling laser cut layers of fabric. Their machine resembles a tiny assembly line more than a standard 3D printer. First, a […]
- Posted by Caleb Kraft | April 20th, 2015 9:43 AM
$10M to Carbon3D Last week, we featured a University of Buffalo student who printed a 40×40×100mm Eiffel Tower in just over 12 minutes. That same day, VentureBeat reported that Carbon3D — another startup working on speedier 3D printing — received $10M from Autodesk’s 3D printing fund. Carbon3D calls the technology Continuous Liquid Interface Production, and claims […]
- Posted by George LeVines | April 15th, 2015 10:32 AM
Okay, let’s start this one with a perform at your own risk disclaimer. Fire is dangerous, plastic fumes are dangerous, so please be careful. This week, some of my fellow hackers from Ocean State Maker Mill and I attended a charity event and demonstrated 3D printing to the attendees. We decided that instead of just getting dressed […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 12th, 2015 7:00 AM
After their wildy successful first Kickstarter back in 2013, re:3D’s latest iteration of Gigabot, an extra large 3D printer, is Open Gigabot, which currently has two days left on its Kickstarter campaign. The Open Gigabot files are being released on Wevolver, a social enterprise for open source hardware. Make: spoke with re:3D Co-Founder Katy Jeremko about the ecological inspiration behind the […]
In last week’s post, we saw a presentation from the E3D team as they talked about their hot ends at the Midwest RepRap Fest. Today, we are excited to announce that the team has released a new, extremely low cost hot end: the E3D Lite6. The Lite6 features the same quality and support that users have grown […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 8th, 2015 7:30 AM
On my way to the Midwest RepRap Fest, I stopped in at HackPittsburgh to meet up with the BoXZY team and take a look at their new machine in person. BoXZY is doing well on Kickstarter; with its promise of being an all in one 3D printer, milling machine, and laser etcher, it’s enticing backers. The BoXZY features a thick aluminum case that […]
- Posted by Matt Stultz | April 2nd, 2015 7:00 AM