Digital Fabrication

Using Your 3D Printer To Make CNC Fixtures

Using Your 3D Printer To Make CNC Fixtures

One thing that I think about a lot, probably more than I should, is that 3d printers are ugly. Some silly decorations, though completely pointless, can drastically alter your perception of the machine. Two machines can feel totally different in capability based on the aesthetics even if the guts are identical. This got me wondering […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading