3D Printing & Imaging

The latest DIY ideas, techniques and tools for successful 3D printing, which produces three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.

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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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?

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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

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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 […]

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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.

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