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What's New in 3D Printing at CES 2017

What’s New in 3D Printing at CES 2017 Yes, the world of consumer 3D printers is rapidly expanding, but we’re starting to see some tapering off in the market as the winning companies simpl

History of 3D Printing

The earliest 3D printers appeared in the 1980s. These machines used lasers to cure light-sensitive materials into specific designs. It was during this time that the slicing process first appeared and

The Future of 3D Printing Technology

Over the course of thirty years, we have seen this technology emerge and flourish. What started as a quick prototyping system evolved into a growing worldwide industry. If you are asking whether 3D pr

Finding Files and Design Sites

It's easiest to print objects from predesigned files. A wide variety of STL files, the 3D-printer equivalent of sewing patterns, are available from a number of 3D model libraries. Many files are open

Common Misconceptions About 3D Printing

Many newcomers to this hobby fail to recognize that successful 3D printing takes planning. Because 3D printers use an additive process to create their builds, many complex structures require supports.

XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 SLA 3D Printer

The XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 3D printer is a professional-grade SL printer with a consumer price tag. Most affordable 3D printers on the market use Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), melting strands of ha

3D Printing 101: How To Get Started

3D printing has quickly become the latest rage in the last few years, and the love of this new technology is just beginning. The best 3D printer of 2015 isn’t just for industry professionals. Everyday

How to Save Money with a 3D Printer

As 3D printer prices drop with the advent of more affordable machines, 3D printing is much more accessible for your everyday life. Since you can save so much on the printer itself, why not pay it forw

3Doodler: The 3D Printing Pen

Remember when paintbrushes, quills and fountain pens, were all the rage? Probably not. Maybe you remember when ballpoint pens, James Bond's spy pens and digital pens were new and popular? Lately, the

Top 5 Degrees for a Career in 3D Printing

It's no secret that 3D printing is the next big thing when it comes to design and modeling. Everyone from architects to astronauts are heralding a 3D printer's ability to create scale models and real

3D Printing: Food Edition

No, it's not "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" or "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" – this could be real life. While it was once the stuff of fiction, the idea of 3D printed food could be a ne

3D Printing Service Spotlight: WhiteClouds

Another dreary day at the print shop? Hardly. Thanks to the innovation behind 3D printing, a new type of print shop and service has cropped up, offering more than stacks of collated and stapled papers

How to Improve Your 3D Prints With the Cubify Cube

As far as 3D printers go, the Cubify Cube is one of the best for both home and office use. It's fairly easy to use, reliable and can create quality models at the push of a button. Still, if you're new

Top Free 3D Model Websites

So, you’ve gotten your new, high-tech 3D printer, brought it home, and set it up . . . now what will you print? Some 3D printers come with design software included, while others refer you to the manuf

3D Printing Services and Labs

In the 90s, students across the country wrote papers envisioning what the year 2000 would be like. One of the most popular visions of the future included flying cars, 3D printers that would spit out w

How 3D Printers Will Revolutionize Small Manufacturing

You identify yourself as a small manufacturer because your business is small. You don’t have a warehouse full of expensive equipment. Even if you have a few machines, you may not have the capacity to

Unique Uses for 3D Printers

The latest technology now allows you to create and print a tangible object in your home or garage using 3D printers. Within a matter of hours, you can create and print a new pair of shoes, machine par

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