Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

By Michael Molitch-Hou

After rebranding and new financing, Chinese filament manufacturer Polymaker has quickly become one of the leading materials providers in the world, releasing new functional and exotic filaments on a regular basis and partnering with some important players.  The latest big line from the company is its polycarbonate material Polymaker PC, developed in partnership with Covestro (formerly known as Bayer Material Science). To demonstrate just how powerful their new PC-Plus material is, Aussie reseller 3D Printing Solutions has shown off the polycarbonate filament in some pretty impressive strength tests.…

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Polymaker’s PC-Plus 3D Printing Filament Lifts 480 Kg of Concrete

Autodesk & Mattel Release New $299 3D Printer for Families

Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In April of last year, Autodesk first announced its partnership with legendary toy manufacturer Mattel, saying that they would be powering the toy company’s design apps.  We are now seeing the biggest result of that partnership as Mattel reboots its classic ThingMaker product.  While in the 60s and 90s the ThingMaker was a desktop molding machine, the 21st century version is a desktop 3D printer.
Introduced in the 1960s and then resurrected in the 1990’s, the ThingMaker was a device that allowed kids to fabricate squishy toys, like bugs and flowers, by pouring liquid resin into metal molds, which were then baked within the device’s scalding hot oven. …

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Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

How to 3D Print in Full Color: DIY Style

How to 3D Print in Full Color: DIY Style

By Tyler Koslow

From Taiwan to Ireland, 3D printing enthusiasts around the world are preparing for the next big thing in additive manufacturing: full color 3D printing. 3D printing companies such as 3D Systems previously dominated the full color 3D printing race with the ColorJet Printing, but their hefty price tag of around $40k is discouraging for your average Maker and 3D printing enthusiasts. One user from Instructables.com named Jason Powell has just come up with a DIY path to bring full-color 3D printing to his redesigned Rostock Max, the popular delta 3D printer with a mere $1,000 price tag, making for a much more affordable color printer than any other company on the market.…

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How to 3D Print in Full Color: DIY Style

3D Systems: the Worst is Over

3D Systems: the Worst is Over

By Samuel Adams

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) had its share price drop to one-tenth of its reported value over two years. After an attempt to become a major player in consumer 3D printing and a spree of acquisitions, 6 months ago the company decided on a major shift in strategy.
3D Systems (DDD) quote over the last 2 years
Refocus on the core professional market
3D Systems decided to replace Avi Reichental, its former CEO, in November 2015. Since then Cubify.com – 3D systems consumer brand – has been shut down.…

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3D Systems: the Worst is Over

3D Printing Ceramics with the Sound of Some Solid Vibes

3D Printing Ceramics with the Sound of Some Solid Vibes

By Tyler Koslow

We’ve seen how 3D printing technology has been used to artistically represent the physical world, but only few, like Reify and artist Gilles Azzaro, have explored the ways that sound can also be manifested by 3D printing, too. But what if you were able to own your favorite song or album in the form of ceramic pottery? Well, two artists based in the Netherlands, spatial sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven and designer Olivier van Herpt, have teamed up to make this intriguing idea of evoking sound in 3D a reality.…

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Electron 3D Slimbot DIY Kit Now For Only $225

Electron 3D Slimbot DIY Kit Now For Only 5

This very affordable entry model by Electron has a sturdy aluminium frame and comes with an LCD screen and heated bed. The 3D printer is a complete DIY kit (unassembled), everything is included to assemble this kit and designed to be easily assembled. The Electron 3D Slimbot is based on the Prusa i3 model, which is […]

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Software-Born Kikai Labs Launches New M11 3D Printer with Filament Detection

Software-Born Kikai Labs Launches New M11 3D Printer with Filament Detection

By Davide Sher

Unlike other companies that entered the desktop 3D printer arena from some areas of the manufacturing business, Buenos Aires-based Kikai Labs began as a software company. Marcelo Ruiz Camauer, the company’s founder, ran a successful software company with his brother when he set out to apply this knowledge base to the manufacturing revolution. Now that revolution is culminating with the release of the new M11 “full metal jacket” 3D printer.

Kikai Labs was not initially on my list of companies to visit, but when Marcelo contacted me ,I looked it up and found out that it was located about 300 meters from my apartment in Palermo, in the stylish and fun “SOHO” area which – incidentally – is very similar to the SOHOs in London and New York.…

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Carima’s Ultra-Fast 3D Printing to See Release This Year

Carima’s Ultra-Fast 3D Printing to See Release This Year

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Korean 3D printer manufacturer Carima was a big highlight of the Euromold show in Dusseldorf last year, with attendees huddling around their booth to see the company’s ultra-fast C-CAT 3D printing technology.  Like Carbon3D’s CLIP process, C-CAT is a continuous DLP technology that can produce objects with great speed and with little noticeable layering.  Unlike Carbon3D, Carima has stated that their technology is ready to hit the market.

At the 3D Printing Expo in Japan last week, the company not only showed off their C-CAT process once more, but also announced that it would be available for purchase within the year.…

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Mark Two Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Unveiled by MarkForged

Mark Two Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Unveiled by MarkForged

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Just two years ago, MarkForged made its big debut at SolidWorks with the Mark One 3D printer, the only machine capable of 3D printing reinforced composite parts with continuous carbon fiber.  While other desktop printers might 3D print with carbon fiber filament, made up of chopped carbon fiber particles, MarkForged invented a method for feeding continuous carbon fiber into 3D printed components, yielding plastic parts with the strength of aluminum. Now, at SolidWorks this year, the company, founded by MIT engineer Greg Mark, has unveiled the next generation of its one-of-a-kind machine, the Mark Two.…

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3D Insumos Takes Buenos Aires Makerspaces Online with Nube3D

3D Insumos Takes Buenos Aires Makerspaces Online with Nube3D

By Davide Sher

The fourth appointment on my Argentinian visit was with David Cimino, founder and CEO at 3D Insumos. I had learned just the day before that “Insumos” in Spanish means “supplies”, so I figured out that David’s company, founded in 2012, mostly manufactures and sells filaments and parts for 3D printers. That is true, but it is only the tip of the iceberg.

The company also manufacturers Chimak brand 3D printers (which come in many sizes), distributes M3D 3D printers, and it recently launched Nube3D.com, a cloud platform for distributed manufacturing.…

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