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

Watch the 2D Printing Industry Transition into a New Dimension with 3D Printing

Watch the 2D Printing Industry Transition into a New Dimension with 3D Printing

By Davide Sher

Recently, I was contacted by a gentleman who lived in Long Island and briefly attended the same College as I, SUNY Stony Brook (well, I did not attend much, but I did graduate). He had gone on to a successful career as a sales account for large 2D printing companies. He asked me for some advice on how to make a career move from professional 2D printing to 3D printing. I am writing about this because, while I thought about possible suggestions for shows to visit and companies to contact, I came to the realisation that this is exactly the time to make that move.…

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Lunavast Adds Layer Dying to Color FDM 3D Printer

Lunavast Adds Layer Dying to Color FDM 3D Printer

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Before the end of 2015, I was introduced to the Lunavast CrafteHbot 3D printer kit. Developed by Lunavast as a potential full-color FDM process, the CrafteHbot utilizes an inkjet printhead to dye 3D printed objects after they have been printed.  Perhaps tipped off by our own readers’ comments, Lunavast has added a further enhancement to their product that actually dyes objects while the print is taking place.

To reiterate, to introduce this dying process to the CrafteHbot 3D printer, customers will have to disassemble a color inkjet printer and install the printhead into the CrafteHbot kit.…

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How XYZprinting is Conquering 3D Printing & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 5)

How XYZprinting is Conquering 3D Printing & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 5)

By Michael Molitch-Hou

This is part four in a multi-part series covering 3D printing developments in Taiwan. To learn more, read parts one, two, three, and four.
It may be a surprising fact that the manufacturer that sold the most consumer 3D printers last year wasn’t MakerBot, out of the US, or even Ultimaker, from Europe. No, the manufacturer that sold the most came from Taiwan. As 3D Systems and MakerBot straddled the exhibition floor of CES 2014 with massive booths, a newcomer called XYZprinting had its own sizable booth to unveil the original da Vinci 1.0 3D printer.…

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Full-Color 3D Printing & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 2)

Full-Color 3D Printing & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 2)

By Michael Molitch-Hou

We still hadn’t made it to Taichung, where my mom ended up teaching English to Taiwanese business students, but we’d already gotten a glimpse of the color that Taiwan had to offer in the North. The rainy days associated with Taipei’s winter, cast the city in a fog not unlike the scenes in Blade Runner.  But, unlike Ridley Scott’s adaptation of PKD’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the city was quite human.
Photos by Danielle Matich, except for the one she is in, which was taken by Freeman Chen.…

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