In the face of increasing competition, the UK-based filament brand has halted their production of FDM 3D printer filament for good. They intend to transition to a services business model, providing educational material on FDM printing behind a subscription service.
Printing 3D models from Thingiverse in different colors and materials can certainly be fun, but have you ever stopped to consider the impact this plastic has on the environment? A new Kickstarter campaign, Project PLA, might have you covered with its plan to recycle PLA 3D printing waste.
All over the world, people are discovering that 3D printing can take them to new heights. Discover these 3D printing innovations, all of which more than demonstrate the potential of additive manufacturing.
Olli, the 3D printed electric autonomous shuttle from Local Motors for use on campuses and in cities, has had an upgrade which is aptly named Olli 2.0.
Star Wars is undoubtedly one of biggest fandoms out there, and Darth Vader is arguably its most iconic character. Soon, you might be able to dress up as the Sith warrior in a super realistic, functional Darth Vader suit.
Edelkrone, the creator of photography and filmmaking solutions, has developed Skater 3D. The3D printable tabletop dolly for DSLR and mirrorless cameras will add motions to your shots.
A 3D printed gun group, which is banned on all major social media platforms, briefly moved to Tumblr, a microblogging website, before being banned by them too.
MyMiniFactory, an online community for makers, has launched an in-browser 3D file customizer called Customizer, which is in its beta phase.
Researchers from the University of Hamburg are developing a Slic3r modification that improves print surface quality using Nonplanar layers. Printing in three dimensions simultaneously it results in smooth surfaces with no stair-stepping effect.
Electric vehicles are becoming ever more popular and 3D printing is helping to speed up their design and development in the case of many manufacturers.
Zortrax, the manufacturer of the Inkspire LCD 3D printer, has opened up its Z-Suite slicing software to third-party hardware. The move makes it a highly advanced option for users of budget LCD systems such as the Anycubic Photon and Elegoo Mars.
MyMiniFactory announces a partnership with Ravensburger to find designers for officially licensed 3D printable Labyrinth board game pieces.
To plan a liver transplant between mother and son, surgeons from Salt Lake City, Utah used 3D imaging to 3D print the models of both livers to make surgery easier.
3D printing farms bridge the gap between prototyping and production. Check out some of the world's coolest 3D printing farms, which showcase the production capability of additive manufacturing.
Researchers from Virginia Tech showcased a 3D printing device called Source Form that uses crowdsourced data to create objects based on requests. Could it make STL files redundant?
Yael Akirav, an Industrial Designer and graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, uses 3D printing to create beautiful "conductive origami" light fixtures.
This video of a model maker building a jaeger from hit-film Pacific Rim, wading through the ocean, is the perfect antidote to a dreary start to the week.