3D Printing News & Features

Keep yourself up to date with the latest 3D printing news from all over the world and the latest features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories.

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Sep 10, 2019
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Analog Sky Drifter is a Customizable 3D Printed Binocular Telescope

The Analog Sky Drifter is a customizable, mostly 3D printed binocular telescope which will be on Kickstarter soon.

Sep 9, 2019
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Smart DIY 3D Printer Sensor Measures Harmful Emissions

Gary Peng is a San Diego based high-schooler who creates products using 3D printing. His latest invention is a 3D printer emission monitor which sends users warning alerts via a smartphone app.

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Sep 6, 2019
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Gone, But Not Gone
Filament Brand rigid.ink Ceases Production Permanently

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.

Sep 5, 2019
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New Initiative Aims to Recycle PLA Waste, Empty Spools

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.

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Sep 4, 2019
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Building the Future
8 Great Innovations Made Possible Thanks to 3D Printing

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.

Sep 4, 2019
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Second Generation is Here
Local Motors Upgrades 3D Printed Autonomous Shuttle and Launches Olli 2.0

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. 

Sep 2, 2019
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3D Printed Functional Darth Vader Suit to Debut on Kickstarter

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.

Sep 2, 2019
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Edelkrone Launches Partially 3D Printable Tabletop Dolly for DSLR Cameras

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.

Aug 30, 2019
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Tumblr Briefly Became a New Hub for Banned 3D Printed Gun Group

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.

Aug 28, 2019
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No More Stair Stepping
Nonplanar 3D Printing Gives Curvy Top Layers

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.

Aug 26, 2019
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She's Electric
How 3D Printing is Speeding up the Development of Electric Cars

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.

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Aug 22, 2019
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LCD, Easy as 123
Zortrax Launches Castable Resins, Opens Z-Suite to Third-Party LCD Printers

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.

Aug 17, 2019
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Create Your Own Characters
Could You Design a Labyrinth Board Game Figure?

MyMiniFactory announces a partnership with Ravensburger to find designers for officially licensed 3D printable Labyrinth board game pieces.

Aug 9, 2019
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$949 3D Scanner
Samsung Introduces Galaxy Note 10+ with 3D Scanning Capabilities

Of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 range, the Galaxy Note 10+ offers a 3D scanning and modeling function that can result in 3D printable files making it a useful companion for 3D printers.

Aug 7, 2019
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Bionic Man
This Man’s 3D Printed Bionic Arm is Thought-Controlled

An orthopedic technician used 3D scanning and printing to design and build a thought-controlled bionic arm and hand for a man born without most of his left arm.

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