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Features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories about 3D printing, CAD and more.

Mar 2, 2017
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How Long it Would Take to 3D Print These Famous Landmarks?

Could we recreate the world’s most famous landmarks using a single 3D printer? And what would it cost? Get ready for some big numbers.

Feb 16, 2017
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Skelmet Scans your Face to 3D Print Sunglasses for Perfect Fit

New company Skelmet uses 3D scanning and printing to make custom sunglasses that fit perfectly and don't weigh heavily on your face.

Jan 20, 2017
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How B2B Has Quietly Established Itself as 3D Printing’s Core Audience

Consumer stories get all the headlines, but B2B is driving 3D printing - that's the opinion of Whitecloud's CEO and Founder Jerry Ropelato.

Dec 15, 2016
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3D Printed Circuit Boards: First PCB 3D Printers Available Soon

For makers, 3D printed circuits are no longer a dream. The first 3D printers which can handle DIY PCB printing will become commercially available soon.

Dec 15, 2016
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What Would it Take to 3D Print a 1:1 Scale Death Star?

A 3D printed Death Star in its original size and glory - that’s definitely a 3d printing project of galactic proportions. Autor Franklin Houser has crunched the numbers.

Nov 29, 2016
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After Black Friday Week: Great 3D Printer Deals Still Available!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but you can still get some great 3D printer deals. Here are the best bargains we could find.

Nov 25, 2016
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The 3D Scanner Charts
18 Best-Selling 3D Scanners at Amazon in Spring 2017

Looking for the best 3D scanner to buy? Read our quarterly guide to the best-selling 3D scanners at Amazon, sold in the previous quarter.

Nov 21, 2016
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Tiko 3D Printer: Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATED: Here are the most pressing questions customers have regarding the Tiko 3D printer. All3DP compiled the answers from the Kickstarter thread and from manufacturer updates.

Nov 4, 2016
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Teacher’s Guide to 3D Printing Education

Looking for free resources for 3D printing education? Read our guide to get curricula, lesson plans, videos and materials for your lessons.

Oct 12, 2016
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Turning a Corner
Interview with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom

Exclusive interview with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom on the latest and greatest 3D printing innovations from the company.

Oct 5, 2016
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This 3D Printed Pinball Machine is a Piece of Art

Neither a big industrial machine nor the newest home 3D printer was the star at TCT show in Birmingham. It was a fully 3D printed pinball machine.

Sep 29, 2016
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Makefast Workshop
3D Printing Experiments: Adding Water, Sand, and Metal

The team over at Makefast Workshop did several 3D printing experiments and added materials such as water, sand and metal into their prints.

Sep 21, 2016
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5 Incredible 3D Printed Stop-Motion Animated Movies

It's not all just digital animation y'know. 3D printed stop-motion animated movies are growing in popularity, too. Here are five of the best.

Sep 7, 2016
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What’s On at the TCT Show in Birmingham?

Just weeks away from the 21st TCT Show + Personalize conference in Birmingham, Rachel Park takes a look at an impressive line-up.

Sep 7, 2016
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6 Ways 3D Printing Improves Education at All Levels

In this guest post by Zmorph, learn about six benefits that 3D printing brings to students, teachers, and the general education sector.