Features

Check out our latest features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories about 3D printing, CAD and more.

Apr 8, 2016
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Open Source
The Official History of the RepRap Project

The RepRap project has been the subject of an edit war on Wikipedia. Here's the official history, as described by core members of the project.

Apr 8, 2016
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All the Answers
OLO 3D Printer: Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about the OLO smartphone 3D printer on Kickstarter? Of course you are! Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Apr 7, 2016
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Mobile Manufacturing
Interview with OLO Co-Founder Filippo Moroni

The OLO Smartphone 3D printer is now live on Kickstarter. All3DP spoke with the team about this intriguing (and affordable) new 3D printer.

Apr 6, 2016
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Millennials Pave the Way for Normalising 3D Technologies

3D printing is still in its early decades. It’s the millennial generation that will be “normalizing” 3D technologies. And here’s what this has to do with Minecraft.

Mar 22, 2016
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Picsima Patent for 3D Printing Silicone Granted

If you want to manufacture a silicon object, you usually need a mould. This will most likely change thanks to a UK patent: Picsima can now 3D print silicon parts without further tooling.

Mar 18, 2016
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Your Perfect Lookalike
Makies Dolls: Frequently Asked Questions

3D printed Makies are the dolls of the future. Here's everything you always wanted to know about Makies Dolls (but were afraid to ask).

Mar 17, 2016
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Elementary, Dear Watson
Fighting Crime and Healing Victims with 3D Printing

3D printing technology is sometimes misused to create guns and other weapons. But it can also be used to help solve crimes and heal victims.

Mar 9, 2016
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Law and Order
Legal 3D Printing Eagle: Interview with Michael Weinberg

In the wake of the Thingiverse "Sad Face" controversy, ALL3DP spoke to Michael Weinberg, a leading authority on 3D printing and copyright law.

Mar 7, 2016
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3dprintmaterials.guru Aims to Solve Your Filament Needs

Newcomer 3dprintmaterials.guru wants to offer better test results for 3D printing filament. They do this by crowdsourcing reviews to dedicated and independent filament testers.

Feb 26, 2016
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The Stuff of Dreams
Why Pay Millions for a Maltese Falcon? Just 3D Print It

Are you familiar with classic film noir The Maltese Falcon? The famous prop still remains a mystery -- but 3D scanning and printing may provide a solution.

Feb 22, 2016
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Bioprinting Research is Significant But Keep it in Proportion!

All3DP’s columnist Rachel Park’s comments on the hype on bioprinting: Are we really entering an age of the “plug-and-play human body”?

Feb 16, 2016
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Stackable Menagerie
Fabulous Beasts is Jenga for the Maker Generation

Sensible Object’s balancing game Fabulous Beasts offers a test of dexterity, buckets of character, and the chance for makers to tinker with its design.

Feb 14, 2016
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Open Source
3D Bioprinting For Just $1000

DIY Bioprinting is a great, cost-effective way for smaller labs get started in Biotech. Here’s an overview of what’s happening in the open source 3D bioprinting scene.

Feb 5, 2016
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Safety First
3D Printing and Toxic Emissions: Everything You Need to Know

It’s time to take a cold, hard look at an important question that's bouncing around the Internet. Is your 3D printer going to kill you with toxic fumes?

Feb 5, 2016
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Education Revolution
Zortrax Driving 3D Printing Education in Poland

Zortrax are going strong in Poland with the opening of a store in Warsaw, and their 3D printers adopted by academic instituions throughout the country.