To produce models, 3D printers need files, typically in STL format, to be sliced into G-code. One type of software used to make these models is 3D sculpting software, which can recreate organic curves and freeform shapes.
A central component to any 3D printer setup is its controller board and firmware. Changing your firmware can sometimes be a tricky process, but it can make massive improvements to the performance of your printer if done correctly. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of changing up your 3D printer firmware, give you tips on how to change it, then go over the most common firmware choices available right now.
3D modeling has come a long way. Gone are the days of complicated desktop software suites, giving way to the modern day 3D design app. Beginners and professionals alike can enjoy these fun and capable tools.
The Ultimaker 3 is our pick for the "Best 3D Printer of 2017". Check out our Ultimaker 3 full review to find out why we chose it.
Nintendo’s NES has been discontinued. But you can build your own NES with a Raspberry Pi and a 3D printed Raspberry Pi NES case.
Learn about best practices for 3D slicer settings in this guest post from 3D printing community Pinshape. Slice like a champ and get better prints!
Representing a major breakthrough in the adoption of 3D printing into mass manufacturing, XEV and Polymaker have launched the worlds first mass produced 3D printed electric car. It's constructed from only 57 parts, down from 2,000 in the original design.
Raise your cosplay game from "meh" to "yeah" with a 3D printed mask for extra authenticity. Here are 30 cool cosplay masks to 3D print.
Want to improve your Tronxy X5S? Thanks to the growing Tronxy X5S 3D printing community, here are the 20 best Tronxy X5S upgrades and mods to improve your 3D printing experience.
Autodesk will strip away the Standard and Ultimate editions of its CAD/CAM design software Fusion 360 in October, replacing its old two-tier licensing model with a single offering that includes all generative and advanced design tools previously exclusive to the Ultimate edition.
Layer height is among the most trivial of 3D printer settings, and yet it often plays a huge role in the entire 3D printing process. This little factor has a lot to do not only with print speed, but also detail. Why? Keep reading to find out!
Check out the 40 most innovative 3D printing companies of 2017, from pioneering 3D printer manufacturers to the best filament producers.
Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland have used an FDM 3D printer and liquid-crystal-polymers to create lightweight structures tough enough to rival purpose-built fiber-reinforced materials. The method is inspired by natural materials such as bone and spider's silk, relying upon the orientation of elements of the material at the molecular level for its strength.
Here's a DIY project that's cool, looks pretty, and will test your DIY prowess. Introducing our redesign of a "feather automaton", originally created by Instructables user "fungusamungus."
Octoprint is a great resource for remotely controlling and monitoring any 3D printer. In this article, we are going to show you how to set up use Octoprint with the budget-friendly ANET A8 3D printer using a Raspberry Pi 3.
The days of simple single-firing Nerf guns are over. Embrace the new age and retrofit your arsenal with the best 3d printed nerf gun parts, mods, and attachments out there.
Read our easy-to-understand 2018 3D printing materials guide to learn about all materials used for home and industrial 3d printing today.