XTC-3D Brush-On Coating gives 3D printed parts a shiny smooth finish

Nov.17, 2014 - Reynolds Advanced Materials now offers XTC-3D brush-on coating, a special liquid coating that fills striations and smooths the surface of any 3D print, eliminating 90% of post finishing work. More

Praxis3D launches their all-metal dual X-Truder on Kickstarter

Nov.5, 2014 - Over the last year, a small team of FDM enthusiasts based in El Paso, Texas has been refining and testing a dual filament FDM print head they call the X-Truder. More

Make a reusable print bed for your 3D printer for just $1

Nov.4, 2014 - A very easy and affordable solution appeared on Instructables last week: the $1 reusable print bed. Developed by Andy, this is an easily-made and cheap print bed that will make the lives of numerous 3D printing enthusiasts easier. More

Airwolf 3D's Wolfbite heatbed adhesive solution stops 3D printed parts from warping

Oct.23, 2014 - Airwolf 3D today announced Wolfbite, a new premium solution specially engineered to bond ABS plastic parts to a heated 3D printer build plate without lifting, and to enable smooth release of objects after printing. More

Italian studio +LAB unveils open-source syringe extruder for FDM 3D printers

Oct.2, 2014 - For the Maker Faire Rome this coming weekend, +LAB will unveil an experimental syringe extruder that can be printed on, and fitted to, just about every 3D extrusion printer. More

Orbit 1 metal coating device for 3D printed objects to hit Kickstarter in Jan 2015

Sep.24, 2014 - There, the startup business Monolith Studios revealed their Orbit 1, a practical device that seeks to make metal printing available to a wider consumer public. More

Control and operate your 3D printer from all-in-one Active8 touch screen

Aug.7, 2014 - UK based Justin Carpenter, an engineer specialising in the design and production of 3D printers has come up with Activ8, a standalone touch screen device that is designed to operate any RepRap based 3D printer. More

Goliat extruder for 3D printers set to launch on Indiegogo next week

Jul.25, 2014 - TYTAN 3D, a polish 3D printing start-up announced that Goliat Extruder is set to launch on Indiegogo next week, looking to raise fund for the full production of Goliat Extruder. More

GeckoTek, 3D printer Build Plate with a permanent coating, launches on Kickstarter

Jun.18, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH based startup GeckoTek has announced the launch of its Kickstarter Campaign for the GeckoTek 3D printer Build Plate. The design and functionality of desktop 3D printers have advanced tremendously. More

Mcor Technologies introduces flexible finishing option for IRIS & Matrix 3D printers

Jun.12, 2014 - Mcor Technologies Ltd, manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper-based 3D printers, has announced a new flexible finishing option, Mcor FLEX for its IRIS and Matrix lines of 3D printers. More

$249 Discov3ry universal paste extruder for 3D printer launches on Kickstarter

Jun.10, 2014 - Structur3D's Discov3ry extruder is an affordable, plug and play device which can easily be integrated with any stepper motor based, fused deposition modeling (FDM) desktop 3D printer. More

Introducing GeckoTek, first scientifically formulated print bed for 3d printers

May.31, 2014 - The GeckoTek Build Plate is a new innovation for low cost Fused Filament 3D Printers. GeckoTek has developed a permanent coating that has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of 3D printing. More

Visualize your prototypes before 3D printing them with CastAR glasses

May.25, 2014 - Here is very cool concept from Ryan Smith. Ryan used CastAR, Technical Illusions' unique AR/VR gaming headset to demonstrate the 3D design inside a Makerbot, before the printing process. More

3D printed filament upgrade lets you print flexible Ninjaflex on a PrintrBot

May.22, 2014 - But if you have ever tried printing ninjaflex on a PrintrBot, you may have noticed sometimes the printer doesn't extrude well. Because the material is so flexible. More

CEM Crown Extruder, microscope inspired extruder for 3D printer

May.20, 2014 - Cem Schnitzler, a German engineer sent us his new idea of designing a Crown Extruder for 3D printer, which was inspired by a microscope. More

Discov3ry extruder expands your 3D printer to print silicone, clay & icing sugar

May.13, 2014 - Canada-based Structur3d Printing is creating an add-on extruder to enable almost any desktop 3D printer to print a whole new range of paste-like materials. More

Rabbit Proto add-on lets you print circuits inside 3D printed design

Apr.25, 2014 - 3D printers usually build objects layer-by-layer from plastic material. But an open source project will let home users print interactive prototypes with capacitive and conductive features. More

BAM&DICE, a universal electronics for Arduino based 3D printers

Apr.23, 2014 - Contance, Germany based startup 2PrintBeta has recently launched their new development, BAM&DICE, a powerful and flexible Arduino shield with multiple extension boards on Indiegogo. More

T-Bone Cape motion control board launches on Indiegogo

Mar.23, 2014 - A team of hardware hackers from Germany has created a board to make the BeagleBone a perfect CNC application controller, for 3D printing, milling or other applications. More

New extruder could lower costs of 3D printing cellular structures for drug testing

Feb.21, 2014 - A University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) sophomore and his collaborator has used a specialized 3-D printing extruder to printing sugar grids that mimics blood vessels. More

D3D kickstarter slimmer extruder upgrade

Feb.17, 2014 - D3D continued working on the project and today they come back on Kickstarter with a completed, tested professional level extruder upgrades for your desktop 3D printers. More

New Ninja Printer Plate for consumer 3D printing

Feb.14, 2014 - Introducing the Ninja Printer Plate developed by Wayne Huthmaker. This plate replaces the need for painters tape, kapton tape or other surface preparation on FDM style 3D printers. More

mUVe3D releases improved Marlin firmware for all 3D printers

Feb.11, 2014 - To add more functionality to the Marlin firmware, Michigan-based startup mUVe 3D has been working with Tim Schmidt and the Lansing Makers Network on building laser control into the Marlin firmware. More

Zecotek plans HD 3D display for 3D printers 

Jan.31, 2014 -  Zecotek Photonics announces plans to enter 3D printing market with a HD 3D display system for commercial 3D printers. More 

Add a smart LCD controller to your Robo3D printer

Jan.24, 2014 -   Barnacules Nerdgasm's Robo3D printer had a dependency on a computer to supply the GCODE to the Arduino board. So if there is anything wrong with the computer - it will crash, hang, reboot during a print job, then he will loose the print. More

Maker Kase: a handy cabinet for 3D printers

Jan.23, 2014 -   Temperature variance, problems caused by vibration, and people accidentally bumping into things: these are some common pitfalls of the 3D printing process addressed by a new Kickstarter project. More

Heated bed for ABS printing with the Printrbot Simple XL 

Jan.12, 2014 -  Brent Rubell has launched an indiegogo campaign this week for crowd funding for the development of heated beds for the Printrbot Simple XL/Extended Bed. Our reader Greg shared the story behind the project. More 

Next gen all metal 3D printer extruder from Micron

Dec, 31, 2013 -   That's why Micron E.M.E Ltd has introduced an all-metal, "J style" hot end, featuring a detachable filament guide and nozzle module "DFGNM". All parts are made by a CNC machine. More

Pico all-metal hotend 100% funded in 48 hours, B3 announces Stretch Goal 

Dec.16, 2013 -  The Pico fundraising campaign on Kickstarter still has 23 days to raise the bar, so B3 is offering a $40,000 stretch goal to develop a Pico that prints up to 500° Celsius (932° Fahrenheit). More 

Create it REAL announces first 3D printing Real Time Processor 

Dec.12, 2013 -  Create it REAL, a Danish 3D printing startup announces today the first 3D printing real time processor. The company is a high technology company based in Aalborg Denmark and part of Aalborg University business incubator program.  More 

A larger and more powerful 3D printer extruder on Kickstarter

Dec.11, 2013 -   Steele is developing a larger and more powerful 3D printer extruder head that can be fitted to existing 3D printers and will allow additional sizes and types of unique plastic filament to be printed. More

Pico: all-metal hotend for RepRap 3D printers on Kickstarter 

Dec.10, 2013 -  Pico, an all metal hot-end for reprap 3D printers developed by Ohio-based B3 innovations has just launched on Kickstarter.  More 

Bulldog open source universal full metal direct drive extruder

Nov.14, 2013 -   Elvira Yang developed an open source (CC-BY-NC) universal full metal direct drive extruder and launched on indiegogo. The "Bulldog" is suitable for many of DIY 3d printers. More

Turn your 3D printer into an instant laser cutter 

Nov.4, 2013 -  J Tech Photonics Lab turned their old Makerbot thing-o-matic 3D printer into a low power laser cutter/engraver. More 

Introducing Makeraser / Makelastic - accessories for 3D printers

Nov.4, 2013 -   A new startup, founded by JF Brandon and Christopher LoBello, is working on developing two handy tools for your 3D printer: Makeraser and Makelastic. More

Baboi Box: all-in-one 3D printer controller 

Oct.26, 2013 -  Baboi Box Baboi board is an all-in-one 3D printer controller that allows you to fully control your 3D Printer without connecting to any other devices. More 

New Single DD2 Extruder for 3D printers by German RepRap

Oct.8, 2013 -   German RepRap releases today new single DD2 extruder for 3D printers. Small and compact, the new Single DD2 Extruder offers a significantly higher torque than its predecessor. More

Filamaker: turn old plastic into new filament for your 3D printer 

Oct.7, 2013 -  At Maker Faire Rome last weekend Marek Senický showed off his latest project the FilaMaker, a personal filament producing machine that grinds old plastic and make new filament for your 3D printer.  More 

Smoothieboard: modular, powerful CNC controller for 3D printers

Oct.3, 2013 -   If you are looking for an electronics upgrade for your 3D printer, you might want to check out SmoothieBoard. SmoothieBoard is an Open Source Hardware CNC controller board. More

Moti: the smart motor for 3D printed robots 

Oct.2, 2013 -  A team of makers in Toronto currently Kickstarting an open-source tool that makes it easier to make things move. It's called Moti, and it consists of smart motors controlled from a a phone, tablet or any computer. More 

Prusa Nozzle: All metal food safe RepRap hot-end

Sep.30, 2013 -   Prusa Mendel, a simplification of Mendel is one of the most used RepRap variant. One of the recent creation from Josef is the PrusaNozzle, a single piece stainless steel hot-end for a 3D printer. More

Open source modular and modifiable workstation kits for your 3D printer 

Sep.26, 2013 -  Fredericksburg, VA based Cody Wilmer developed MultiMod Consoles, the totally modular and modifiable workstation kits that you use to build stands and workstations for your 3D printers.  More 

UK company TTP unveils multi-material 3D printing breakthrough 

Sep.4, 2013 -  Cambridge-based TTP has today announced its ground breaking Vista 3D, a new 3D print head that is capable of printing with more than one material.More 

New 3D printer test kit to measure your 3D printer's abilities 

Sep.2, 2013 -  Natalie Mathis and Quincy Robinson have created a new 3D printer test kit "Graphica" featuring 12 Unreleased Test Chips focusing on Mechanical Components and Artistic Flair. More 

On Indiegogo: First Dual Pinch Wheel Extruder for 3D Printers 

Aug.22, 2013 -  Australian based startup BrainyDeep has just launched the first true dual pinch wheel extruder for 3D Printers on crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.  More 

The Dual and Quad: Reinvented 3D Printer extrusion head on Kickstarter

Aug.10, 2013 -  Dglass 3D (D3D), a start-up company from Willmar, Minnesota has launched their new printer extruder heads: The Dual and Quad on Kickstarter.  More 

3D Print Finisher on Indiegogo 

Jun.25, 2013 -  By putting 3D printed parts in a glass jar filled with acetone on a heated build plate, Acetone vapor will smooth out those layers. Based on the same idea, Keith has come up with a 3D Print Finisher. More 

Hyrel 3D introduces new extruder for printing with Clay, Plasticine & Play-Doh 

Jun.5, 2013 -  Atlanta-based Hyrel 3D has created a new extruder, which can print with Clay, Plasticine and even Play-Doh and RTV Silicone. More 

BeagleBone Black offers credit card-sized Linux PC for $45 

Apr.24, 2013 -  Open-source hardware outfit BeagleBoard announced new BeagleBone Black, an open-source Linux computer for developers and hobbyists. More 

Control 3D printer with $110 PengPod touch-screen Linux tablet 

Apr.8, 2013 -  So he checked the PengPod 700 he recently bought, a 7 inch Linux tablet and used it as a controller for his Solidoodle 2.  More 

Transform any 3D print into a high quality finished part with 3D Refiner

Apr.2, 2013 -   Two students at UC Berkeley designed and created 3D Refiner, a machine that transforms any of your 3D prints into a high quality beautifully finished part. More

Open source V-Slot linear framing system fully funded on Kickstarter 

Mar.23, 2013 -  V-Slot is a smart linear framing system, it is a high quality extruded aluminum profile building block that has an extremely smooth linear v groove rail on all 4 sides. More 

RepRap 3D printer Therminator 5 Hot End 

Mar.22, 2013 -  So he came up with an alternative to existing hot ends: RepRap 3D printing Therminator 5 hot end for printing bigger and faster prints. More 

RepRapPro releases Mendel multi-material and multi-colour enhancement kit

Feb.6, 2013 -   RepRapPro announces the beta release of their multi-material and multi-colour enhancement kit. More

Time to save up your plastic junk for recyling: mini shredder and FilaMaker 

Jan.31, 2013 -  FilaMaker is a personal filament producing machine that grinds old plastic and make new filament for your 3D printer. More 

Powerlolu board: Powerful open source stepper-motor driver 

Jan.7, 2013 -  German RepRap announces the availability of a powerful stepper motor driver board for RepRap 3D printers. More 

All-in-one open-source electronics board RUMBA for 3D printer

Jan.4, 2013 -   Elvira Yang from Hong Kong developed a flexible all-in-one open-source electronics board RUMBA (Reprap Universal Mega Board with Allegro driver) for RepRap communities. More

Kickstarter ViKi LCD - control panel interface for your 3D printer 

Jan.1, 2013 -  Panucatt launched its new ViKi LCD, an elegant looking LCD control interface for your 3D printer on Kickstarter. More 

BrainWave board: 3D printing bot board 

Dec.23, 2012 -  Open3DP spotted at MetricCreateSpace workshop the orange "BrainWave board", an all-in-one 3D printing bot board. More 

DIY a Ultimaker control unit with an old tablet 

Nov.25, 2012 -  Do you sometimes get tired of bringing laptop and your 3D printer in every event? Jarkko Moilanen did. The UltiController from Ultimaker is a nice option but has limitations for example unable to slice and such. More 

German RepRap launches new direct drive extruder for 3D printer 

Oct.31, 2012 -  With the new direct drive extruder for the 3D printer PRotos, the German RepRap GmbH succeeded in realizing an extruder with minimal dimensions. More 

RepRap fan cooler alternative: water-cooled hot end

Jul.15, 2012 -   At RepRapPro Adrian Bowyer has been experimenting with a RepRap extruder with a water-cooled head, instead of a fan. It's a variant on Jean-Marc's brilliant design. On a long print the water (about 1 litre) stabilises at around 8 C above ambient. More

RA 3D printer controller crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Jul.10, 2012 -   MakeSLC maker space co-founder James Howard and his two partners Tim Anderson and Devin Hales have launched an open hardware project on Kickstarter. More

3D Printing plus Sugru 

Jun.18, 2012 -  Sugru uploaded this nice short film about maker dads. If you don't know about Sugru, a moldable air curable rubber yet, you've got to check it out. Jane ní Dhulchaointigh from UK invented Sugru and this super rubber compound for simple repair has generated a lot of Sugru lovers. More 

Open Rail - an open source universal linear rail system

Jun.10, 2012 -   This system is designed to be used in conjunction with various sizes of readily available T-Slot aluminum extrusions, it is a derivative of Maker slide, a successful project of open source linear bearing system for home built CNC equipment. More

Open source universal 3D printer extruder on Kickstarter 

Jun.9, 2012 -  The QU-BD team launched the first product - open source universal 3D printer extruder on Kickstarter. This universal extruder is dual extrusion capable - you would just need to get two of them. All the parts of the extruder are CNC machined and there is no wood or plastic components.  More 

Small drive gear for geared stepper motors on Indiegogo

May.18, 2012 -   Created by Laszlo Krekacs from Budapest, Hungary, this small drive gear is for geared stepper motors to push filament in a 3D printer. More

Interface Board connects USB to your 3D printer 

Dec.27, 2011 -  How to hook up a 3D printer to your computer? If you are looking for a simple, quick and flexiable way you need to check this HU-320 USB interface board out. More 

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