Mosaic Manufacturing launches $499 Palette 2 for multi-color, multi-material 3D printing

Aug.22, 2018 - Mosaic Manufacturing, a 3D printing specialist based in Toronto, Canada, has today introduced Palette 2, a 3D printing device that enables multi-material printing in single-extruder FDM 3D printers. Palette 2 is an upgraded version of Palette+, Mosaic's flagship product. More

LulzBot announces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head for penny-scale 3D prints

Aug.15, 2018 - Aleph Objects, the Colorado-based manufacturer of LulzBot 3D Printers, has unveiled a new tool head, the ultra precise LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro that enables users to accurately 3D print penny-scale parts. More

Open-source Felfil Evo 3D printing filament extruder available from $369

Mar.16, 2018 - Italian 3D printing company Felfil has made available its Felfil Evo filament extruder, initially the subject of a Kickstarter back in 2015. The extruder is available in basic (€299, $369), complete (€599, $738), and assembled (€719, $886) versions. More

Kason's 3D-ReKlaimer recycles metal 3D printing powders using vibration

Mar.14, 2018 - Kason, a global manufacturer of screening and processing equipment, has developed the 3D-ReKlaimer, a metal powder recovery system for metal 3D printers that recovers and reconditions used powders to exacting particle sizes. More

This awesome laser-cut 3D printing filament rack can be yours

Mar.12, 2018 - Germany-based maker John Dowell has used a laser cutter to build an incredible 3D printing filament rack. Dowell made the rack using Autodesk Fusion 360, and has published the files on Thingiverse. More

Dyze Design to launch fast & durable tungsten carbide 3D printer nozzle on Kickstarter

Feb.23, 2018 - Montreal-based Dyze Design is preparing a Kickstarter campaign for its newest product: the Tungsten Carbide Nozzle. The 3D printer nozzle, which promises high flow and abrasion resistance, is compatible with a range of popular 3D printer brands including Ultimaker, Prusa, and Lulzbot. More

Kentstrapper's Mavis 3D printer gets twin extruders

Feb.21, 2018 - Kentstrapper, an Italian desktop 3D printer company, has introduced an independent double extrusion system for its Mavis 3D printer. The system makes it easy to make two identical prints in a short space of time. More

New STEM kits for 3Doodler Start let kids 3D draw their own robotic dinosaurs, insects, more

Feb.16, 2018 - At the upcoming American International Toy Fair 2018, WobbleWorks, the company behind the famous 3Doodler 3D printing pen, will be unveiling its latest kid-friendly product series. Somewhat surprisingly, it's not a new 3D pen model, but I'm sure it will excite its customers equally. More

FDM 3D printer bed leveling with cheap piezoelectric elements

Feb.6, 2018 - RepRap 3D printing engineers Michael Simpson'and Simon Khoury have carried out a scientific study into the use of cheap piezoelectric elements for bed leveling and nozzle contact detection in FDM FFF 3D printers. The study found the elements effective even at high temperatures. More

box3d: 3D printer enclosure that eliminates fumes smashes Kickstarter goal

Feb.5, 2018 - A Kickstarter has been launched for box3d, a 3D printer enclosure kit that controls 3D printing climate, extracts fumes, and reduces noises. The kit is being marketed at both personal and professional 3D printer users. More

Kasto unveils automated bandsaw machine for quick removal of 3D printed parts

Jan.18, 2018 - Germany-based Kasto is aiming to streamline the industrial 3D printing process even more with its new KASTOwin amc bandsaw machine. The machine is designed to quickly and efficiently separate 3D printed parts from their build platforms using a bandsaw. More

Russell AMPro Sieve Station is a new powder management system for metal 3D printing

Jan.4, 2018 - Materials handling expert Russell Finex has recently released an impressive new powder management solution for metal AM. The award-winning Russell AMPro Sieve Station will improve the efficiency and safety of metal 3D printing processes with its high level of automation and innovative sieving system. More

StoneFlower's $535 Ceramic 3D Printing KIT turns FDM 3D printers into clay-depositing machines

Dec.27, 2017 - Munich-based 3D printing startup StoneFlower has developed a Ceramic 3D Printing KIT that enables ordinary FDM 3D printers to print objects in clay, porcelain, and other materials. The startup will launch a Kickstarter campaign for the kit in the coming weeks. More

E3D releases Titan Aqua water-cooled HotEnd and extruder for high-temperature 3D printing

Dec.20, 2017 - UK start-up E3D will soon release a new range of extruders and hot ends for FDM 3D printers. They are specifically designed to be lightweight and compact, and have a special water cooling system that will allow for better performance at high temperatures. More

Ultimaker introduces 0.25 mm print core and new support material Ultimaker Breakaway

Dec.5, 2017 - 3D printer company Ultimaker has released two new products: a 0.25 mm print core; and Breakaway, a new 3D printable support material that, as its name suggests, easily breaks away from a printed part. More

box3d 3D printer enclosure for Ultimaker promises quieter, safer 3D printing environment

Nov.30, 2017 - Netherlands-based company box3d has introduced a range of desktop 3D printer enclosures which ensure a controlled build environment for higher quality parts, 3D printer noise reduction, and an overall safer 3D printing environment through the removal of harmful VOCs. More

eSUN's new eBOX storage device keeps 3D printing filaments safe from moisture, dust

Nov.14, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing filament company eSUN has announced a new product which is sure to keep your filaments protected and moisture-free. The multi-function filament storage container, called eBOX, is set to launch at 3D printing expo formnext 2017. More

PrintDry's new filament containers keep your 3D printing materials dry and organized

Oct.6, 2017 - PrintDry, a Canada-based 3D printing company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new PrintDry Filament Container. Designed to keep your filaments dry and safe from moisture, the filament containers comes in packs of six for as little as CA$48 ($38). More

Polymaker's new PolyBox promises to keep your 3D printing filaments safe and dry

Sep.25, 2017 - Polymaker, a manufacturer of 3D printing materials, has just launched it latest product: PolyBox. The new 3D printer accessory, which is retailing for $69.99, is a dry storage box that is designed to keep your printing filaments dry and safe from humidity. More

Protea Design's $580 DNA filament extruder can squeeze out 1 kg of material in an hour

Sep.13, 2017 - Startup Protea Design has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the DNA Extruder, billed as the 'fastest consumer-level extruder on the market.' Backers can secure the filament extruder for $580, lower than its slated retail price of $800. More

Mister Screamer: a 3D printer filament alarm for replacing filament mid-print

Jul.4, 2017 - Maker Donald Papp has designed a 3D printer filament alarm that alerts users when their printer is out of filament. The device, dubbed 'Mister Screamer,' is designed to loosely hang over the filament; when the spool runs out, Mister Screamer will drop to the ground, causing it to emit a loud sound. More

I3D Innovation to launch new FDM 3D printer extrusion system on Kickstarter this month

Jul.3, 2017 - I3D Innovation, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Le Hezo, France, has announced it will soon be launching a new 3D printer extruder and 1.75 mm filament head. The new extruder system will be available through a Kickstarter campaign. More

ViscoTec launches two-component printhead for 3D printing in viscous materials

Jun.27, 2017 - ViscoTec, the German manufacturer of dosing and pumping systems, has developed a two-component printhead designed specially for 3D printing viscous materials. The ViscoDUO-FDD 4/4 is being marketed as an alternative to FDM extruders, and promises to 3D print two-component liquids and pastes with maximum consistency and precision. More

DisTech Automation releases new Prometheus multi-extrusion system for E3D V6 Hot End users

Jun.26, 2017 - Canadian 3D printing company DisTech Automation has released an upgraded version of its Prometheus System multi-extrusion system for FDM 3D printers. The E3D V6 Upgrade allows E3D V6 Hot End users to create multi-color and multi-material objects. More

$799 Palette+ lets you mix 3D printing materials on a single-extruder 3D printer

Jun.19, 2017 - Mosaic Manufacturing, a 3D printing specialist based in Toronto, Canada, has today introduced Palette+, a 3D printing device that enables multi-material printing in single-extruder FDM 3D printers. Palette+ is an upgraded version of Palette, Mosaic's flagship product. More

3D printing company Deezmaker looking to kickstart 'Maker Muscle' customizable actuator

Jun.5, 2017 - 3D printing company Deezmaker has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Maker Muscle, a cheap and customizable actuator made with 3D printed mounts and attachments. More

Control your 3D printer from anywhere with $65 Waggle remote control

May.18, 2017 - A Kickstarter is underway for Waggle, a remote control that lets you monitor and control your 3D printer from anywhere, even if the printer is an older model. Early bird backers can secure the smartphone-compatible 3D printer remote for $65. More

AstroBox Touch: $125 wireless 3D printer touchscreen crushes Kickstarter goal in 3 hours

May.10, 2017 - San Diego-based tech company AstroPrint has introduced the AstroBox Touch, a wireless, cloud-connected touchscreen for 3D printers. A Kickstarter for the 3D printer screen surpassed its $10,000 goal in just three hours. More

Formlabs debuts Form Wash and Form Cure, two new post-processing tools for SLA 3D printing

May.8, 2017 - Desktop SLA system manufacturer Formlabs has just launched its own solution for cleaning and curing parts. The first units of their kind, the Form Wash and Form Cure systems have been making serious waves at the RAPID + TCT 2017 event, where they were just unveiled. More

GeckoTek launches new EZ Stick 3D printer build surface via Kickstarter

Apr.17, 2017 - Ohio-based startup GeckoTek, which came onto the 3D printing scene in 2014 with its GeckoTek Build Plates, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new EZ Stick 3D Printer Build Surface. So far, the campaign has raised nearly $8,000 of its $20,000 goal. More

E3D announces new 2-in-1 Titan Aero 3D printing extruder & hotend combo

Mar.24, 2017 - British start-up E3D-Online has today announced their new 2-in-1 Titan Aero 3D printing extruder and hotend combo.' More

Bondtech releases lightweight, cost & time-saving BMG extruder for optimum 3D printing

Mar.24, 2017 - Swedish startup Bondtech has today launched their newest product, a lightweight, cost and time-saving extruder for 3D printers. Leveraging the company's Dual-Drive technology, the BMG extruder combines low weight with high feeding capacity, and ensures maximum performance without grinding and slipping.' More

Connect multiple Robox 3D printers with CEL's new 'Root, Tree & Mote' network system

Jan.10, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer CEL, maker of the Robox 3D printer, will tomorrow release Root, Tree, and Mote, a three-part system consisting of a remote control, vertical housing, and touchscreen interface for Robox 3D printers. The system will make it easy for users to control multiple Robox printers. More

3DVerkstan’s new Olsson Ruby 3D printer nozzle is ideal for printing in hard materials

Dec.29, 2016 - European 3D printer distributer 3DVerkstan has launched the Olsson Ruby 3D printer nozzle, capable of printing new abrasive materials. The new 3D printer part is available for purchase in the United States and across Europe through certain resellers. More

Dutch 3D printer company dddrop adds filament detection module to new Leader printers

Dec.22, 2016 - 3D printer company dddrop has added a filament detection module to the latest models in its 'Leader' line of 3D printers. The feature was requested by dddrop customers, and the company has now fulfilled those wishes. More

Northype releases Flatforce, a universal FDM 3D printer build plate

Dec.21, 2016 - Italian 3D printer company Northype has released its new Flatforce build plate. The product's patent-pending grip technology helps reduce the risk of warping for your 3D printed parts. More

PostProcess Technologies races to meet demand for automated 3D printed part cleaning system

Dec.16, 2016 - PostProcess Technologies, an American startup affiliated with the University at Buffalo (UB), has cashed in on a previously untapped market in additive manufacturing: cleaning and polishing 3D printed products. More

Users of UP Mini and UP BOX 3D printers can get WiFi, smartphone control, and more via new 'UPgrade Kit'

Dec.15, 2016 - Beijing Tiertime Technology Co., Ltd., one of Asia's leading 3D printing companies, has introduced a raft of updates for its line of UP 3D printers. Existing customers can enjoy new features like WiFi connectivity, smartphone control, and blackout recovery by replacing the CPUs of their 3D printers. More

UltiCast 3D printer add-on allows users to easy cast silicone for soft robotics

Nov.10, 2016 - Students from the Delft University of Technology have developed a 3D printer add-on that allows for silicone to be cast into a 3D printed shell during the printing process. The new method could have applications for the manufacturing of soft robotics. More

Zesty Nimble: lightweight direct drive 3D printer extruder for under $85

Oct.22, 2016 - 3D printing startup Zesty Technology has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Zesty Nimble, a light, strong, and easy-to-use extruder for Delta and Cartesian 3D printers. The flexible extruder comes with adapters to suit a variety of printers and applications. More

New 3devo desktop industrial extruders promise to slash 3d printing costs and environmental impact

Oct.21, 2016 - A new range of 3devo desktop extruders mean you can recycle your old prints on the spot, create new 3D printing filament from granulate, cut your costs and save the world. More

Fight moisture-related 3D printing issues with PrintDry filament dryer, now available on Kickstarter

Oct.21, 2016 - Canadian startup PrintDry has become a big Kickstarter hit with the PrintDry filament dryer, a low-cost solution for moisture-related 3D printing problems such as nozzle clogging, weak inter-layer bonding and grainy surface textures. More

Titan Robotics: new pellet extrusion system makes 3D printing 90% cheaper, 3x faster

Oct.18, 2016 - 3D printer manufacturer Titan Robotics has partnered with filament provider Push Plastic to develop a high-speed, low-cost pellet extrusion system for the Atlas 3D printer. According to Titan Robotics, pellet extrusion can push plastic three times faster than high-volume filament extrusion. More

ColorPod 3D printer add-on can now 3D print full color edible candies

Oct.18, 2016 - ColorPod, the 3D printer add-on device capable of full color printing, can now be adapted to create full color 3D printed edibles. The device uses a combination of powder-based 3D printing technologies and color inkjet cartridges. More

New 3D printer tool offers Z-stage positioning, bed alignment & humidity monitoring from $56

Oct.17, 2016 - A $100,000 Kickstarter campaign has been launched for alignG, a precision alignment tool for 3D printers and CNC machines. The wireless, portable, non-contact measurement instrument utilizes an innovative ultrasonic measurement technology for 3D printer and CNC machine maintenance. More

3M Japan fights warping and 3D print removal problems with special polyester print bed sheet

Oct.7, 2016 - 3M Japan might have found the solution for warping and 3D print removal headaches with the 3099AB polyester platform sheet that ensures that ABS and PLA properly adhere to the surface, but can still be removed without any problems at all. More

ORNL to test new 50kg-an-hour BAAM 3D printer extruder built by Ohio-based Strangpresse

Sep.12, 2016 - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Strangpresse, LLC have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to' evaluate the Strangpresse Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) extruder and conduct material testing for long fiber reinforced materials. More

Eliminate warping, scraping, and taping with the LokBuild 3D printing surface for FDM printers

Sep.6, 2016 - Steelmans, an engineering, design, and manufacturing firm based in Leicestershire, UK, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for LokBuild, a warp-free 3D printing surface for FDM 3D printers. The campaign has already surpassed its £4,000 goal. More

Multi-filament extruder system The Prometheus set to launch on Kickstarter

Aug.30, 2016 - Multi-colour and material 3D printing is something innovators have been tweaking and refining for years. The Prometheus System, just about ready to launch on Kickstarter, is giving it their best shot with a single extruder solution. More

3D Printing Systems prepares to launch the Bunker smart filament cartridge on Kickstarter

Aug.17, 2016 - Australian 3D printing company 3D Printing Systems has developed the 'Bunker', a smart filament cartridge that monitors and stores filaments in optimal conditions. The product, which effectively works as a sort of smart protective bunker for filament roles, will be launched through a Kickstarter campaign as of September 1, 2016. More

Ultimaker 2 GO releases backpack for any 3D printer enthusiast always on the move

Jul.29, 2016 - While 3D printers are functionally at their best without movement, Ultimaker has decided sometimes you just need to move your printer and a new backpack addition allows just that. More

Want to laser engrave onto metal with a $200 3D printer adapter? Here's how.

Jul.22, 2016 - Laser cutting and engraving is typically an expensive hobby to figure out. Engraving onto metal even more so. This in mind, the Endurance team explained to us how their 3D printer adapter can be used to do just that all for $195. More

Heero: remote 3D printer monitor can kiss away the pain of failed prints

Jul.15, 2016 - A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for HEERO, a remote monitoring and power-cutting tool for 3D printers and other devices. The clever system consists of a camera, base station, and smartphone app, enabling users to watch and control electrical devices (and everything else)'in their home. More

Unfold improves unusual 3D printed ceramics using ViscoTec FDD technology

Jul.6, 2016 - Unfold, a design studio based in Antwerp, Belgium, is using 'Fluid Dosing & Deposition' (FDD) 3D printing technology from ViscoTec, a German high-viscosity fluids specialist, in order to print artworks in abrasive materials such as ceramics. Several of its creations are currently for sale. More

Mechaduino: an open-source industrial servo motor for 3D printers, CNC machines & more

Jul.5, 2016 - Tropical Labs, an electromechanical systems lab based in Washington, DC., has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Mechaduino, an open-source industrial servo motor for 3D printers and other machines. Mechaduino can be used as a drop-in replacement for NEMA 17 stepper motors and drivers. More

Fixing 3D prints becomes easier than ever with the UV LED-powered Bondic 3D Liquid Plastic Welder

Jun.27, 2016 - Filling up gaps and fixing 3D printed surfaces has just become easier than ever thanks to the Bondic 3D Liquid Plastic Welder, a 3D printing pen that extrudes a resin liquid that can be cured with the UV-LED on the back of the pen. More

Sculpteo's patent-pending 3D print Smoothing Beautifier readies itself for beta phase

May.18, 2016 - Surface lines on any 3D print are a casualty of how the technology function. Sculpteo 3D print service provider has come up with a new way to smooth out the roughness of SLS 3D prints and you're free to sign up as a beta tester. More

Dry and feed 3D printing filaments while printing with $79 PrintDry device

May.11, 2016 - PrintDry has introduced an in-line filament dryer for 3D printing. Designed to work with both 1.75mm and 3mm filaments, the PrintDry filament dryer helps prevent moisture buildup, reducing the possibility of moisture-related defects such as nozzle clogs and weak inter-layer bonding. More

Polysher gives 3D printable Nikoss’ Toys the perfect finish

May.11, 2016 - The excellent layer removal power of Polymaker's new Polysher cleaning unit has again been showcased by a range of perfectly smooth toys by startup Nikoss Toys. More

PolySmooth & Polysher raises over $190K in 24 hours, Polymaker shows off amazing 3D printed Qin Dynasty vase

Apr.26, 2016 - To illustrate the immense layer-removal powers of the desktop Polysher, Polymaker produced a perfectly smooth Qin Dynasty vase replica on which Chinese artist Tian Tian could practice the ancient craft of vase painting. More

Polymaker makes layer-free 3D printing a reality with PolySmooth and Polysher cleaning unit

Apr.19, 2016 - Chinese filament specialists Polymaker is set to enter the 3D printing hardware business with their exciting Polysher cleaning unit, which ensures high quality, layer-free results that can compete with injection molding. More

E3D announces durable high-performance Titan 3D printer extruder

Apr.12, 2016 - The Extruder is the driving force to what makes FDM based 3D printing possible. E3D has researched and tweaked what's out there today to produce the Titan 3D printer extruder with hopes to address shortfalls in current extruder technology for just '49. More

DYZE DESIGN releases DyzEND-X all-metal hotend for high-performance 3D printing

Mar.31, 2016 - Canadian 3D printing startup DYZE DESIGN has released the second generation DyzEND-X all metal 3D printer hotend, which can reach temperatures of 500'C and enable high performance 3D printing with nearly any plastic material. More

Open source recycling initiative Precious Plastic launches to help users 3D print every type of plastic

Mar.30, 2016 - The Dutch open source recycling initiative Precious Plastic of Dave Hakkens has just launched, enabling everyone to set up a little factory with DIY grinding units, 3D printable filament extruders and injection molding machines. More

Robust 3D printer Premium Tungsten Nozzle launches on Kickstarter

Mar.28, 2016 - Frankfurt-based 3D printing startup DDDMaterial has recently launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their most recent product: a 3D printer nozzle made of a premium tungsten material. More

$350 ColorPod add-on converts your desktop 3D printer into a full color inkjet cartridge based printer

Mar.22, 2016 - Full-color 3D printing has remained out of reach to mot of the hobbyist market to costs typically associated with the technology. Dutch based ColorPod is gearing up to change this with their inkjet based 3D Printer add-on and is currently accepting beta-tester applications. More

Ultimaker releases 3D printer Extrusion Upgrade Kit for Ultimaker 2 and 2 Extended

Mar.10, 2016 - Ultimaker has today launched an Extrusion Upgrade Kit that allows users to easily upgrade their existing Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended models with the latest Ultimaker 2+ features and technology. More

Bond, build, and fix 3D prints is easier than ever with Fixer3D's Fixer pen

Mar.2, 2016 - Resin 3D printer manufacturers 3D Facture have just launched a very useful 3D print fixing tool on Kickstarter: the Fixer, a resin 3D printing pen that accurately fixes any scarred surfaces and glues parts together perfectly. More

3DPrintClean 3D printer enclosure and filtration system prevents fumes and particles from escaping

Feb.29, 2016 - 3DPrintClean has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its 3D Printer Lightweight Enclosure and Filtration System. The 3D printer enclosures are designed to filter the contaminated air effectively reducing the concentration of ultra fine particles in the air. More

Deltabots' Pulse Driver lets you merge ceramic 3D printing patterns with your favorite music

Feb.19, 2016 - Florida-based ceramic 3D printing specialists Deltabots have just revealed the new Pulse Driver tool, that lets you embed your favorite music and rhythms into 3D printing projects involving thick pastes, such as clay. More

3D printed chocolate from your Ultimaker: The perfect Valentine's Day treat?

Feb.12, 2016 - Instructables user Dainis_Dz has built a chocolate extruder for his Ultimaker 3D printer, using a 20ml syringe as a nozzle. Optimum results were attained when using the 3D printer in a cold outdoor environment. More

'Message in a Cake' paste extruder 3D prints hidden images right into your dessert

Feb.9, 2016 - Industrial design student Daniel Wilkens has developed a specialized paste extruder for his RepRap 3D printer that has the ability to 3D print custom images or hidden messages directly into a cake. The 3D printed cake designs can spell out personal messages and turn dessert into a storytelling event. More

Turn your 3D printer into a full-fledged production line with 'Many-Maker' injection molding kit

Feb.3, 2016 - An Indiegogo campaign has been launched for the Many-Maker, a 3D printing accessory which allows makers to create low-cost injection-molded copies of their 3D creations. Prices for the accessory start at $399. More

Hyrel 3D injects versatility into 3D printing with Syringe Delivery System (SDS) extruders

Feb.2, 2016 - Hyrel 3D, a Georgia-based 3D printer manufacturer, has launched its Syringe Delivery System (SDS) line of extruders, starting at $400. The devices, compatible with existing Hyrel 3D printers, allow users to print in a wide range of materials using standard medical syringes. More

Kai Parthy & ReprapUniverse launch modular 1.75-3mm Full Metal 3D Printer Hotend on Kickstarter

Jan.26, 2016 - The 1730 Full Metal Hotend has just been made available via Kickstarter. Finally, the ability ability to easily swap between 1.75mm and 3mm filament options has arrived. More

Tecnica receives US patent for infrared 3D printer bed leveling system

Jan.19, 2016 - 3D printing specialist Tecnica, Inc. has received a US patent for its innovative 3D printer bed leveling system. The additive manufacturing invention uses a unique alignment and leveling process, helping to reduce printing time and eliminate the errors caused by bed leveling issues. More

Kentstrapper launches Noah 3D printer controller to simplify 3D printing process

Jan.18, 2016 - In an attempt to greatly simplify the 3D printing process, Italian engineers Kentstrapper have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Noah, a trouble-shooting 3D printer controller that takes care of slicing, que management and more. More

MatterHackers releases Mattercontrol Touch T10 tablet for wireless 3D printing

Jan.9, 2016 - It's no secret that running your 3D printer using a dedicated PC or with constant SD card swaps can feel a little bit outdated. The MatterControl Touch, a dedicated touch-screen, WiFi enabled tablet hopes to make your life that much easier. More

Makerbot introduces Smart Extruder+ to replace its controversial 3D printer component

Jan.4, 2016 - MakerBot has today introduced the latest iteration of its Smart Extruder for Fifth Gen Replicator 3D printers. The Smart Extruder+ underwent more than 160,000 hours of exhaustive testing by MakerBot and Stratasys in order to truly prove that it can provide better performance over a longer period of time compared to the faulty and controversial extruder previously sold by MakerBot. More

Kai Parthy & ReprapUniverse announce flexible modular 1.75-3mm all-metal 3D printing hotend

Jan.2, 2016 - Innovative German designer and 3D printing expert Kai Parthy has teamed up with Netherlands based 3D printer manufacturer ReprapUniverse to develop the 1730 Full Metal Hotend, a powerful and flexible modular hotend compatible with both 1.75 and 3mm filaments. More

Experiments in 3D food printing using the Structur3D Discov3ry universal paste extruder

Dec.27, 2015 - Johannes Schumacher of Structur3D used the Discov3ry universal paste extruder to conduct a series of experiments for 3D printing everyday food items, including honey, syrup, and cream cheese. More

This efficient DIY dual extrusion build requires no additional electrical components

Dec.21, 2015 - While most DIY dual extrusion projects require lots of experience and components without functioning flawlessly, Tim Edwards has just shared an exciting alternative that required no additional electrical components and doesn't suffer from the dreaded oozing. More

The Green Engineers develops 'Multistruder' 3D printing tool for homemade filament production

Dec.7, 2015 - The Green Engineers has developed a 'simple, rugged, expandable, mod-able filament extruder and multipurpose fabrication tool' called the 'Multistruder'. The 3D printing tool, which enables makers to produce their own filament, is currently the subject of a $6,000 Kickstarter campaign. More

3D printers to be put through their paces as 3DKitbash plans release of 3D Printer Test Kit 2.0

Nov.17, 2015 - Florida based 3DKitbash, provider of 3D printable toys and 3D printer test kits, is developing its 3D Printer Test Kit 2.0, which will include eight 3D printable models of fast-printing challenge chips. More

FLEKS3D is back with more build plates to make removing 3D prints easier than ever

Nov.10, 2015 - After a successful campaign a year ago, FLEKS3D is back on Kickstarter with different sizes of their fantastic FLEKS plates: durable and flexible plates that can be placed on top of your printbed and make removing prints successful every single time. More

Modified 3D printer add-on can patch existing objects to extend their lifespan

Nov.9, 2015 - Students in Germany have created a modified 3D printer add-on that allows users to patch an existing object to reflect new design iterations or perform repairs rather than reprinting the object from scratch. This method not only saves material, but reduces plastic waste, making 3D printing more sustainable. More

3D printer nozzles could last longer: Harvard researchers design more durable anti-fouling material to date

Oct.31, 2015 - Researchers at Harvard have developed an innovative anti-fouling material which is able to vastly reduce the corrosion and fouling of steel. Their research could have a valuable knock-on effect for the 3D printing community. More

Fantastic heated tool MODIFI3D makes cleaning 3D prints much easier

Oct.20, 2015 - Made by British engineering experts Steelmans, the MODIFI3D is heated tool that easily removes support structures and imperfections from any 3D printed creation. More

New LulzBot Flexystruder hot ends unveiled for 3D printing with flexible materials

Oct.20, 2015 - Aleph Objects today announced the release of their first Flexystruder tool head for the LulzBot Mini and a new version of the Flexystruder hot end tool for the LulzBot TAZ for flexible filament 3D printing. More

Italian makers take Felfil Evo open source 3D printer filament extruder to Kickstarter

Oct.16, 2015 - Collettivo Cocomeri has already shared open source designs for an the very interesting Fefil extruder earlier this year, but have now gone to Kickstarter with an improved and well priced version: the Felfil Evo. More

ZeroPi, Arduino & Raspberry Pi compatible dev kit for 3D printers, surpasses Kickstarter goal

Oct.14, 2015 - The Kickstarter campaign for ZeroPi, an exciting new 3D printing gadget, has far surpassed its $5,000 target. The ZeroPi, which customers can get their hands on for a mere $24 pledge, is an Arduino Zero Compatible development kit for robotic motion structure systems. More

Texas Instruments unveils its fastest, highest-resolution DLP9000X chipset for 3D printing

Oct.8, 2015 - Texas Instruments (or TI) has just announced the release of their next generation DLP chipset DLP9000X, featuring more than 4 million micromirrors, perfect for high quality resin 3D printing at higher speeds than ever before. More

CollideOScope Multi-Filament 3D Print Head launches on Kickstarter

Oct.8, 2015 - A team of additive manufacturing engineers have built an innovative multi-filament 3D print head, launching a Kickstarter to help take their product into production. More

Ultra-quiet and user-friendly Replicape 3D printer control board arrives to Kickstarter

Oct.6, 2015 - Intelligent Agent AS, the Norwegian designer and manufacturer of 3D printer electronics and systems, has created the Replicape, an open source, Internet-connected 3D printer control board compatible with BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi that is as smart as it is silent. More

Filamate launches 3D Printing Starter Kit, StarterMate on Kickstarter

Oct.1, 2015 - Filamate, a Vienna based start up, is looking to change this reality by making products geared towards introducing 3D printing technology to beginners. Filamate launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new product StarterMate. More

Cartesio and BOFA develop 3D PrintPRO Fume Extraction Systems specifically for 3D printers

Sep.30, 2015 - 3D printer manufacturers Cartesio and fume extraction and filtration system developer BOFA have already joined forces to develop the 3D PrintPro Fume Extraction System to make 3D printing healthier for all those involved. More

Argentinean researchers develop dual syringe 3D printer head for bioprinting polymers

Sep.28, 2015 - LIFIA, a research centre of the National University of La Plata in Argentina, has created a 3D printer head that can control two syringes simultaneously, allowing doctors to print biopolymers with specific geometric forms and combine them in novel ways. More

ViscoTec’s new FDD Starter Kit allows users to easily 3D print with pastes and fluids

Aug.27, 2015 - ViscoTec’s new Fluid Dosing & Deposition (FDD) technology - which they are calling a big step forward for the 3D printing sector - allows the industry fast and precise 3D printing of fluids and pastes. More

Spanish startup TooytooSimple unveils 'Simple V1' 3D printer extruder on Kickstarter

Aug.24, 2015 - The Simple V1 from TooytooSimple in Barcelona, Spain aims to be the best extruder and hotend for the growing community of reprap and commercial 3D printer users who are looking to improve performance, increase print resolution and virtually eliminate clogging issues and loss of step in the X axis. More

3D Printer Filament Storage Stand solves humidity problems once and for all

Aug.20, 2015 - The 3D Printer Filament Storage Stand is a container platform that holds up to six rolls of filament and that has been expressly designed to fit right under your 3D printer. More

Convert your 3D printer into a laser cutter with the $195 L-Cheapo module

Aug.13, 2015 - Russian entrepreneur George Fomitchev and electrical engineer Matteo Borri of Endurance have developed a solution in the form of the L-CHEAPO 445-nanometer blue diode laser that can be mounted onto existing 3D printers or CNC mills. More

3devo prepares to launch sleek NEXT 1.0 high end filament extruder on Kickstarter

Aug.11, 2015 - Established as a new venture from Devoteq, a Dutch mechanical engineering company, 3devo has recently unveiled the NEXT 1.0, the world’s first high-end, consumer-friendly filament extruder with the goal of putting high quality filament in the hands of Makers of all types. More

WASP unveils new ceramic LDM extruder for high precision ceramics 3D printing

Jul.21, 2015 - WASP, known for their innovative approach to 3D printing, has just announed the release of the professional grade ceramic LDM extruder, that is compatible with the majority of desktop FDM printers and opens the way for a wide variety of new 3D printable materials. More

New EasyWelder Tool welds multiple types of 3D printing filaments

Jul.16, 2015 - I3D Innovation, a small start-up in France has announced that they’ve created a 3D printing welder that they’re claiming can weld different types of plastic filament together. More

PRINTinZ introduces new flexible 'Zebra Plate' 3D printing adhesion system for FDM 3D printers

Jul.11, 2015 - ‘Zebra Plate’ solution features all of the great material properties as PRINTinZ’s original 3D printing surfaces with the addition of contrasting color options on each side of the plate, which effectively allow for the user to easily recognize errors in a print or other technical difficulties. More

Commentary: Smart Hotends and the Need to Truly Innovate in 3D Printing

Jun.24, 2015 - This commentary is based on a couple of observations made during recent years in 3D printing. Let me start with a quick summary of my own path into our shared passion: In early 2011, I assembled my first 3D printer kit. More

Custom 3D print head converts 3D printers into electric discharge machining modules

Jun.19, 2015 - YouTube user ArduinoVsEvil (AKA Piet Hein) has created an EDM 3D printer head that enables makers and hardware developers to have all of the conveniences of traditional EDM processes directly on their 3D printer. More

Micron 3DP unveils all-metal COBRA line of plastic extruders, perfect for flexible filaments

Jun.8, 2015 - Micron 3DP has just unveiled a brand new line of all-metal extruders: the COBRA line. Filament extruders that are completely made of metal have one major advantage over those extruders that include plastic components: heat. More

South Africa’s Fouche3DPrinting announces new Waltruder 8 pellet extruder

May.31, 2015 - South Africa’s Fouche3DPrinting has recently announced Waltruder 8 filament extruder promises to offer a direct savings of more than 75% compared to the average cost of existing filaments. More

Create your own 'all-in-one' 3D printing glue for cheap

May.22, 2015 - Created by Instructables and Thingiverse user "northernmenace" - AKA "Rob - with the goal of creating "the most useful accessory to 3D printing", the Glue is a sort of all-in-one solution that can be used for a variety of 3D printing projects that are made using ABS plastic. More

TechWiz Jonathan Russell gives a tutorial on effectively and safely smoothing 3D prints

May.12, 2015 - More recently, Russell took to his TechWiz YouTube channel to share his experience with finishing a 3D printed Darth Vader mask that was printed using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing. More

Give your 3D prints a metal plating using the Orbit 1 electroplater

Apr.21, 2015 - While it’s been expected for a long time, the Orbit1 electroplater is now finally ready for business. Since being unveiled at the Maker Faire in New York last September, this interesting desktop electroplating machine has... More

Automate the removal and 3D printing of multiple objects with the ECHOdrive add-on

Apr.19, 2015 - Two Penn State students have developed the ECHOdrive – an interesting add-on to most 3D printers that will make removing objects from printbeds easier than ever and will even enable you to automatically 3D print multiple objects... More

Solderdoodle launches new Kickstarter campaign for cordless 3D print finishing tool

Apr.6, 2015 - Now, a new option for finishing 3D prints has also launched on Kickstarter that - similar to the Retouch3D - acts as a sort of hand router for finalizing a 3D print. More

FilaDry filament drying process keeps filaments free from moisture

Mar.31, 2015 - After testing their own theories through long experimental processes and extensive calculations, 3D printing enthusiasts Ohad and Hanan have invented their own solution for preventing humidity problems in the 3D printing... More

World's first 3D print finishing tool featuring heated interchangeable tips launches on Kickstarter

Mar.31, 2015 - Today, a company called 3D 2.0 Inc has announced that they are releasing a tool that aims to make this process easier called the Retouch3D. The hand-held tool (which looks similar to a more-familiar Dremel rotary tool) features ... More

Airwolf 3D unveils Wolfbite Nano adhesive solution for optimal PLA 3D printing

Mar.11, 2015 - Costa Mesa, Calif. based 3D printer manufacturer Airwolf 3D today announced Wolfbite Nano, a new solution specifically engineered to bond polylactic acid (PLA) plastic parts to a glass 3D printer build plate... More

Supercharge your 3D printer with the Fastbot BBP controller board

Mar.10, 2015 - Aiming to speed up the 3D printing process, a group of young (but experienced!) tech-savvy 3D printing enthusiasts who make up the Fastbot team have been busy creating a 3D printer controller board that they have recently launched... More

WASP unveils new 3D printer extruder with a rotating nozzle, one step closer to 3D printing houses

Mar.7, 2015 - Yesterday WASP has informed us that they are unveiling a new 3D printer extruder at 3D Print Hub Milan, taking place during March 5-7 in Italy. More

Stacker 3D now offers highly efficient HYBRID hot end for 3D printers

Mar.6, 2015 - Stacker 3D and ColorFabb are working to shift focus to other options and expansions to get the most out of their product. Their new HYBRID hot end is as easy and quick to use for composite filaments as it is for regular ABS. More

Z-Unlimited add-on enables your Ultimaker to print with an unlimited height

Mar.3, 2015 - If you would like to create truly massive objects with your Ultimaker 3D printer, you might be interested in a new 3D printing project that has been created by Joris van Tubergen called Z-Unlimited. More

ExtrusionBot announces EB2 3D printer filament extruder, Spooler and Cruncher

Jan.27, 2015 - ExtrusionBot's latest edition, the EB2, features a few interesting attributes that make life much easier for the budget 3D printers among us. Not only is it quicker than ever before... More

Control any 3D printer with smartphones and tablets wirelessly using Sharebox3D

Jan.19, 2015 - The Sharebox3D, which is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, is a wireless module that can attach to any 3D printer and promises users to have full of their 3D prints directly from their computer. More

Printr introduces The Element, a plug & play USB dongle for WiFi enabled 3D printing

Jan.18, 2015 - This weekend Printr has informed us that they will soon be launching an intuitive plug & play USB dongle, called the Element, which is designed to bring a productive and painless 3D printing experience to consumers. More

The KappaKit contains your desktop 3D printer fumes while protecting printer from damage

Jan.16, 2015 - After having had enough of the harmful fumes released by his desktop 3D printer, Mario Soranno set out to design his own solution for containing the noxious and invisible side effect of 3D printers. More

Studio Under's new extruder design could 3D print plastic granulate AND natural resin Shellac

Jan.15, 2015 - Studio Under is already back with another innovation now, one that could change the desktop 3D printing process as we know it (and even its costs): a custom extruder that 3D prints granulate plastic. More

Add an operation system directly to your 3D printer with Photon Elephant’s new kit

Jan.14, 2015 - A new software solution has just launched on Kickstarter that could make building and operating and advanced 3D printer easier than ever: the Photon Elephant operating system package. More

E3D's Volcano printhead will increase your print speed by up to 250%

Dec.30, 2014 - British HotEnd pioneers E3D has already released a series of HotEnd products in the past, but their newest add-on comes with a larger nozzle and melt zone, allowing you to extrude thicker layers at a higher speed. More

New Universal Pellet Extruder is an open source pellet extruder for multiple materials

Dec.26, 2014 - Perhaps one of the easiest-to-use systems that we’ve seen to-date is electronics engineer, product designer, salesman and self-described “problem solver” Richard Horne’s (AKA RichRap) Universal Pellet Extruder. More

Improve your 3D print quality with the BuzzBox for desktop 3D printers

Dec.16, 2014 - Aiming to solve this problem in a one-size-fits-all package, Apogee Science and Crystal Water Designs, the makers behind the BuzzBox, just might have found the perfect solution. More

HYREL 3D releases an open-source and fully customizable printhead

Dec.12, 2014 - And just in time for Christmas HYREL 3D, one of the manufacturers of those modular printers, has just released an interesting update that will doubtlessly excite many HYREL users. More

WASP introduces open source 'Stop and Save' Resurrection System for 3D printers

Dec.2, 2014 - WASP, one of the largest 3D printer manufacturer in Italy, introduces today their Resurrection System, which will allow users to save their print job and resume it in the case of power failure. More

3D printing multi-color design with Artesea’s 3D Filament Splicer

Nov.28, 2014 - Swiss startup Artesea, founded by Marina Zyx and Kirill Ponazdyr, has come up a small tool for splicing 3D filament to bring colors to the open source 3D printing scene. More

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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