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Gloves for Acetone Usage

Acetone is a versatile tool for finishing 3d prints. A vapor bath can smooth layer lines in ABS to make 3d prints have a surface finish like injection molded parts. But exposure to acetone can damage your skin, causing chemical … Continue reading

11. June 2014 by admin
Categories: News

Microsoft breaks NetFabb cloud repair

A simple tool many 3d printer enthusiasts and professionals use to fix problem models is the cloud 3d model repair by netfabb.  It repairs models that the basic version of netfabb can’t, and does it in the cloud, so your … Continue reading

04. April 2014 by admin
Categories: News

Is ABS Recyclable?

With failed prints, support structures, and prototypes, a 3d printing workspace can generate lots of waste plastic.  3d printing is typically more environmentally friendly, due to less waste material, lower transportation costs, and on-demand prints.  But to make your 3d … Continue reading

21. February 2014 by admin
Categories: News

Problems with Windows 8.1 3D Printing API

Microsoft announced yesterday it will add native 3d printer support to Windows 8.1.  The new version of the operating system adds an API to allow developers to use 3d printers as if they were standard 2d printers.  System dialogues will … Continue reading

27. June 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printers, 3d Printing IP, News

Stratasys and MakerBot Merger

Stratasys will purchase MakerBot for a $403 million stock deal. MakerBot was exploring another round of financing to fund expansion, but recent industry suspicions pointed toward a merger deal. MakerBot will continue to independently produce products after the merger. By … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
Categories: Investing, News

3d Printing Saves a Baby’s Life

When a six week baby’s windpipe collapsed, blocking airflow to his lungs, doctors at the University of Michigan decided to try a new technique using 3d printing to save his life.  Glenn Green, M.D. scanned the baby’s windpipe with a … Continue reading

23. May 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printers, 3d Scanning, News

Why Buy A 3d Printer: A Child’s Perspective

On the Media posted a video about a 3d printing from an 11 year old’s perspective.   3d printing has recently become synonymous with controversy about gun control, but this video reminds viewers that most 3d printers are used for … Continue reading

22. May 2013 by admin
Categories: News

Defcad Fails Spectacularly

Defcad, the 3d file repository started by Defense Distributed to distribute their 3d printable gun files is shut down.  Defense Distributed test fired a low quality zip gun earlier this week that was mostly 3d printed.  The 3d files were … Continue reading

10. May 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printing IP, News

3D Systems to buy Arcam?

3d printing giant 3D Systems (DDD) announced today it is raising another $250 million to fund acquisitions. It will do this by trying to sell more stock they are issuing in a secondary offering. Given the size of the raise, … Continue reading

08. May 2013 by admin
Categories: Investing, Metal 3D Printing, News

More Printable Model Databases Launch

After the launch of 3DLT last week, two more sites selling 3D models have launched.  Forme It offers printable high-resolution models, and 3d Burrito offers an assortment of models.  Since the overhead of selling digital items is extremely low, we … Continue reading

06. May 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printing IP, News

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