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Best Buy's new Creality range. (Source: Creality)

Deal | Creality K1 series of flagship 3D printers appears on Best Buy shelves

Creality has unveiled a new way to buy its latest K1 or K1 Max 3D printers in the US: via Best Buy. The OEM's latest retail partnership also brings a more "affordable" Ender-series variant to the chain-store giant. The new potenti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Nov 2023 17:49
The OrangeStorm Giga can print up to 800x800x1000 mm objects (Image Source: Elegoo)

Massive 3D prints and multi-nozzle printing made possible by Elegoo OrangeStorm Giga

Elegoo has unveiled the OrangeStorm Giga, an FDM 3D printer with an extra large build volume of 800 x 800 x 1000 mm and the option to use up to 4 print heads simultaneously for multiple copies of a model. Thus, large models no lon...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 07 Nov 2023 18:23
Starfield 3D: The 3D printer immediately processes 3D prints

Starfield 3D: This huge 3D printer is equipped with an internal curing station and uses a laser

The Starfield 3D is a new 3D printer with solid features. The model is intended to print high-quality, detailed models and immediately post-process 3D print jobs. The Starfield 3D is also designed to take occupational safety into ...
Silvio Werner, 04 Nov 2023 03:23
Agnilet single-piece 3D printed engine emerging from powdered metal (Image Source: Agnikul)

Space startup with 3D printed rocket engine tech secures US$26.7 million in funding

Indian space technology startup Agnikul has secured US$26.7 million in its series-B funding round. The company is developing its own launch vehicle propelled by the 3D-printed ‘Agnilet’ rocket engine. The rocket is unique in being...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 20 Oct 2023 09:46
The new Brooks Exhilarate BlueLine running shoes (Image Source: HP)

New Brooks 3D printed running shoe returns more energy from unique 3D lattice midsole

Brooks has partnered with HP to develop its new Brooks Exhilarate BlueLine running shoes. HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology has been used to create an open 3D lattice for the midsole, labelled 3DNA, which supposedly cre...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 14 Oct 2023 13:10
A model of Berlin 3D printed from CityPrint (Image Source: AnkerMake)

AnkerMake's new online tools turn 2D images and city maps into 3D printable models

AnkerMake has just added two online tools to its ‘Make It Real’ 3D model repository website. 3D Paint converts a 2D image into a 3D printable model by rendering different colours in relief against the background. CityPrint allows ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 06 Oct 2023 20:43
The Magneto X's new MagXY linear motor (Image Source: Peopoly)

Peopoly's new Magneto X brings magnetic levitation to desktop 3D printers for fast ultra-precise XY motion

Peopoly has launched the Magneto X 3D desktop FDM printer which replaces a conventional belt and pulley system with its proprietary magnetic linear motor system, delivering high precision and print speeds, and making it the first ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 01 Oct 2023 14:30
MakerWorld offers a frictionless workflow from model to print (Image Source: MakerWorld - edited)

Bambu Lab’s MakerWorld 3D model repository with effortless one-step printing workflow now in open beta

Bambu Lab has opened its MakerWorld 3D model repository in the open beta stage. Its .3mf print profiles and cloud-slicing enable many convenience and safety oriented features. Using the Bambu Handy mobile app, users can browse 3D ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 26 Sep 2023 15:32
The A1 mini with AMS lite module (Image Source: Bambu Lab)

Bambu Lab launches incredibly feature packed A1 mini multicolor 3D printer at entry-level price

Bambu Lab has just launched the A1 mini, a compact, entry-level, multicolor 3D printer packed with state-of-the-art features, including auto bed leveling, active vibration and flow-rate compensation, motor noise cancellation, tool...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 21 Sep 2023 18:56
An auto part printed out of sand using binder jetting (Image Source: ExOne)

Tesla reportedly using 3D printed sand molds for 'gigacasting' large auto parts

Sources familiar with Tesla’s production plans have revealed that the company is working on using binder jetting, a special 3D printing technique, to create the sand molds needed for its ‘gigacasting’ process, where a large, compl...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 20 Sep 2023 00:08
Formlabs' wide catalog of 3D printing materials (Image Source: Formlabs)

Formlabs unveils groundbreaking silicone and ceramic 3D printing materials

Formlabs has unveiled two groundbreaking 3D printing materials, Silicone 40A and Alumina 4N, for their stereolithography printers. As the first accessible pure silicone and ceramic options for SLA printing, they deliver incredible...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 14 Sep 2023 15:51
Bambu Lab's posts tease exciting features for the launch (Image Source: Bambu Labs via X)

Bambu Lab teases exciting features – active motor noise canceling, colorful 3D printing – ahead of product launch

Over the last few days, 3D printer manufacturer Bambu Lab has teased an upcoming product that will be launched on September 20. So far it has mentioned three features to look forward to – multicolor printing, active motor noise ca...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 13 Sep 2023 22:04
The newly Creality CR10-SE has advanced auto-leveling using two sensors (Image Source: Creality)

Creality launches CR-10 SE 3D printer for that crucial perfect first layer

Creality has launched the CR-10 SE, its new FDM 3D printer targeted at advanced users. The new printer addresses the issue of getting the ideal first layer by auto-leveling using multiple sensors upon startup. It also features a m...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 04 Sep 2023 11:16
The four new models in the Anycubic Kobra 2 series vary in speed and build volume (Image Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic launches Kobra 2 series 3D printers combining high speed with low cost

Anycubic has just launched its new Kobra 2 series of FDM 3D printers, boasting speeds up to 500 mm/s, acceleration up to 20,000 mm/s2 and build volume up to 88 L. The series follows the previously launched Kobra 2 with four new mo...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 02 Sep 2023 01:56
The Apple Watch Series 8 steel models used traditional CNC milling. (Source: Apple)

Bloomberg: Apple testing 3D printing with Watch Series 9 steel case models

Apple has been developing 3D printing techniques for manufacturing its products over the past three years, reports Bloomberg. It has been trialing the new method on the Series 9 Apple Watch models that feature steel cases, which a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 31 Aug 2023 08:07
The Bambu P1S was ranked best 3D printer of 2023 by CNET (Image Source: Bambu Lab – edited)

Bambu Lab announces MakerWorld – a 3D model sharing platform aimed at fostering collaboration and inclusion

3D printer company Bambu Lab has just shared details of its upcoming 3D model platform, MakerWorld, which aims to go beyond being simply a repository of models. By involving model creators, users, 3D printing experts and filament ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 26 Aug 2023 16:18
Bengaluru's new 3D printed post office (Image Source: G-Maps user Kanth)

India’s first 3D printed post office unveiled in Bengaluru

A 3D concrete printed post office was inaugurated on August 18th in Bengaluru – the first such public building in India. The 1021 sq. ft. structure was completed in just 43 days and at a significantly lower cost than possible with...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 22 Aug 2023 13:58
Bambu's flagship X1-Carbon model was affected by the issue (Image Source: Bambu)

Bambu 3D printers start printing on their own overnight resulting in damaged parts and botched print jobs

A cloud server error on August 15th caused many Bambu 3D printers to unexpectedly start print jobs at night, creating misshapen messes, damaging printers and raising safety concerns. The company has responded with an apology and e...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 20 Aug 2023 09:02
Voxelab Aquila D1 3D printer in review

Voxelab Aquila D1 3D printer review - MGN linear guides are no miracle cure

MGN linear guides on two axes should make every maker's heart beat faster. In addition, there is a drilled Sprite extruder. However, despite all the love for good hardware, Voxelab has forgotten the fine-tuning here. Our test clearly shows too many flaws ex-factory, which could be fixed with little effort.
Marc Herter, 15 Aug 2023 07:28
The THOK Project 4 e-bike prototype was 3D printed. (Image source: THOK E-Bikes)

THOK Project 4 3D printed e-bike prototype unveiled

THOK has revealed Project 4, a 3D-printed e-bike prototype. The model, also known as the P4, was demonstrated at Eurobike 2023. The final version of the lightweight electric mountain bike is expected to feature a Bosch Performance...
Polly Allcock, 07 Jul 2023 12:11
The Photon Mono M5. (Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic Photon Mono M5 3D resin printer with 12K resolution is up for pre-order

Anycubic asserts that its latest Photon Mono-series 3D printer will retain every detail of its input thanks to a new, high-res monochrome LCD screen. The M5 also supports a mobile app for "one-touch" model selection and progress-t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Jun 2023 15:20
Anycubic Kobra 2 3D printer in test

Anycubic Kobra 2 3D printer review: The perfect first layer thanks to LeviQ 2.0

Anycubic is launching an upgrade to the popular Kobra this year. The new FDM printer retains the great strengths of its predecessor and further expands its usability. LeviQ 2.0 can provide a perfect first layer here.
Marc Herter, 27 May 2023 01:44
The Photon Mono 2. (Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic Photon Mono 2 launches as an upgraded 3D resin printer for beginners

Anycubic touts its latest release as an ideal gateway into the "world of 3D resin printing". The Photon Mono 2 has debuted as a "significant" upgrade over its predecessor in terms of the potential detail and size of its final prod...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Apr 2023 18:55
A shot of the Creality website. (Source: Creality)

Creality celebrates takings of US$12 million in eight months of having its own website

The well-known 3D printer brand Creality has pursued a direct sales model, or one of selling through its own web-store, for about half a year now. Now, it has announced it has raked in over US$12 million since going live in 2022. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Jan 2023 19:22
3D-printed solid-state battery samples (image: Sakuu)

3D-printed solid-state EV battery maker Sakuu signs up Porsche to build its Gigafactories

Porsche Consulting, with its vast experience in designing sustainable automotive facilities, will guide the process of building Gigafactories for 3D-printed solid-state battery cells. Sakuu's innovative Swift Print technology allo...
Daniel Zlatev, 24 Jan 2023 19:24
Truly impressive - Convertible workstation Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip

Truly impressive - Convertible workstation Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip

If you view the ExpertBook B6 Flip as a convertible, you probably have the heaviest device in its class. Even as a workstation, the device is large and incredibly powerful. This is primarily due to the extreme cooling that takes u...
Marc Herter, 16 Jan 2023 09:15
A "OnePlus 11" render. (Source: OnLeaks x SmartPrix)

OnePlus 11 charging specs allegedly leak out as OEM announces an imminent event

OnePlus' latest flagship-grade Android smartphone, the 10T, has the fastest charging technology known to its series thus far. However, should a new leak based on a new 3C certification in China prove accurate, its immediate succes...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Dec 2022 17:42
AnkerMake M5 3D printer reviewed

AnkerMake M5 3D printer review: Printing under the watchful gaze of AI

With the AnkerMake M5, Anker makes an impressive entry into the 3D printer arena and delivers high quality in many areas. Despite straightforward assembly, an easy to understand slicer, as well as high speed, we were unfortunately not impressed with the fast printer.
Marc Herter, 18 Nov 2022 20:59
Free CAD options have come a long way in recent years. (Image source: various)

Free CAD software packages: 4 excellent options for makers and hobbyists to get started without spending a cent

It seems unfair that CAD packages are all prohibitively expensive. After all, how are you to know if it's worth spending money on learning the skill without knowing whether or not you're any good at it? Fortunately, there are are ...
Julian van der Merwe, 01 Aug 2022 19:46
The new Artisan 3-in-1. (Source: Snapmaker)

Snapmaker introduces the Artisan 3-in-1 to bring CNC- and laser-powered modding as well as 3D printing to the home

Milling, engraving and 3D printing - the Artisan 3-in-1 is designed to do it all. Snapmaker has built on its Kickstarter success of 2019 with this new machine touted to support multiple types of fabrication hobby in one package. T...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Jul 2022 15:36
The modded AirPods case. (Source: Ken Pillonel via YouTube)

Creator of the 'USB type-C iPhone' makes an AirPods case to match

How do you repair the case for your AirPods? You don't, according to Apple customer service representatives allegedly recorded in a new YouTube video posted by Ken Pillonel, an engineer who modified an iPhone X to support USB type...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 Jul 2022 17:31
Make your 3D prints edible with the new LuckyBot. (Source: Wiiboox)

The Wiiboox LuckyBot is rated to convert a number of popular 3D printers into food extruders

Have you ever wanted to 3D print with chocolate rather than plastics? You might now be able to, thanks to the new Wiiboox LuckyBot. It is a "food extruder", or a device touted to adapt a variety of FDM printers to compatibility wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Jun 2022 15:31
If this is reminiscent of your desk, you likely know what the creators of these projects had to endure for their craft. (Image source: Robin Glauser on Unsplash)

3 inspirational DIY tech projects like the USB-C iPhone that warrant greater recognition

DIY people are the best of us—they persevere and succeed, regardless of how many profanities it takes to earn their success and how many tiring days or even weeks it takes to build their next wonderfully creative project. As an od...
Julian van der Merwe, 18 Jun 2022 18:43
Anycubic Kobra 3D-printer review

Anycubic Kobra 3D-printer review: fast printing at 180 mm/s

Quick as a Kobra: A spring steel print bed, automatic print bed leveling and a powerful direct-drive extruder are combine to make a powerful 3D printer. At the same time, the Anycubic Kobra offers beginners an easy way to get started. A printing speed of up to 180 mm/s is claimed to be possible with the 3D printer.
Marc Herter, 11 Jun 2022 10:30
The Raspberry Pad 5 has a capacitive touchscreen. (Image source: Bigtreetech)

Bigtreetech launches the Raspberry Pad 5, which can be used for 3D printing

Bigtreetech has revealed the Raspberry Pad 5, a capacitive touch screen display. The gadget supports multi-point touch and has a resolution of 800 x 480 px. Bigtreetech suggests a variety of uses for the device, including a smart ...
Polly Allcock, 23 Apr 2022 15:25
Wizmaker P1 3D/Drucker im Test

Wizmaker P1 review: 3D-Printer with voice control in a sleek design

If Apple would create a 3D printer, it would probably be as stylish as the Wizmaker P1. Just like Apple's devices, this FDM printer is packed with features that one does not really need, but still likes to have. "Instead of answering to "Hey Siri", the Wizmaker P1 responds to "Hello Wizmaker".
Marc Herter, 22 Apr 2022 21:33
Intel downplays Alder Lake socket warping reports, warns 3D-printed brackets may void CPU warranty

Intel downplays Alder Lake socket warping reports, warns 3D-printed brackets may void CPU warranty

An Intel spokesperson has responded to reports that the new Alder Lake processors' LGA1700 socket bracket may cause heat spreader warping and operating temperature rise. They warned that the slight 'deflection' isn't bringing the ...
Daniel Zlatev, 10 Apr 2022 21:35
The AnkerMake M5 can print at speeds up to 2,500 mm/s². (Image source: AnkerMake)

The AnkerMake M5 is Anker's first 3D printer, designed for faster printing

AnkerMake, a new Anker brand, has released its first 3D printer. The AnkerMake M5 can print at speeds up to 2,500 mm/s². The printer comes with an app that you can use to get notifications about your print jobs and view automatica...
Polly Allcock, 06 Apr 2022 13:00
Anycubic Kobra Max review by Notebookcheck

Testing the Anycubic Kobra Max 3D Printer: One huge printer for large 3D objects

With a 16-inch (40 cm) by 16-inch heated print bed and maximum print height of 18 inches (45 cm), the Anycubic Kobra Max belongs to the largest of 3D printers currently on the market for home users. Aside from its physical size, this 3D printer has the ease of use common to all Anycubic devices. The combination of a dual-drive extruder and a Volcano hotend manages to deliver even larger volumes of printing material to the silicon carbon (Carborundum Glass) printing bed.
Marc Herter, 02 Apr 2022 17:09
Flsun QQ-s Pro 3D Printer in Tes

Flsun QQ-s Pro 3D printer in review: Hardware top, firmware flop

The Flsun QQ-S Pro is one of the stark examples of the 3D printing community's strengths. This is because the large delta 3D printer comes with strong hardware, but firmware that does not meet the minimum requirements. Only a firmware from GitHub eliminates almost all problems of the QQ-S Pro in one fell swoop.
Marc Herter, 29 Mar 2022 13:11
Living 3D-printed bone replacements to reach VA hospitals as part of VA Ventures' BioBone project

Living 3D-printed bone replacements to reach VA hospitals as part of VA Ventures' BioBone project

The newly minted VA Ventures project of the Department of Veterans Affairs is already leveraging the vast resources of the agency to leverage novel technologies like 3D-bioprinting. They expect to have living BioBone grafts in VA ...
Daniel Zlatev, 27 Mar 2022 20:44
The new Kobra printers. (Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic launches its new Kobra- and Photon M3-series 3D printers

Anycubic has unveiled new Kobra and Kobra Max 3D printers, alongside new Photon M3, M3 Max and M3 Plus models. The two new lines include printers with high-res LCD displays, generous build volumes and an automatic resin back-up in...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 27 Mar 2022 20:37
Artillery Genius Pro 3D printer in test

Artillery Genius Pro 3D printer in review: A device for beginners and professionals

The Artillery Genius Pro is a 3D printer that's easy to set up and can do a lot. Automatic mesh bed leveling and a flawless Cura profile allow you to get started quickly, while the Volcano hotend with titanium direct-drive extruder provides enough headroom for professionals.
Marc Herter, 26 Mar 2022 08:38
Canadian scientists 3D-print working testicular cell tubes as precursor to new infertility treatments

Canadian scientists 3D-print working testicular cell tubes as precursor to new infertility treatments

University of British Columbia researchers have managed to bioprint working tubular structures from human testicular stem cells in order to fight a common causes male infertility. The 3D-printed testicular tubes will now be "coach...
Daniel Zlatev, 24 Mar 2022 17:55
3D-printed heart tissue created by retrofitting a robotic arm beats for six months

3D-printed heart tissue created by retrofitting a robotic arm beats for six months

In yet another demonstration of bioprinting's abilities, scientists managed to retrofit a robotic arm with six degrees of movement freedom to 3D-print cardiac tissue. The faux heart managed to beat for at least six months, demonst...
Daniel Zlatev, 25 Feb 2022 19:17
Viable 3D-printed liver organoids pave the way for custom drug testing and toxin damage regeneration

Viable 3D-printed liver organoids pave the way for custom drug testing and toxin damage regeneration

University of Utrecht researchers have managed to hone their 3D-bioprinting method enough to achieve the creation of functional liver-mimicking units that can detoxify impurities like the human organ. By using volumetric bioprinti...
Daniel Zlatev, 18 Feb 2022 21:05
Ford lets Maverick truck owners 3D-print their own cup holders and FITS accessories

Ford lets Maverick truck owners 3D-print their own cup holders and FITS accessories

2022 Maverick pickup owners will be delighted to hear that the CAD files needed to 3D-print their own accessories for the Ford Integrated Tether System have been open-sourced by the carmaker. The system of slots in the Ford Maveri...
Daniel Zlatev, 15 Feb 2022 18:32
Ahead of the Steam Deck release date, Valve lets users 3D-print their own custom shells for the portable console

Ahead of the Steam Deck release date, Valve lets users 3D-print their own custom shells for the portable console

Valve is urging 'tinkerers, modders, accessory manufacturers, or folks who just want to 3D print a Steam Deck to see how it feels' to have a go at the portable console's CAD files it uploaded on GitHub. With the surface topography...
Daniel Zlatev, 14 Feb 2022 11:32
New scoliosis treatment research uses smart 3D-printed back brace to fix posture in children with spine deformity without surgery

New scoliosis treatment research uses smart 3D-printed back brace to fix posture in children with spine deformity without surgery

Parents of children with spine deformities will be delighted to hear about yet another medical application of the 3D-printing technology, this time potentially used for successful treatment of scoliosis. University of Glasgow rese...
Daniel Zlatev, 08 Feb 2022 19:22
3D-printed PlayStation controller mod allows one-handed PS4 and PS5 gaming

3D-printed PlayStation controller mod allows one-handed PS4 and PS5 gaming

There is now a 3D-printed PlayStation controller mod that aids one-handed usage for all those gamers with accessibility disadvantages or just those who'd like to be able to dig in a KFC bucket during gameplay. The mod can be 3D-pr...
Daniel Zlatev, 04 Feb 2022 11:52


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