Printers News, Features, and Interviews
It might not exactly sound appealing to live in, but a Chinese company has constructed two buildings using a 3D printer that recycles industrial waste to form new building material.
3D printing has lost its novelty value a bit, but new printing materials that MakerBot plans to release will soon make it a lot more interesting again.
3D printer start-up <a href="http://us.xyzprinting.com/us_en/Home">XYZprinting</a>, which has built a reputation around affordable consumer-grade machines, announced today two new models, including an entry-level product priced at just $349.
Harvard researchers <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c1z9inp47o3f9bn/AABP_qjuJOvZeEtKAxMGdFd1a/Voxel8PressKit.docx?dl=0">have announced</a> a 3D printer capable of printing both thermoplastics and highly conductive silver inks that allow electronic products to be created on one process.
Taking the first step in what NASA hopes will become a key part of future long-term space journeys, engineers have created the first 3D printed object in space.
Industrial 3D printer maker Stratasys has announced it's selling a professional grade printer on Amazon for the first time.
HP has no plans to take its new industrial 3D printer into the desktop market for consumers, but it will likely scale the machine to take on large production parts.
Thirteen-year-old Shubham Banerjee had to borrow money from his parents to create his first low-cost Braille printer, but he won't need to rely on the kindness of friends and family for more cash any time soon.
3D printing could become faster, cheaper and more efficient with Hewlett-Packard entering the market.
<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2840555/hp-embraces-blended-reality-dives-into-3d-printing.html">HP's announcement</a> this week that it's entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50 per cent cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.
There are about a dozen metrics by which I judge 3D printers when testing them, including speed, noise and the materials with which they can print.
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