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According to a study at Michigan Technological University, a RepRap 3D printer pays for itself within the first 5 years after purchase. 3D Printing Industry asked one of the academics behind the research a few questions. The avera [...]

Blender Institute, a platform for 3D design and animation, are collaborating with Lulzbot 3D printers. This project a continuation of Lulzbot and Blender Institute's approach to open source and aimed at enhancing collaboration. Th [...]

The principle of a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) in a nutshell is this: to empower people of the world through an ability to make things, almost any things. They were first set up by MIT Professor, Neil Gershenfeld in 2001 and [...]

There were a lot of exciting announcements at the TCT Show held at the end of September, and Filaments.directory were among those who had great news for us. The Belgium based company, who gathers FDM filaments and distributors on [...]

A week ago we looked at the beginnings of Endurance's 3D printed BB-8 SelfieBot. The company has continued with the project, adding upgrades! It now functions outdoors without batteries or connection to a power supply. How? Solar [...]

Once upon a time there lived one man in one galaxy.  In his childhood he saw Star Wars by George Lucas and fell in love with the movie. Since that time he had dreamt to create a robot like in the movie. But adult life worries swep [...]

Fab Labs. I write about them a lot. As an artist, I love the idea of communal spaces where artists, designers, engineers and whoever else wants to get together in a shared space and hash out ideas and projects together. I had neve [...]

At Drupa 2016, the Industry Standards and Technology Organization Printer Working Group will present a new standard for communicating 3D print jobs. Is the 3D printing industry getting its house in order and adopting standard prac [...]

A senior research scientist at Autodesk has called for open source hardware and better collaboration software in 3D printing. In a keynote speech at DigiFabCon, Andreas Bastian revealed his dream of an open future, where we can wo [...]

Open source software has had a lasting impact on the world and the likes of Wordpress, Linux, Firefox and Magento have become household names. Open Source Hardware hasn’t made such an impression on the public domain, but it’s out [...]