3dP Will Have Utterly Transformed The World by 2020. Speakers Of The Tech Leadership Conference Say.

Communitech's annual Tech Leadership Conference (TLC) which was held last Thursday, May 12th of 2016 at Bingemans in Kitchener, counted with more than 800 spectators and aims to answer the big questions that the unexpected challen [...]

The failure of Makerbot: An expert opinion on open source

Tiberius Brastaviceanu, the co-founder of open source hardware, has given his insight into the massive failure of MakerBot. He claims it was more than simply a failed company, it was a betrayal of the Open Source ethos and a clear [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, Open source|Tags: , |1 Comment

Rice creates sintering laser from cheap Chinese cutter

We love a good hack here at 3DPrintingindustry.com, so today we’d like to salute the bright minds at Rice University that have created a budget laser sintering printer from a Chinese CO2 laser cutter. It costs less than $10,000 to [...]

Open source design would make a wonderful world

  How much better would a website look with a legion of designers around the world giving their input? How perfect could a logo be if it had felt the gentle touch of 100 top class designers doing it for the pure passion? &nbs [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, 3DP Applications, Design, Open source|0 Comments

OctoPrint Calls Upon the 3D Printing Community to Come to the Rescue

It’s been a little over a year since we last talked to Gina Häußge, the developer of the open-source 3D printing web interface OctoPrint, which allowed 3D printer users to remotely control and monitor their devices. With an open s [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, 3D Software, Crowd Funding, Open source|0 Comments

3D Printed Carbon Fiber Could Come to Wevolver’s Open Source Tinker Motorcycle

Set on providing the maker community with accessible open source hardware projects, Wevolver has taken the DIY scene by storm with projects such as the 3D printed InMoov robot or their CNC-based motorcycle kit, the Tinker. Though [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, Consumers, Makers, Open source, Transport|0 Comments

Wevolover Wins the SXSW “3-DIY” Interactive Innovation Award

If you consider yourself a Maker, and haven’t heard of open source hardware pioneers Wevolver yet, it’s probably time to get yourself acquainted! Wevolver serves as a platform for Makers to share their files and instructions for s [...]

By | March 26th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, Makers, Open source|0 Comments

Design and 3D Print Custom Components for Your Steam Controller

If you’ve happened to play a video game on the PC anytime in the last ten years, there’s a pretty good chance that you were doing so on the massively popular Steam platform, created by Valve as a gaming library and community base. [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, Consumers, Design, Entertainment, Makers, Open source|0 Comments

How to Build a 3D Environment Scanner from Scratch

While some 3D scanner companies are working to scale down the cost and size of 3D laser scanners, mechanical engineer Callan Mackay has decided to take matters into his own hands. Mackay, a graduate from Scotland's Heriot Watt Uni [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: 3D Scanners, Makers, Open source, Videos|1 Comment

Autodesk Engineers Ember 3D Printer to Be 24X Faster

Among the many big announcements Autodesk made ahead of its REAL 2016 event, one important development may have been overshadowed by news of the software company's investment in XJet and their Project Escher platform. Autodesk has [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Open source|0 Comments