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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 [...]

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 [...]

Open Bionics has been on the cutting edge of 3D printed bionic limbs for some time, but only just recently released their first open source model, the Ada hand.  Due to the open source nature of this model, the UK firm hopes to se [...]

The Advent of Open Design Open design has gained significant traction in the last five years, following in the footsteps of open source software, open science and open technology. Jos de Mul defined openness as “a very general phi [...]

Ever since Andreas Bastian actualized the design for OpenSLS back in 2013, researchers from Rice University have been working to use this unique and affordable laser sintering system to their advantage. The OpenSLS system is equip [...]

3D scanning is not new technology, but 3D scanners are not exactly the most affordable pieces of equipment to aid in your 3D printing ventures. In the last year, I’ve seen quite a few coming to market with promising results. iMakr [...]

Open Bionics has been making significant progress in the world of 3D printed prosthetic hands, outfitting young and old alike with their bionic limbs.  And, after joining the Disney Accelerator program, they were able to transform [...]

From Taiwan to Ireland, 3D printing enthusiasts around the world are preparing for the next big thing in additive manufacturing: full color 3D printing. 3D printing companies such as 3D Systems previously dominated the full color [...]

Take the lessons from Professor Pearce’s Open Source Lab (discussed in a recent article), add some low cost bioprinting (such as the systems recently released by BioBots, CELLINK and Ourobotics) and what you get is the Renegade, a [...]

At 3DPI, we have had the opportunity to interview Professor Joshua Pearce from Michigan Tech a few times. That’s because he represents some of concepts that many 3D printer adopters appreciate and like to promote, in particular th [...]