3D Printers

Read everything about 3d printers. From metal printers to food printers and even bio printers that print human tissue.

FLUX: This 3D Printer Is a 3D Scanner As Well

Lots of 3D printers have been passing our radar, but the printers we've been writing about were all just 3D printers. If you wanted to scan something or use laser, you had to use a different kind of equipment. The FLUX project therefore is interesting, because the new FLUX printer is a 3D printer, but a scanner and a laser engraver as well.  The 3D printer is currently on Kickstarter and it has already been funded for more than 500,000 dollars, while it's initial goal was to raise 100,000 … [Read more...]

HP Finally Unveils its 3D Printing Plans

Hewlett-Packard today reveals a new, industrial 3D printer with the Multi Jet Fusion technology. This technology is ten times faster than the current 3D printing technology and it even seems to be more affordable as well. In addition, it can produce stronger products than current 3D printers. The only 'problem' is that customers have to wait until 2016 for the product to enter the market. However, 3D printing enthousiasts are capable of waiting, as they had to wait for as long as a half year to … [Read more...]

These Drawings Were Made By a Machine

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What did your notebook look like when you were in high school? Has it been full of drawings? Well, you’ve not been the only one. Whether you’ve been very good at drawing or not, one thing is for certain: machines will always defeat you. A user at Lulzbot called ‘bam’, recently came up with an interesting forum thread, in which the user showed what kinds of drawings a 3D printer can produce. The results are astonishing. The general idea is that if you put a pen on a 3D printer and give the … [Read more...]

This Suitcase is a Portable 3D Printer

Have you ever thought about taking a 3D printer with you when you're traveling? Probably not, because most printers are still relatively large and non-portable. However, brand new project 3Dbyflow by Dutch company By Flow wants to break the pattern by bringing a 3D printer as a suitcase to the market. The printer still seems to be in its test phase and the company has not set a release date yet, but the form of the printer is already worth mentioning. The machine basically is a suitcase, … [Read more...]

First Russian Bioprinter to be Unveiled in mid-October

British and American researchers are currently doing marvelous jobs in the field of bioprinting research. Nevertheless, this technique is not one that is solely being used by Western companies and organizations. We just received the news from a Russian company called 3D Bioprinting Solutions that they will present the first bioprinter from Russia next month, during the Open Innovations 2014 forum in Moscow, which will be held on October 14 until 16 2014. This bioprinter - the company does … [Read more...]

Will.i.am’s 3D Printer Uses Plastic Bottles to Create Objects

Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am entering the 3D printing world is something no-one expected, really. It, however, is part of today's reality and since this year's January he officially may call himself 3D System's Chief Creative Officer. You might possibly remember his somehow vague, but - who knows - brilliant speech about how the technique could change pop music forever. Now, a couple of months later, he's back with his first big achievement in 3D printing: a conjunction with Coca-Cola to … [Read more...]

This is the World’s First 3D Printer For Children

3D printing has been something highly tech-savvy for ages, but it's the field's aim to bring the technique to the masses. In order to do so, it's important to approach a young generation. In this light, a new project on Kickstarter is very newsworthy: 'Printeer' is the name of the first 3D printer targeted at kids. It's an easy-to-use device, which can be controlled via one's iPad with just one click. Children have been playing with toys for decades, but with the use of 3D printing it has … [Read more...]

What Will Klaxons’s 3D Printed Tour Sound Like?

English electronic rock band Klaxons are about to play the first-ever 3D printed tour. The band members will solely be playing on 3D printed instruments, amplifiers and even the lighting and wiring will be 3D printed. Their accompanying video seems to be kind of a persiflage on the international 3D printing hype, with playing members of The Office's UK version. Despite their sense of humor, the 3D printed world tour definitely seems to be a real announcement. But are 3D printed instruments as … [Read more...]

HP Will Not Focus on Consumer 3D Printing

In March, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced that - aside from other product lines - the company will not solely be producing 2D printers in the future, but also 3D printers. Their announcement made the entire 3D printing world feel over-excited, as their printers were announced to be able to to work rapidly and to reduce costs massively. Many expected HP to be talking about a new line of consumer 3D printers, but that does not seem to be the case. The company's CEO Meg Whitman was interviewed by … [Read more...]

This 3D Printer Can Print You a Pancake of the Eiffel Tower

There have been a lot of food printers around recently, such as the ChefJet Pro by 3D Systems and the Foodini, by Natural Machines. Even though the Foodini didn't raise enough money on Kickstarter, there is no sign of 3D food printing being a one day fly. Printers come and go, and this year's edition of Californian inventions festival Maker Faire welcomes a new food printer: the PancakeBot. As you might have already guessed, this machine can print you a pancake. As this is a printer, it … [Read more...]