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What 3D printing means for “traditional” resellers

While hype around the technology has been increasing over the last year, 3D printing still might not be the right market for traditional VARs — FULL ARTICLE HERE This article talks briefly about the growth in 3D printing, but almost condescendingly dismisses it...

3D Printers in Space! Is that a MakerBot?

MADE IN SPACE (madeinspace.us) is a new company exploring additive manufacturing (3D Printing) to produce components for the aerospace industry. They also tested at least three 3D printers on multiple zero-gravity flights provided by NASA’s Flight Opportunities...

In the News: The Latest in 3D Printing

August 5th, 2011: This is a decent article that gives an overview of 3D printing today. I am seeing a slow steady stream of bloggers write these type of pieces. This one is better than most and gives a broad overview. The Latest in 3D Printing: The Era of Downloadable...

3D Printer Throwdown: Ultimaker Challenges MakerBot

3D printers are really reaching their stride. 2011 may be remembered as the year that 3D printing went mainstream. A great article in MAKE Magazine (I subscribe and so should you) describes a new printer and new business: the Ultimaker. We pit the two against each...

Printable Threaded Rod & Linear Rail :: Thingiverse.com

A printed threaded rod.  If only we had a printable linear rail to accompany such a thing…. WAIT! We do – and all thanks to PacManFan on Thingiverse.com. I guess I am a PacManFan fan.  It will be exciting to see these two elements used in one printable...

Herringbone to Pick

I saw Forrest Higgs print a bunch of herringbone gears when we were exhibiting at a science fair in San Francisco a while back.  I was printing smaller, less cool stuff.  I swore I would, one day, print my own… and finally got around to it.  (more pictures after...