What is the Best 3D Pen in 2016?

When a 3D printer is printing an object, it uses an extruder that heats up a plastic filament and extrudes it through a small nozzle. This extruder assembly is connected to a carriage that can be precisely moved in three dimensions; either with X-Y-Z axis (usually referred

Best DIY 3D Printer Extruders

Extruders are the heart of all 3D printing technology. This is the part that houses the nozzle through which the molten plastic is pushed forward. This is also the part that rests on supports that move when printing the object. Just to be clear, the extruder doesn’t

Best DIY 3D Printer Kits

Whether you want to 3D print, or you’re just a hacker who wants to create a 3D printer from scratch just for the fun of it (or to understand the whole thing), DIY printer kits are a great way to get started. With such kits you have

Rapid Prototyping – SLA vs. DLP

Rapid prototyping is the process of going through the CAD processes to create something realistic on a smaller scale within a budget and timeframe. Hence the term. The prototypes can either be in regards to the scale, by creating something 1/10th of the actual product for visual

3D Printing with 3DTin

3D printing or additive manufacturing is taking people to the verge industrial application and narrowing the divide that once made industry and personal grade technology, two separate concerns. With 3D printers on the high and low, companies are coming up with more innovative features in order to

3D Printing with ZBrush

ZBrush was conceived with sculptors in mind. Hence it is no surprise that the tool allows you to CAD like a sculptor. The advent of wooden polymers has opened doors for sculptors who could only model and design using CAD software before. Now, they can print and

Best IndieGoGo 3D Printer Projects

IndieGoGo is the biggest name in online crowd-funded incubation platforms and rightfully so. Just under 15 million visitors every month means the community is booming and the funding is coming in. And with that so are the results of those investments. In the personal 3D printing arena,

Ember: 3D Printing – The Autodesk Way

Ember is the DLP-based hardware that Autodesk is putting out there in response to the lack of open source hardware and software technologies available in the additive manufacturing or 3D printing realm. The software that has been popularized along with the Ember printer is Spark, the 3D printing

Best Kickstarter 3D Printers Available Today

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform allowing people to collect funds for the realization their ideas. People check out your idea and if they like it, they donate something to your cause or your project. With this kind of crowd-funding, many 3D printing projects have come up from

Spark: 3D Printing – The Autodesk Way

Off the bat, the first thing you should know about Spark is that it is just a software, not the hardware. The hardware or complete 3D printer by Autodesk is called “Ember” and we’ll talk about it in the next article. For now, let’s see why Spark has