Advantages of 3D printing over traditional manufacturing

Additive vs subtractive manufacturing – what’s the difference?   The two processes defined.   Subtractive manufacturing is the process of beginning with more material than is needed and selectively removing what is not required until the final shape emerges. This process is easily explained by using the

Interview with Roger Chang – Pirate3D Buccaneer

Few 3D printers have caused as much of a storm in the 3D printing world as Pirate3D’s Buccaneer 3D printer. Recently launched on startup website Kickstarter, Pirate3D’s Buccaneer reached its target goal within the first 10 minutes, and looking at the refreshingly simple machine, it’s easy to see why it has

Why companies are turning away from 3D printed weapons

With all the negative talk about 3D printed guns, it’s no wonder companies are turning their backs on 3D printed weapons. First it was trinkets, thingummies, and small whatchamacallits used to see how well the layer-by-layer 3D printer was able to replicate a given object. Then it

Why 3D printers are great for schools

As teaching aids and creative outlets. 3D printers have been hitting the headlines of late, from 3D printed guns to NASA developing printers to use in space, but how can this hot new technology be put to a positive use for the average person or family? We take a look

Why 3D printed guns are the least of your worries

3D printing could offer an ever bigger threat to our way of life than any homemade gun could ever achieve. It’s easy at first to see why an undetectable, untraceable, homemade weapon could be a threat to society. The possibility of these weapons being used to harm others through terrorism, accident or

3D printing makes use of augmented reality

Two exciting new technologies combine. As I’m sure you are all aware, we’re pretty excited about what the future holds for 3D printers and how they will change the way we design, manufacture and distribute products. But along with 3D printing, there is another technology that promises

Coming soon – Buccaneer 3D printer review!

The highly anticipated Buccaneer 3D printer from Pirate3D will be released soon! And here at we will be granted access to this 3D printer that is causing quite a storm. Once production of these printers is complete, we have been promised the chance to test and review this exciting,

How 3D printing will change the world

Without a doubt, 3D printing is one of the hottest discussion topics at the moment. From President Obama’s announcement of new 3D printer facilities in his 2013 State of the Union speech, to the highly controversial issue of 3D printed guns, 3D printing is becoming one of the most talked about subjects on the internet,