3Doodler Start is a child-safe 3D printing pen

Kids can now draw their own 3D creations in thin air. With aspirations of bring 3D printing to the everyday consumer, the WobbleWorks team launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund its 3Doodler 3D printing pen back in 2013. This handheld device lets Makers draw in mid-air or on most surfaces, heating and solidifying plastic material so that the thing being […]

3D printing an Arduino-controlled stepper motor

As a way to help teach others how stepper motors work, this Maker designed one of his own.  Normal DC motors are fairly easy to use. Connect the propper voltage across the positive and negative leads, and one of these motors should spin. Stepper motors, however, are somewhat more complicated, both in how they are […]

Medical applications are leading advancement in 3D printing

Does healthcare hold the future for 3D printing?  According to Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, medical applications are leading to some of the most significant deployments of the next-gen technology. The research firm’s report reveals that 3D printing of medical devices has reached the “Peak of Inflated Expectations,” but certain specialist applications are already becoming the norm in medical care. […]

PRISM adds SLA 3D printing to the FABtotum personal fabricator

This add-on module is expanding the capabilities of FABtotum’s already impressive all-in-one machine.  You may recall FABtotum from the recent crowdfunding campaign for its low-cost, all-in-one fabrication device capable of 3D printing, scanning, CNC milling and engraving. Following the incredible success of the ATmega1280 powered machine, the Italian startup has returned to Indiegogo with an integrated SLA 3D printing platform. Dubbed PRISM, the […]

This 3D printing robot “draws” furniture and other decor

Galatéa is a robotic arm that can design fully-customiszable furniture on demand. When you think of piecing together your own furniture, IKEA is surely the first brand that comes to mind. However, instead of having to assemble it all by hand, wouldn’t it be much easier to allow a machine to take care of it for you? That’s the idea behind a recent Kickstarter […]

Ripple Maker uses 3D printing tech to personalize your latte

The Ripple Maker combines hardware and software to stamp an image or message onto your morning latte, cappuccino or any other foam-topped drink.  As any coffee aficionado will admit, there’s something about a barista charming you with a gorgeous piece of art on the foam of your morning latte. Up until now only the most skilled of baristas were able to craft such masterpieces which range from iconic leaves to […]

15 animals who were given a new lease on life by 3D printing

The lives of animals are being changed thanks to advancements in 3D-printed prosthetics. The field of animal prostheses (much like that of humans) before the advent of 3D printing was limited in terms of design, accessibility, and most of all, affordability. Fortunately, the Maker Movement has opened the door to a number of low-cost machines and open source files, which have made it […]

3D printing objects out of tree cellulose

Researchers have successfully 3D printed objects made entirely from wood fiber.  In a breakthrough, researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology have successfully developed a way to 3D print objects out of cellulose from wood. In addition to that, they were also able to create electrically-conductive materials by adding carbon nanotubes. The scientists say that one day, […]

Bocusini is a plug-and-play food 3D printing system

This easy-to-use system features a food printing head on a standard 3D printer, cartridges, an intuitive US and a web platform. While on the surface it may appear to be something out of a sci-fi flick, the concept of 3D-printed food has begun to generate some major momentum as of late. From the looks of things, a future with […]

NEA is bringing stylish and upgradeable 3D printing to the masses

This sleek, unibody and affordable 3D printer comes in three different sizes.  Amid the countless 3D printers that have entered the market in recent years, there are always a handful of startups that truly captivate our attention. Toronto-based NEA is one of those, and rightfully so. In an effort to provide Makers with an FFF 3D printing device that is affordable, […]