3d printer

  • Ultimaker’s latest 3D printer features dual extruders and active bed leveling

    Ultimaker’s latest 3D printer features dual extruders and active bed leveling

    It’s been more than three years since Ultimaker released its last major 3D printer upgrade. Sure, the Dutch company has offered up a couple of iterations on the theme, including the larger Ultimaker 2 Extended and the portable Ultimaker 2 Go (which inspired this bizarre bit of gear), but the company has mostly been toiling away working on the next big sequel. According to the… Read More

  • XYZprinting releases a $50 3D printing pen

    XYZprinting releases a $50 3D printing pen

    Probably could have seen this one coming from a mile away. XYZprinting, the Taiwanese company that’s made a name for itself with its user-friendly and reasonably priced da Vinci line, is branching out into the free-drawing 3D pen space popularized by the Wobbleworks, the company behind the 3Doodler. The simply named da Vinci 3D Pen features push-button in-air drawing, using PLA… Read More

  • Pam is an expensive, sophisticated multi-material 3D printer from Pollen

    Pam is an expensive, sophisticated multi-material 3D printer from Pollen

    Pollen’s new 3D printer might be a little late to the game, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make it worthwhile. Targeted toward professionals, the Pam has an incredible printing resolution up to 40 μ, but is also able to mix four different materials to create objects with different properties. Think about it as a luxury 3D printer. Read More

  • XYZprinting’s new 3D printer is designed for the classroom

    XYZprinting’s new 3D printer is designed for the classroom

    Likely best known for its low cost 3D printing/scanning all-in-ones, hardware maker XYZprinting is making its first focused play in the education space with the da Vinci miniMaker, a $229 device designed to offer up entry-level desktop 3D printing to K-12 STEM classes. The inexpensive 3D printer is designed for ease of use, featuring push-button printing and auto-calibration, along with… Read More

  • If Fictiv helps build it, hardware startups will come

    If Fictiv helps build it, hardware startups will come

    Building things is hard. It’s so hard that early stage capital deployed to hardware startups consistently makes up less than 3% of venture capital investments according to the WSJ. With Fictiv, Dave and Nathan Evans want to combine engineering expertise with rapid prototyping to bolster the industry. In the process, they might just convince an investor or two that hardware… Read More

  • HP’s new industrial 3D printer is focused on prototyping and small-run production

    HP’s new industrial 3D printer is focused on prototyping and small-run production

    With a still unannounced price and a footprint the size of a washing machine (as The BBC handily points out), the Jet Fusion 3D 4200 is big and (most likely) expensive. But HP is also positioning the big ole industrial machine as an entry into a new paradigm for 3D printing, calling it, “the world’s first production-ready 3D printing system.” Other giants in the space… Read More

  • Formlabs acquires Pinshape, an online 3D printing community/marketplace

    Formlabs acquires Pinshape, an online 3D printing community/marketplace

    By the time the Form 1 began shipping to Kickstarter backers, the market was already flooded with countless 3D printers built around the same basic plastic extruding technology. But Formlabs offered something different. The Massachusetts-based startup eschewed the RepRap process offered up in popular consumer machines from companies like MakerBot and 3D Systems in favor of a more complex… Read More

  • FLUX the All-in-One 3D Printer

    Eyes-On With Flux’s Modular 3D Printer, Which Has Raised Over $1.3M On Kickstarter

    The Flux 3D printer wants to be a one-stop fab shop for scanning, designing and building various things thanks to a design with interchangeable heads. Flux’s team took to Kickstarter to generate interest in the project, and generate interest they did: The project has raised over $1.3 million, with five days yet to go, after seeking just $100,000 as their starting goal. Flux hitting… Read More