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  • Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts

    Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts

    In a surprising move, 3D printer maker Markforged has announced they are going to release the $3,499 Onyx One, a Carbon Fiber 3D printer for entry-level makers and hobbyists that prints “end-use” parts using carbon-fiber infused materials. The printer uses Onyx, a nylon and micro-carbon fiber material that has a high durability and heat resistance and looks almost like a finished… Read More

  • The Markforged Mark X lets you teleport precision custom parts from designer to printer

    The Markforged Mark X lets you teleport precision custom parts from designer to printer

    The promise of 3D printing has been kind of a dud. Aside from a few cool Yoda heads and some small plastic pieces, there have been no “indie” players doing much interesting in the space except Markforged. Markforged is a Boston company we featured last year that makes carbon-fiber reinforced plastic parts using traditional 3D-printing techniques. This means the objects they print… Read More

  • Hands-on with HP’s fun little photo printer

    Hands-on with HP’s fun little photo printer

    HP, it seems, will always be a printer company. It’s an inescapable part of the company’s DNA. Precisely what shape that takes moving ahead, however, is another question entirely. After all, printers and ink cartridges aren’t flying off the shelf like they once were, which means the company has to get creative. Sometimes that manifests itself in interesting ways, as is the… Read More

  • Makerbot doubles-down on its sure bets, professionals and teachers

    Makerbot doubles-down on its sure bets, professionals and teachers

    The promise of premium home 3D printing hasn’t panned out. Hobbyist printers are common and cheap these days – there are plenty of models at around $500, the price of a really good laser printer – but the original vision of a 3D printer on every desk didn’t quite pan out. And Makerbot learned that piece of news the hard way. When the company started it was the brand… Read More

  • In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before it’s born

    In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before it’s born

    A Polish company, In Utero 3D, is doing something really sweet. They’re printing 3D models of babies in the womb so blind mothers can feel their children before they’re born and experience the same joy sighted mothers have when viewing ultrasounds. Their project, called Waiting Without Barriers, is based in northern Poland but is available in Europe. For 1PLN or 1 Euro they will… Read More

  • Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

    Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

    Innovations in 3D printing have done their part to inspire maker-culture. We print, or at-least try to print, drones, human organs, and even medications. Additive techniques are practical and accessible for much of the prototyping process. However, just because we can print synthetic drugs with 3D printers, doesn’t mean we can print something as simple as a walnut radio. Shaper, a… Read More

  • HP’s 3D printers pave the way for an interesting future Crunch Network

    HP’s 3D printers pave the way for an interesting future

    In the two years since HP announced it was entering the 3D printing space speculation arose regarding what exactly the PC giant would launch? Home 3D printers for the masses? All-in-one manufacturing machines? Amazing teleportation devices? Nope. They launched a big printer for industrial users that prints in full color in a way that is unique in the industry. The bottom line? HP made an… Read More

  • Five Good 3D Printers You Can Buy Before The Holiday

    If you’re looking to build your own Christmas tree out of plastic this year, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve collected my five favorite 3D printers that you should be able to order and receive before or on Christmas. While it might be tough to get one or two of these on such short notice if the ones you love want to do some 3D printing, you can do no better than these five. Read More

  • Makerarm Is An All-In-One Robotic Laser Cutter, 3D Printer, Painter, Fabricator And Assembler

    Makerarm is a robotic 3D printer, laser cutter, drawing and ink printer, fabricator and assembly machine all rolled into one that fits on a desktop and promises to make pretty much anything – including an entire laptop (It milled us the TechCrunch logo into a block of wood instead). Glowforge, a 3D laser cutter comes close but only offers laser cutting. Makerbot brings quality 3D printing… Read More