MakerBot has improved on its flagship 3D printer -- the Replicator+ -- with the sixth generation of its product. The printer is more accurate, among other things. But there are still deficiencies in print quality that MakerBot needs...
Online user community 3D Hubs has published its third annual 3D Printer Guide for 2017, based on reviews from 8,624 verified 3D printer owners of 513 different 3D printer models. Only 14 made it to the top.
Stratasys' unveiled two 3D printers for industrial uses, including a machine that builds objects sideways for limitless sizes and a printer on the end of a robotic arm, enabling never-before capable details and object strength.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created 3D-printable, bio-based "smart" materials that can change shape when heating with an electrical current or exposed to various ambient temperatures.
With the growth of Internet-connected 3D printers, researchers say there's a threat of hackers tweaking manufacturing specifications and introducing defects that affect the reliability of parts for numerous industries.
While 3D printer sales are expected to grow over the next four years, the consumer market has failed to take off as fast as expected. The reason? Buyers are still trying to figure out why they’d need a 3D printer at all.
You've likely heard of 3D printing, but some in the industry are now talking up 4D. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis explores the topic with Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and both puzzle over the mystery gadget guy's mystery gadget.
You've already heard of 3D printing, but what about 4D? Executive News Editor Ken Mingis gets the details from Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and they both puzzle over the mystery gadget guy's mystery gadget.
Physicians and 3D printing manufacturers are successfully using biomaterials to print splints, tissue scaffolds and other devices that grow and bend with a patient, and in some cases are even saving lives.