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f you walked into Frankfurt’s annual 3D printing conference, Formnext, and found your way to the first aisle of hall 12.1, you wouldn’t be remiss to be reminded of classic Maker Faires. There, tucked past massive industrial-sized, metal, and other professionally-focused 3D printers stood the bold orange Prusa Research booth, its leftmost section – closest…

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Blender has finally leveled up. On December 3, 2021, the Blender Foundation released Blender 3.0 – the first total version change for the incredibly powerful and widespread open-source visual software in over 21 years. The Blender Foundation’s software is one of the best programs available for its purpose. The foundation implements impressive new features with…

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This article is free for you and free from outside influence. To keep things this way, we finance it through advertising and shopping links. If you purchase using a shopping link, we may earn a commission. Learn moreJust Launched! New Professional 3D Printers in 2021 by Carolyn SchwaarUpdated Dec 21, 2021ADVERTISEMENT Stay up to date with the latest…

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Over the weekend Cults, a popular 3D printing model repository and marketplace, was the center of controversy following a thread posted to Reddit’s popular 3D printing community r/3Dprinting. Reddit user Bigbore_729 claimed the company owed them ~$212 from model sales and had been denied payment, ignored, and blocked on social media while pursuing the funds. The thread has received…

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Today, PLA is a very popular filament material for Makers. The number of PLA printed products are already huge. Amorphous PLA combines a low melting point, relatively low shrinkage, and is insoluble in water, which makes it ideal for 3D printing at home. But what do you do with your waste or disposed PLA printed…

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You might have visited one of your favorite lunch spots recently and seen that they offer “Plant-based plastic alternatives” for your plastic cups and utensils. Plant-based plastics are becoming a popular substitute for the usual materials one might see, like PET and PP. While still a very small part of the plastics industry, plant-based plastics,…

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YouTuber Austen Hartley has designed and 3D printed his own pair of custom, low-cost Crocs. Armed with nothing but a run-of-the-mill desktop FFF 3D printer and flexible TPU filament, the mechanical engineer spent a few hours of his free time drafting the shoes up using Fusion 360 CAD software. Since he didn’t even own a pair of original Crocs,…

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The past month has yielded several announcements from the copper 3D printing sector. Infinite Flex, a Germany-based developer of smart materials, recently launched what it claims to be the world’s first pure copper powder for SLM 3D printing. Dubbed INFINITE POWDER Cu 01, the material has already been successfully tested on a number of standard…

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Meltio, a developer of metal 3D printing hardware, has announced the launch of its own wire-based 3D printing materials range for the first time. The company has historically boasted an open materials platform for its wire Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technology, so the new product line is a change in gears. Nevertheless, Meltio’s 3D printing technology…

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