3D Printing

A Huge Thanks To Voltivo And Cubicity!

Voltivo and Cubicity sponsor TheMakersWorkbench Into 2015!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the good folks over at Voltivo and Cubicity for continuing to support our not only our website, but our 3D printing endeavors into 2015. We have long touted Voltivo's Excelfil as the best 3D printing filament we have ever used, and we still stand firm on that statement. In the past 4 months, I have been sampling and purchasing many of the low to medium priced PLA brands on the market as well as a few of the higher priced spools from well-known brands. I will admit that cheap Chinese filament quality has improved leaps and bounds over what it was even a year ago, but nothing I have used prints consistently, and retains its color like Excelfil. [node:read-more:link]

Afinia 3D announces the launch of new premium-quality PLA 3D printing filament

Afinia launches new line of premium PLA 3D Printing Filament


Afinia 3D, a leading supplier of Desktop 3D Printers, now offers a new line of Premium PLA filament at store.afinia.com. Current colors include Green, Blue, and Gray, with Black, White, and Natural becoming available in the fall. PLA, also known as Polylactic Acid, is a cornstarch derivative and is the world’s second most commonly-used 3D printing thermoplastic.  [node:read-more:link]

XYZprinting Launches 2 AiO 3D Printers with built in laser scanners and a new resin-based SLA printer



XYZprinting Unveiled Nobel 1.0 the Most Affordable SLA Printer at Computex 2014.

XYZprinting, dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to the world, is unveiling two new printers with remarkable 3D scanning capability to its well-received da Vinci product line and an affordable SLA printer, the Nobel 1.0, during Computex 2014 this week. The new da Vinci 1.0 AiO and 2.1 AiO are equipped with the most precise consumer-grade 3D scanning system in the market, making the da Vinci AiO series printers the best value all-in-one desktop 3D printer. Priced at under $2500, Nobel 1.0 will be the most precise consumer grade desktop 3D printer. Nobel 1.0 is expected to meet the market in 2015 (details and prices will become available on XYZprinting’s website later).


Dynamism unveils the new Ultimaker 2 3D Printer



Dynamism, an exclusive provider of next-generation high-tech products, announces the launch of the Ultimaker 2, a cutting-edge desktop 3D printer that utilizes fast, accurate and user-friendly technology. Built with premium parts and materials, this 3D printer brings imagination to life with high definition printing technology.The Ultimaker 2 is a stylish and powerful printer. [node:read-more:link]

Pirate3D launches Kickstarter Campaign for their Buccaneer 3D Printer, hits $100,000 goal in under 10 minutes

This morning Pirate3D launched their long anticipated Kickstarter campaign for their 3D Printer dubbed the Buccaneer. Touted as "The 3D Printer that Everyone can use!" the Buccaneer takes 3D printers to a level of elegance and refined design that is rivaled by none. Based on the additiave deposition process like our Lulzbot, the Buccaneer prints using 1.75mm PLA filament.  [node:read-more:link]

Lulzbot Opens Forum For Its 3D Printer Owners

Lulzbot AO-100

It's no secret that I love my Lulzbot AO-100 3D printer. Over the last few months I have printed about 10lbs of filament through the machine and have only ran into a few small problems, which were remeided by a quick email or phone call to Lulzbot, or by emailing other lulzbot owners I met on Reddit. Today Lulzbot has just added a forum for owners of their 3D Printers which will make trouble shooting even easier as this will provide a sort of archive for information on upgrades, repairs, and tweaks that the community has generated. We have already joined and began posting photos to the site! Head over to http://forum.lulzbot.com and sign up for free!  [node:read-more:link]