Desktop printer and 3D scanner all in one?… cool!

Someone recently shared the link to this press release about a new desktop fdm 3d printer that uses a rotary table and has a 3d scanner incorporated into it. The best part is that because it already has the scanner in it, it can check its own quality as it prints… COOL! Continue reading Desktop printer and 3D scanner all in one?… cool!

Are the big boys in trouble? (Hint: HP is not the threat)

Whether it is my current line of work, or just my fascination with technology, I keep up on the latest news concerning 3D Printing– mainstream and hacker alike. Lately there has been a lot of interest in HP’s announcement to enter the 3D printing market. I can tell you first hand, don’t count too much on that one (Just trust me on this one). I think the real threat is in the little overlooked guys that are figuring out how to make printers that are better than the old and out dated piles of junk that the big boys keep … Continue reading Are the big boys in trouble? (Hint: HP is not the threat)

Desktop printers… the frustration and the happy mistakes.

This was a rather good article about a typical frustrated user of desktop 3D printers that had a very surprising and happy mistake that yielded a rather beautiful piece. It is just a good example of the kinds of forms that 3D printing excels at and we should be looking to leverage this emerging technology towards… Continue reading Desktop printers… the frustration and the happy mistakes.