3D Printers

Go Back In Time With A Laser Cut Wood 3d Printer Kit

About a decade ago, the only way the average hacker was getting their hands on a desktop 3D printer was by building it themselves from a kit. Even then, to keep costs down, many of these kits were made out of laser cut wood. For a few years, wooden...
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Smile Directclub To Become Largest Deployment Of Hp Multi Jet Fusion 3d Printers In Us

The company plans to utilize HP's 3D printing systems to produce custom mouth molds at scale.
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A Better Bowden Drive For Floppy Filaments

You might not think to use the word “rigid” to describe most 3D-printer filaments, but most plastic filaments are actually pretty stiff over a short length, stiff enough to be pushed into an extruder. Try the same thing with a softer...
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These Gorgeous Tiny Houses Can Operate Entirely Off The Grid

It can even generate its own water. In a factory in Nevada, a large 3D printer prints the pieces of new prefab tiny homes that can work fully off the grid. When complete, the houses will run on solar power, including heating and cooling. An optional...
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Microscope-inspired Toolchanger Spins Multicolor 3d Prints

The 3D printing community is simply stirring with excitement over toolchanging printers, but these machines are still the exception rather than the norm. Here’s an exceptional exception: [Paul Paukstelis] built a five-color printer with a...
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The Best 3d Printers For Beginners

3D printing is an amazing technology. Watching an object emerge layer by layer is something that was the stuff of science fiction just a short time ago but today you can get started with it for less than $200. While we’re sure you’re...
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A 32-bit Boost For Your 3d Printer

It might not be the kind of thing you’ve given much thought to, but if you’ve ever used a desktop 3D printer, it was almost certainly being controlled by an 8-bit CPU. In fact, the common RAMPS controller is essentially just a motor...
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Old Nixie Display Rides Again As 3d-printer Filament Meter

We’re not sure about the name of this Nixie tube filament meter that [Scott M. Baker] built. He calls it a “filadometer”, perhaps a portmanteau of “filament” and “odometer”, in which case it makes sense. It...
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Take A Look At The Vision For The World’s First 3d-printed Neighborhood

Housing nonprofit New Story is completing plans to 3D print houses in the developing world. Here’s what they could look like. This summer, massive 3D printers will begin building homes in the world’s first community of its...
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Wandel Weaponizes Waste With Lego And A Raspberry Pi

Before 3D printers, there was LEGO. And the little bricks are still useful for putting something together on the quick. Proof is YouTuber [Matthias Wandel]’s awesome bottle cap shooter build that uses rudimentary DIY computer vision to track...

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New Hp 3d Printer Is For Factories, Not Prototypes - Cnet

The Jet Fusion 5200 is for high-volume manufacturing and can make squishy plastic products, too.
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Building Keyboards With Resin Printers

Aside from putting a whole lot of tact switches on a board, no one has quite figured out how to make very small keyboards for wearable projects. [Madaeon] might have the answer, and it’s using a resin-based 3D printer to create a flexible...
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Custom Wooden Smartwatch Made Using 3d Printer, Here’s How To Diy

The S-March Watch may look like any other smartwatch set in a wooden watch case but it’s not available commercially. The wearable device is actually a DIY project by one product designer-slash-electrical engineer who really knew what...
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Use A 3d Printer To Electrospin Textiles

We are all used to desktop 3D printers that extrude molten plastic in layers to build up finished items. A pair of researchers at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, [Michael Rivera] and [Scott Hudson], have added...
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How Much Wood Can A Woodpecker Chuck?

It’s probably clear to a Hackaday reader that we live in a golden era for hobbyist tool accessibility. Cheap single board computers can be bought at any neighborhood RadioShack or Maplin. 3D printers sell fully assembled and ready to run for...
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This 3d Scanner Is Your Ticket To Photogrammetry

It seems 3D printers have been around for ages and still we don’t have a good solution for turning physical 3D objects into digital ones. Yes, 3D scanners exist, but the OpenScan is the best 3D scanner we’ve seen. It’s a 3D printed...
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3d Printer Becomes Soldering Robot

What do you do if you have to solder thousands of through-hole parts? The expensive, professional way of doing this is running the boards through a wave soldering machine, or a machine with a fancy CNC solder fountain. The amateur way of soldering...
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Prusa Launches Their Own 3d Model Repository

If you own a 3D printer, you’ve heard of Thingiverse. The MakerBot-operated site has been the de facto model repository for 3D printable models since the dawn of desktop 3D printing, but over the years it’s fallen into a state of...
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Monoprice Voxel 3d Printer: An Affordable Entry To Serious 3d Printing

Monoprice 3D printers have really hit their stride, with dozens of models to choose from. Monoprice, well known for its cables and other components, has a growing number of printers including the reasonably priced Voxel 3D. The Voxel isn’t...
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Watch These Two Robots Cooperate On A 3d Print

Putting a 3D printer on a mobile robotic platform is one thing, but two robots co-cooperatively printing a large object together is even more impressive. AMBOTS posted the video on Twitter and we’ve embedded it below. The robots sport...
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