reShootz creates 3D printer filament from recycled CDs and DVDs

Along with an increasing selection of 3D printers that now exist for literally every type of user, the amount of filaments that have been coming to market has also been seeing a dramatic increase in recent memory. Not only has MakerBot announced that they are expanding their line of Composite PLA filaments which will include limestone, maple, bronze and iron-fused filaments, … Continue reading “reShootz creates 3D printer filament from recycled CDs and DVDs”

MakerBot Targets China

Continuing its move into the Chinese 3D printing market, MakerBot has just started accepting online payments from China’s most popular online payment platform Alipay. This comes hot on the heels of their recent partnership with three resellers who distribute MakerBot 3D printing and scanning products in the rapidly expanding Chinese market. Continue reading “MakerBot Targets China”

MakerBot’s unknown invention is uncovered: A 3D printer that switches build materials midprint

When it comes to 3D printing, one of the issues that many people face, is that they are bound by one build material or color per print. That is unless you want to manually switch out material while the printer is in the middle of printing. Some may ask, “Why would you wish to switch materials mid print?”  Continue reading “MakerBot’s unknown invention is uncovered: A 3D printer that switches build materials midprint”

MakerBot Adds 3D Printable Curriculum Content to Thingiverse for Teachers

 

MakerBot is often known for its futuristic 3D printing technology that unleashes creativity. But today, MakerBot is taking a step back in time to the period of 2470 BC and is providing students a glimpse of ancient civilization through a unique 3D model of the Great Pyramid of Giza through its MakerBot Academy educational initiative. Continue reading “MakerBot Adds 3D Printable Curriculum Content to Thingiverse for Teachers”