Category Archives: Open Source

New Microsoft open source 3D printing tech creates multi-device workspaces

Microsoft has released open-source hardware designs and software for SurfaceConstellations, a semi-rigid modular mobile system using 3D printing. The SurfaceConstellations platform provides an extensive database of 3D printed link modules to configure connected tablets into modular workspaces and includes various setup patterns as well as a visual configuration tool for generating link modules. Made-to-measure workspaces […]

Carnegie Mellon University researchers publish designs for open-source 3D bioprinter

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an open-source, low-cost 3D bioprinter. They have published a paper in HardwareX with the complete instructions for the installation of a syringe-based large volume extruder (LVE) on a desktop FDM 3D printer. The LVE allows users to print artificial human tissues at a high resolution and scale. It […]

Carnegie Mellon University researchers publish designs for open-source 3D bioprinter

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an open-source, low-cost 3D bioprinter. They have published a paper in HardwareX with the complete instructions for the installation of a syringe-based large volume extruder (LVE) on a desktop FDM 3D printer. The LVE allows users to print artificial human tissues at a high resolution and scale. It […]

re:3D launches Kickstarter for Gigabot X its greenest 3D printer yet

re:3D, a large format 3D printer provider headquartered in Houston, Texas, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest machine – the Gigabot X. Adding to the existing Gigabot family, the Gigabot X is a “cheaper, faster, & greener” solution using pelletized feedstock, and marks the company’s “first step at creating a truly affordable, large-scale […]

Marlin Entwickler sucht nach Unterstützern

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Einer der aktivsten Entwickler der 3D-Drucker Firmware Marlin ist Scott Lahteine (thinkyhead). Um die quelloffene Entwicklung Fortsetzen zu können, sucht er nach Unterstützern für seine Arbeit. Quelloffene Software ist eine tolle Sache. Gerade die Marlin Firmware ist ein gutes Beispiel dafür. Sie wird in vielen 3D-Druckern eingesetzt und kann von Herstellern und Benutzern legal angepasst […]

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Type A Machines closes down, a future for modular 3D printing?

Competition in the 3D printing industry is intensifying. At the industrial end of the market consolidation and takeovers are evident, while at the desktop 3D printing level enterprises are under pressure from an increase in the number of manufacturers. California-based Type A Machines has become a casualty of this competition, and the well liked company […]

Open Source 3D printing cuts cost from $4,000 to only $0.25 says new study

Slot die coating is a means of adding a thin, uniform film of material to a substrate. It is a widely used method for the manufacturing of electronic devices – including flat screen televisions, printed electronics, lithium-ion batteries and sensors. Up until recently, slot die components were only machined from stainless steel, restricting development and […]

oVert to scan over 20000 vertebrates for free download and 3D printing

The openVertebrate (oVert) project is scanning between 20,000 and 30,000 fluid-preserved vertebrate specimens from institutions across the US and making them freely available to 3D print on the MorphoSource platform, a platform hosted by Duke University. Funded by a US National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, oVert has brought together research institutions who will CT scan the specimens, […]

IRNAS Vitaprint opens doors to 3D bioprinted tissue research

The Institute for Development of Advanced Application Systems (Institute IRNAS) in Rače, Solvenia, takes an opensource approach to the research and development of “technologies that improve lives.” Vitaprint is the institute’s open 3D bioprinting platform. In addition to developing Vitaprint hardware and software, IRNAS researchers are making templates that can be used by others. The […]