Category Archives: Open Source

3D Printing Community saddened by closure of Printrbot 3D printers

Open source 3D printer manufacturer Printrbot has announced the close of its business, citing poor sales as the reason for the decision. A simple statement on the Printrbot website from founder Brook Drumm reads: “Printrbot is closed. Low sales led to hard decisions. We will be forever grateful to all the people we met and […]

U.S. Government lifts ban on Cody Wilson’s 3D printed guns, Senvol joins armaments consortium

In a seismic decision from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. Department of State (DOS), Cody Wilson’s open-source 3D printed firearm file sharing site Defense Distributed is no longer banned from distributing 3D models of guns. In the legal battle it was deemed that the ban was in breach of the First Amendment […]

Interview: Brook Drumm, Printrbot, ‘we need to roll up our sleeves and re-capture the imagination’

Our series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the RepRap project continues this week with insights from more early pioneers. Occasionally there is confusion around the term Open Source, in particular as to whether it is incompatible with business. In this article 3D Printing Industry interviews the founder of an American company that was inspired […]

Interview: Richard Horne aka RichRap on the 10th Anniversary of RepRap

Our series on the 10th anniversary of the RepRap project continues with insights from Richard Horne. Richard Horne is probably better known by his online handle, RichRap. Through his blog, social media and as the co-author of ‘3D Printing for Dummies’, Richard Horne continues to succeed in his aim, “to help others build technology and […]

Interview: Gina Häußge, creator of OctoPrint, on the RepRap 10th Anniversary

Our series to mark the 10th anniversary of the RepRap project continues with insights into the 3D printing software world. Gina Häußge is the founder and main developer of OctoPrint. OctoPrint is a highly extensible and powerful tool that allows a user to control and monitor 3D printers remotely. Gina Häußge first encountered 3D printing […]

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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