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The Wilson Airless Gen1 basketball recreates the feel of a real basketball despite its airless design (Image Source: Wilson)

Wilson’s 3D printed 'airless' basketball costing $2500 to be launched in limited production run

A prototype 3D printed airless basketball first showcased by Wilson a year ago will finally be available to buy from February 16, albeit in a limited run of fewer than 200. Designed as a rigid open-lattice shell, the Airless Gen1 ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 15 Feb 2024 20:46
Steam Deck 1 TB OLED review: Minimalist performance, maximum gaming fun

89% Steam Deck 1 TB OLED review: Minimalist performance, maximum gaming fun

Optimized for gaming: For tech enthusiasts who are constantly on the hunt for the most powerful hardware and the highest scores in all benchmarks, the Steam Deck OLED is likely to be a disappointment. On the other hand, those who simply want to play games will be rewarded with a device that is intended precisely for gaming.
AMD Steam Deck OLED APU | AMD Radeon Steam Deck 8CU | 7.40" | 640 g
Marc Herter, 15 Feb 2024 11:22
Bambu has issued a recall for the A1 (symbolic image, Bambu)

Bambu 3D printer recall: Customers can either receive a full refund and voucher, or wait for replacement parts and compensation

Bambu is recalling a 3D printer. Users should shut it down immediately and not continue to use it under any circumstances. The manufacturer has decided to take a very drastic step, but users can still wait.
Silvio Werner, 06 Feb 2024 00:26
Not chic, but printed: a chair. (Source: MIT Self-Assembly Lab)

Metal from the 3D printer: from liquid aluminum to chairs, beams, hooks

Melt down a block of aluminum, set up the 3D printer and have a frame or stand made. Sturdy enough for further processing. The goal: aluminum recycling in a new dimension.
Mario Petzold, 29 Jan 2024 21:25
The upcoming Creality K1C pictured with optional filament drying unit (Image Source: Creality)

Creality K1C 3D printer with carbon fibre filament support and air-purifier announced

Creality has just announced the K1C, an upcoming version of its popular K1 3D printer that adds support for carbon fibre filament types. The K1C also features a new all-metal extruder and tri-metal nozzle for clog-free printing, a...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 17 Jan 2024 19:01
The Photon Mono M5s Pro. (Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic Photon Mono M5s Pro about to launch with early-bird pricing and free gift

Anycubic asserts that its latest product is ideal for resin 3D printing even in cold weather thanks to its new integrated heating and air-purification features. The Photon Mono M5s Pro is also rated for a 14K resolution for potent...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Jan 2024 15:38
The X1-Carbon with AMS for multicolour printing is Bambu Lab's flagship product (Image Source: Bambu Lab)

Bambu Lab allows "one-way ticket" to installing third-party firmware on X1 3D printers

Bambu Lab has announced that it will be offering customers the option to install ‘X1 Plus’, a 3rd-party, open-source firmware for its X1 series of 3D printers. A switch to X1 Plus would involve some sacrifice, as it will permanent...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 16 Jan 2024 17:19
SK1: New, fast 3D printer

SK1: New, particularly fast 3D printer with an unusual design and wireless operation

Manufacturer Two Trees has a new 3D printer on offer. The open model has an unusual design and a dual-gear extruder, and can also be operated wirelessly.
Silvio Werner, 03 Jan 2024 22:28
Bambu Lab has claimed that its noise cancelling feature can reduce motor noise down to 48 dB (Image Source: Bambu Lab - edited)

Bambu Lab adds motor noise cancellation to X1 series 3D printers with new firmware update

Bambu Lab’s new firmware update for the X1 series of FDM 3D printers includes its motor noise cancelling feature, which was first seen in the A1 mini. After an initial 10-15 minute calibration, the system cuts out certain frequenc...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 15 Dec 2023 10:44
Rencolor: New 3D printer for two filaments

Rencolor: This 3D printer can print in multiple colors and also create color gradients

The Rencolor is a new 3D printer that can print six colors using a special process. It should also be possible to create color gradients, which should open up new possibilities in terms of visual design.
Silvio Werner, 14 Dec 2023 12:58
Creality Sermoon D3 Pro: Enclosed 3D printer

Creality Sermoon D3 Pro: Powerful 3D printer with camera and dual extrusion

With the Sermoon D3 Pro, Creality is now offering a powerful 3D printer with two hotends. For the second hotend, the offset is automatically taken into account. It is advertised with high accuracy and a flexible printing plate.
Silvio Werner, 08 Dec 2023 10:38
Lotmaxx ET: 3D printer and cutter

ET: A 3D printer and laser cutter in one with camera and RGB lighting

The ET from Lotmaxx is a 3D printer that can also engrave and cut wood using a laser. Makers can thus save a lot of space, at least in certain cases.
Silvio Werner, 07 Dec 2023 22:55
Flsun S1: Delta 3D printer

Flsun S1: New delta 3D printer prints particularly fast and protects the health of its users

The S1 from Flsun is a new 3D printer that is advertised as being particularly fast. It has an unusual shape and, thanks to its closed design, is intended to be less harmful to the user's health, even when set up in a room not spe...
Silvio Werner, 05 Dec 2023 21:18
ChromaKit: Retrofit solution for 3D multicolor printing

ChromaKit: With this set, every 3D printer can use up to 20 different filaments in one go

The ChromaKit is a retrofit solution for 3D printers, enabling them to handle multi-color printing. This kit saves on a new purchase and is marketed as a complete solution.
Silvio Werner, 02 Dec 2023 21:20
GM had previously partnered with TEI for producing its Cadillac CELESTIQ luxury EV (Image Source: Cadillac)

BMW, GM invest in 3D printing tech for sand casting to maximise production efficiency

GM has recently announced the acquisition of TEI, a major player in developing the gigacasting technology used by Tesla, whereby large structural components can be cast in a single piece instead of being assembled from hundreds of...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 28 Nov 2023 15:24
The elaborate dress is made from 3D printed parts and Swarovski crystals (Image Source: Gert-Johan Coetzee via Facebook )

3D printed dress takes centre stage at Miss Universe pageant

At the grand finale of the Miss Universe pageant last week, the reigning Miss Universe made her final appearance in a stunning 3D printed dress designed by South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee. The crystal studded dre...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 25 Nov 2023 07:14
Design hacker fixes charging and ergonomics issue of the Apple Magic Mouse (Image source: Apple)

Design hacker fixes biggest flaw of Apple Magic Mouse

Released in 2015, the Apple Magic Mouse 2nd Gen has had a surprisingly enduring life. It is still in circulation, with Apple bundling it with the latest M3 iMac. But its design makes it barely usable in some instances, and a desig...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 20 Nov 2023 06:58
Best Buy's new Creality range. (Source: Creality)

Deal | Creality K1 series of flagship 3D printers appears on Best Buy shelves

Creality has unveiled a new way to buy its latest K1 or K1 Max 3D printers in the US: via Best Buy. The OEM's latest retail partnership also brings a more "affordable" Ender-series variant to the chain-store giant. The new potenti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Nov 2023 17:49
The OrangeStorm Giga can print up to 800x800x1000 mm objects (Image Source: Elegoo)

Massive 3D prints and multi-nozzle printing made possible by Elegoo OrangeStorm Giga

Elegoo has unveiled the OrangeStorm Giga, an FDM 3D printer with an extra large build volume of 800 x 800 x 1000 mm and the option to use up to 4 print heads simultaneously for multiple copies of a model. Thus, large models no lon...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 07 Nov 2023 18:23
Starfield 3D: The 3D printer immediately processes 3D prints

Starfield 3D: This huge 3D printer is equipped with an internal curing station and uses a laser

The Starfield 3D is a new 3D printer with solid features. The model is intended to print high-quality, detailed models and immediately post-process 3D print jobs. The Starfield 3D is also designed to take occupational safety into ...
Silvio Werner, 04 Nov 2023 03:23
Agnilet single-piece 3D printed engine emerging from powdered metal (Image Source: Agnikul)

Space startup with 3D printed rocket engine tech secures US$26.7 million in funding

Indian space technology startup Agnikul has secured US$26.7 million in its series-B funding round. The company is developing its own launch vehicle propelled by the 3D-printed ‘Agnilet’ rocket engine. The rocket is unique in being...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 20 Oct 2023 09:46
The new Brooks Exhilarate BlueLine running shoes (Image Source: HP)

New Brooks 3D printed running shoe returns more energy from unique 3D lattice midsole

Brooks has partnered with HP to develop its new Brooks Exhilarate BlueLine running shoes. HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology has been used to create an open 3D lattice for the midsole, labelled 3DNA, which supposedly cre...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 14 Oct 2023 13:10
A model of Berlin 3D printed from CityPrint (Image Source: AnkerMake)

AnkerMake's new online tools turn 2D images and city maps into 3D printable models

AnkerMake has just added two online tools to its ‘Make It Real’ 3D model repository website. 3D Paint converts a 2D image into a 3D printable model by rendering different colours in relief against the background. CityPrint allows ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 06 Oct 2023 20:43
The Magneto X's new MagXY linear motor (Image Source: Peopoly)

Peopoly's new Magneto X brings magnetic levitation to desktop 3D printers for fast ultra-precise XY motion

Peopoly has launched the Magneto X 3D desktop FDM printer which replaces a conventional belt and pulley system with its proprietary magnetic linear motor system, delivering high precision and print speeds, and making it the first ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 01 Oct 2023 14:30
MakerWorld offers a frictionless workflow from model to print (Image Source: MakerWorld - edited)

Bambu Lab’s MakerWorld 3D model repository with effortless one-step printing workflow now in open beta

Bambu Lab has opened its MakerWorld 3D model repository in the open beta stage. Its .3mf print profiles and cloud-slicing enable many convenience and safety oriented features. Using the Bambu Handy mobile app, users can browse 3D ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 26 Sep 2023 15:32
The A1 mini with AMS lite module (Image Source: Bambu Lab)

Bambu Lab launches incredibly feature packed A1 mini multicolor 3D printer at entry-level price

Bambu Lab has just launched the A1 mini, a compact, entry-level, multicolor 3D printer packed with state-of-the-art features, including auto bed leveling, active vibration and flow-rate compensation, motor noise cancellation, tool...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 21 Sep 2023 18:56
An auto part printed out of sand using binder jetting (Image Source: ExOne)

Tesla reportedly using 3D printed sand molds for 'gigacasting' large auto parts

Sources familiar with Tesla’s production plans have revealed that the company is working on using binder jetting, a special 3D printing technique, to create the sand molds needed for its ‘gigacasting’ process, where a large, compl...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 20 Sep 2023 00:08
Formlabs' wide catalog of 3D printing materials (Image Source: Formlabs)

Formlabs unveils groundbreaking silicone and ceramic 3D printing materials

Formlabs has unveiled two groundbreaking 3D printing materials, Silicone 40A and Alumina 4N, for their stereolithography printers. As the first accessible pure silicone and ceramic options for SLA printing, they deliver incredible...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 14 Sep 2023 15:51
Bambu Lab's posts tease exciting features for the launch (Image Source: Bambu Labs via X)

Bambu Lab teases exciting features – active motor noise canceling, colorful 3D printing – ahead of product launch

Over the last few days, 3D printer manufacturer Bambu Lab has teased an upcoming product that will be launched on September 20. So far it has mentioned three features to look forward to – multicolor printing, active motor noise ca...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 13 Sep 2023 22:04
The newly Creality CR10-SE has advanced auto-leveling using two sensors (Image Source: Creality)

Creality launches CR-10 SE 3D printer for that crucial perfect first layer

Creality has launched the CR-10 SE, its new FDM 3D printer targeted at advanced users. The new printer addresses the issue of getting the ideal first layer by auto-leveling using multiple sensors upon startup. It also features a m...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 04 Sep 2023 11:16
The four new models in the Anycubic Kobra 2 series vary in speed and build volume (Image Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic launches Kobra 2 series 3D printers combining high speed with low cost

Anycubic has just launched its new Kobra 2 series of FDM 3D printers, boasting speeds up to 500 mm/s, acceleration up to 20,000 mm/s2 and build volume up to 88 L. The series follows the previously launched Kobra 2 with four new mo...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 02 Sep 2023 01:56
The Apple Watch Series 8 steel models used traditional CNC milling. (Source: Apple)

Bloomberg: Apple testing 3D printing with Watch Series 9 steel case models

Apple has been developing 3D printing techniques for manufacturing its products over the past three years, reports Bloomberg. It has been trialing the new method on the Series 9 Apple Watch models that feature steel cases, which a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 31 Aug 2023 08:07
The Bambu P1S was ranked best 3D printer of 2023 by CNET (Image Source: Bambu Lab – edited)

Bambu Lab announces MakerWorld – a 3D model sharing platform aimed at fostering collaboration and inclusion

3D printer company Bambu Lab has just shared details of its upcoming 3D model platform, MakerWorld, which aims to go beyond being simply a repository of models. By involving model creators, users, 3D printing experts and filament ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 26 Aug 2023 16:18
Bengaluru's new 3D printed post office (Image Source: G-Maps user Kanth)

India’s first 3D printed post office unveiled in Bengaluru

A 3D concrete printed post office was inaugurated on August 18th in Bengaluru – the first such public building in India. The 1021 sq. ft. structure was completed in just 43 days and at a significantly lower cost than possible with...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 22 Aug 2023 13:58
Bambu's flagship X1-Carbon model was affected by the issue (Image Source: Bambu)

Bambu 3D printers start printing on their own overnight resulting in damaged parts and botched print jobs

A cloud server error on August 15th caused many Bambu 3D printers to unexpectedly start print jobs at night, creating misshapen messes, damaging printers and raising safety concerns. The company has responded with an apology and e...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 20 Aug 2023 09:02
Voxelab Aquila D1 3D printer in review

Voxelab Aquila D1 3D printer review - MGN linear guides are no miracle cure

MGN linear guides on two axes should make every maker's heart beat faster. In addition, there is a drilled Sprite extruder. However, despite all the love for good hardware, Voxelab has forgotten the fine-tuning here. Our test clearly shows too many flaws ex-factory, which could be fixed with little effort.
Marc Herter, 15 Aug 2023 07:28
The THOK Project 4 e-bike prototype was 3D printed. (Image source: THOK E-Bikes)

THOK Project 4 3D printed e-bike prototype unveiled

THOK has revealed Project 4, a 3D-printed e-bike prototype. The model, also known as the P4, was demonstrated at Eurobike 2023. The final version of the lightweight electric mountain bike is expected to feature a Bosch Performance...
Polly Allcock, 07 Jul 2023 12:11
The Photon Mono M5. (Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic Photon Mono M5 3D resin printer with 12K resolution is up for pre-order

Anycubic asserts that its latest Photon Mono-series 3D printer will retain every detail of its input thanks to a new, high-res monochrome LCD screen. The M5 also supports a mobile app for "one-touch" model selection and progress-t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Jun 2023 15:20
Anycubic Kobra 2 3D printer in test

Anycubic Kobra 2 3D printer review: The perfect first layer thanks to LeviQ 2.0

Anycubic is launching an upgrade to the popular Kobra this year. The new FDM printer retains the great strengths of its predecessor and further expands its usability. LeviQ 2.0 can provide a perfect first layer here.
Marc Herter, 27 May 2023 01:44
The Photon Mono 2. (Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic Photon Mono 2 launches as an upgraded 3D resin printer for beginners

Anycubic touts its latest release as an ideal gateway into the "world of 3D resin printing". The Photon Mono 2 has debuted as a "significant" upgrade over its predecessor in terms of the potential detail and size of its final prod...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Apr 2023 18:55
A shot of the Creality website. (Source: Creality)

Creality celebrates takings of US$12 million in eight months of having its own website

The well-known 3D printer brand Creality has pursued a direct sales model, or one of selling through its own web-store, for about half a year now. Now, it has announced it has raked in over US$12 million since going live in 2022. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Jan 2023 19:22
3D-printed solid-state battery samples (image: Sakuu)

3D-printed solid-state EV battery maker Sakuu signs up Porsche to build its Gigafactories

Porsche Consulting, with its vast experience in designing sustainable automotive facilities, will guide the process of building Gigafactories for 3D-printed solid-state battery cells. Sakuu's innovative Swift Print technology allo...
Daniel Zlatev, 24 Jan 2023 19:24
Truly impressive - Convertible workstation Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip

Truly impressive - Convertible workstation Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip

If you view the ExpertBook B6 Flip as a convertible, you probably have the heaviest device in its class. Even as a workstation, the device is large and incredibly powerful. This is primarily due to the extreme cooling that takes u...
Marc Herter, 16 Jan 2023 09:15
A "OnePlus 11" render. (Source: OnLeaks x SmartPrix)

OnePlus 11 charging specs allegedly leak out as OEM announces an imminent event

OnePlus' latest flagship-grade Android smartphone, the 10T, has the fastest charging technology known to its series thus far. However, should a new leak based on a new 3C certification in China prove accurate, its immediate succes...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Dec 2022 17:42
AnkerMake M5 3D printer reviewed

AnkerMake M5 3D printer review: Printing under the watchful gaze of AI

With the AnkerMake M5, Anker makes an impressive entry into the 3D printer arena and delivers high quality in many areas. Despite straightforward assembly, an easy to understand slicer, as well as high speed, we were unfortunately not impressed with the fast printer.
Marc Herter, 18 Nov 2022 20:59
Free CAD options have come a long way in recent years. (Image source: various)

Free CAD software packages: 4 excellent options for makers and hobbyists to get started without spending a cent

It seems unfair that CAD packages are all prohibitively expensive. After all, how are you to know if it's worth spending money on learning the skill without knowing whether or not you're any good at it? Fortunately, there are are ...
Julian van der Merwe, 01 Aug 2022 19:46
The new Artisan 3-in-1. (Source: Snapmaker)

Snapmaker introduces the Artisan 3-in-1 to bring CNC- and laser-powered modding as well as 3D printing to the home

Milling, engraving and 3D printing - the Artisan 3-in-1 is designed to do it all. Snapmaker has built on its Kickstarter success of 2019 with this new machine touted to support multiple types of fabrication hobby in one package. T...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Jul 2022 15:36
The modded AirPods case. (Source: Ken Pillonel via YouTube)

Creator of the 'USB type-C iPhone' makes an AirPods case to match

How do you repair the case for your AirPods? You don't, according to Apple customer service representatives allegedly recorded in a new YouTube video posted by Ken Pillonel, an engineer who modified an iPhone X to support USB type...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 Jul 2022 17:31
Make your 3D prints edible with the new LuckyBot. (Source: Wiiboox)

The Wiiboox LuckyBot is rated to convert a number of popular 3D printers into food extruders

Have you ever wanted to 3D print with chocolate rather than plastics? You might now be able to, thanks to the new Wiiboox LuckyBot. It is a "food extruder", or a device touted to adapt a variety of FDM printers to compatibility wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Jun 2022 15:31
If this is reminiscent of your desk, you likely know what the creators of these projects had to endure for their craft. (Image source: Robin Glauser on Unsplash)

3 inspirational DIY tech projects like the USB-C iPhone that warrant greater recognition

DIY people are the best of us—they persevere and succeed, regardless of how many profanities it takes to earn their success and how many tiring days or even weeks it takes to build their next wonderfully creative project. As an od...
Julian van der Merwe, 18 Jun 2022 18:43

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