3D Printing in Movies: Fact or Fiction

I recently recovered from a virus– thankfully, not the one everyone is concerned about. With nothing else to do, I started watching Mr. Robot (a television drama that is a mix between heist movies and Fight Club). In the final season of the show, there is a scene where the main character must gain access […]

3D Printed Instruments: Music to My Ears

Music has always been a passion of mine. I played percussion instruments for 8 years before moving into apartments and losing the ability to do so… at least without making enemies of all of my neighbors.

Art and 3D Printing: A Masterful Hand

3D design and printing technologies have made it possible for more people to create and share their artistic visions like never before. They bring new life and previously unseen structures into our world.

FDM Metal Printing: Democratizing Metal Additive Manufacturing

3D printing is able to accomplish incredible designs that would be extremely difficult or impossible to machine. There are many benefits to this including: increased strength, weight reduction, assembly costs…

The Death of the 3D Printing Hype and the Birth of 3D Printing for Real: Part 3

In Part 1 of this exploration, we examined how designing useful, functional parts is a significant barrier in the widespread adoption of 3D printing. We looked at what strides have…

Technology, Industry, People, Economics, Youth

With a focus on case studies, additive manufacturing user applications, visionary talks on the future, and people shaping the industry, TIPE | 2021 curated an inspirational all-female agenda of speakers and…

A Review: Multiple Extrusion 3D Printing

FDM 3D printers are very simple in their operation. Essentially, they have a heated nozzle, an extruder, and a gantry system that moves the extruder. So it makes sense that…

Print Preparation: A Thousand Ways to Fail

In Part 1 of this exploration, we examined how designing useful, functional parts is a significant barrier in the widespread adoption of 3D printing. We looked at what strides have…

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