Frank documented a 3D printer build, called Hephaestus: I finally did it, I designed and built my own 3D printer. This is in no way “the best 3D printer”. Instead, this was an epic and nightmare project that exercised my ability to engineer and build my own CNC machine. Along the way, I figured out […]
Mark Rehorst has a nice write-up about building his Ultra MegaMax Dominator (aka UMMD) 3D printer: Ultra MegaMax Dominator (aka UMMD) is my third 3D printer design/build. I used much of what I learned from its predecessors, and tried a few experiments, resulting in a very high quality machine that produces very high quality prints. […]
Dan Beaven blogged about his big 3D printer build: Summary of Features: 8 Cubic foot print volume (capable of larger with minor changes – i.e bigger cast aluminum plate) – The reason I chose 1/4″ Cast Aluminum plate was to make sure it was dimensionally stable when heated. Anything else will most likely warp over […]
Photon printer, a 3D printable laser engraver build using DVD drives by Isolt: This is an entry for the Light It Up contest on the grounds that a laser diode is a specialised form on light emitting diode. The Photon Printer started out as a quick weekend project then quickly escalated when I saw that there […]
Mark Rehorst wrote this instructable detailing the build of his 3D printer – Son of MegaMax (SoM): I built my first 3D printer, MegaMax, using surplus machine parts over a period of about 2 years. I built it myself because when I started the project, the biggest build envelope you could get in a reasonably priced machine was […]
A DIY 3D Printer built out of reused electronic parts by mikelllc, an instructables here: This project describes the design of a very low budget 3D Printer that is mainly built out of recycled electronic components. The result is a small format printer for less than 100$. First of all, we learn how a generic CNC system works (by […]
Vegardpaulsen posted pictures of his DIY Delta-3d printer build: I have had my trusty Makerbot Thing-o-matic 3d printer for over 3 years, and its time to move on to a bigger, better one, as the cost of buing spareparts on the old one gets higher every day. The trouble of repairing the Makerbot all the time vs […]
Nerdipedia documented a 3D printer build, called Huey: This is not a general purpose 3D printer. It is the size of a small chest freezer and has a expected build volume over 200 litres. It uses eight drive motors and may require a lot of setting up compared to printrbot or similar. The parts […]
Daniel and the Portabee team inform us of their new 3D printer, the Portabee GO. Paving the way in the ‘laptop class’ of 3D printer, the new Portabee is foldable and robust. Improvements in accuracy and usability accompany our radical new form factor. We are extremely pleased to present our next step on the road […]
One common theme amongst 3D printers is that most of them print layer by layer. The printing is normally started on a flat build platform and grows from there. This is limiting though since with this limitation you would not be able to do things such as build a design around a curved platform or […]
Autonomous printing with your RepRap: One of the main characteristics of 3D printers is their printing slowness: even if of 3Drag mechanic parts are able to exceed the speed of 100 mm per second in printing, an object still requires tens of minutes if not hours to be completed. In fact, as you have a […]
A new board for the 3Drag 3D printer – there’s more than Sanguinololu Let’s improve the 3Drag with this new board that allows to control a fan and (thanks to the ATmega2560 processor) add some code and accessory devices such as a display or an SD Card When we first released our 3D printer, we tried to use […]
Jon Wise demonstrates his Raspberry Pi 3D Printer, he is using a pen in the demo but it can use an extrude to print items. The mechanical movements leek very complex when compared to a standard XY table that is controlled using 2 stepper motors. The Pi has enough number crunching ability to get the […]
3D printer spotted at SEG market building in Hua Quiang Bei, Shenzhen. Small, simple, and elegant design. Bent metal is cheap and plentiful, and they’ve capitalized on that to make one of the most bare bones 3D printers we’ve ever seen. Photo credit: Aaron/Oomout.
Matthew of Electronics for Humans has been working on 3D printer controller: The design is based on an Atmel Atmega328 running at 8MHz (using the internal clock) at 3.3V. This is in order to keep the same voltage as the main controller board, which will be powered by the LPC1768 that only works at 3.3V […]
3Drag: the Open electronics way to RepRap Few months ago, after long months of testing, assembling and disassembling, print trials,and countless sleepless nights we finally decided to give birth our interpretation of the RepRap project.
Instructables is having a huge 3D printer giveaway. Enter until 6th of June for the chance to win an Objet desktop 3D printer with a 6 month printing material supply, an UP! 3D printer, or free 3D printing services: This is your chance to win an Objet 3D Printer with a 6 month supply of […]
Rhys Jones has been working on 3D printing circuits using a RepRap printer. He has recently made enough progress to have a working circuit. One of the main problems I previously had was solubility. Running molten metals were acting as solvents for my heated nozzle – resulting in the nozzle slowly dissolving during a print. […]
Peter is building a 3D high-resolution Printer that uses a DLP projector to cure resin in layers, building up a 3D model. He started a blog following all the stages of his build, from the idea to completion. This video shows a recording of his X and Z axis control test.
Arhi tipped us about this amazing DIY high resolution 3D printer. It uses a projector to cure resin and, layer by layer, develop a 3D object. The developer wants to produce it as a low-cost, high-resolution 3D printer: I have been dreaming about having a 3D Printer at home for many years, but the ones […]