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List of Ready-to-use 3D Printers Under $1000

Friday May 31, 2013

To round out the month, we've begun compiling a list of 3D printers that can be had, fully assembled and ready to use, for under $1000.

There are relatively few offerings in this market sector at this point, but the 3D printing industry is expanding rapidly, and it seems like a new offering surfaces every week. Note: There are a lot more 3D printers available for under $1000, however many of them require significant assembly and a fair measure of technical expertise.

Read: List of Fully Assembled 3d Printers Under $1000

Book Review - Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing

Friday May 31, 2013

Last month, we published a short excerpt from Fabricated, by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman, which outlined 10 core principles of 3D printing and why the technology has so much potential to be disruptive.

It took some time, but our full review of the book is now live. It was a really great read, and provides a pretty comprehensive look at the current state of 3D printing, and offers fantastic look at where it could potentially go in the future. There's a ton of information here, and whether you're completely new to the technology or have been reading about it for years, it's likely you'll come across ideas you haven't seen before. Check out the review below:

Read: Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing - Book Review

Roadblocks and Challenges That Face 3D Printing

Friday May 31, 2013

We've done quite a few articles about the incredible promise and bright future that 3d printing has in store for us, but even though the technology has been around for over 20 years it's still very much in its infancy.

Like any young industry, there are a great deal of roadblocks, concerns, and implications that must be overcome and dealt with if 3d printing is ever going to rise to a place of mainstream prominence.

3D printing may very well change the world, but there are certain challenges that must be overcome:

Read: Roadblocks and Challenges for the Future of 3D Printing

CGRecap - May 2013

Friday May 31, 2013

It's time for another CGRecap. This month was light on the news side of the equation, so we filled things out with a bit more artwork this time around.

There was a lot of good sculpting this month, and if you have the Unity web-player installed, there's a really good (re: absurdly impressive) real-time demo in this month's recap:

Read: CGRecap - May 2013

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