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Get the latest news on 3D printing and the maker movement, plus buying advice for 3D printers and useful 3D printing templates and projects...


What’s the best 3D printer on the market? It depends on your needs. We recommend the best 3D printers for your skills, aspirations and budget.


This expensive 3D printer produces excellent-quality 3D prints using a resin material, but it does have some quirks.

Downloads for 3D Printing

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news - OCTOBER 13 0

At New York Comic Con, cosplayers could get 3D scanned by Forge Studio, and purchase 3D printed figurines of themselves in costume.

Tutorial - OCTOBER 24

There are a lot of different drones available for consumer purchase, from remote-control quadcopters to cameras on wheels. If you think it would be...

news - SEPTEMBER 25 1

This 3D-printed locket contains an NFC chip that, with just a tap, points a smartphone browser to the webpage of a photo you want to share.

news - SEPTEMBER 22 0

Upcoming Lulzbot Mini is a smaller version of the company's popular 3D printer and uses more plastics than rivals from MakerBot and Cubify.

news - SEPTEMBER 22 0

Here's metal more attractive: The Orbit 1 coats objects in metal, giving 3D printed objects extra flair or letting them conduct electricity.

news - SEPTEMBER 11 0

Selling now on Kickstarter, the 3DPandoras costs $2999 and can print in multiple colors using its powder-based printing technology.

news - SEPTEMBER 11 0

The 3Doodler, an instant 3D printing pen, lets artistic users draw whatever they want in real space and real time.

reviews - AUGUST 28 0

Services like Cubify and Shapeways promise to 3D print tools and trinkets from artisans or even your own designs. We put the services to the test.

reviews - AUGUST 27 0

Though it's not our top pick, Sculpteo offers a potent combo of fast, cheap, easy and high quality 3D printing.

reviews - AUGUST 27 0

The company's easy-to-use Web interface and great quality are offset by high shipping costs and slow delivery.

reviews - AUGUST 27 0

With a streamlined process, a comprehensive range of print materials and excellent customer service, Shapeways is our top pick.

reviews - AUGUST 27 0

Cubify sometimes provides good-looking prints, but the quality is inconsistent and the site is not user-friendly.

news - AUGUST 20 0

Launching on Kickstarter today, the Candy is a commercial 3D printer that lets creative cooks print candies, cake toppings and more.

news - AUGUST 5 1

Solidoodle 5, the latest 3D printer from Brooklyn-based company Solidoodle, joins the ranks of beginner-level sub-$1000 3D printers.

news - JULY 28 0

Amazon has opened up a new store that lets customers customize 3D products online.

news - JULY 16 4

When it comes to Rickrolling TV sets, the Rickmote Wi-Fi hijacker, made for less than $100, is never gonna let you down.

news - JULY 14 5

MakerBot 3D printers will now be sold in certain Home Depots across the United States, in an attempt to bring 3D printing to the masses.

reviews - JULY 8 1

The Printrbot Simple Maker is the most affordable 3D printer currently available and offers a great, low-cost introduction to 3D printing.

news - JULY 8 2

Called Normals, these new earbuds can be sized to your own ear using a simple imaging app and a custom 3D-printed body.

news - JULY 1 1

The MakerBot PrintShop app is a very entry-level tool for getting started with 3D printing on a MakerBot Replicator.

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