10 Best Blogs to Follow About 3D Printing March 8, 2016 – Posted in: 3D Printing, Blog
Imagine you are at home and have a strong urge to snack late at night. All the delicious food in your refrigerator has already been consumed and the nearby restaurants are closed as well. Your stomach growls.
What would you do? You would probably sleep hungry OR you could create a three-dimensional model of your favorite food on your PC, connect it to a 3D printer, press print and then sit back and relax – your favorite food is created from scratch and ready to be consumed. All this in a matter of few minutes! Does this sound like a science fiction movie? Well, in the very near future, you will be able to create virtually anything using a 3D printer.
So, what exactly is 3D printing technology? 3D printing is the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model.
In layman’s terms, you create a three-dimensional object on your PC, connect it to a 3D printer, press print and then you are ready to rock and roll. Even though still in its nascent stage, 3D printing technology is fast catching up and is acknowledged by many experts as the next game-changing technology that could possibly change the world and turn our existence upside-down!
Regular printers make use of ink whereas 3D printers create objects using materials like plastic, metal, nylon, cement, glass, gold, silver, steel, etc. A 3D printer can make anything from glass cups to ceramic dishes, spare parts to personalized jewelry, chocolate cookies to clothes, medical equipment, etc. The possibilities are endless!
And now the most interesting part – According to scientists, in the very near future, we will be able to generate human body parts and organs like skin tissues, heart, liver, eyes, etc. using 3D printing technology.
Wouldn’t you love to find out more about this innovative technology? Our team has come up with a list of 10 best 3D printings blogs, sites and resources that will introduce you to the amazing world of 3D printing. Here comes the much-awaited list.
1. 3D Printing Industry (3DPI)
With more than 2 lakh likes on Facebook, 3D Printing Industry is the number one resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about 3D printing and 3D scanning. With a team of dedicated and passionate writers, 3D Printing Industry (3DPI) curates original and unique content created by its community of 3D printing and 3D scanning bloggers, industry experts, professionals and enthusiasts.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/3dPrintingIndustry
Shapeways is an online 3D printing marketplace where users can design and upload their 3D printable files, photos, etc. and the company will print the objects for them. Having sold more than a million user-created items since its inception, Shapeways is your one-stop destination for purchasing 3D printed items.
This site also has plenty of tutorials for newbies. At Shapeways blog, you can keep yourselves up-to-date with the latest developments in the 3D printing industry.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Shapeways
Stratasys, a 3D printing solutions company, has more than 25 years of experience in the 3D printing industry and is one of the most trusted manufacturers of 3D printers. Their blog covers everything from 3D printing products, 3D printers to innovative disruptions in the 3D printing industry.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/stratasys/
With 25 years of experience in 3D printing and access to more than 1450 experts, i.materialise is an online 3D printing service where users can buy and sell 3D printed products. They also have a very informative blog section where users can find out more about the upcoming trends in the 3D printing industry.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/i.materialise
3ders.org is your trustworthy source for the latest news, trends and analysis in the 3D printing industry. With its team of experienced and passionate writers, 3ders.org keeps its audiences well informed and connected with the latest trends and technological developments in the 3D printing industry.
Next2future, located at New Delhi, India, provides designing and 3D printing services. Their blog is a perfect blend of latest news and informative articles.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Next2future3D/
Imaginarium is India’s largest 3D printing and rapid prototyping company. On their blog, you will find everything from educational articles, analysis, latest news to technological innovations in the 3D printing industry.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/imaginariumindia/
Fabbaloo keeps you up to date with the fast-paced world of 3D printing. Its team of skilled writers and contributors periodically write posts on 3D printing and personal manufacturing.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/TheFabbaloo
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9. 3D Spectra
With more than 10 years of experience, 3D Spectra offers a plethora of services and products from 3D printing, designing and scanning to providing personal 3D printers. Their blog is also well laden with news, articles and trends in the 3D printing industry.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/3dspectra
10. Tales of a 3D Printer
Labelled as a blog intended for middle school students, Tales of a 3D Printer offers a fresh take on 3D printing. Presented in the form of class projects, this blog is fun and has loads of information on 3D printing.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/3dPrintinginK12/timeline