As its current and potential uses are constantly expanded, 3D Printing has more and more practical uses through increased adaptability. So, where’s the best place to catch up on all that juicy 3D print news?
We’ve taken a look and compiled our top 13 3D Printing related blogs. With insightful content, original designs and products, concise advisory columns and 3D printing projects – these blogs have become extremely popular within the industry.
Here are 13 established and up-and-coming ones you must check out:
1. TCT Magazine
TCT Magazine started as a Rapid Prototyping newsletter, but has quickly expanded to encompass the most up-to-date news and information on the developing 3D technologies. This can include everything from 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and Metrology, to Design and Additive Manufacturing. We like the fact that each article and topic is listed by the author, so it’s really easy to pick your favourite subject and keep an eye on the authors’ releases.
The sister publication of the 3D Printshow, Disruptive offers a plethora of independent resources for eager 3D Print enthusiasts. Combining the website with regular blog content, a magazine and a range of eBooks, there really is something for everyone, whether you are a business, brand, consumer or a fan of the industry. The blog features insights and opinions from some of the industry’s most well-respected thought-leaders.
This four-year-old website has around 1.5 million unique visitors a month, and that really isn’t surprising when you consider the variety and quality of its content. If you are looking to get in to 3D printing, this site offers a helpful price comparator between different 3D printers that are currently on the market. We particularly enjoy the video category which has 3D printing videos, interviews and in-depth technology and process reviews.
With a strong focus on entrepreneurship and the latest technological innovations, this website is great for discovering the latest 3D printing talent and developments. It’s very well organised and because updates are made very frequently, there’s always lots of exciting content to search through.
For smaller-scale 3D printing, this website offers a helpful desktop 3D printer guide and regularly reviews products at this end of the marketplace. One of the cherries on this website’s metaphorical cake is the 3D print forum, which is extremely extensive. Not only does the forum categorise topics, it also informs users of upcoming events, apps, hardware and 3D printers for sale.
This blog analyses and publicises the most exciting emerging technologies, as well as providing quality content about the increasingly complex software and hardware that’s available. Discussions on the blog, whether they are about the latest players to join 3D print or the rise in small 3D printers, are always well researched. The look of this site is perfectly matched for its design-led audience.
Founded on the belief that in the near future everyone will be able to make 3D objects using inexpensive desktop equipment, Fabbaloo delivers daily 3D printing insights. This really is a great site for the DIY 3D printer. This site also features a buying guide for equipment, services, software, 3D models or materials, which are extremely well organised so you can find what you are looking for quickly.
This is how we like our news served. 3D Printing Industry have their finger firmly on the pulse of 3D print. The site has a great layout to encompass the scale and variety of content they produce. With extremely regular updates on everything from industry news, latest software, 3D Print projects, research and equipment, there’s never a dull moment on 3D Printing Industry.
You can discover everything on this website; from case studies, industry awards, machinery reviews, materials and much more. The layout of this site is extremely interactive, with up-to-date news, including some really insightful video posts. If you enjoy 3D printing updates from across all industry sectors, this is definitely the site for you.
A combination of in-house news and external contributors, Forbes covers the span of 3D Printing news. If you prefer watching videos then the site offers a helpful search navigation to deliver only 3D printing photos and videos. Content varies from case studies, software and DIY 3D printing to expertly-crafted content from established thought-leaders.
This US-based site delivers unique news stories and exciting market trends. Daily articles include videos, opinion pieces and great fashion stories. There’s something for everyone, whether you own a desktop 3D printer, are looking to start your career in 3D Printing technology, or just want to be inspired by the success stories of the industry’s greats.
12. Extreme Tech
Launched in 2001, Extreme Tech is a vibrant community of technology enthusiasts who regularly post topical 3D print stories. The regular writers and contributors boast a wealth of industry knowledge and have experience using the technology they are talking about. This helps to deliver insightful analysis and deeper thought into 3D print developments and emerging technologies.
13. 3D Printer
This is a rapidly-growing platform for 3D print enthusiasts. Covering a range of topics that would appeal to users, engineers and manufacturers, 3D Printer’s content is extremely varied. The helpful 3D printer directory allows users to choose from personal and commercial printers, software, printing services and 3D scanners. If you are new to the world of 3D Print, they have a dedicated introductory section to help you along your way.