ZDNet's DIY-IT 3D Printing and Desktop Fabrication Discovery series

Whether you're new to 3D printing or an old hand, ZDNet's 3D Printing and Desktop Fabrication Discovery Series will help you understand and get the most out of these amazing, accessible technologies.

3D printing, along with other desktop fabrication technologies like laser cutting and CNC, is becoming affordable and easy enough to use that we expect to see increasing adoption among end users, small businesses, and creative professionals. In our 3D Printing and Desktop Fabrication Discovery Series, we go hands on and, learning together, begin using, designing, and creating with 3D printing. 

If you don't know much about 3D printing and want to come up to speed quickly, start here:

In each section, articles are generally posted in reverse chronological order.

DIY-IT maker projects

These are cool projects we've used desktop fabrication and maker tools to build. They also showcase some of the gear we've reviewed in other articles. 

Desktop fabrication and 3D printing in business

3D printing isn't just for designers and hobbyists. There is a strong need for desktop fabrication capabilities in businesses of all sizes. In these articles, we look at various aspects of desktop fabrication and 3D printing in business

Hands on with the hardware

Here we take a look at specific 3D printers and other desktop fabrication devices. Reviews and hands-on first looks will help you get a feel for each machine.

Feel free to bookmark this page. More articles are always being added. Now, go out there and make something great!

Also: Best 3D Printer of 2020 CNET


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