Which 3D printer is right for your business? We've evaluated the offerings of 14 leading printers, all capable of creating 3D objects, but with a wide-range of characteristics. If you're in the market for a 3D printer, you'll find one here that fits your needs.
Stratasys' J826 aims to lower the cost of creating quality prototypes from designers.
We test three resin printers, including one that's almost 10 times the price of the other two.
Hype or new hope? Is 2020 the year 3D printing actually disrupts high-volume manufacturing?
Xerox said it plans to bring a full slate of new directors to HP's annual shareholder meeting in an attempt to overthrow HP's existing board via shareholder vote.
HP says Xerox completely misunderstood why it's concerned about the proposed buyout.
Xerox's CEO said the financing commitment is meant to dispel concerns that Xerox couldn't raise the necessary capital to fund its buyout proposal.
Dan Pawlovich, current drummer for Panic! At The Disco, has been leveraging Stratasys Direct to tinker with new drum designs.
The plan is to standardize on HP's Jet Fusion 3D printer for its development process.
Xerox outlines the logic behind its proposed HP acquisition in an investor presentation filed Monday.
HP says Xerox has "visible and substantial declines" that would mean any combination would be hamstrung. HP in a letter to Xerox said that the latter party has too many issues to merge.
Xerox is urging HP to reconsider its buyout offer or else it would take its case directly to HP's shareholders.
An Ultimaker survey highlights additive manufacturing momentum as Stratasys, 3D Systems, Markforged, Desktop Metal and ExOne outline systems at Formnext.
HP board of directors are concerned the takeover will significantly undervalue HP, which has been facing challenging times in recent years.
HP's bet is that industrial customers will adopt the as-a-service model for additive manufacturing.
Laika, the animation studio near Portland, Oregon, combines cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing with the decades-old craft of replacement animation for its latest movie, Missing Link
If you have a 3D printer and some green filament, now is the time to get printing. Here is a series of great (and wacky) 3D prints you can download and produce. Just follow the rainbow.
Simplify 3D, makers of a sophisticated 3D printing slicer, recently held a contest for the most innovative uses of their technology. We spotlight the finalists here.
A quick run through ZDNet's recent hardware reviews.
In this series, we look at everything, large and small, that has changed the way we do things or has significantly enhanced our lives. In part 13, we look at software innovation.
The latest 3D printer from Stratasys promises to cut the time to prototype products and should appeal to enterprises. Here's a look at the key details.
You no longer need powerful CAD software to design and print insanely cool objects.
Thanks to revolutionary filaments, high res printers, and a lot of design and engineering ingenuity, 3D printing is entering its creative period
Move over, sous-vide cookers, as there is a new appliance poised to take professional and home kitchens by storm.
Printer maker designs a 3D printer that will produce colored materials which will save time and money in the development of new products.
From super strength exoskeletons to massive neural networks, we have seen a bunch of awesome - and odd technology announcements this year.
Staples and a limited number of stores will begin selling the 3D Systems Cube 3D Printer to the general public. But what can they do?
An error with money printing press paper feeds in 2010 cost the government millions of dollars and delayed the debut of $100 bills that contain many innovative, new security features.
What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.
From blood vessels and chocolates to cars and planes, 3D printers are showing off their amazing skills.
David Gewirtz tested three resin printers, including one that's almost 10 times the price of the other two.
Casca is aiming to meld mobile scanning, 3D printing, and additive manufacturing and retail in an effort to make shoes more personalized. ZDNet's Larry Dignan caught up with co-founders Braden Parker and Kevin Reid about going from a small business to one that's venture-backed.
We're looking at the ELEGOO Mars printer and a Zortrax Inkspire printer. They're very similar in size, but the ELEGOO is $350 and the Zortrax is $2,000.
Formlabs launched its next-gen Form 3 and Form 3L 3D printers for prototyping by engineers and creative pros. Here's the state of the market.
Does the LulzBot Mini 2 3D printer improve on the venerable and well-loved LulzBot Mini? In this first look, we compare both machines side-by-side.
ACCC has told HP PPS Australia to compensate customers who purchased its printers without being told they contained technology that did not allow for non-HP ink cartridges to be used in them. Read more: https://zd.net/2rgUwFH
Max Friefeld, co-founder and CEO of Voodoo Manufacturing, discusses AI and robotics are at the core of 3D printing; 3D printing can shave thousands of dollars and weeks of time off of product introduction; and Human labor is better suited to maintaining continuous flow production rather than being a component of the production line.
According to 3D Systems, NextDent 5100 can make dental devices faster and cut material waste and capital spending. Read more: http://zd.net/2BHgUhr
In an in-depth interview, we talked with John Kawola, President of Ultimaker North America. Join us as we look both forward and back, exploring the world of 3D printing, Ultimaker's strategy, and how 3D printing will change over the next two decades.
Printing PLA in a cold garage can be challenging. In this helpful video, David Gewirtz dives into how a few materials purchased from Harbor Freight can be used to hack together a warm printer enclosure.
The in-store FitStation experience offers 3D foot scanning in order to deliver the first 3D-printed performance running shoe based on an individual’s biomechanics.
<p> One of the frustrations of working while travelling is trying to find a printer when you absolutely need one. Rather than suffer the inconvenience of setting up new printer profiles and installing drivers on the run, why not carry your own mobile printer? Such devices can be used with a variety of mobile gadgets, which increase their value and can make your life on the road much more productive. PlanOn's <a href="http://www.planon.com/printstik.php">Printstik PS910</a> has one big selling point: it is, claims PlanOn, the world’s smallest full A4-page monochrome printer. </p>
<p> Although multifunction devices seem to be all the rage these days, especially in the small office/home office (SOHO) market, there’s still room for low-cost single-function printers designed to do one thing well — print. Epson knows desktop printing as well as any company, and has produced many excellent personal printers, in particular, over the years. However, Epson is less prominent in the business space, which is dominated by the likes of HP and Lexmark. </p>
The Konica Minolta Magicolor 4650DN goes a long way to reducing the gap between inkjet and laser colour handling. Overall the Magicolor was very easy to use, and the basic unit is great value for money.
<p>Conventional wisdom tells us that although inkjets are fine for home use, when it comes to fast, high-volume, enterprise printing only a laser will do. However, HP's <a href=" http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/5043-5527-13076152-13076152-13076204-13076256-78168689.html">CM8060</a> multifunction printer/copier turns that concept on its head, employing the company's Edgeline inkjet technology to print and copy in full colour at over 60 pages per minute. </p>
In response to the growing trend for working at home (either permanently or intermittently), Brother recently launched a new range of stylish multifunction devices. As well as the usual printing, scanning and copying, the <a href="http://www.brother.co.uk/g3.cfm/s_page/50670/s_level/31200/s_product/MFC845CWU1">MFC-845CW</a> offers fax functionality, integrated 802.11b/g wireless networking and a DECT handset.
The new WorkCentre C2424 from Xerox is the first multi-function device (MFD) to be based on the company's exclusive solid-ink technology. It’s a high quality yet cost-effective all-in-one unit that prints, copies and scans A4 pages in full colour while offering many of the features of far more costly products. Until now, the choice has been between budget A4 inkjets at a few hundred, and expensive A3 lasers costing many thousands of pounds. Designed for workgroups of around twenty people, the C2424 sits between both camps, offering a more robust, powerful and flexible solution than an inkjet with the duty-cycle and range of features you’d expect from high-end office equipment -- only in an A4 format.
Colour laser printers run the gamut in price, from the inexpensive <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/printers/0,39024000,39145387,00.htm">Samsung CLP-500</a> to the premium <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/printers/0,39024000,39175683,00.htm">Lexmark C762n</a>. Treading the middle ground is the Dell 5100cn, a sub-£500 (ex. VAT) colour laser printer with Ethernet capability, two-sided printing, solid paper handling and enough speed for an office workgroup. Although the Dell 5100cn doesn't have as many extras as Lexmark's C762n, such as usage tracking by account or trays for banner printing, the 5100cn's own stable of paper-handling extras cost much less. Except for its merely good black text, the Dell 5100cn's print quality is on a par with the Lexmark C762n's. So unless your office needs to print banners for corporate cake-cuttings or window dressing, the 5100cn should easily satisfy both your black-and-white and colour office-printing needs for less.
Epson's TW10H projector tempts us to stay indoors all winter and experience widescreen theatre from the comfort of the living room. Read our Australian review.
Brother’s latest colour laser printer is aimed at smaller networks. Offering a respectable balance of driver support, paper handling and performance, the HL-2700CN is worth considering if you need a colour laser printer that’s network-ready and is easy to operate. If print quality, speed and paper handling options are more important factors, there are better products available.
This portable photo printer produces quality output, but we wish it ran on batteries. It could stand to be a lot faster, too.
Xerox has pushed the speed limits of colour printing back even further with the launch of the 26 page per minute (ppm) Phaser 6250 range. This one-pass colour laser produces richly coloured, double-sided documents very quickly. The networked printing support is also excellent. However, some qualities of the printer's output make it more suitable for general office work than high-quality graphics printing, such as colour proofing.
The HP Colour LaserJet 1500L is the entry-level model in Hewlett-Packard's line of home and small-office colour laser printers. It has the same basic specs and solid performance quality as the LaserJet 2500 series, minus a large paper capacity and a few expansion options. Priced at £671 ex. VAT, it's one of the lowest cost colour lasers on the market. If you're a small-office or home user who needs to do inexpensive and low-volume colour printing, the 1500L is a great choice. However, if you have any plans to expand your office (or your family), the LaserJet 2500 is more expandable for around the same cost, but without the high-speed USB interface.
Hewlett-Packard's LaserJet 2300dtn (along with the rest of the LaserJet 2300 monochrome laser product line) gives offices a useful mid-range option between desktop lasers for individuals and 'big box' models for business. The most basic LaserJet 2300L, with its 20 page per minute (ppm) engine and a single stacked input tray (plus a multipurpose tray), is a step up in speed, paper capacity and print volume from the HP LaserJet 1300. It could serve one or two people who print a lot of documents, or it could be networked for an office. The LaserJet 2300dtn shows how the product line can grow to fit your needs. It has a faster engine, loads of paper capacity and a higher monthly print volume, plus a 10/100 Ethernet interface and automatic duplexing. Compared to its higher-end cousins, the LaserJet 4200 series, it offers many of the same features -- but at a lower cost. And as our tests show, the LaserJet 2300dtn fills its role with aplomb.