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Shape Maker on MakerBot PrintShop makes it easy and fast to transform your sketches, photos, and screen captures into a 3D printable file. 

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What if doctors could grow you a new windpipe from your own cartilage cells? A team of surgeons and scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has grown cartilage on a scaffolding made from ordinary MakerBot PLA Filament. 

MakerBot provided the Feinstein Institute with a MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer, which has two extruders. Lead researcher Todd Goldstein converted it into a low-cost bioprinter by replacing one extruder with a syringe that dispenses the chondrocyte-collagen “bio-ink.”

in 3D Printing

There are so many new PLA suppliers appearing every month that it is hard to keep track of the market offering. Here at 3D Matter we wanted to help users understand which are – in our opinion – the best PLA suppliers based on performance, quality and process. We teamed up with DOOD, a company developing 3D printers, to develop a testing process on their machines. Here are the high-level results from our study: 


Regular PLA filaments show a wide range of price points, but it didn’t seem justified considering the slim differences between them. Not considering price, Makerbot tested best on the aggregate assessment. With price in mind, Dutch Filaments offers a great filament at a low cost.

Modified filaments are quite different from regular ones and therefore may qualify for a higher price point. While the performance is not on par, the quality of the prints is significantly improved and unique. They offer very promising prospects for filament 3D printing.

Read full article on 3D Matter >

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Watch the infamous New York City skyline come to life on a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer. NYC Skyline was designed by Thingiverse user Anthony M.

Download the file for free at 81848


in 3D Printing
  • Happy Holidays!

    We would like to wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday season.

    Freedspace Thinglab will be closed between 19th Dec to 4th Jan and reopening on Monday 5th Jan 2015.

    For all online orders placed during this period will be shipped starting from the 5th of Jan 2015.

    The Thinglab Team.

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