As editor for 3D Printer World, Mike tracks industry news and developments across a broad range of topics. He is an IT professional and analyst, software developer, 3D modeler and 3D printing enthusiast. Prior to launching 3D Printer World, Mike was an IT and marketing consultant and before that, the Technical Director of Virgo Publishing, LLC, a magazine publisher and events company.
Southern California's MatterHackers has announced the release of MatterControl 0.8.1. MatterControl is free software for organizing and managing 3D print jobs, with integrated slicing.[read more]
Doodle3D is an easy-to-use line drawing sketch program designed specifically for output to a 3D printer. The software allows basic geometric or hand drawn 2D shapes to be 3D printed in layers. Alternatively, the 2D shapes can be twisted...[read more]
Bucktown Polymers, a polymer development firm based in Chicago, Ill., is offering a new UV curable resin for 3D printers called ROR (Rinse Out Resin). It remains water soluble after curing. ROR's intended application...[read more]
After two years of development, the Snap3D printer has finally begun crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Buzz about this unit has been around for a while...[read more]