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.
Salt Lake City-based Sandboxr's Kickstarter campaign had a strong first day, landing 173 backers. In addition to early software authorization, those pledging support have a wide range of options, including printing priority, 3-inch prints as low as $25, access to the Super Villain Studios characters, and for top dollar supporters, customized characters designed by Sandboxr’s own 3D artists.[read more]
Founded in 2012 as a spinoff from a research project called Kinect@Home at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, Volumental's team...[read more]
Colorado-based Japica is offering the J-Rev 3D printer on Kickstarter. It is a Fused Filament Fabrication design, but the implementation is novel. Instead of the z-axis being handled by raising and lowering the build platform, the print head's guide rails are raised or lowered via telescoping poles...[read more]