There is so much news out there, it can be hard to know where you should turn to get the best information. Check out our reading list and discover some of our favorite platforms for staying in the know.
It is an exciting time for the 3D printing industry. From advances in materials, to developments in production methods, to totally new applications, there is a lot going on. As additive experts and enthusiasts we know just how important it is to stay current. Fortunately, there is no shortage of amazing blogs and platforms that deliver all the most current information.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite reads to help you stay in the know so you take advantage of many benefits 3D printing offers.
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Of course, a lot of what we read is focused on 3D printing and the industry. Here is a list of our go to sources for the most current and exciting insights.
3D Printing Industry: This platform is an industry leader, and a staple around trinckle for relevant 3D printing news. Not only do they provide great information on developments in hardware and software, but also the latest on specific industry applications.
Fabbaloo: Another great source of 3D printing industry news is Fabbaloo. Like 3D Printing Industry it gives a solid overview on current developments. You can also subscribe to their newsletter and get updates straight to your inbox.
Disruptive: A major publication in the 3D printing sphere, disruptive truly covers news from the entire ecosystem from design and prototyping through to manufacturing.
TCT Magazine: One of the leading news sources for 3D printing and additive manufacturing. TCT combines news, opinion pieces, incisive commentary, learning resources, and jobs. They also have a category reserved for reporting on developments in software.
3ders: For in-depth information about 3D printing, rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing, 3D printers, 3D software, 3D services, and more, 3ders is a great source. We like checking out their pieces to discover the latest in applications of 3D printing technology.
Thomas Sanladerer (YouTube): Who says you can’t get great news from YouTube? YouTuber Thomas Sanladerer’s channel covers a whole range of 3D printing topics: build guides, tutorials, tips, reviews, and more.
/r/3D printing: The largest 3D printing community on reddit, this is a great place to get current information. Moreover you can benefit from the insights and expertise of an entire community of 3D printing enthusiasts.
In many ways, 3D printing has a lot to do with design. That’s why we like to keep our design knowledge fresh and stay aware of what’s going on in the world of design. Here are just a few of our favorite design publications.
Solidsmack: This platform is a great source of digital design information, covering topics like design, technology, CAD, and FAB. Check it out for tips and content that will help you create awesome digital and analog designs.
Core77: With a strong focus on industrial design, Core77 has been supplying its design hungry audience with news since 1995. They publish articles, have an event calendar, host portfolios, and provide point for enthusiasts and designers alike to gather around.
We may have gotten our start as the first online 3D printing service in Germany, but we are also passionate 3D software developers. So of course, we couldn’t create a reading list without including some of our developers’ favorite news sources.
Dev.to: A go-to source of information for programmers, dev.to is a platform for sharing expertise and getting great ideas. Get ideas from countless programming minds, as anyone can share their thoughts and know-how.
Hackaday: This platform is committed to reshaping the term ‘hacking’ and celebrating the creativity behind the art of the hack. Their daily posts set the standard for engineers and engineering enthusiasts.
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