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Cement cast tea candle holders

Cement Molds 3D Printing experiments.

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Cement is a material not associated with 3D printing, but this blog details 3D printing molds for cement casting.
red sink strainer

Environment and 3D Printing Pt.1

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In this blog I explore how 3D printing impact the environment by looking at a 3D printed and commercially made sink strainer.
Blueprint and 3D print

How to go from Picture to 3D Print for Free

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There are many methods to convert a picture to a 3D printable file. This is a bare-bones, free method that does not require photoshop to convert a picture to a 3D print.
test board

Filament Exposure Testing Results After 3 Years Outdoors

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This is a 3 year experiment where I put different samples of 3D printing filament outdoors.
MasterSpool refill

What about the Spools? Empty Spools and MasterSpool Standards

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With the popularity of FDM printing, 3D printers are left with a pile of empty filament spools. In this blog I explore how printers deal can deal with them. In the end I also propose some industry standards for the MasterSpool refills proposed by Richard Horne.
flexible fabric

Flexible Fabric Printing: Experiments in 3D printing over fabric

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this is a series of experiments in which I explore 3D printing flexible TPU over fabric. The results are items that combine the best of flexible filaments and fabric.
MOAR test print

MOAR struder Review : Luzbot high volume printing tool head

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How can you quickly print large 3D prints? The MOAR struder takes the factory standard tool head and cranks it up to 11.
3D printed Mallet

3D Printed Mallet Project : Printed in PLA

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In this blog I show the results of 3D printing a working joiners mallet in PLA / PHA plastic. Included are the instructions and results of testing.
experiment in filaments outdoors

Experiment in the Outdoors: 3D filaments Pt. 2

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A year ago I started an experiment to see how 3D printed samples last in the harsh Colorado sun.
The Ultimate 3D Printing Tool Kit

Holiday Gifts for Your 3D Printer

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With the holiday season upon us, what do you get the family member with a 3D printer?
selection of crowdfunding printers

Crowdfunding for 3D printing V.2

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3D printing is a new and emerging field , and crowdfunding is providing a new source of capital for inventors and start-up companies. Fortunately thanks to...
solar eclipse pinhole viewer

Solar Eclipse 3D Prints: Last minute ways to enjoy the eclipse

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On August 21st a total solar eclipse will cover the continuous USA. This is the first time in 99 years that a total solar...