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3D-Printing for Scuba Diving

3D-Printing for Scuba Diving
Whoever uses/owns 3D Printers will know that they are an incredibly useful tool for fixing or improving objects in your daily life. 3D Printing is also a useful tool for making objects for hobbies (although I wouldn't recommend 3D Printing things for hobbies like skydiving just yet...), but one of my hobbies is scuba diving. There are a lots of... Read More

How to: 3D Print from Minecraft

How to: 3D Print from Minecraft
Minecraft is a massively popular block building game where a player can build, survive in an open world. It is mostly popular with the younger audience so wouldn't it be a great to introduce children to 3D-Printing and 3D design via a video game they already know and enjoy. Many CAD programs can be intimidating to children and deters them... Read More

10 Fun Things to 3D Print

10 Fun Things to 3D Print
So you have yourself a 3D-Printer, so what do you print with it? I've compiled a list of 10 prints you can print purely for fun. Take a look and have some fun with that 3D-Printer! RC Quadcopter Whether it's a small micro quad or full size racing quad these are great fun to build and fly. Quadcopters are RC... Read More

3D-EEZ Review

3D-EEZ Review
3D-eez is a build plate adhesion solution for FDM 3D Printers. However one aspect of this product that makes it stand out from the other vast methods of adhesion is that fact that it is applied as a paste and hardens to make a thin layer of film to help adhesion and it also protects your print bed. The paste... Read More

Different Types of 3D-Printer Filaments

Different Types of 3D-Printer Filaments
Different Types of 3D Printer Filaments FDM 3D Printers use a wide group of plastics called thermoplastics, these range from ABS to plastics infused with other materials. There are a wide range of different types of 3D printer filaments out there. So, which one suits your needs the most and what are the distinguishing features of each type of filament?... Read More

3D Printing a Quadcopter: Part 1

3D Printing a Quadcopter: Part 1
3D printers are great, you can print just about anything these days from key-rings to full car transmission models. So I have decided to push my 3D printers to a limit, by printing a racing quadcopter. I already have a cheap Syma X5C-1 and a brushless drone that can carry a GoPro, so I want to step it up with... Read More

Big 3D Printers

Big 3D Printers
Big 3D Printers So a lot of people look for a 3D printer with a big build area, so I've collected some of the biggest and greatest in a list of pros and cons. Feel free to suggest your recommendations in the comments and I'll add them. gMax 3D Printer So lets start with the gMax, there are two versions:... Read More

How to Print in Multiple Materials with a Single Extruder

How to Print in Multiple Materials with a Single Extruder
The one disadvantage of a single nozzle machine is that you can only print in a single colour or material, or can you? Well there is a more manual way in where you can print in 2 colours or even materials with a single nozzle 3D-Printer. We can do this by setting our G-Code to pause the print and let... Read More

Craftware Slicer Overview & Showdown

Craftware Slicer Overview & Showdown
So there are many slicers on the web these days : Cura, Slic3r, KISSlicer and the 'new' kid on the block : CraftWare. CraftWare is a free slicer made by CraftUnique primarily for their Craftbot Plus printer range however (just like the others ) it works with just about any printer that accepts G-Code. So I will be doing a... Read More

BuildTak – Is it Worth it?

BuildTak – Is it Worth it?
Recently I have been trying out a popular solution to the 3D printer adhesion problem we all face. There are many solutions such as blue tape, Kapton tape, glass and the list goes on. And then there is the debated one called BuildTak. There are several conflicting views on this product ; many complain about it's big price tag, more on... Read More

How to fix early issues with a Prusa i3

How to fix early issues with a Prusa i3
So you have got yourself a Prusa i3 kit? Well I have a had a Prusa i3 for a little bit now and worked through most of the issues. So I will go through most of the issues I encountered and show you my solutions to them. Keep in mind that every Prusa is different and that my solution might... Read More