Flex3Drive Review

In this article I will be reviewing the Flex3Drive extruder system custom fitted for the Tevo Black Widow. DISCLAIMER – To be 100% honest I purchased the Flex3Drive on my own, and was going to do the design work myself and get it working on my Tevo Black Widow. Flex3Drive was gracious enough to work […]

Flex3Drive Review

University of Sheffield researchers trial efficient diode lasers for high speed 3D printing

The way many sectors are 3D printing can be better thanks to a new additive manufacturing process that uses energy-efficient diode lasers. University of Sheffield researchers in the UK are working on a new 3D printing technique. Known as Diode Area Melting (DAM), this process is described as a “faster and more energy-efficient alternative to […]

Formlabs Releases New Dental 3D Printing Materials and Partnership with 3Shape

Formlabs, a 3D printing company that helps Dentist all around the world Founded in September 2011, Formlabs is a Somerville, Massachusetts-based company. It is better known for raising nearly $3 million during a Kickstarter campaign and creating the Form 1 and Form 2 3D printers. Most noteworthy, Formlabs has released qualified and ‘accessible’ 3D printing […]

Lloyd’s Register and TWI Update Global Additive Manufacturing Certification Framework

The framework update aims to support industrial “safe adoption” of metal 3D Printing by promoting certification of parts. 2017 additive manufacturing certification framework was titled “Guidance Notes for the Certification of Metallic Parts made by Additive Manufacturing” and has been updated to include the experience from previous joint industry projects of Lloyd’s Register together with […]

Top 7 3D Scanners on a Low Budget

There are hours and hours spent on designing and printing to achieve that smile when the piece is finished and works correctly, as there are endless tools that can help us complete the work. 3D scanners are not less in this topic and with the year’s advancement is becoming a more accessible technology for us, […]

Unboxing the Lulzbot Dual Extruder Tool Head

In a previous blog I wrote about my trip to the Lulzbot factory in Loveland, CO. While I was there I decided to upgrade my Taz 5 to print dual materials. To do this will require the dual extrusion tool head from Lulzbot.  With this tool head I want to print more complex prints with […]

Dual extruder

3D Printing Piracy

3D printing is quickly growing into a ubiquitous technology that will be in many homes in the future. But just as the internet brought instant communication, it also brought its share of negative and illegal practices. Like all technology, it is neither good nor bad. Only in the application of 3D printing can prints fall […]

3D printed master lock

Extruder clogged at mid-print? Learn how to save it!

Unfortunately this issue happens more than we could expect, especially with a low quality extruder / filament and also on some special filaments as wood and metallic. So we will approach from two fronts, how to prevent it to happen, and how to save a print if it happens. How to prevent clogging in 3d […]

Vacuum Drying PLA Pt.2

In a previous blog  I described a possible method to recover PLA that has become unusable due to the moisture it has absorbed from the air. My hypothesis was thus: By putting stale PLA inside a vacuum clothing bag and drawing a vacuum, I could speed up the drying process. When I posted the original article, I […]

vacuum drying pla

3D Scanning with ReconstructMe

3D Scanning with ReconstructMe  3D printing and its related technology is getting more and more advanced day by day while making us astonished in lot of ways. Now the 3D printing is no more fully dependent on the CAD softwares, in which one has to design a proper 3D model in a software that just kinda resembles […]

ReconstructMe

MICROSOFT KINECT AS 3D SCANNER

MICROSOFT KINECT AS 3D SCANNER Microsoft is a company known for its ingenuity in a variety of fields. Up till the year of 2000, the gaming industry was dominated by Sony and Nintendo so when Microsoft stepped into the fray, the reception was ambivalent and lukewarm at best. However, the original Xbox managed to become […]

Kinect 3D Scanner

3D printer after care Package

As you all are aware not every print that you make comes out perfect , maybe its stuck to the bed , has a few bits of stray plastic , the holes are not the right size , so you need an easy way of fixing your prints : In the postbag comes a USB […]

3dprinting after care package