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 […]

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 […]

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 Lulzbot Dual Extruder tool head .  With this tool head I want to print more complex prints with dual colors […]

Dual extruder

My E3d Titan Extruder Review and thoughts.

E3d Titan Extruder Review When I first saw the E3d Titan I had to have it. The design just made sense. I have been using an all metal MK8 direct drive setup for a while and I wanted something that could give me more precision. I stayed away from wades setups because they are 3d printed […]

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 […]

The Palette: One Extruder, Four colors

< h1>The Palette: One multi color extruder, Four colors no stopping to switch filaments in your 3D-Printer! < h1> If you like to read my posts (Lays Rodrigues), you already notice that I don’t make practice posts, like tips or what to do with your 3DPrinter. This is because I don’t have a 3D printer at […]

How To Maintain a Lulzbot Taz 5 3D Printer

For 3D printing, I have been amazed at the difference between my first 3D printer from hell and the Lulzbot Taz 5. I have been 3D printing with the Taz 5 on a daily basis for over 8 months. Just recently I noticed a lot of stringing, and the hobbed gear was grinding filament more […]

3d printer Extruders

3d-printer Extruders In my experience as a maker, one of the main concerns I have as a 3D printer is getting the ideal resolution for every piece I print. Extruders are an important part of this topic. They provide the necessary settings for each print, which is why we must use the right extruder for […]

Dual extruder

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 […]