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Finishing & Painting A 3D Printed Alien!

This is going to be a write up on a technique that I have used a lot to create a semi realistic looking paint job on a 3D print, for this one here I used the Ieyo bust from Thingiverse. To start this piece was 3D printed on my Wanhao Duplicator I3 at a 0.1mm layer height in a nice bright…

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10 Popular 3D Printing Fidget Patterns

Recently fidgets  have come on the market as the popular Kickstarter for the fidget cube exploded onto the scene. Fidgets may seem like toys, but in truth they are adaptive devices that are designed for people with ADHD, Autism, or stress to relieve nervous energy. By providing tactile feedback and stimulation, fidgets can actually help some people focus on a…

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Top 10 Large Format 3D Printers

Top 10 large 3dprinters

When it comes to 3D printing, size does matter. Kit built 3D printers and cheap kickstarter  printers are fine for 3D printing small trinkets; But after you learn the basics of 3D printing on these dainty machines, you come to realize that you want a printer that can actually print something bigger than a trinket. You discover as you get…

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13 Best CAD Programs for Kids

Surprising how many CAD programs there out there right now, right? Most I have never heard of but I trust each one has fervent users that will tell us how well their modeling skills were corresponded by the software, besides how easy (or difficult) would be for a child getting used to. While on the subject, I believe everyone possesses…

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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, the consumers. That’s why I…

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5 Fun Prints for your new 3d printer.

You finally received your very own 3D printer. Now, what?  It’s up and printing your 3rd benchy. I must have printed 30 benchy’s and as many marvins when I got my first printer running. It didn’t help as much as I thought it would. Sure I got it running but I didn’t see larger issues because of small prints. How about we…

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What is Love? 3D Print Me (NSFW)

3D printing is a seductive and addicting hobby that traps many in its filament web. Like any relationship, it starts casually at first with the first print that you handle. From their 3D printing builds into a more steady relationship, as you buy your first desktop printer ; from there you go through the ups and downs  as you learn…

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5 groundbreakers in the 3dprinting industry during 2016

2016 is about to finish and I can say it was a year of huge contrasted events. We witnessed countless human nonsense we really never thought would happen (Brexit, Colombia Says No to Peace, Trump campaign and much more), but also the launching of new projects, as well as more and better progress in various sectors thanks to the implementation…

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5 Ways to Feed your 3D Printing Habit

Christmas is over and you got the 3D printer  on your wish list. After you set up your printer and start looking at different filaments  you start realizing the harsh reality of all hobbies. 3D printing is going to cost you some money. Filament, electricity and auxiliary equipment will all add to the cost of your fascinating fabrication hobby. With…

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3D Printing for the Second Cold War Pt.1

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I was a child of the 1980’ s growing up in the waning days of the Cold War. I remember seeing the Berlin Wall fall and having a child’s understanding that it was something great in history. I was relieved that SALT and START  treaties were signed and that Russia & USA had stepped back from nuclear Armageddon. I was…

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Tiko 3D Printer: Kickstarter Gem or Lemon?

Among the world of Kickstarter 3D printers, the Tiko 3D printer is one that has made a large impression on backers,  and has held high the hopes (or hype) of an affordable desktop printer. The Tiko smashed its funding goal on Kickstarter reaching $2,950,874 in initial backing, well over the $100,000 goal. Tiko has released its 3D printer to Kickstarter…

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