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Just How Strong is PLA? Lab Experiment!

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So I had the wonderful opportunity to use my school’s physics lab for whatever experiment I wanted, as long as the teacher approved and as long as it was for the purpose of a school paper. So, I decided to test how much stress could be tolerated by 3D Printed bars, printed with different settings (layer height, wall thickness and…

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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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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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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 Addivist Cookbook; Liberal Art Majors Invade 3D Printing

The 3D Additivist Cookbook recently was published for free online, after a long hyped period of editing and collecting. The Cookbook is a compilation of different essays on a wide range of topic in 3D printing. The Additivist Cookbook started with the Additivist Manefesto in March 2015 with a call by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke for papers about 3D…

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How moist filaments will screw up your 3D-printing

It’s not a myth guys. Moisture in filaments will really screw up your precious 3D-print! Not so long ago I decided to put this to the test, and in this video (and article below) you can understand what’s happening! I think the general understanding of most experienced 3D-print users is that you’re suppose to store your filaments well. But why?…

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3D printing during 2016: insights and predictions

{:en} 2016 is about to culminate, and there is no doubt that everything has happened extremely fast. From my part, I can say it was full of ups and downs; Were days of hard work, scholar stress and new projects knocking at my door. Writing for 3Dprinterchat has been one of those new experiences that came this year to get…

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3D Printing Fidgets

{:en}Recently fidgets have become popular for adults as well as children. Fidgets on the surface may seem like toys, but they are actually adaptive devices to help people focus and calm down in their everyday life. 3D printing is full of printable fidgets. Others designers have published plenty of fidget files, including the recent explosion in EDC (every day carry)…

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Not Shiny, but Solid: Proto Pasta Matte Fiber HTPLA

Proto Pasta is a US filament company known as the pioneers of carbon fiber PLA. I have reviewed other Proto Pasta filaments before  and have enjoyed 3D printing with them all. PLA is commonly known as a glossy, shiny, plastic that is well suited for 3D printing. As the field of filaments continue to expand,  new filaments come to market…

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3D printing categories every girl should take a look at

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{:en} I just decided go through some of the most popular 3d printing platforms to see what’s coming up lately. The thing is all 3dprintable file browsers resulted way stifling from the perspective that everything was too widespread for both genders — not to mention most of the items seemed like kind of spam for my taste — this is…

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