DIY 3D Printer from scratch – Bowden vs Direct Drive

Bowden vs Direct Drive setups? Welcome to 3DPrinterChat.com, this article is part of the DIY 3D Printer from scratch. In this topic you will learn what is an extruder, what are the models and how they can affect the printing quality and speed.   One of the first things that come up when we are […]

3D Printer Filament Guide & Comparison Chart

There is a huge amount of 3D printing materials, as there is an infinite amount of applications to give each and everyone. This great versatility of materials allows us to explore new prototypes and take them to the highest level of quality; Each 3D printer is unique and has its own attributes. Filaments (the raw […]

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3D Systems releases new full color 3D printer, materials and software updates

A range of new 3D Printing Products and software updates from 3D Systems is now available 3D printing is part of  an innovative world. We all want to improve our designs and 3D print them in less time. Therefore this constantly releasing of new materials is necessary, and today is not the exception. 3D Systems, one […]

UK startup Fishy Filaments turns fishing nets waste into 3D printer filament

UK startup Fishy Filaments recycles fishing nets and turns them into filament for 3D printing The increase in plastic wastes found in the sea is a global phenomenon that manifests itself on a local scale. Whether they are Microplastic pollution, discarded, lost, or abandoned; fishing gear on the sea, or even the increasingly amount of […]

PLA Filament Moisture Study: Effect of Moisture on 3D Printer Filament Properties

Moisture influences printability of 3D printing filaments. This PLA filament moisture study shows that even different filament colours influence the printing properties. PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable 3D printing filament material made usually of starch, potato or sugarcane. It decomposes in a span of several months to few years. Petroleum-based plastics are non-degradable and […]

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Berkeley students create a project to recycle 3D Printing waste

Students Develop a Project to Recycle 3D printing waste generated on Campus. UC Berkeley students Nicole Panditi and Scott Silva have launched an initiative to create a campus wide system that collects and recycles plastic waste from 3D printers. Then new filament can be made by the use of fail 3D prints from different labs […]

Just How Strong is PLA? Lab Experiment!

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 PLA bars, with different settings […]

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Kanesis Hemp Bio Plastic PLA Review

Italian filament start-up company Kanesis recently approached 3D-PT to test their new hemp based PLA filament. I have worked with hemp based HIPS from another start-up company before, so I was a bit dubious about mixing hemp with another plastic product. When I received the filament, my mind started to change. Out of the box […]

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! – Moist Filament 101 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 […]

3D Printing Fidgets

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 […]

Ash, Wood, Stone and Metal: 3R3DTM Filament Review

I recently wrote about a prototype filament from 3R3DTM called reincarnation in a previous review and I recently receive a generous batch of their filaments to test. 3r3dtm is a Spanish Bask County firm that specializes in developing unique blends of filaments. Many of their blends come from recycled materials, while others are a test […]

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,  […]