Tinny Home Filament Experiment

In August I had the privilege to have a booth at the Tiny Home Jamboree in Colorado Springs, CO. At the booth I presented  how 3D printing can be used to match the unique needs of the tiny home community. In a future blog I plan to collect all my thoughts about the Jamboree and […]

Best ABS filament for beginners? ABS-X filament review.

At first, I would like to say hello to everyone, it is my first post here and definitely not last one ;).  In this post, I want to review probably one of the most amazing ABS filament for beginners. It is from F3Dfilament.com which is Polish based company that is producing high quality filaments. They […]

Bearing 3D printed in ABS-X

3D Printed Ammunition

3D-Printed Ammunition With the possibility of 3D printed guns, 3D printed ammo is a unique possibility in the world. Along with innovative 3D gun designs, others designers are exploring innovative projectiles they can print at home. From gun accessories, shotgun rounds, to whole guns, 3D printers can make them all. Environmental Advantages 3D printed rounds […]

3D missile

How To Rate Your 3D Printing Filament

How To Rate Your 3D-Printing Filament With 3D printing, a good filament can make the difference in your print job. 3D printers can share horror stories about their experiences with bad filament. While there are ways to test filament with expensive mechanical testing equipment, I wanted to develop a way to test filament at home. […]

color comparison

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 3D-Printer. We can do this by setting our G-Code to […]

How to 3D-print super-fast and have an awesome finishing – CHECK OUT!

How to 3D-print super-fast and have an awesome finishing – CHECK OUT! In this method you can print super fast with low resolution layer height and yet get awesome results on ABS!  CHECK THE PICTURES! Comparison between final quality!  time to print also has a huge difference Are you printing in 0.1mm layer height to […]

Rigid.ink Review

Rigid.ink a UK based company that makes their filament in the UK, which means if you live in the UK you can get fast delivery. They sell PLA, ABS as well as speciality filaments: flexible PLA, HIPs as as well as others. So let’s get to the chase, how does this filament  fair in the sea […]

Autotune PID what it is and how to use it

Autotune PID is a feature that is included in Marlin and most branches of it to help determine the best settings for the hot-end temp control. So what does it do? Well simply put it heats up the hot-end and cools it several times to determine the optimum setting for the heating element part. PID […]

3D Printing a Gun Pt.1

Ever since I started 3D printing, I have been interested in the possibility of 3D printing a gun. As a young adult I was a firearms instructor at a Boy Scout summer camp. There I learned how keep cheap .22 rifles and Remington 870 shotguns working. 3D printed guns are a hot button topic for […]

3D printed gun

How To Hot Iron Finish a Rough 3D Print Using a Clothing Iron

3D printers like to think that the print comes clean off the build plate of their printer. After a couple long and complex prints, the reality of 3D printing hits hard. Brims, rafts and support material leave sharp jagged edges around the print. Supports create rough bumpy points on flat surfaces. Overhanging and bridging surfaces […]

Hot iron finishing