Adafruit tells you How to make 3D Printed molds for custom stamps!

Adafruit’s Guide to 3D Print molds for custom Stamps Hey guys, Any printing ideas going? Well, I was diving in some of my favorite blogs and luckily found this tutorial on how to make custom stamps using 3D Printed molds! This means you can basically use any design to authenticate your objects with ink and be […]

Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts with Hydro Dipping guide by Adafruit

Learn how to Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts using Hydro Dipping technique! Hey guys! guess what? I just found that, a few weeks ago, Adafruit published a full guide to hydro dipping your 3D prints and it is definitely a good option if you want to give a nice finish to all your projects […]

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Top 10 3D Printing Projects for Kids you’d love to try this weekend!

When it comes to 3D printing, most people will exaggerate about your ‘apparently expensive’ hobby. On the other hand, your partner might be skeptical about the practical uses of having 3D printed stuff around the house. Fortunately, this article gives you awesome ideas on 3D printing projects for kids, so you and your family can […]

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3D Printing – Layer Height Under The Microscope

3D Printed Layer Height And Its Effect On Part Strength And Print Speed I was participating in an online discussion recently regarding layer height and its effect on part “quality”, strength and print speed. Here is a copy of the chart which sparked the discussion, which I originally spotted on the 3d printing club facebook […]

3D Printing Layer Chart

Best Youtube Maker’s you have to be subscribed right now

Learn to Build Things Whether you’re a beginner or an old school maker I’m sure you’ll find some Youtube Maker’s worth it subscribed. I love Youtube, I learned more from Youtube than I ever did in high school and I wasn’t a lazy student. The teachers did what they could with what they had but high […]

How To Give Your 3D Prints A Battle Damaged Metal Finish!

For this tutorial I decided I wanted to recreate the helmet from the latest Batman movie, so I’m going to make a Metal finish on my print. a quick search on Thingiverse brought up the perfect result, You can download the file for yourself HERE. A list of the materials used in this tutorial: Voltivo […]

Finishing & Painting A 3D Printed Alien!

This is going to be a write up on a Painting process 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 […]

Build Plate Supported 3D Printing

3D printing unique objects with large overhangs and bridging surface prints often requires the printing of support materials, Supports break away (hopefully) from your print when it is finished. However, supports add time and material to the print, and can leave the surface of your print rough where it connected with the supports. People who print […]

Smoothiefy your 3D Printer

I had backed a Kickstarter a couple of years back called the Cobblebot and received the kit last year. The kit and instructions were abysmal to say the least; and looks like I was one of the lucky ones – that I was able to print using my kit. However, I set about modifying the […]

Fixing the Wanhao Duplicator I3 Plus 3D Printer (public service announcement )

Fixing the Wanhao Duplicator I3 Plus 3D Printer I tend to be a bit more paranoid than most when it comes to 3dprinter and what can go wrong, only because I built most of mine instead of buying a ready to print machine. So when I saw this Wanhao Duplicator I3, I had to spread […]

Flutter Scout – 3D-Printable Remote Controlled Car

Flutter scout v2 Is the most economical 3D printed car. This car is built to inspire people to make 3D printed robots.               Among the 3D printed remote control cars, this 3D printed Car is very diverse and remarkable. The design of the car is very impressive as it […]

Flutter Scout Car

How to Fix a Bricked 3D Printer board. (installing a bootloader)

How to Fix a Bricked Printer board.(Arduino based) A few weeks ago I made a huge mistake and bricked my MKS Base, board. I wasn’t happy with some of my firmware settings. I decided to open up the firmware and do a little tweaking. As you probably can guess, things did not go so well. While attempting to […]

When 3D Printing and IoT Merge: Smart Customisation in Printing

The 3D printing industry is expected to grow to around 21 billion USD by 2020 and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecasted to reach 151 billion USD by the same time frame, according to reports of Forbes and Marketsandmarkets. Giants like GE and Cisco show a more optimistic picture than the stated figures. […]

Design guidelines for 3D printing – part II: Design tips to excel print quality

In the current rapidly advancing era of home-based manufacturing, it is a requisite for every one of us to understand the intricacies of 3D printing and adapt our designs in order to get sound prints. Previously in the article Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print, we saw some […]

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Add touch control to your printer for cheap!

Do you struggle to control your printer with this small knob and low resolution LCD screen ? Or maybe you are tired with this blocky user interface that it offers? I will tell you a secret – start using a 3d printer touch control so you can control your printer with your old smartphone with […]

Smartphone controlling Prusa i3

Printing with Flexible Filaments

When it comes to Exotic Filaments Flexible Filaments hold a special place in the hearts of many 3D printers. These flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) filaments let you 3d print squishy toys, RC car wheels, and other practical pieces. The main appeal of flexible materials is the ability to print non-ridged items. The new Lulzbot Taz 6 […]

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3D Printing – behind the screen

We design something digging into the depths of our imagination, feed into some flashy software and obtain stunning prints. But how much are we aware of what is going on behind these processes? Let’s explore the behind the screen processes of 3D printing. CAD design As already known, the first step of any 3D printing […]

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Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print

3D printing has opened up an entirely new avenue to physically visualise the extremes of imagination of a designer. It virtually allows building of utmost intricate designs, which even the most sophisticated lathe and milling machines are not capable of. The fact is vivid through the evolution of new concepts and products in 3D printing […]

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3D Printing And Makers Can Fix Everything

One month ago, a friend of mine managed to break my high-end headphones, which were supposedly unbreakable. As a Maker, I tried to fix them by myself using duck tape and other conventional methods, was either ineffective or plain out ugly. Now, I have been 3D Designing for 3 years and 3D Printing for 6 […]

How to: 3D Print from Minecraft

Minecraft is a massively popular block building game where a player can build, survive in an open world. It is mostly popular with the younger audience so wouldn’t it be a great to introduce children to 3D-Printing and 3D design via a video game they already know and enjoy. Many CAD programs can be intimidating […]

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Five amazing DIY 3d printers.

With Maker Faire Having wrapped up last month, I have been Pouring over hours of video thinking one of these years I’ll make the trip. I am always amazed by the talent of the makers that make the trip out to show their projects. We live in an interesting time. On the one hand you […]

A 3D Printer Designed for Travel, Foldie 3D Pt.1

As I started my journey in 3D printing I struck up a friendship with a 3D printer from Belgium, Yvan Van den Bossche. In 2015 he announced his Foldie 3D printer, and asked me to beta test his design. I got the files when I was still using the turd box MakerBot 5th gen  that […]

Foldie 3D printer

5 Cool robotics projects made possible by 3d printing.

I Love Robotics. I am a child of the 80’s after all. Movies like the Terminator, Short Circuit, Fight of the navigator, Robocop, and many more movies, tv shows, and video games left me with a craving for everything robotic.America and japan are about to have a giant robot battle, how great is that? The […]

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Truggy – An OpenRC 3D Printable car

Truggy – An OpenRC 3D Printable car It is not a coincidence that this Truggy Concept OpenRC a 3D Printable car earned critical acclaim back in 2013. It is still one of the most exciting Open Source RC car projects. It’s functionality and design are maybe the reason for this, but another huge reason why this […]

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