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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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Build Plate Supported 3D Printing

3D printing unique objects with large overhangs and bridges 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 on 3DHubs  will want to save…

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Flutter Scout – 3D-Printable Remote Controlled Car

Flutter Scout Car

Flutter scout v2 Is the most economical 3d printed remote control car. This car is built to inspire people to make 3D printed robots.               Among the 3D printed remote control cars, this car is very diverse and remarkable. The design of the car is very impressive as it does not require any screws;…

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

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{:en}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 basic guidelines to be followed…

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Add touch control to your printer for cheap!

Smartphone controlling Prusa i3

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 – you can control your printer with your old smartphone with OTG (On The Go) function. Install simple app and you can perform any…

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Printing with Flexible Filaments

standard tool head

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 has NinjaFlex washers in…

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3D Printing – behind the screen

Conductive mess

{:en}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. CAD design As already known, the first step of any 3D printing process begins with designing a part in a computer aided design (CAD) software….

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

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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 being unveiled every day. However,…

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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. Trying to fix them 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 months, and in the span of a week, the idea…

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How to: 3D Print from Minecraft

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 to children and deters them…

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How to Rate 3D Printers

Lulzbot Taz 5

In a previous blog  I developed a scoring system to look at the quality of filament. Others have asked me to develop a scoring system for 3D printers as well. With the wide choice of 3D printers on the market, I wanted to develop a way to rate them based on their features and options. For this blog I’ll compare…

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