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 […]

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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 […]

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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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3D Printed Gears Easy!

Hi folks Your Brazilian friend Guillerme Razgriz here!! A very common problem when finding the right gear to 3d print is time and getting exakt measurements for a specific model. Obviously it must also work as intended.. 😉 So here are a little list of tools that can help you a lot on this task […]