110 Fidget Spinner Designs To 3D Print – Part II

If you guys felt captivated by any of the 3D Printable Fidget models in the First part of the Fidget Spinner List, then here is the second part with other 55 printable designs you’ll definitely love and whish try: 56. Spinner Keychain Keychains and spinners are cool gadgets. why not combine them in a single […]

Simplify 3D – Best 3D Printing Slicers Roundup Part 3

Simplify 3D, unlike the other slicers in this series, is commercial software. At $150 USD it costs more money to buy than some people pay for their 3d printer! Do the features justify the price? In this part 3 of 4, let’s take a deeper look at why you might purchase this premium 3D printing software […]

Cura – Best 3D Printing Slicers Roundup Part 2

Cura is a popular slicer, in particular with Bowden style 3D printers. In this part 2 of 4, let’s take a deep look at this 3D printing software.

Phanes 3D Printing Calculator WordPress Plugin Version 2

This whole article is a bought advertisement – Advertise with 3DPrinterChat Today Abacab Ltd., an Albuquerque, NM company just released version 2 of Phanes 3D Printing Calculator WordPress Plugin.  The plugin calculates Volume and/or Density of a STL file and provides instant quotes and payments. The plugin is designed to automate the 3D Printing Services […]

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Ultimaker 3 Review – What makes it so special?

By now you probably now that the Ultimaker 3 is a Dual extruder Open source 3D Printer that claims to bring soluble supports to the desktop printing market. Will it do that and much more? I did end up making a movie about it, as you see above, where you will see much more moving […]

Ultimaker 3 Review

3D Addivist Cookbook; Liberal Art Majors Invade 3D Printing

The 3D Additivist Cookbook recently was published for free online, after a long hyped period of editing and collecting. The Cookbook is a compilation of different essays on a wide range of topic in 3D printing. The Additivist Cookbook started with the Additivist Manefesto in March 2015 with a call by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel […]

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 […]

Nanodax Glass Wool Polypropylene Review

Nanodax Co. Ltd is a startup filament company from Japan that is testing a new type of filament material. There prototype filament is glass wool polypropylene (GWPP). When I first read the email from Nanodax about this, I was doubtful that a filament could be made from polypropylene. I associated polypropylene with fleece sweaters and […]

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Top 6 Unique CAD Programs (2016-2017)

In this list, I have compiled a list of the Top 6 CAD programs that have shined in one way or another. The list is in no particular order, as each program is a gem of its own. I call them “best” by comparing them to other programs at the same price point, and with the […]

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Unboxing the Lulzbot Dual Extruder Tool Head

In a previous blog I wrote about my trip to the Lulzbot factory in Loveland, CO. While I was there I decided to upgrade my Taz 5 to print dual materials. To do this will require the dual extrusion tool head from Lulzbot.  With this tool head I want to print more complex prints with […]

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SD-Card Vs. Repetier Host

Best way to send G-code to your 3D Printer. Note: This analysis is based on my experiences with Repetier Host and the Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2. Other programs and printers may work differently. But, there are no large differences across budget printers in this analysis. TL;DR of course an Ultimaker will act differently that the […]