Selfcad – A Short Review

After taking a short hiatus, I am back with a very cool new software which I found while I was gone. If you’re loving the world of 3D printing like I am, you’re also probably always on the lookout for what’s trending. I recently came across SelfCAD. I took it for a test drive and […]

Selfcad review

Magigoo Adhesive Pen

This Magigoo Article is updated 2017-07-02 with specifications  We Just got to try a Wonderful Product by Magigoo, And believe me you will never use any other liquid adhesive after trying this one. I used Wolfbite  which worked fine but it was lacking something so i went to use Buildtak and Sitall glass but neither […]

Apply Magigoo adhesive

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 […]

3D Printing Calculator wordpress plugin

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 the new Ultimaker 3, as you see above, where you will see […]

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

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 […]

Ultimaker 3 – A Quick Review

For few number of years, the Dutch giants “Ultimaker” who have a big name in the field of 3D Printers Manufacturers have for long been the backbone in providing professionals from various industries with top notch 3D printers. Today I bring you an Ultimaker 3 Review. Surely, Ultimaker faces a lot of competition from BCN3D, […]

Buy An Ultimaker 3

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 […]

Sienci Mill One – Review

Sienci Mill One – The Desktop CNC While 3D printing is all the rage right now and has been for a good couple of years, there are other desktop fabrication technologies that offer a diverse feature set for the enthusiast looking to make amazing things at home. 3D printing is well known as an additive […]

Sienci Mill One

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 Polypropylene 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 […]

Clean print with new material

1st Annual Filament Olympics

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are an amazing show of athletic talent from around the world. As the world watches the best compete for the gold medal, I wanted to see how all the filaments that I have tested compare to each other. Just like gymnastics, there is a complex grading system that I can […]

Top 5 American Filament Makers 2016

Top 5 American Filament Makers 2016 I’m all for cheap filaments. Like most of us, I don’t have a lot of money to throw around.  I print a lot, and I’m always looking for an excuse to print something so I rarely buy more expensive filaments.  When I do I try to by inside the […]

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 Lulzbot Dual Extruder tool head .  With this tool head I want to print more complex prints with dual colors […]

Dual extruder

July’s Makerbox subscription review. Should you subscribe?

Subscription boxes can be a lot of fun to get. Every month a box of random stuff arrives at your door This is exciting because you have no idea what’s in it. This in my mind is what makes them great. That moment of what did I get followed by the fun of discovering just what’s […]

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 […]

A Tour of IT-Works

IT-Works is a full service company for 3D printers located in Longmont, Colorado. IT-Works is headed by Jamie Leben, who worked in IT before becoming a retailer for Lulzbot 3D printers. Jamie and his staff work to provide a wide range of services for local 3D printers. I have worked with Jamie and his head […]

Barbie Armor

3DDPlus Multicolored Gradient Filament review

3DDPlus (Strongherohero Invest Limited) is a China based 3D filament supply company. In addition to their lines of PLA and ABS filaments, they have recently released an innovative multicolored gradient PLA. Multicolored Gradient 1.75 mm PLA Multicolored gradient (MG) is an innovative solution to 3D printing with filaments of single colors. Unlike standard filaments that […]

multicolored gradient filament

A Tour of the LulzBot Factory

Drive about 2 hours north of Denver, Colorado and you will find yourself in the beautiful ranch lands and farms of the state. At the edge of the town of Loveland and this ranch land is the headquarters of Aleph Objects, Inc. Aleph is the company that produces the LulzBot line of 3D printers. Recently […]

LulzBot Factory

How to Rate 3D Printers

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. […]

Lulzbot Taz 5

INprinting Hemp Based HIPS Filament

INprinting A California 3D printing firm sent 3D – PT a sample of their blend of hemp & HIPS to review. Hemp composite filament have long been a goal of 3D printers. Many 3D printers hope to make hemp composite items. This composite can be made with environmentally sustainable hemp, and would be appealing in […]