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Folgertech Kossel build Part 1

My Build and thoughts For a few years now I have pointed many people to Folgertech Kossel but I personally;never owned one. I did have it on good faith from some owners that they were a good printer. Well, I finally put my money where my…

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…

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…

The Chemistry of 3D Printing

3D printing is exploding with new filaments with unique properties. From high temperature resistance to electrical conductivity, there is a wide range of filaments to meet the needs of 3D printers. In this blog I’ll present the chemical…

Vacuum Drying PLA Pt.2

In a previous blog  I described a possible method to recover PLA that has become unusable due to the moisture it has absorbed from the air. My hypothesis was thus: By putting stale PLA inside a vacuum clothing bag and drawing a vacuum, I…
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