3D Printing News Summary: April 24, 2017

Here is a short summary of 3D-Printing News I bet you wouldn’t want to miss! A lot of news related to 3D Printing comes out everyday. Most of them are good news (though there are bad days too); The thing is that, at least for me, it is hard to keep up with all of […]

PassivDom is now taking pre-orders for totally Autonomous 3D Printed Houses (Photo Gallery)

3D printed homes from PassivDom are now available on demand for customers in the Ukraine and the US. PassivDom is an Ukrainian technological startup “Passive House Ukraine”. The company produces autonomous self-learning module houses with the help of 3D Printing. Moreover, These modular homes are easy to transport and install anywhere; A PassivDom house can be […]

Just How Strong is PLA? Lab Experiment!

So I had the wonderful opportunity to use my school’s physics lab for whatever experiment I wanted, as long as the teacher approved and as long as it was for the purpose of a school paper. So, I decided to test how much stress could be tolerated by 3D Printed PLA bars, with different settings […]

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What is Love? 3D Print Me (NSFW)

3D printing is a seductive and addicting hobby that traps many in its filament web. Like any relationship, it starts casually at first with the first print that you handle. From their 3D printing builds into a more steady relationship, as you buy your first desktop printer ; from there you go through the ups […]

Ashes to Filament : 3D Printing for Death

Exotic filament blends are coming to the 3D printing market every day, as startups around the world are competing to produce new filaments for 3D printers. These new filaments often combine the 3D printable properties of PLA with the desired artistic or performance qualities of the composite material. 3R3DTM  is a Spanish Basque Country startup […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 background on the most popular filaments, along with the suggested printing temperatures and settings. PLA: Polylactic acid […]

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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 […]

How to NOT Alienate 3D Printing Customers

The 3D printing world is littered with the bitter taste and empty wallets of consumers. 3D printing is now in a volatile period of growth and market stabilization. Future companies should learn from the examples of the past. In this blog I’ll look at some of the common mistakes that companies have made in the […]

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 could speed up the drying process. When I posted the original article, I […]

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Arduino Part–2 The Choices Entry Level

So you have read part one and curious to find out what there is out there to use. I am going to try and keep this as current as possible with some history thrown in I will publish a list of types and specifications and possible uses for each one. Once we have this I […]

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