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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

3D Printing a Quadcopter: Part 1

3D printers are great, you can print just about anything these days from key-rings to full car transmission models. So I have decided to push my 3D printers to a limit, by printing a racing quadcopter. I already have a cheap Syma X5C-1 and…