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Design a nerf blaster and win an ultimaker.

Design a nerf blaster and win an ultimaker. 3D Printing Is running a contest until 9/23/2016, with a grand prize of an ultimaker. To enter you must first go to Facebook and join the 3d Printing Group. To win all you need to do is design, print and enter a blaster you make. The rules are in the link. I know I could…

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Design guidelines for 3D printing – part II: Design tips to excel print quality

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{:en}In the current rapidly advancing era of home-based manufacturing, it is a requisite for every one of us to understand the intricacies of 3D printing and adapt our designs in order to get sound prints. Previously in the article Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print, we saw some basic guidelines to be followed…

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3D Printing – behind the screen

Conductive mess

{:en}We design something digging into the depths of our imagination, feed into some flashy software and obtain stunning prints. But how much are we aware of what is going on behind these processes? Let’s explore. CAD design As already known, the first step of any 3D printing process begins with designing a part in a computer aided design (CAD) software….

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3D Printing And Makers Can Fix Everything

One month ago, a friend of mine managed to break my high-end headphones, which were supposedly unbreakable. Trying to fix them myself, using duck tape and other conventional methods, was either ineffective or plain out ugly. Now, I have been 3D Designing for 3 years and 3D Printing for 6 months, and in the span of a week, the idea…

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Don’t waste material add support efficiently

supports in 3d printing

Don’t waste Filament add support efficiently when 3d-printing When it comes to print in the air, FDM printing technology has a lot of challenges of course those objects are difficult to print, that’s why we need to add material support for the best printing quality. Fortunately open-source save’s the day, there’s a free tool called > that will provide us an…

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Mão 3D – The project that is changing lifes for the kids in Brazil

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E-Nable and  3D-Printing Inspired by the sad tale of a South African carpenter who was in dire need of a highly flexible and low-cost alternative to standard prosthetics, the Mão3D (3DHand) program is the leading project in the e-Nable global family of systems, which offers affordable, 3D-printable prosthetics for low-income communities and currently aims to help over a hundred arm…

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How to: 2D images into 3D models-3D Printing

Why should you want to turn 2D designs/drawings into 3D models. Well there are many reasons : whether you want a model of a complex logo that would require lots of time and effort to replicate, or you don’t know how to design and want a starting point and 2D drawings can give your designs a personal touch. For example…

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Arduino based Traffic Light Simulator

3D printed Arduino Traffic Lights A little bit off topic for the 3D printer community , but then again maybe not , for those of you who design and create 3D models then this little blog will enable you to create a Traffic light simulator on a breadboard – insert some light emitting diodes , do some cabling and program the arduino….

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How To Finish / Polish Your 3D Print

3D printing is an amazing and artistic process. Like all artistic endeavors, it will require some tools and processing to master to get the final 3D print as a smooth and usable item. Tools Apart from your 3D printer, you will need a set of the following tools to process your 3D print. Before you go further into debt with…

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