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5 Fun Prints for your new 3d printer.

You finally received your very own 3D printer. Now, what?  It’s up and printing your 3rd benchy. I must have printed 30 benchy’s and as many marvins when I got my first printer running. It didn’t help as much as I thought it would. Sure I got it running but I didn’t see larger issues because of small prints. How about we…

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6 More printable tools worth adding to your workbench.

6 More printable tools worth adding to your workbench. As the owner of a 3d printer, anytime I can print something instead of buying something makes me happy. So one thing I keep an eye out for are tools or other things I can add to my workbench that does more than just cover it with useless figures and nicknacks. Well,…

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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 US.  I try to support…

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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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How to Fix a Bricked 3D Printer board. (installing a bootloader)

How to Fix a Bricked Printer board.(Arduino based) A few weeks ago I made a huge mistake and bricked my MKS Base, board. I wasn’t happy with some of my firmware settings. I decided to open up the firmware and do a little tweaking. As you probably can guess, things did not go so well. While attempting to find the firmware I somehow…

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Beaver 3D Silk-like Filament Review

Many 3D printing filaments have a matte or flat plastic finish to them, which may not make the most appealing artistic 3D prints. While there are methods to polish these prints to a high-gloss finish, using a chemical process can be messy and potentially dangerous. Chinese filament companies have seen this need and have produced brands of filaments designed for…

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What 3D-Printer to buy 2016

What 3D-Printer to buy 2016 We have a lot of options these days. Companies left and right are popping up with their own take on 3D printers. Figuring out what is good and what is bad can be pretty difficult. Then you add budget into the mix and you can really get confused. Then if you have a 3d printer…

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Cheapest 3D Printing Filaments that don’t suck.

Printing with exotic filaments is great but it can be very expensive. It actually is the most expensive part of this hobby. I’m not just talking about the exotics, though. Matter hackers are one of the more trusted filament makers around and if you just buy the bread and butter of filaments PLA and ABS, it will run you 30…

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Hack A 3D Print

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3D printing technology is quickly becoming a pivotal part of many industries. With this exploding technology, a recent article published in the journal JOM highlights how 3D printing can be vulnerable to corporate espionage. As 3D printers play a larger industrial roll in our society, developing ways to attack and defend 3D prints will be a burgeoning new field of…

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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 for Scuba Diving

{:en}Whoever uses/owns 3D Printers will know that they are an incredibly useful tool for fixing or improving objects in your daily life. 3D Printing is also a useful tool for making objects for hobbies (although I wouldn’t recommend 3D Printing things for hobbies like skydiving just yet…), but one of my hobbies is scuba diving. There are a lots of…

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6 tools everyone with a 3d printer should own.

I like to be prepared. Having the correct tool has always been a priority of mine. As a mechanics kid, Of course, our car was always broke down but hey such is life right. My father owned the shop and I was lucky enough to have a father that insisted I learn how to use tools. This also meant I…

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