Top 5 3D Printers Under $300

There’s an age old question in 3D printing: What’s the best 3D Printer I can get for under $300 USD? It’s a question that makes even the most seasoned 3D printing expert shake with frustration. The worst part is that everyone has their own opinions on what 3D printers under $300 should be. Should it […]

Top 5 3D printers under $300 USD

Printrbot and Polar3D introduce Printrbelt; a new conveyor belt 3D printer

Printrbot and Polar3D develop a new conveyor belt 3D printer While it isn’t a new concept, the conveyor belt 3D printer idea is gaining more and more popularity this year. Prove of this ‘trend’ popping up is the recent launching of the Printrbelt 3D printer, which just debuted last week after its successful development by […]

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3D Printer safety tips

People have been saying that 3d printing is dangerous, Unfortunately it is true, but following these 3D Printer safety tips, you can make it as safe as any other electronics in your house. take a look on our tips to make sure your printer is safe!   #tip one!  fix your thermistors! The thermistor is […]

The Best 3D Printing Slicer Software Roundup (Part 4 of 4)

Which is the best Slicer software for you? In this final round up entry, let’s compare the choices we investigated in the series of 4 articles (In part 1 we looked at Slic3r, in part 2 Cura, and last was Simplify 3D) to find the perfect match for your 3D printer and your 3D printing workflow …

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Simplify 3D – Best 3D Printing Slicers Roundup Part 3

Simplify 3D, unlike the other slicers in this series, is commercial software. At $150 USD it costs more money to buy than some people pay for their 3d printer! Do the features justify the price? In this part 3 of 4, let’s take a deeper look at why you might purchase this premium 3D printing software […]

Cura – Best 3D Printing Slicers Roundup Part 2

Cura is a popular slicer, in particular with Bowden style 3D printers. In this part 2 of 4, let’s take a deep look at this 3D printing software.

UK Cancer survivor gets a new Jaw by using 3D printing techniques

UK cancer survivor patient gets his jaw reconstructed thanks to 3D printing Stephen Waterhouse is a 53-year-old HGV driver and father who lives in the UK. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in his right tonsil almost ten years ago. Although Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments did work successfully, and Stephen’s  cancer went away three years […]

DIY 3D Printer from scratch – Power Supply

Welcome to 3DPrinterChat.com, this article is part of the DIY 3D Printer from scratch, and we will learn how to choose the best 3D Printer Power Supply.     What are the available kinds of power supply? There are two main kinds of power supply available, we will focus on the Switch-mode because of its efficiency, […]

PLA Filament Moisture Study: Effect of Moisture on 3D Printer Filament Properties

Moisture influences printability of 3D printing filaments. This PLA filament moisture study shows that even different filament colours influence the printing properties. PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable 3D printing filament material made usually of starch, potato or sugarcane. It decomposes in a span of several months to few years. Petroleum-based plastics are non-degradable and […]

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Top 10 3D Printer Upgrades

3D printers present an engrossing hobby that can be quite addictive. Like all hobbies / obsessions, 3D printing is full of various types of upgrades and mods that you can buy for your 3D printer. Hardened Nozzles Printing in PLA is fairly gentle on the soft brass nozzles of all 3D printers. While it is […]

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