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10 Popular 3D Printing Fidget Patterns

Recently fidgets  have come on the market as the popular Kickstarter for the fidget cube exploded onto the scene. Fidgets may seem like toys, but in truth they are adaptive devices that are designed for people with ADHD, Autism, or stress to relieve nervous energy. By providing tactile feedback and stimulation, fidgets can actually help some people focus on a…

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Top 10 Large Format 3D Printers

Top 10 large 3dprinters

When it comes to 3D printing, size does matter. Kit built 3D printers and cheap kickstarter  printers are fine for 3D printing small trinkets; But after you learn the basics of 3D printing on these dainty machines, you come to realize that you want a printer that can actually print something bigger than a trinket. You discover as you get…

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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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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 and downs  as you learn…

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5 Ways to Feed your 3D Printing Habit

Christmas is over and you got the 3D printer  on your wish list. After you set up your printer and start looking at different filaments  you start realizing the harsh reality of all hobbies. 3D printing is going to cost you some money. Filament, electricity and auxiliary equipment will all add to the cost of your fascinating fabrication hobby. With…

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3D Printing for the Second Cold War Pt.1

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I was a child of the 1980’ s growing up in the waning days of the Cold War. I remember seeing the Berlin Wall fall and having a child’s understanding that it was something great in history. I was relieved that SALT and START  treaties were signed and that Russia & USA had stepped back from nuclear Armageddon. I was…

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Testing TinkerCAD Beta

3D printing is known for producing unique and custom items. I have found that 3D printing can also be used to replace esoteric and out of production items. My father brought home a case with two cable tension gauges in it. The custom foam that held them in place had long ago wore away, and he wanted a holder that…

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Kanesis Hemp Bio Plastic PLA Review

Italian filament start-up company Kanesis recently approached 3D-PT to test their new hemp based PLA filament. I have worked with hemp based HIPS from another start-up company before, so I was a bit dubious about mixing hemp with another plastic product. When I received the filament, my mind started to change. Out of the box I was surprised that this…

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3D Addivist Cookbook; Liberal Art Majors Invade 3D Printing

The 3D Additivist Cookbook recently was published for free online, after a long hyped period of editing and collecting. The Cookbook is a compilation of different essays on a wide range of topic in 3D printing. The Additivist Cookbook started with the Additivist Manefesto in March 2015 with a call by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke for papers about 3D…

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How moist filaments will screw up your 3D-printing

It’s not a myth guys. Moisture in filaments will really screw up your precious 3D-print! Not so long ago I decided to put this to the test, and in this video (and article below) you can understand what’s happening! I think the general understanding of most experienced 3D-print users is that you’re suppose to store your filaments well. But why?…

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3D printing during 2016: insights and predictions

{:en} 2016 is about to culminate, and there is no doubt that everything has happened extremely fast. From my part, I can say it was full of ups and downs; Were days of hard work, scholar stress and new projects knocking at my door. Writing for 3Dprinterchat has been one of those new experiences that came this year to get…

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The Guardian of Techno phobia

The internet has recently seen a resurgence in the yellow journalism of the 1890’s. Just like the newspaper wars  between Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal, news sites today are using scare headlines and misleading stores to attract viewers. The More Things Change… Presidential elections and false news on Facebook are the tip of…

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