Random Models on Thingiverse

Well, Thingiverse has tons of 3D models, and since I’m running without ideas to make more lists… Ah Rick and Morty list, noted… I decided to make a list of random models that caught my attention in that unexplored land… Fully 3D-Printed Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot This robot designed by Otvinta3D has a structure that […]

Wireframe Skull Thingiverse

Interview: Luciano Moda – GTMax3D – Brazil Projects

    On this third post about Brazilian Projects, I’m going to interview Luciano Moda that works on the development team at GTMax. Q – When the GTMax company started? A: GTMax was founded more than 16 years ago, started as GTA Technology and in the registration of the brand name became known as GTMax […]

GTMax Core A3

Interview: Marcelo Ribeiro – Sethi3D – Brazil Projects

Continuing my series about Brazilian projects, this second interview is with Marcelo Ribeiro, one of the partners of Sethi3D, a company that leads the market of 3dprinting in Brazil. The Sethi3D Aip3 3D printer based on a RepRap project was the first 3D printer that I saw, and I was astonished by the quality and structure […]

Sethi S3

Allons-Y! Doctor Who for 3DPrinting

If you are a fan of Doctor Who like I am, you will enjoy this list. It’s been a while since I first saw an STL model inspired by Doctor Who World. Since then, I hope that the day that I’ll be able to buy my 3dprinter arrive so I can print everything that I […]

Tardis Book Holder MyMiniFactory

Interview: Paulo Blank – Minibot Project – Brazil Projects

Hi guys! =D Most you may know that I’m from Brazil. And we do have a great market of national products for 3DPrinting, but like others, the Chinese market obfuscates the small ones like ours. And I started a campaign that I want to show to the world, all the good stuff that we produce […]

3DPrinting for your Kitchen – What’s up there?

Based on my previous lists, you can assume that all top 10 models of Thingiverse, Pinshape and MyMiniFactory aren’t useful stuff, mostly they are models to make your geeky life a bit happier. However, 3DPrinting could also make your life easier. To print models that you can use daily and maybe fix something that was […]

Kitchen Wine Holder

Low Poly Models: The Art of Vectors

I’m not good at math, consequently not good in geometry either. But in 3DPrinting math is used all the time, and Low Poly models are no different. Low Poly models mean that the model has fewer triangles in its geometry. Making it simple and easy to generate G-Codes and print. Today I will dig the […]

10 most popular models on Pinshape

A while ago, Pinshape announced that they were about to close the website, but the 3D-Printing community didn’t let that happen. So Pinshape lives until today with a good database of free and non-free models. Today I will list to you the Top 10 Free Popular Models on Pinshape =D 1: The 30$ Scanner V5 […]

widowmaker

3DPrinted Musical Instruments – Let’s start a band?

3DPrinting is a revolutionary technology where in my opinion your imagination is the limit. In this world, one of the things that you can print is musical instruments. So I searched around on my favorites repositories of models and made this list for you. A flute   Well, of course, it would have a flute […]

Orrery – A 3DPrinted Solar System

I was scrolling down my Instagram feed this morning when this Orrery image appeared: That triggered me to search more about this project since the description of the image didn’t say much. This kind of model, called Orrery, is used since way back to show how our solar system works, however, all the craftsman that […]

10 Most Viewed Models on MyMiniFactory

The 3DPrinting world is full of models to discover. And then I started a series about Top 10 something on the main websites that host models. Now I’m going to share with you the 10 Most Viewed Models on MyMiniFactory. Since I wrote this article: 10 places to get 3D Printing Models I’ve fallen in […]

MyMiniFactory

10 Popular Models on Thingiverse

Hi! Lays Rodrigues here! , I’m Back! ..=) Today is my return as a writer on 3DPrinterChat, giving you useful(or less then useful) information about 3DPrinting and improving my skills, and maybe yours, in this field that I love so much. So for my return, I choose to List the 10 most popular models on […]

4D Printing To Create Magical Structures

4D Printing Now that 3D printing has been around quite for a while, new technologies surrounding this disruptive technology are being developed. 4D printing or programmable matter is one such innovation which harnesses 3D printing to realise virtual information in the material world. Besides the three space dimensions, the fourth dimension referred in this term […]

4D Printing

PassivDom is now taking pre-orders for totally Autonomous 3D Printed Houses (Photo Gallery)

3D printed homes from PassivDom are now available on demand for customers in the Ukraine and the US. PassivDom is an Ukrainian technological startup “Passive House Ukraine”. The company produces autonomous self-learning module houses with the help of 3D Printing. Moreover, These modular homes are easy to transport and install anywhere; A PassivDom house can be […]

South Korean government announces its US$37 Million investment in 3D Printing Industry for 2017

South Korea’s Ministry of Science is investing 41.2 Billion won (USD $37 Million) towards 3D Printing Industry this year South Korean government revealed last Sunday that it will spend the equivalent of $37 million dollars in 3D Printing development. The funds will come from South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), aiming […]

Ultimaker 3 Review – What makes it so special?

By now you probably now that the Ultimaker 3 is a Dual extruder Open source 3D Printer that claims to bring soluble supports to the desktop printing market. Will it do that and much more? I did end up making a movie about the new Ultimaker 3, as you see above, where you will see […]

Ultimaker 3 Review

Finishing & Painting A 3D Printed Alien!

This is going to be a write up on a Painting process that I have used a lot to create a semi realistic looking paint job on a 3D print, for this one here I used the Ieyo bust from Thingiverse. To start this piece was 3D printed on my Wanhao Duplicator I3 at a 0.1mm […]

5 groundbreakers in the 3dprinting industry during 2016

2016 is about to finish and I can say it was a year of huge contrasted events. We witnessed countless human nonsense we really never thought would happen (Brexit, Colombia Says No to Peace, Trump campaign and much more), but also the launching of new projects, as well as more and better progress in various […]

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 […]

Design a nerf blaster and win an ultimaker.

Design a Nerf Blaster and win an ultimaker. 3D Printing Is running a Nerf Blaster 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Add touch control to your printer for cheap!

Do you struggle to control your printer with this small knob and low resolution LCD screen ? Or maybe you are tired with this blocky user interface that it offers? I will tell you a secret – start using a 3d printer touch control so you can control your printer with your old smartphone with […]

Smartphone controlling Prusa i3