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10 Quick 3D Prints to get you ready for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans. The BBQ’s,Beer,Friends,Family, and Fireworks Usually make for an awesome holiday. This year I wanted to add some 3d prints that can be done over the weekend to add a little safe fun to the holiday. So if you Have a 3d printer and a spool of plastic, sit back…

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Top 5 PLA Filaments

3Dom USA

PLA (Polylactic acid) is the favorite beginners’ filament for 3D printing. It is biodegradable and made from sustainable resources; unlike petroleum-based ABS. It 3D prints at low temperatures (190 – 210 C) and is easy to recycle. For this blog I’ll combine my past reviews with updates based on the scoring system I developed in a past blog. All of…

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Buzzed, Wound Up, Glassed: 3Dom USA Filament Review

Buzed, wound, glass PLA

3Dom USA  is a US based company that is making their name in environmentally friendly filaments. Many are made from commercial waste products. They recently made waves when they announced their newest Buzzed filament. They were kind enough to send me samples of Buzzed, Wound Up (coffee-based), and Glass Filled PLA filaments. I printed all the samples pictured at 215…

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3D Printing as Advertising

Expanse pieces

A new advertising trend is arising in the world of 3D printing. Companies outside of the 3D printing world have started to create accounts in file sharing sites to directly provide advertising materials to the public. Heineken Beer stared the trend in 3D printable advertising by releasing 3 pieces on their Thingiverse page. The ice bucket, beer coaster, and bottle…

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Selecting Good 3D Printing Filament

Beer filament

You just spent a few paychecks on a fused deposition modelling (FDM) type 3D printer. Desktop printers use plastic filament as the source materials to 3D print an object on these printers. How do you keep your printer from turning into a boat anchor due to bad filament? Just like inkjet printers, there are good and bad brands of filament….

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