5 Ways to Feed your 3D Printing Habit

Christmas is over and you got the 3D printer to feed your production habit. 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 […]

Top 6 Unique CAD Programs (2016-2017)

In this list, I have compiled a list of the Top 6 CAD programs that have shined in one way or another. The list is in no particular order, as each program is a gem of its own. I call them “best” by comparing them to other programs at the same price point, and with the […]

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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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How to: 3D Print from Minecraft

Minecraft is a massively popular block building game where a player can build, survive in an open world. It is mostly popular with the younger audience so wouldn’t it be a great to introduce children to 3D-Printing and 3D design via a video game they already know and enjoy. Many CAD programs can be intimidating […]

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Get your children involved in 3d printing this summer.

As a father, I’m always on the lookout for things I can do with my son. The key to helping your kids grow and learn is getting them interested in learning by making it fun. Growing up I remember my father doing similar things. He would take me camping but while we were out in […]

CAD tools on Blender ? Yes we can!

CAD tools on Blender? Yes we can! Hi folks Your Favourite 3dprinterchat blogger Mr G Razgriz here! Everyday someone asks me about precision modeling using Blender and/or if it has some tools and commands like a CAD software have. YES of course! Its so easy and can make you work faster! So lets see how […]

3D Printing Dictionary

3D printing is becoming more popular to the general public. As we talk to friends and family about what we 3D print, they may not understand some of the terms that we use. To address this, I have developed a short lexicon of terms used in 3D printing. As a teacher I like teaching with […]

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10 Places To Get Free 3D-Printing Files

10 places to get free 3d printing files Well like I said in my last post, 3d printing isn’t only to print Eiffel Towers, and Thigiverse isn’t the only website that you can find 3d models to print. Today I’m going to list 10 places that you can download 3d-models. =) And you always have […]

Edit STL Files with TinkerCAD

As a 3D modeller, I like to think the designs I spend weeks building come out perfect and ready to 3D print. Like all modelers, realty hits hard when I open the .stl in the slicer program. All modelers know the frustration of finding gaps, holes, and other errors in our design. In a previous […]

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How To Use TinkerCAD

In a previous blog I reviewed various CAD programs. If you are ready to start 3D modeling, but do not want to invest in a commercial CAD program, TinkerCAD is a good beginners program for you. As a CAD program, TinkerCAD’s strength is in its simplicity. It does lack some of the tools you need […]

CAD Review for 3D Printers

All 3D printing relies on a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program to generate a 3D printable file. For anyone that wants to start designing and 3D modeling, there is a wide range of free and subscription CAD programs. When looking at CD programs, consider what your design intent and purpose is before using it. Like […]

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3D Bio Printing: DNA, Organs, Tissues & Nano bots

3D printing physical objects is a remarkable technology all its own. To go from an idea to sold matter in the span of a few hours is a paradigm shift in manufacturing. What about 3D printing living tissue? In the movie ‘The 5th Element’,  Lelu is 3D printed in a chamber that combines FDM, SLS, […]