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MasterSpool refill

What about the Spools? Empty Spools and MasterSpool Standards

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With the popularity of FDM printing, 3D printers are left with a pile of empty filament spools. In this blog I explore how printers deal can deal with them. In the end I also propose some industry standards for the MasterSpool refills proposed by Richard Horne.
3D printed Mallet

3D Printed Mallet Project : Printed in PLA

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In this blog I show the results of 3D printing a working joiners mallet in PLA / PHA plastic. Included are the instructions and results of testing.
experiment in filaments outdoors

Experiment in the Outdoors: 3D filaments Pt. 2

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A year ago I started an experiment to see how 3D printed samples last in the harsh Colorado sun.

3D Printing Market Trends For 2017

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2017 is set to have many emerging market trends for 3D printing industry. As the 3D printers become more affordable, engineers are developing new...

Tiny Home Filament Experiment

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In August I had the privilege to have a booth at the Tiny Home Jamboree in Colorado Springs, CO. At the booth I presented ...

ColorFabb Composite Filament Review

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Months ago ColorFabb  Company sent me a sample box of some of their exotic composite filaments to test. These Colofilaments have been the world leader...

1st Annual Filament Olympics

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The Olympic and Paralympic Games are an amazing show of athletic talent from around the world. As the world watches the best compete for...

Top 5 American Filament Makers 2016

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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....

Cheapest 3D Printing Filaments that don’t suck.

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Printing with exotic filaments is great but it can be very expensive. It actually is the most expensive part of this hobby. I'm not just...

The future of 3d printing In the home.

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I have been thinking about the future of home 3D printing. I have only had a 3d printer for a couple years now but...
SCD

Snack Card Dispenser Project

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This year 3D-PT has a busy schedule of autism related conferences planned. At every conference the vending tables always have some candy ready to...

How To Maintain a Lulzbot Taz 5 3D Printer

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For 3D printing, I have been amazed at the difference between my first 3D printer from hell and the Lulzbot Taz 5. I have been...