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Nanodax Glass Wool Polypropylene Review

Clean print with new material

Nanodax Co. Ltd is a startup filament company from Japan that is testing a new type of filament material. There prototype filament is glass wool polypropylene (GWPP). When I first read the email from Nanodax about this, I was doubtful that a filament could be made from polypropylene. I associated polypropylene with fleece sweaters and winter clothing, not as a…

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Cosplay and 3D printing

Cosplay has always been a huge part of any convention but making outfits, weapons and armor have always been difficult to make. In some ways, this is a good thing it makes people learn new skills. We learn sewing to make cloth items like clothes. Fiberglassing or Mold making to craft armor and weapons. With those skills comes potentially great…

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How To Polish Stainless Steel PLA

comparison prints

How To Polish Stainless Steel PLA Proto Pasta is a US based filament company known for their exotic filaments. They were kind enough to send me samples of their various filaments, and I have already reviewed their coffee, magnetic iron, and conductive filaments in previous blogs. I also rated stainless steel PLA (SSPLA) in a previous blog. On the package…

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Testing Proto Pasta Conductive PLA with Snap Circuits

3D printed Snap Circuit pieces

In a previous blog I wrote a review of Proto Pasta’s Conductive PLA filament. For that review I just looked at the printing properties of the material. I liked how Conductive PLA printed, and it had a smooth matte black finish. Texture wise it does feel silkier than normal PLA. When I discovered that the filament can be used as…

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Proto Pasta Filament Review Pt.1

test prints

An exciting new range of filaments for 3D printer is the exotic composite filaments. These filaments combine metal or other materials mixed with a blend of PLA to produce prints with metallic finish or other unique properties. Proto Pasta is a filament company leading the exotic filament field. They contacted me to review their unique filaments. Proto Pasta sent me…

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3D Printing a Gun, Pt.2

Prop gun

In a previous blog I wrote about 3D printing a working gun project. In this blog I’ll look at finishing the demo version. I’m 3D printing a PM522 Washbear revolver that can fire .22 LR amo. For this demo, I’m using the 8 shot pepperbox cylinder. Having seen the gun in action, I have wanted to test the limits of…

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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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