The Olsson Ruby – Is It Worth It?

I first want to thank Shop3d.ca for sending me The Olsson Ruby Nozzle to test.  I had a great time testing a product that had so much buzz around it! What Is The Olsson Ruby? If you haven’t heard of the Olsson Ruby nozzle, it has 2 claims to fame. First it’s resistances to wear […]

The Olsson Ruby

DIY 3D Printer from scratch – Bowden vs Direct Drive

Bowden vs Direct Drive setups? Welcome to 3DPrinterChat.com, this article is part of the DIY 3D Printer from scratch. In this topic you will learn what is an extruder, what are the models and how they can affect the printing quality and speed.   One of the first things that come up when we are […]

Extruder clogged at mid-print? Learn how to save it!

Unfortunately this issue happens more than we could expect, especially with a low quality extruder / filament and also on some special filaments as wood and metallic. So we will approach from two fronts, how to prevent it to happen, and how to save a print if it happens. How to prevent clogging in 3d […]

How To Maintain a Lulzbot Taz 5 3D Printer

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 3D printing with the Taz 5 on a daily basis for over 8 months. Just recently I noticed a lot of stringing, and the hobbed gear was grinding filament more […]

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 on 3D printing terms. As a teacher I like teaching with analogies, so when […]

Glow Filament

3d printer Extruders

3d-printer Extruders In my experience as a maker, one of the main concerns I have as a 3D printer is getting the ideal resolution for every piece I print. Extruders are an important part of this topic. They provide the necessary settings for each print, which is why we must use the right extruder for […]

Dual extruder

3D Printer from Hell: MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen

3D Printer from Hell: MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen My first 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator 5th gen, was almost my last one. I finally decided a year ago to take the plunge and buy my first 3D printer. I thought I did all my research as I decided on a commercial brand of 3D printer […]