How To Give Your 3D Prints A Battle Damaged Metal Finish!

For this tutorial I decided I wanted to recreate the helmet from the latest Batman movie, a quick search on Thingiverse brought up the perfect result, You can download the file for yourself HERE. A list of the materials used in this tutorial: Voltivo Excelfil Signal Orange PLA Various grits of wet and dry sandpaper […]

3D Printing a Gun, Pt.2

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 […]

Prop gun

How To Hot Iron Finish a Rough 3D Print Using a Clothing Iron

3D printers like to think that the print comes clean off the build plate of their printer. After a couple long and complex prints, the reality of 3D printing hits hard. Brims, rafts and support material leave sharp jagged edges around the print. Supports create rough bumpy points on flat surfaces. Overhanging and bridging surfaces […]

Hot iron finishing

How To Finish / Polish Your 3D Print

3D printing is an amazing and artistic process. Like all artistic endeavors, it will require some tools and processing to master to get the final 3D print as a smooth and usable item. Tools Apart from your 3D printer, you will need a set of the following tools to process your 3D print. Before you […]