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Buy a Clone or budget 3d printer.

Can I get a 3d printer for under 300$ No, Stop asking. Well..yes but mostly no. I guess that would be a maybe then. The answer is all of those because it depends on you and what you want. Here is the thing, if you know where to look you can get machines that work every bit as good as…

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Let’s move our prints to the cloud!

Let's move our prints to the cloud!

The technological age seems great to me, Who would have thought we could do so much with so little devices (Smartphones), or backup all our information in digital ‘clouds’ and have immediately access to it from almost anywhere in the world? Nowadays, I can not only access my information from any device around the world, with 3D printing I can…

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What 3D-Printer to buy 2016

What 3D-Printer to buy 2016 We have a lot of options these days. Companies left and right are popping up with their own take on 3D printers. Figuring out what is good and what is bad can be pretty difficult. Then you add budget into the mix and you can really get confused. Then if you have a 3d printer…

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Add touch control to your printer for cheap!

Smartphone controlling Prusa i3

Do you struggle to control your printer with this small knob and low resolution LCD screen ? Or maybe you are tired with this blocky user interface that it offers? I will tell you a secret – you can control your printer with your old smartphone with OTG (On The Go) function. Install simple app and you can perform any…

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Five amazing DIY 3d printers.

With Maker Faire Having wrapped up last month, I have been Pouring over hours of video thinking one of these years I’ll make the trip. I am always amazed by the talent of the makers that make the trip out to show their projects. We live in an interesting time. On the one hand you can go to just about…

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RepRap, Open Source and 3DPrinting

reprap r2c2

Well, I think that if you are here, and work with 3d printing, when you are doing your research, for sure you’ll find RepRap and start from there, right? RepRap is a major project about 3D printing and open source ideology around the 3D world. Today I want to walk through a little of history and why it’s important to…

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The Chemistry of 3D Printing

Chemistry PLA 3D Printing

3D printing is exploding with new filaments with unique properties. From high temperature resistance to electrical conductivity, there is a wide range of filaments to meet the needs of 3D printers. In this blog I’ll present the chemical background on the most popular filaments, along with the suggested printing temperatures and settings. PLA: Polylactic acid PLA is a favorite filament…

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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 nature he would add small…

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Upgrading a Prusa i3

i3 upgrades

If you have been involved in the 3D printing world since its inception then at some point you will have come across Josef Prusa and the original i3. Josef created argueably the first open source 3D printer that pretty much anyone with instructions could make from freely available materials back in 2009. So there are many instructables on how to…

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The Tantillus Part 2 Get Organised

The Tantillus Part 2 Get Organised So you have got your work area clean tidy and safe ,all of your tools,your hardware , printed parts and laser cut parts.If you are struggling to get anything have a look on this UK website . For our build we are going to make a Tantillus with a Laser cut acrylic frame in…

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RIP Pinshape 2013-2016

The good die young. March 31 will be a sad day for the 3d printing community. Pinshape was a solid website. It offered Arguably one of the best layouts if not the nicest looking website designed for storing our 3d models online. With a user base of 75K+ it had quite a few models available. So it comes at a…

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Expanding your skills and getting more out of your 3d Printer. Part 1

3d Printing as a hobby is great. With so many 3D Printers available these days just about anyone can get one. Maybe you bought yours to expand a hobby, add to your business or just wanted to play around with this new tech. They have become a large part of how we design and build things. So It’s good to…

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