Buy 3D printer clones or budget 3d printers.

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 […]

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? So, Is it possible to start with Cloud 3D printing too? Nowadays, I can […]

Let's move our prints to the cloud!

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 […]

Add touch control to your printer for cheap!

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 – start using a 3d printer touch control so you can control your printer with your old smartphone with […]

Smartphone controlling Prusa i3

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 […]

RepRap, Open Source and 3DPrinting

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 […]

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The Chemistry of 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 […]

Chemistry PLA 3D Printing

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 […]

Upgrading a Prusa i3

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 […]

i3 upgrades

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 […]

RIP Pinshape 2013-2016

The good pinshape 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 […]

Expanding 3D Printing Skills And Getting More Out Of Your 3d Printer

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 […]

Will your 3D-printer kill you?

Will your 3D-printer kill you? As the 3D printers spread around the world, a fact that some people call the “new industrial revolution”, there are more and more concerns about the dangers surrounding these machines. The most common desktop 3D printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM, which is […]

Will your 3D printer kill you?

BuildTak – Is it Worth it?

Recently I have been trying out a popular solution to the 3D printer adhesion problem we all face. There are many solutions such as blue tape, Kapton tape, glass and the list goes on. And then there is the debated one called BuildTak. There are several conflicting views on this product ; many complain about it’s […]

FAQ about 3d-printing

Robbie Pearson – 3D printing profiles

Hi, I’m Robbie I live in the United Kingdom and I am a 3D Printing enthusiast. I was always fascinated with  electronics and technology so getting a reprap was a no-brainier for me. I own one printer which is a Sintron Prusa i3 kit, which I did a review of here if you are interested Prusa […]

3D printing profiles – Alexis Puentes: how i started on 3D printing

Hi, mi name is Alexis Adrian Puentes Valencia I am 24 years old. I live in México City and I am a 3D printing enthusiast. I got in touch with this technology when I was studying in the university. I and my friends are real geeks (as if you didn’t see that coming). We love the 3d technology […]

Alexis Puentes

Let’s light up our 3D Printers !!!

How to install Led Strips on 3D Printers? In this tutorial you will learn not just that, but also how to make a dimmable led strip for your 3D printer. Before we begin, how are we going to do this? There are a few ways of making a control for the led, you will see […]

Autotune PID what it is and how to use it

Autotune PID is a feature that is included in Marlin and most branches of it to help determine the best settings for the hot-end temp control. So what does it do? Well simply put it heats up the hot-end and cools it several times to determine the optimum setting for the heating element part. PID […]

3D Printer AUTO-CLEANING! | A must have!

In this tutorial you will learn the basics about scripting in G-CODE to make your 3D Printer AUTO CLEANING procedure , and also Moving bed forward after print scripts. Before we begin, what you will need: Basic knowledge of g-codes (if you don’t, check my another tutorial about g-codes CLICK HERE ) A fully operating […]

3D Printer G-CODES – The newbie guide!

What are the 3D Printer G CODES and why they are important ? Check this guide to learn the most useful commands, and also how to use it! Please, keep in mind that this tutorial designed for Marlin / Repetier firmwares, it is not guaranteed to work with another firmware, What is a 3D Printer […]

Bed auto leveling for 3D Printers

Are you tired of re-calibrating the endstop on the Z axis? Or tightening the screws on the bed every day? See how to install the bed auto leveling system using an servo motor and an endstop What is the bed auto leveling feature? This feature will use a sensor to measure the distance between the nozzle and […]

Marlin a beginners guide

So many times it seems the simplest thing is the most complex and annoying, like a dirt road that you just can’t get to the end of but there is hope a light at the end of the tunnel. Marlin is one of the many flavors of code that is used to run a 3d […]

The Tantillus Part 1

The Tantillus 3D Printer Is a truly portable opensource 3D printer . Tantillus provides easy computer-less printing in a stunning beautiful small package. With the ability to reproduce its entire case Tantillus comes the closest any RepRap has become to being a self reproducing machine. The designer of the Tantillus on youtube Sublime and the Tantillus […]

3D printed Tantillus