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Testing TinkerCAD Beta

3D printing is known for producing unique and custom items. I have found that 3D printing can also be used to replace esoteric and out of production items. My father brought home a case with two cable tension gauges in it. The custom foam that held them in place had long ago wore away, and he wanted a holder that…

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How To use TinkerCAD to Fix .stl files

Spool of Thrones holder

How To use TinkerCAD to Fix .stl files As a 3D modeller, I like to think the designs I spend weeks building come out perfect and ready to 3D print. Like all modelers, realty hits hard when I open the .stl in the slicer program. All modelers know the frustration of finding gaps, holes, and other errors in our design….

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Tricking Out Your Lulzbot 3D Printer

Lulzbot top spool holder

3D printers are amazing tool on their own, but like any piece of commercial hardware they scream out to be customized for a better user experience. Lulzbot 3D printers are known for their ability to be customized. The printers themselves are made from many 3D printed parts which are available open source from the company website. Other users have contributed…

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