3D Printing Resources

by Jason King on October 31, 2014

This resource page contains my favorite 3D printing related products and services, which I’m sure you’ll find useful. I recommend you bookmark this page for your future reference. Have fun!

Disclosure: Please note that a few of these links are affiliate links and are at no additional cost to yourself. I may earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase, but I personally use most of these products and services and the few I don’t come highly recommended to me. I do not endorse any products or services which I’m not entirely confident are excellent.

Information

Quality 3D Prints eBookHow to Produce High Quality 3D Prints

Are you fed up with poor quality 3D prints and even worse manufacturer support? In my new eBook I explain everything you need to know to reliably produce high quality, well finished 3D prints, without having to be a technical genius.

 

Course ResourceIntroduction to 3D Printing at Home

Grab 25% OFF my new 3D printing course! With a free preview and a 30 day money back guarantee you have nothing to lose by at least having a peek!

 

join-fb-groupFREE 3D Printing Fagebook Group

If you fancy joining in the discussions about 3D printing then why not join our free and private 3D printing Facebook group. I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

 

OpenSCAD LogoIntroduction to 3D Modelling with OpenSCAD

Want to start designing and inventing your own products? Whether you have your own 3D printer or not, you can start today by leaning to use the free design software OpenSCAD. This short course is ideal, I even completed it myself.

 

3D Printing Book 3rd EditionNEW: 3D Printing – Third Edition – Christopher Barnatt

This book by futurist Christopher Barnett is one of the few books I’ve read about 3D printing but for the beginner I think it’s excellent. For an all round introduction into the 3D printing industry it’s a great place to start. I still find myself referring back to it often and always recommend it.

 

FFEE 3D Printing eBookFREE Beginners Guide to 3D Printing at Home

As I’m sure you already know, this is my own FREE eBook which I wrote myself with the help of a another 3D printing expert. If you’re looking for free information about 3D printing for beginners then this is the one.

 

Pink CalculatorCalculate and Reduce Your 3D Printing Costs

The most common question I’m asked is “How much did that cost to make?” Well, I finally answered it with a complete 3D printing cost breakdown, a calculator you can use to work out your own costs and some cool cost saving tips.

 

Safety First

 WARNING – How Safe is Your Desktop 3D Printer?

Many manufacturers are ignoring the issue of 3D printer safety, but in this popular blog post I explain what the risks really are and how we as individuals can minimise or eliminate them.

 

truggy-tyre-designHow to Design Objects for 3D Printing

Designing stuff for 3D printing is both an art and a science. In this detailed article I explain all aspects of designing objects specifically for 3D printing.

 

Glossary BookMassive Jargon Busting Glossary

Welcome to our very own 3D printing jargon busting glossary, where you can demystify those crazy 3D printing terms all in one place.

 

RS InfographicRS Components 3D Printing Infographic

An amazing interactive infographic sent to me by RS Components UK. A Great way to educate kids about 3D printing.

 

3D Printing Today Podcast

3D Printing Today Podcast

I’ve listened to this podcast hosted by Andy Cohen & Whitney Potter since the first episode and it’s by far my favourite source of 3D printing info.

 

Services and Supplies

Sculpteo LogoSculpteo

This company allows it’s users to buy, sell or print 3D designs. If you wish to turn your hobby into cash, these guys can help.

 

Amazon LogoAmazon 3D Printers & Supplies

We all love the convenience of shopping on Amazon. Well, now they have set up their own dedicated 3D printing and supplies section!

 

3D Printers

MakerBot LogoMakerBot Replicator 2

This cool machine is the 3D printer I own myself. I spend most of my spare time using it and writing about it here on this blog.

 

Printrbot LogoPrintrbot Metal Simple

I don’t yet own this printer but it’s one I have heard such great reviews about I intend to buy it myself soon. What’s more, it’s great value for money!

Filament

ColorFabb LogoColorFabb Filament

The thing I love about this filament is the amazing array of colors you can buy it in. It also prints really well and is great value.

 

NinjaFlex LogoNinjaFlex Filament

This flexible filament has amazing rubber like properties and comes in an array of colors. You really need to try it to believe it.

 

RoboSavvy LogoRoboSavvy Spool Holder

After using an old broom as a spool holder upgrade, this little kit is a god send. They send you the metal parts and the files to 3D print the plastic parts yourself, cool!

 

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