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The Quickest and Easiest Way to 3D Print Photos

March 28, 2017

There are a few questions which I’m asked quite often, like How Much Does 3D Printing Cost? and What’s the Best Material to Use?. I’m asked these quite often so I’ve written about them before in an attempt to answer them in as much detail as possible. Another question I’m asked quite often is: How do I […]

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The Lazy Way to Make Your 3D Prints Look Great

March 26, 2017

As great as 3D printing is, How Most Home 3D Printers Work is by melting thermoplastics to build up objects layer by layer. Using plastic (usually ABS or PLA) unsurprisingly results in plasticy looking 3D prints. After a while it’s natural to try to improve the quality and aesthetics of your prints. To be honest there are lots […]

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ABS vs PLA – How to Choose the Right Filament

March 13, 2017

If you know a little about 3D printing you’ll probably be aware that FDM 3D printers can use a number of different plastic types. FDM 3D printers work by extruding melted thermoplastic in order to build up 3D objects one layer at a time. Many different types of plastic are available for 3D printing but […]

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What is 3D Printing and How Does it Work?

February 15, 2017

In simple terms 3D printing is the process of creating 3D objects from digital files. Another less commonly used name for 3D printing is additive manufacturing and for good reason. Additive manufacturing differs from traditional subtractive manufacturing in that only the material required to create an object is actually used during the manufacturing process. Traditional […]

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Book Review: 3D Printing 3rd Edition – Christopher Barnatt

January 16, 2017

In April 2014 I reviewed the First Edition of Christopher Barnatts 3D Printing book and in October of the same year I reviewed the Second Edition. The second edition was a major update and now, in early 2017, I’ve just read the third edition which is another major update. This latest edition was released in late […]

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My 3D Printed Land Yacht Project is Nearly Complete

January 12, 2017

It was in April 2016 when I last wrote about my 3D printed land yacht project but seven months later in November I decided that it was time I committed to finishing and releasing this project. Also in November I published a YouTube video about my progress so far and made a plan to finish […]

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