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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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New MakerBot Replicator+ Promises Bigger, Faster 3D Prints

December 13, 2016

MakerBot has come up with a new and better upgrade to its initial version of 3D printers – the MakerBot Replicator+. The outstanding features and capabilities of this printer have literally took it to a whole new level. Some of the key benefits that stand out with the Replicator+ include advanced print speed, print volume […]

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Sourcing the Electronics for the OpenRC F1 Car Project

February 3, 2016

A few days ago I completed the 3D Printing and Fitting of the Bodywork stage for the OpenRC F1 car project. The car looks great and I’m really pleased with it so far, but at the moment it’s just a pretty ornament. That’s until I fit the electronics and get some horsepower though those NinjaFlex rear […]

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5 Steps to Start 3D Printing and Inventing on a Budget

January 13, 2016

Here’s the scenario. You’ve recently heard about 3D printing and the amazing stuff it can do. You decide you really need to become involved in this technology as it’s potential is so exciting you’d be mad not to be a part of it, right? After a mad rush checking out some 3D printers you realise […]

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How to Start 3D Printing with 10 Dollars and No Printer

October 1, 2015

In this blog post I’m going to show you how you can start 3D printing, without a 3D printer and with very little money. I’ll describe with examples how you can design some cool custom objects (for free) and have them 3D printed for less than 10 dollars! Why would I give away my best […]

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