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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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3D Printed Drone by Flirtey Delivers a Domino’s Pizza

September 23, 2016

We are all guilty on this one. Yes, even you. Some of us more than others! We’ve all called the Pizza delivery guy (at least once) and had them deliver some nice delicious pizza for us, while seated at home on the couch feeling warm and lazy. After all, who doesn’t love pizza? Now thanks to […]

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Feetz Bring Custom Fit 3D Printed Shoes to the Masses

June 29, 2016

If you are among those Americans who have bought shoes before which turned out to be a poor fit, Feetz has a special treat for you. Feetz is a ‘Digital Cobbler’ that specializes in creating sustainable custom fit footwear using 3D printing technology. Would you like to wear bespoke shoes that were designed specifically for […]

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Thor by Airbus – The World’s First 3D Printed Plane

June 22, 2016

Airbus, a European airline company based in France, has made history thanks to their debut of the very first 3D printed plane called “Thor”. This unique aircraft has been named THOR as short for ‘Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality’. Airbus publicly displayed this windowless, 46 pounds (21 Kilos), 13 feet long mini-plane for the […]

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RC Land Yacht Filmed Weaving Down a Hill

April 20, 2016

In last weeks RC Land Yacht Update I had been modifying the steering mechanism and had just managed to 3D print a tyre which I’d designed. This little 3D printed land yacht looked quite functional now, although still being without a sail it’s still really a soap box racer as it needs gravity to power it. […]

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