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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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Road Testing and Tweaking a 3D Printed Formula 1 Car

February 24, 2016

After I’d managed to break my F1 car the first time I Drove it Outside, I thought it was time to road test the new and improved version again. You may remember from my last article in this series that I’d spun the car at high speed and managed to sheer three axles, completely losing […]

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First Test Runs of the OpenRC Formula 1 Car

February 10, 2016

A few days ago I published an article about Fitting the Electrics to my Open RC F1 Car. Fitting the electrics so the car was fully functional wasn’t too difficult, but finding a place to put all the components and wires so it was neat and tidy was tricky. My temporary solution to this little problem […]

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PLA is Four Times Stronger with Floreon Organic Additive

September 28, 2015

As 3D printing is gaining popularity and 3D printers are becoming more affordable, enthusiasts all over the world are buying consumer-grade 3D printers to experience the new technology first-hand. It is for this reason that the Sale of Consumer 3D Printers is expected to exponentially increase in the coming years. Most of these consumer 3D printers are […]

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WARNING – How Safe is Your Desktop 3D Printer?

February 28, 2015

A little while ago I wrote a blog post about the True Costs of 3D Printing at Home. This was by far my most popular, liked and retweeted post to date. The reason was partly because “How much did that cost to make?” is the most common question I’m asked about 3D printing. I also […]

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Trilobite Fossils, Butterflies and NASA Space Wrenches

February 1, 2015

As well as the popular Penrose Triangle Illusions I 3D printed a week or so ago, I’ve also been printing lots of other weird and wonderful things recently. I just wanted to give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to, with some pictures and links to where you can download this stuff yourself. […]

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