materials

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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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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Slash 3D Printer is 50 Times Faster Than Your FFF Printer

June 12, 2016

The new 3D printers introduced into the market today can almost make you regret ever having spent a dime on any of the standard desktop 3D printers. Take the Slash 3D printer for example. This printer can print 3D models 50 times faster than the typical FFF 3D printer! Produced by UNIZ, a 3D startup […]

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3D Printed RC Land Yacht Steering Mods and New Tyres

April 10, 2016

In my last 3D Printed Land Yacht update I included a YouTube video demonstrating the steering mechanism in action. When I posted this to my 3D Printing Facebook Group someone pointed out that I might need to angle the steering axle, for a couple of reasons. The first is to create some positive caster which will make the […]

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Magnetic 3D Printing PLA Filament from Graphene 3D

April 6, 2016

Most of the 3D printing that has been going on ever since the additive manufacturing technology was introduced has been the printing of cheap plastic parts. Definitely 3D printing of plastic objects and parts has had a huge impact in revealing to the world the potential that the technology has in completely transforming traditional manufacturing. […]

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