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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Designing a NinjaFlex Bumper for the OpenRC F1 Car

March 9, 2016

As I’m sure you’re aware by now, the 3D printed OpenRC Formula 1 car designed by Daniel Noree is pretty awesome. When I committed to building this car myself I did say I’d also try to make a few tweaks/modifications to it, once it was up and running. It’s certainly up and running now, as […]

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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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Bespoke 3D Printed RC Car Tyres Designed in OpenSCAD

May 17, 2015

You may remember that back in March I designed and 3D printed some Wheels and Tyres for my Kyosho Mini-Z 4DW Buggy. For the design I used Tinkercad and for the 3D printing I used PLA plastic for the wheels and NinjaFlex for the tyres. They worked really well as you can see from this YouTube Video, […]

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The Smallest Thing I Ever Designed is Now on Thingiverse

April 26, 2015

I’ve owned and been writing about my MakerBot Replicator 2 for almost a year now. During that time I’ve downloaded and 3D printed countless items from Thingiverse. Although I’ve also designed many items myself, mostly using Tinkercad, a lot of this stuff has been customised items, like keyrings with names on or other items which wouldn’t […]

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3D Printing a Working Toyota 22RE 4 Cylinder Engine

March 28, 2015

Over the years we have seen many outstanding three-dimensional objects designed and printed courtesy of the additive manufacturing technology. Usually though, the objects made are those designed by 3D printing aficionados who are simply looking to spend the free time on their hands doing something constructive. These often involve fairly simple to create objects that […]

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