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The True Cost of Running a Desktop 3D Printer

December 7, 2017

Whenever I show my latest 3D prints to people, the one question they always ask me is “How much did this cost to make?” My answer is usually along the lines of “I’m not sure and I’m not worried because I’m going to make it anyway”. This is a good question and my answer is […]

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Who Else Wants to Test Print My 3D Printed RC Land Yacht?

August 9, 2017

I’m going to keep this blog post short and sweet, but my 3D Printed RC Land Yacht Project is now available for test printing! Should you want to be one of the first people (or even THE first person) to 3D print and build it, then all of .STL files are here for you to Download Now […]

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The First Full 3D Print of the RC Land Yacht Project

August 4, 2017

After spending some time designing, 3D printing and tweaking all the parts for my RC 3D Printed Land Yacht Project I thought it was about time I tested the prototype yacht and did a full print of all the parts. Yesterday was a windy day here in the UK, so I took the prototype outside for a […]

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Why is Customer Support for 3D Printers so Poor?

April 14, 2017

Whilst it’s not very often that customer support from any company receives rave reviews, it seems that 3D printer manufacturers get particularly bad press. From talking to people, creating surveys and doing some general research, customer care does seem to be a problem for many purchasers of 3D printers. I thought it was about time […]

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The Quickest and Easiest Way to 3D Print Photos

March 28, 2017

There are a few questions which I’m asked quite often, like How Much Does 3D Printing Cost? and What’s the Best Material to Use?. I’m asked these quite often so I’ve written about them before in an attempt to answer them in as much detail as possible. Another question I’m asked quite often is: How do I […]

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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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