failures

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 IllusionsĀ 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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How to Fix the Biggest Design Flaw of Many 3D Printers

October 18, 2014

Last week I made a temporary broom handle Overhead Spool Holder for my Replicator 2, which like most ‘temporary’ things is now looking pretty permanent. I also ordered a new glass build plate from Performance 3-D, which has since arrived and has been fitted and tested. More on this later. With the spool holder and […]

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MakerBot Upgrades, Dry Brushing and Print the Legend

October 9, 2014

A few times now I’ve mentioned upgrades for my Replicator 2. My plan was always to upgrade from the standard acrylic build plate (which is often not flat even from new) to a glass one. Another slight design flaw of the Replicator 2 and many other similar printers is that the filament spool sits at […]

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Octopus iPad Stand, 123D Design and Orange Screamers

October 1, 2014

Although my last blog post in this series was packed with useful info, I was a little conscious that it was lacking in good photos. The simple reason was that by the nature of the post there weren’t many good, relevant photos I could take. Well, the situation is much different now, partly due to […]

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Multi Color Prints, Fine Tuning, colorFabb and FreeCAD

September 16, 2014

Welcome to the latest instalment in my new 3D Printing Beginner Series. I did so much 3D printing last week that I couldn’t cover it all in one reasonably sized blog post, so this is kind of part two. There’s lot of good stuff to cover in this post so lets continue right away, starting […]

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