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Support Material Overview Video

Support Material Overview Video

jds232323 uploaded a very helpful series of Youtube videos covering different approaches to support material. He compares the results from different slicers/printers ‘Afinia up!, Cura, Simplify 3d, Makergear M2) and talks about manual generation of support material as well. Related links: Support material – YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43AwHi5YK08, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgv_ggFvE0I

Building a Reprap Printer

Building a Reprap Printer

Nico3ck posted an excellent photo journal in the forum showing all the steps in building a Tantillus 3D Reprap printer. You can really get a feel for what’s involved, the number of pieces, and how it all goes together. Related links: Nico’s Build

3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

One of the design constraints facing artists and other creative types using 3D printing is the limited palette of available plastic filaments. Most sources of affordable filament tend to stick with primary (elementary school) colors like Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White, and Black. That’s fine if you want to create items in the a LEGO [...]

Using 3D Printing for Practical Designs

Using 3D Printing for Practical Designs

Design World has an online webinar scheduled for next Tuesday, December 4th, featuring Chong Pak of Olloclip explaining how they used 3D printing technology to design and manufacture their 3-in-one lens system for the iPhone camera. According to the webinar registration webpage: “Olloclip has created the ultimate 3-in-one lens system for your iPhone that fits [...]

No Surprise Makerbot is Going Closed

No Surprise Makerbot is Going Closed

It retrospect, it really shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that MakerBot is headed down the closed system path. Turns out that on November 9, 2011 they filed a patent application for “Automated 3D build processes” that was successfully granted July 24, 2012.

Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity (Video)

Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity (Video)

The latest promotional video from Shapeways:

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

[Flash Snoot - test print at approximately 10% completion.] One of the primary advantages of affordable, accessible 3D printing like RepRap is the way that it facilitates the design process. The ability to imagine a new part or product then quickly prototype the concept and hold the actual part in your hand within an hour [...]

3D Printing a Hobby Lathe(Video)

3D Printing a Hobby Lathe(Video)

Sublime (Brad) at Tantillus.org printed a fully functional hobby lathe using PLA plastic capable of cutting metal parts. Each of the parts necessary to build the lathe was small enough that they could be produced on an affordable 3D printer within the budget of most robot hobbyists. The lathe design was the result of contributions from many people, though [...]

Personalized Pez Dispensers

Personalized Pez Dispensers

Thanks to Makerbot, Kacieriann has a personalized Pez dispenser featuring her own head.

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