In my previous article, I’ve shown you how to create a spare part for an office chair using OpenSCAD. And I have also encouraged the readers to try and modify the values in the code to see how they affect the model’s shape. One of OpenSCAD’s biggest strengths is the ability to easily incorporate parametric […]

As promised, we have prepared another article about more-or-less common 3D printing errors. In the first part, we were dealing mainly with the first layer and the ways how to make it just right. This time, we will take a closer look at difficulties related to filament extrusion and how they affect the quality of your […]

If you don’t like juggling SD cards and consider Raspberry Pi with Octoprint too difficult to set up, then we might have the right solution for you: Toshiba FlashAir SD cards. There are already various posts about these Wi-Fi enabled cards in the discussion forums and Facebook groups. However, we wanted to share our own […]

How do you 3D print something? Well, that’s easy: get an STL model, load it into a slicer app, generate a G-code, upload it to a 3D printer and that’s it! But what if you can’t find the desired STL file in an online repository. What if you need a custom-made model? Today, we’ll look […]

The core of FDM technology is extruding melted plastic, where each layer is laid on top of the previous, already cooled down and solidified layer. There has to be something to lay the new layer on, otherwise the plastic just drips down and sticks to whatever it hits on the way. A 3d printer is capable […]

3D printing is quickly becoming a widely accessible and user-friendly technology. Despite this fact, some users (especially beginners) can sometimes run into various difficulties during the printing process. Such problems are usually caused by improper configuration or just by a random accident. We have compiled a list of five more-or-less common issues you can theoretically […]

Maybe you have already seen some of those fancy enclosures people build for their printers. How do they work? And do they work? Today, we will shed some light on this matter! Plus, we are going to dive into patent wars and explain why not all printers come with an enclosure. To top things off, […]

A few weeks ago we published an article about our magnificent 3D printing farm. Some of you may have asked a question, “How hard can it be to maintain 300 printers running virtually 24/7?” The answer is rather simple, as the single best way how to keep any 3D printer running all the time is to […]

Have you ever wished that you could easily transfer a real object into a digital file? The technology is here, but most of us simply do not have access to high-end 3D scanners that can reconstruct the digital geometry of a physical model.  Not to mention that some objects can be way too big for […]

There are at least three cases where cutting objects into smaller components could be your best option: Your model is too big and does not fit inside the print volume. Your model does not have any suitable flat surface to serve as a base to be placed on the bed. You want to avoid using support […]