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A Look at 3D Printing as a Production

Most people think of 3D printing as a prototyping technology rather than a production technology. That is, they would never think to use it for making large batches of end use parts. And most of the time they’d be completely right. However, there are some interesting circumstances when the most common and cost effective method […]
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How Multi-Colour 3D Printing Helps

Communication is one of the most important aspects of 3D printing. Much of the communication we go through on a daily basis is done through speaking, but physical aspects of communication can never be overlooked. Mitch, one of my cofounders, often tells a story of how the communication aspect of 3D printing helped him become […]
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3D Printed 3 Stage Planetary Reduction Gearbox

An important aspect of road safety is to ensure that vehicles are seen by other motorists in dark, foggy scenarios. This is where the necessity of front and rear lights comes into play. In order to ensure road safety for vehicles, the headlights have to be regularly checked and correctly aimed by professionals. These need […]

How to Prevent Warping

3D printing is indeed more art then science at this point but we are getting there. I’d like to introduce an open discussion and talk about warping and how to minimize the effects that shrinkage can have on our work and especially for long prints. We should keep it too PLA and ABS as those are still the […]

Choosing a Good Filament

3D printing is taking the world by storm and it’s hard to find a newspaper or publication that does not mention it at some point. As big and as rapid as its growth may seem, the printing itself is still more an art then science. There are however several methods to increase your chances of […]

3D Printed Dental Prosthesis

The Netherlands, made it possible for patients with a toothless mouth or with worn jaws to get a 3d printed denture that fits perfectly thanks to 3d prepping. The first results of patients getting a fully 3d printed prosthesis are spectacular. The technology enables patients to receive their personal prosthesis six months earlier than they would […]

Bed Adhesion and Squish

Everything seems ok at first but you leave the room for 5 mins only to come back to a mess of filament and a dislodged print. Your print is ruined, you have to start over and this time with the constant worry if the print will fail or not. Bed adhesion and getting those first […]

Design 3d printed eyewear

A few weeks ago I wrote about the 3D Printshow in London and how a seminar by Pekka from Tinkercadinspired me to start with 3D modeling. I decided to try to create my own eyewear and this is part two of my adventure. Prototype Based on his eyewear 3D model (which everyone can grab and […]
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3D Print Your Own Stereoscopic 360 VR Camera System

This guest post is written by Thierry Pul, one of the founders of Purple Pill VR, a production house for cinematic VR content. His technical background in Engineering at the TU Delft allowed him to design and build his own 3D printed stereoscopic 360º camera system. My Love/Hate Relationship With 3D Printing Yes, we at […]