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5 Reasons you need a Hot Air Gun in your 3D Printing Toolkit – 2015

Did you know the Hot Air Gun is one of the most useful tools you can use for your 3D Printing Projects?   In this video I’ll go through 5 ways you can use one to improve your prints. 1 – Supercharge your 3D Printer Preheating for better prints in Winter. 2 – Remove crazing and unsightly marks from 3D prints. 3 – Tweak and shape your 3D Prints after printing. 4 – Easily remove PLA cobwebs. 5 – Return colour to filaments which go white after Acetone Smoothing.  

3D Printing 101 – Jargon Busting! – 2015

3D Printing has many new, confusing terms which can be hard to learn for the novice.   In this 3D Printing 101 I’ll go through many of the most common 3D Printing Jargon when it comes to how your FDM printer works!   Working out which is the best way to create your parts on your FDM 3D Printer can be pretty confusing!   In this episode I go through the main factors influencing print orientation with practical examples.  

3D Printing Pen?! Review and Teardown – 2014

A pen that draws in 3D!? Yep, in this video I’ll be doing a review on the Yaya 3D Printing Pen, as well as ripping it apart (literally) to see what makes it tick. Are they any good? What makes it a 3D Printing Pen? Watch to find out! Don’t believe everything you see in the promo videos.  

UP! Mini 3D Printer Review – 2015

The UP! Mini was my first 3D Printer, and remains one of my all time favourites! I’ve had the thing for 3 years now, so it is time for a review!   The UP! Mini comes from PP3DP in China, and is a small, ready to run 3D Printer capable of printing ABS prints at 120 x 120 x120mm.   Although the software is a little limiting, it’s very intuitive and the closest to ‘just hitting print’ out of all the desktop 3D printers on the market today. It’s also available for only AUD $750, making it a fantastic first…

Verbatim 3D Printing Filament! Review using the UP Mini 3D Printer – 2015

Verbatim has entered the 3D Printing Consumables market, but how does this Japanese filament from the technology giant stack up?   I tested the Verbatim ABS filament using my UP! Mini from PP3DP – first on stock settings (fan door closed, with standard UP! ABS temps) then fan door open, and finally using the UP! Mod fixUP to reduce the temperature to 240degC. Compared to the UP! Brand Black ABS, it looks pretty darn good.   You would have no issues using verbatim filament with your UP! Plus or Mini (or UP Box probably) so long as the fan door…

ESun Filament Revisit – Pretty Damn Good! – 2015

I felt my review of eSUN brand ABS filament wasn’t fair due to the higher temperatures that the UP! Brand printers run and the hacking required to bring those temperatures down. So we got a load of it delivered to 3D Printing Studios and I did some tests on the Flashforge Dreamer using the latest simplify3D.   The result? Watch to find out!   Printing Parameters used for eSUN ABS 1.75 PINK: Layer Height: 0.25mm Bed Temp: 70deg C Bed Material: Ali with Buildtak Extruder Temp: 220deg C Infill: 20% Print Speed: Simplify3D FAST preset  

Matter and Form 3D Scanner Review – 2015

In this video we look at the Matter and Form 3D scanner. Is it any good? Watch to find out!   The Matter and Form 3D Scanner is a compact, Laser 3D Scanner with a built in turntable for automated scanning of small objects, up to 25cm high by 18cm in Diameter.  

Is this the best 3D Scanner of 2015? Einscan S Review – 2015

The Einscan S Desktop 3D Scanning promises to be one of the best in its category, but does it live up to its claims?   The Einscan S by Shining 3D is a Structured Light style Desktop 3D Scanning unit with an optional turntable allowing fully automated 3D Scanning. The Scanning unit was successfully kickstarted in Jan 2015 and is now available for purchase from Shining 3D or any number of resellers.   I am hugely impressed with the resolution and scan speed of the unit, which puts it ahead in my eyes of all the other units on the…

Wanhao Duplicator i3 3D Printer Review – 2015

The Duplicator i3 from Wanhao is a budget 3D Printer with big specs – And a full metal frame to boot! But is it the right 3D Printer for you?   The Wanhao Duplicator i3 has a heated bed with a build volume of 200 x 200 x 180mm and can take any number of 1.75mm filament.   My experience with the Wanhao has been rocky, with the printer breaking very early on. Be sure to watch till the end of the video!  

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