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.
At a loss for what to print with your first 3D printer? Have no idea where to start? Here’s Makers Muse to the rescue! Here is my very own tutorial to help you get started
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.
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 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…
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
I’ve been testing out Verbatim PLA a lot recently, and it’s really high quality stuff! Just don’t be printing it for any ‘functional end use’ parts, according to Verbatim. Always a reminder to read the small print, folks!
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.
Cheap Chinese metal filament! Is it any good? Is it even real metal?! Let’s find out! We got some rolls of Chinese Copper and Aluminium PLA into the studio to test. Printed out on the UP! Plus at PLA settings the finish was pretty impressive.
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…
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!
Let’s face it; running out of filament sucks, and having a 15 hour 3D Print Fail with 10 minutes left to go can be one of the most frustrating experiences ever! Luckily there is the Low Filament Sensor from Endless Parts. How well does it work? Does it help stop prints failing due to filament running out? Will it be the solution to this 3D Printers enthusiast nightmare? Is our salvation at hand? Watch and find out!
3D Printing Filament made from Algae Biomass? What’s not to like! In this video I’ll be trying out the crazy filament brought to you by 3D Fuel and ALGIX. Big thanks to Simon for sending me some rolls to test. This is a non-bias review. 3DFuel.com.au sent me rolls for free to test and all opinions are my own. Some of you may be wondering – no my hair does not grow that fast and no I am not back in Perth! This footage was thought lost but I recovered it – so decided to edit and upload!…
The Cubicon Single is the largest and most expensive 3D Printer we’ve tested so far. Let’s see if it’s worth it! Tech Specs: Weight – 24kg Build Volume – 240 x 190 x 200mm Materials – ABS, PLA, TPU – non proprietary up to 260deg C HEPA and Carbon Filter Nozzle Diameter – 0.4mm XY Positional Accuracy – 12.5um Z Accuracy – 2.5um Max Bed Temperature – 120deg C Max Nozzle Temperature – 260deg C
Several years ago I was disappointed in the Yaya 3D Printing Pen – The video can be found below – and I had grown sceptical of the technology in general. But now how does the LATEST 3D Printing Pens from Bang Good perform? Let’s find out! The V3 3D Printing Pen from Bang Good is an affordable and fun 3D Printing Tool, I highly recommend it for people interested in Craft hobbies such as scrap-booking.