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3D printers

Hack your UP! 3D Printer and set it FREE – 2015

You can now print any layer height and nozzle temperature you like on your UP! 3D Printer with FixUp3D.   Thanks to the software hack developed by ‘Mr_x’ and ‘Forsaken’ over on the pp3dp Forums, you can intercept the UP! code and send new temperatures and layer heights, like 100um layers on the UP! Mini. Printing lower temperatures is a must for non UP! Branded ABS, which melts at a lower temp and which has traditionally melted too much, making removing rafts and support very hard.  

The Upside-down 3D Printer Experiment – 2015

I’ve been told that FDM printers work in any orientation… Let’s find out!   I printed 3 spheres in regular, side and upside down orientation to see if it had any effect, good or bad, on the print quality.   Yes, I know regular SLA and DLP printers work upside down, but that’s different!  

3D Printing Thin Walls – 2015

3D Printing thin walls can be pretty challenging! I decided to do some investigating. File will be uploaded shortly!   I printed the files at 0.25mm Layer height, high fill and medium printing speeds on my UP Mini and Wanhao 3D Printers.  

3D Print in ANY COLOUR with this Super Easy Hack

Let’s face it, you never have the colour you want on hand for a 3D Print… Well what if it was as easy as a short trip to your local hardware store?!   This simple trick results in coloured 3D Prints with pigment through the entire print, not just on the surface like a coat of paint would be. It’s really easy to do and works great. You can also creatively combine colours for really artistic effects. Give it a shot!  

The Sounds of 3D Printing Failure

Let’s face it – 3D Printing on a hobby level is FAR from flawless…   Working next to 3D Printers on a Daily basis, you begin to pick up on certain sounds occurring when something goes wrong – here’s a few of them, so you know what to listen out for next time you’re kicking off a 12 hr print!  

Let’s Print! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – 2014

In this tutorial I’ll show you all you need to extract weapons, characters and more from Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, or any other game based on the Unreal Engine, and create them physically using 3D Printing.   Shout out if you want me to do a Rigging and Posing tutorial next for all those T pose models. 😉  

Lets Print! Skyrim – 2014

In this tutorial I’ll show you all you need to extract weapons, characters and more from The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim, or any other game based on the Bethesda Studios game engine, and create them physically using 3D Printing.  

3D Printing from Fallout! The Auto Axe – Part 1 of 2 – 2015

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to rip any game asset and 3D Print it from Fallout 3 or NV. It’s easy to learn and a great way to get a physical copy of your favourite fallout weapon!   The parts were then 3D Printed on the Wanhao Duplicator i3 in Clear and Grey PLA filament. Total print time was about 3 days on and off, around 32 hrs total  

How to use the Face Transform Tool in Meshmixer – Quickly alter .stl files!

In this quick video I’ll show you how I use the face transform tool in meshmixer to modify existing mesh data. It’s not perfect, but might get you out of trouble one day!   Ways I use this tool: – Alter the width of a feature – Make text higher for more definition – Make indents deeper for more definition – Add thickness to a base or layer for more strength  

Playing around in Meshmixer 3.0 – Very Impressed!

The latest Meshmixer is out – with new features such as multi material printing tools, .svg export options, and more! Let’s have a play with some of the new features available in Meshmixer 3.0   If anything this video proves that just like everyone else I learn through a long process of trial and error! 🙂  

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