Some of the clips that hold the legs on my mum’s Worm Farm have gone missing! But thanks to the power of 3D Printing – and reverse engineering – the day is saved! At least for the worms. In this video I’ll run you through my process of 3D Modelling replacement clips using Onshape and my Fabrikator Mini using PLA plastic.
Jeremy is a high school student who sent through some 3D Printing Questions. So I thought, why not answer them in a video! Don’t worry, there’ll be another regular Q&A video shortly answering other email submitted questions.
To round up 2016 I thought it’d be fun to put forward a request for your burning 3D Printing questions. Remember, my opinion is my own. I might not be 100% accurate all of the time! Happy printing and have a fantastic Christmas and New Year! Thank you for the amazing support.
In this video let’s address some of your awesome 3D Printing Questions! Time stamps below. 0:29 Purchasing used 3D Printers 1:46 Save for an expensive 3D Printer or buy a cheap one now? 2:14 Is Polymaker PolyMax PLA worth it vs generic PLA? 3:16 What 3D Printers are best for modding? 4:15 What do you think is the next big step 3D Printing needs to take? 5:30 Is multi material worth the huge purge block it creates? 6:50 What is the biggest bottleneck for 3D Printing speed? 8:24 Question about the Flexion Extruder for the Prusa Mk2s 9:20 PLA clogging…
Want to try out flexible 3D printing without investing in custom hardware on your 3D Printer? In this 3D Printing 101 we’ll show you the settings you need to change! Not all 3D Printers can print all filaments, so your mileage may vary! Always closely observe 3D Printers, especially when trying new filaments and settings. All these tests were done on the Original Prusa i3 Mk2.
Learning how to use FDM 3D Printers can be tricky enough without having these problems happen to you. In this video we discuss 5 of the biggest mistakes people make (and I have made many times) in 3D Printing, and how to avoid them.
3D Print the impossible using these support generation tips and techniques! Clever support material generation can mean the difference between a good print and a great one, so add these to your 3D Printing toolbox next time you need to print something challenging!
In this video I’ll show you my method for pre-flight checking 3D Prints to avoid costly failures and save you time, money and headaches.
In this video we’ll 3D Print an intentionally bad .stl file to see what actually happens, using a variety of 3D Printing slicers. The results are pretty interesting!
In this 3D Printing 101 we cover what multiple shells, or manifold bodies in an .stl are and why intersecting shells are a pretty terrible idea for 3D Printing – with examples!
Learn how I saved 5hrs of print time by using multiple processes in Simplify3D. If you’ve never used multiple processes then now is a great time to start! I also cover the hugely powerful Grouping tool for managing settings across multiple processes.
In this video we’ll go through how to use factory files within Simplify3D to save you time and frustration when it comes to creating awesome 3D Prints.
A nozzle wipe or purge line is a really handy way to make sure your extruder is ready to go as soon as it starts the first layer of your print – watch to learn how. In this video we’ll take some ideas from a profile for the Prusa i3 Mk2 and use it for the Wanhao i3 V2 by adding to the start gcode script.
In this 3D Printing 101 we cover Gcode scripts within your slicer and how you can use them to improve your prints! Start and End Gcode scripts can be used to home your machine before printing, control heating or cooling elements and even be used to present your finished part at the end – but not many people know what they are, or how to change them.
Retraction is a super useful setting you can use within your slicer to greatly improve the quality of your 3D Prints, but it’s very misunderstood! In this 3D Printing 101 we’ll go through the basics of what retraction settings are and how you can tweak them. You’ll be amazed by how much of a difference correct retraction can make!