6 Cool Things to 3D Print in April

6 Cool Things to 3D Print in April
At 3D Printworks, we are always looking for some cool things to 3D print. We love getting sent your designs for printing, and it’s always fun to look on MyMiniFactory or Thingiverse for some great new ideas. As such, here are 6 cool things to 3D print in April for...

What Happens When a Novice and a 3D Printer Meet?

What Happens When a Novice and a 3D Printer Meet?
Three weeks ago I was enveloped into the world of 3D printing for the very first time. I moved away from my comfort zone beside the computer and social media to learn more about the Makerbot printer and the 3D objects produced by it. Looking from the printer to the colourful printed objects, my first thought was: how will I ever produce objects as good quality and as detailed as that?!

Recursion and 3D Printing - Let’s Do it Again … and Again …

Recursion and 3D Printing - Let’s Do it Again … and Again …
The Fascinating World of Recursion & 3D Printing - What’s recursion and what does it have to do with 3D printing? In simple terms, recursion is a process which is repeated in a loop a number of times. It can be applied in mathematics and computer programming to repeat processes. What is even more interesting, is how it can be applied to 3D printing.  

FabEggJay – 3D Printed Easter Egg Holder

FabEggJay – 3D Printed Easter Egg Holder
If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Faberge egg, why not make one on a 3D printer from PLA filament instead? I have always loved the stunning jewel encrusted eggs created for the Russian Tsar’s by Faberge – well who wouldn’t! The story goes that Carl Faberge had complete freedom with regard to the design of the Easter eggs with only one stipulation, inside each egg there had to be a surprise.

3D Printed Knurled Nut

3D Printed Knurled Nut
At 3D Print Works we have designed this really useful 3D printed knurled nut.  It simply transforms a standard M4 steel nut by encapsulating it inside the 3D printed part.  It makes the small nut much easier to manipulate and hand tighten, there is no need for a tool such as a spanner.