My Very First 3D Print Project

My Very First 3D Print Project

I have been waiting for this since day one of my internship at 3D Print Works and here it is – my very first 3D print project! Entering the futuristic world of 3D printing is very exciting. However, we are yet to reach the point when you just choose a cool 3D model, tell your 3D printer to make it, sit back and relax. Here are some things I discovered which might help you.

So You Want to Test the Resiliency of a 3D Object? Give it to an 8 Year Old!

So You Want to Test the Resiliency of a 3D Object? Give it to an 8 Year Old!

This will be the first part in a series whereby we 3D print objects and then test them to check their resiliency when up against real life everyday conditions! This mug printed in Flame Red ABS filament is the first 3D object to be put to the ultimate test! We have been testing the mug for six weeks, putting it through a series of trials.

Solving 3D Printing Problems

Solving 3D Printing Problems

3D printing problems are frustrating!  It all worked out beautifully yesterday, but today it is not sticking to the bed, there is a big crack down one side and then it failed 3 rows before the end. Understanding why things go wrong is the first step to understanding how to prevent them from happening.

Debunk the Medical Myths of These 3D Printing Projects

Debunk the Medical Myths of These 3D Printing Projects

Try a few quick Google searches concerning 3d printing projects that involve wanting to make a “3d printed heart”, “3d printed kidney” or “3d printed lung”. What do you find? Most likely a quick answer stating: yes! We can do all of these things.

Plan 3D Success and Select a Quality Filament

Plan 3D Success and Select a Quality Filament

When it’s time to plan 3d print outs and the next filament you will use, we are here to help! Since the arrival of 3D printing different types of filament have burst into the industry – but how do you know whether a filament is good quality or not? What questions should you ask the supplier?

Our Newly Printed Couple is Having 3D Problems! Can We Learn From Lessons in Love?

Our Newly Printed Couple is Having 3D Problems! Can We Learn From Lessons in Love?

As Valentines Day is upon us once more, we wondered what amorous objects we could 3D print. After scouring Thingiverse, our Marketing Assistant Yaros found these very affectionate salt and pepper pots. He soon learned valuable lessons about how to deal with 3d problems like cross contamination when printing in two colours and cracks on your prints.

The Science of 3D Printing with Different Materials: Which is Best?

The Science of 3D Printing with Different Materials: Which is Best?

In two previous interviews with Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle we discussed ABS material and Temperature. Colin has had over thirty years experience working in the plastics and polymer industry and 3dprintworks we have really enjoyed collaborating with Colin to develop a range of materials.

The Science of ABS: Answers to Your 3D Printing Questions

The Science of ABS: Answers to Your 3D Printing Questions

In a previous article we carried out an interview with Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle, who has had over thirty years experience working in the plastics and polymer industry. At 3dprintworks we have really enjoyed collaborating with Colin to develop a range of materials.