Tips for Preparing your 3D Model for 3D Printing

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Getting your 3d model which you have painstakingly designed out into the physical world by 3d printing is always exciting. Finally gonna get to see the futuristic cool design come into life! But sometimes, things may take a much longer path than expected due to hiccups in translating a 3d model into a 3d printed piece! Things tend to crop …

3D Printing a Replacement LED Light Clip

3D Modelling and Printing a Replacement LED Clip

One of the recent requests we got came in from someone who needed a replacement LED light clip done up as one of the old clips had broke. It was a rather small and delicate piece. So it seemed like a nice challenge to put some quick 3d modelling towards to get a usable 3d printed replacement for it. It’s …

Assembling the ATOM 3D Printer Heated Bed (Part 2)

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This is a continuation of the coverage of our journey in assembling the ATOM 3D Printer Heated Bed (part one can be found here). With the removal of the power brick, the power cable connects directly to the PSU now and hence there is a new faceplate for all the power cable, the USB port and a new power switch. …

Assembling the ATOM 3D Printer Heated Bed (Part 1)

ATOM Heated Bed Assembly

And so, here’s the log of our exploits in assembling and getting the ATOM 3D Printer Heated Bed going! Took around a day front to back to put things together (thought not all in one shot). Similar to the fixing up of the ATOM 3D Printer itself, it is worthwhile to take the heated bed assembly slower and leisurely, spending …

Working on 3d Printing Projects and Collaborations

3 Stages of 3D Printing

We often get asked about our process and approach in taking on various 3d printing projects and collaborations. As a start, here’s a sampling of the various projects we have worked on before – http://funbiestudios.com/projects/ Basically, there are 3 stages which a project can undertake – 3D Modelling, 3D Printing and Post Processing. 3 Stages of Getting Your 3D Projects …

Using Smooth-On Cast Magic with XTC-3D

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While applying Smooth-On XTC-3D to smooth out a 3d printed part, it appears that there is an optional of getting a special finish by incorporating some special additives to the mix. In this case, we will use Silver Bullet from Smooth-On’s own Cast Magic line. Here we have set aside the trial packs of XTC-3D and a small sampler bottler …

ATOM Power User Collection – 3d Printing Case Studies

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Here’s some of the various interesting and amazing use cases of 3d printing at the consumer and even small enterprises level, as compiled by the wonderful folks from ATOM 3D Printer! It’s actually quite a broad spectrum of 3d printing applications which one may not think about at first glance! (PS: You may need activate Adobe Flash in order to …

Pao’s 3D Printing Journey – A Kid’s Workshop on 3D Modelling and 3D Printing

Pao's 3D Printing Journey

Pao’s stuck in another dimension and needs your help to get him back into our own dimension using 3d modelling and 3d printing! Workshop Overview Join us on a journey as we help Pao get materialised through 3d modelling and 3d printing! Learn about 3D printing in this 2 hours hands-on session and get experience with Autodesk’s free 123D Design …

3d Printing and the Technology Trajectory

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Through some recent conversations, we queried about our thoughts on the 3d technologies going ahead. Why exactly do we see the importance that we do, and why does it drive us to do that do as much as possible to get as many folks started with 3d modelling and printing (events, workshops, showcases and more…)? This made us recall a …