Testing Tolerances for 3D Printing

  When working on more advanced 3d design for printing, it is likely one will end up creating assemblies of parts. For such projects, it’s advantageous to do a small tolerance test to determine the offset required to give the right tolerance/tightness for the project parts which are meant to …

Getting STL File Preview in Window Explorer

Finding the right STL file in a directory chock-full of them is a common bugbear for most of us dealing with 3d modelling and 3d printing. Luckily, it seems like there are enough of us annoyed by that that some good folks over at the Robo3D Forums had found a …

Setting Gcode Print Pauses for Filament Changes in Simplify3D

Sometimes to add a little jazz to your 3d prints, you may want to change filaments halfway through. Sometimes it is possible to watch your 3d printer manually to do a pause and replace. However, if you are running a lot of similar pieces which require consistency in swapping filaments …

3D Printing Timelapse of a Woochie on ATOM 3D Printer

  A 3d printing timelapse showing how the Woochie designer toy by Trivialities is materialized. This 3D printed model was then worked upon with clay to create the final master object for resin casting more copies. Actual print time was around 2 hours 40 minutes, and the 3D printer used …

Supports Placement for Resin 3D Printing

Getting Started for Resin 3D Printing Support Placement One of the first things which will hit you when getting started with slicing for 3d resin printing is how different it is, especially if you had done a lot of slicing for FDM printing before. As opposed to a right-side up …

Getting Started with Resin 3D Printing – Tabletop Minis

3D Printed Resin Mini

After having been using FDM 3D Printers for over 4 years, it was time to embark upon resin 3d printing. Fortunately, there is a new range of more budget friendly DUP (Direct UV Printing) Resin 3d Printers such as the Wanhao Duplicator 7 so it’s really a good time as …