3D Printing the Idol of Many Hands from Monkey Island

This model is a quirky inventory item from one of our favorite retro games – The Secret of Monkey Island. And it’s this little beauty which you’re supposed to nick from the Governor’s mansion. The fabled Idol of Many Hands as the look of it suggests! So firing up Sculptris for a quick sculpting session. One does realize quickly that …

Fixing An Insensitive MakerBot Replicator 2 Front Panel Button

Lately (perhaps due to the many print hours) our workhorse the Makerbot Replicator 2 started to show signs of age – the middle M button on the front control panel no longer responds as well as before. As first it was just a little delay but soon got to the point where quite a bit of force was needed to …

3D Printing with Flexible Filaments

Today, we pulled out an old,small batch of non-standard flexible filaments we almost forgot we had! Been meaning to test these out for a while but then got busy with the move and events lined up, but anyhow, on with it! So we have actually 3 types of filament to test with but we’ll go with trials on the pale …

Trial Session with Smooth-On XTC-3D for 3D Printing

As we’re getting some queries regarding Smooth-On XTC-3D solution and how it can be used for post-processing 3d prints and other models, we’ve decided to arrange for a hands-on session this coming Saturday (19 Dec, 3pm)! The aim of this will be to allow everyone to give this a try and see if it works for your particular application before …

Choosing your 3D Modelling Software for 3D Printing

Got asked this quite a fair bit lately so in addition to explaining to visitors to the studio, here’s a brief overview for the sake of folks who may also want to start to decide where to get started with things. First things first though – this above chart is by no means exhaustive, just a rough layout of some …

Singapore 3D Printing Meetup 7 – The Aftermath

  And so we just had the 7th run of our meetup last Sunday (woohoo!) and boy was it a blast to not only host the community and public at large again, but also to have done it in our new space over at Funan Digitalife Mall, #05-18! Thanks to one and all for visiting and saying hi to us! …

Singapore 3D Printing Meetup 7 & Launch of Funbie Studios Space!

As we come to the end of the year again, its time to round up all you wonderful folks for a Singapore 3D Printing Meetup again, this time – in our new studio space over in Funan, Level 5!   Come hang out in our inaugural launch event and catch up with all the peeps who have been messing around …

Replacing Bumper Pads on MakerBot Replicator 2

So every now and then, it seems that we are wearing down the bumper pads on our Makerbot Replicator 2 so fast and the build plate starts to seem not as level as before. This could be due to the placing and removing of the build plate, but in any case, it’s time for a bumper pad replacement. Now, the …

3D and the Future?

We live in amazing times, where it’s not just the pace of technology advances but also the speed at which they are spread and democratized. At its core, there are many who proclaim 3d technologies as the inevitable and  promising future; listing the many utilities it may bring. But objectively how much of these will materialize? This is an interesting …

3D Scanning with Autodesk Memento

Having met and worked with the great team over at Autodesk Memento here in Singapore, it was time to run their latest version of Memento through its paces. Just nice, as a new version of the software had just been released. A way of a quick introduction, this is a free software which create 3d models for you on the …