We’re going to be at Singapore Maker Faire 2016!

After missing it for couple of years, we’re going to be at Singapore Maker Faire again this year – which will happen over the weekend of 25-26 June 2016 over at SUTD! And it’s going to be bigger and better before, with a much larger community of 3d printing folks and projects coming in with us! There will be showcases …

Visiting Hong Kong Productivity Council’s 3D Printing One Centre

Was fortunate to be able to visit the Hong Kong Productivity Council’s 3D Printing One Centre and here’s a quick look at their centre and what they do to support 3d printing activities there! Great thanks to Chris from 3D Printing One for the tour! The centre is located in the Lower Ground level of the Hong Kong Productivity Council …

Building up the ATOM 2.0 3D Printer (Part 2)

[This is a continuation from Building up the ATOM 2.0 3D Printer (Part 1)] From where we left off last with the frame, it was time to fix in the stepper motors, remembering to keep the cable connectors pointed to one side. With the complete frame and motors in place, the next step was to install the endstops for the …

Building up the ATOM 2.0 3D Printer (Part 1)

First off, this is not meant to be a how-to-build manual for the ATOM 2.0 3D Printer as it is already really well documented (http://www.atom3dp.com/en/film/). Rather, it’s most of a review of our experience/process going through it to share our thoughts with y’all. So here we go: The package arrived shortly couple of days after the order was placed. Well …

Singapore 3D Printing Meetup 8 in Photos

Was great hosting everyone for the combined Singapore 3D Printing Meetup + Shapeways Singapore Meetup this 29 Jan 2016! As usual, had a nice crowd with folks quickly settling into geeking out over the pieces on display With the increased number of showcased items and 3d printed models on display from our partners – there was a nice range of …

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 …