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3D Printing Resolution Tests with Replicator 2

This is a post inspired by the Knight piece resolution tests on  Joe’s Makerbot blog. And also because we needed to get samples of the physical quality of 3D printouts done at different resolutions. For this test, we have sliced the knight piece from SteedMaker’s Chess Set to have some …

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Alternatives to Blue Painters Tape

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In our sunny island of Singapore, blue painters tape are expensive and quite hard to find. So we started on the search for alternatives to Blue Painters Tape supplied MBI. We thought, why not just use the good old fashioned masking tape? These are the 3 masking tapes we ended …

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PLA filament for Makerbot Replicator 2

Red Filament Spool

Filament is like blood to the heart(extruder) of a 3d printer. It comes in a variety of colors including the super cool glow in the dark filament. The Makerbot Replicator 2 comes with a complimentary spool of PLA. We got ours in Natural color. However, we have a slight issue …

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Acetone Test Finish for PLA 3D Prints

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After not being able to find much insights about using Acetone as a finish for PLA 3D Prints, just decided to get a bottle of the stuff anyway and see what it can really do. Warning here though, Acetone is poisonous and highly flammable with a flash point of 17 …