Previewing and Animating your 3D Printout

If you are looking for a way to preview how your 3d printer would actually print your object, check out this video. Cool right? To produce your own animation like the one shown in the youtube video, this is how. Gcode2vtk First, go to this¬†website to download the Makerbot/Reprap/Skeinforge gcode …

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One Month with the Makerbot Replicator 2

We got our hands on the Replicator 2 last month. And now it has been more than a month of playing with the Replicator 2. So what do we think about of this latest 3d printer from Makerbot Industries? Our Experience So Far The Makerbot Replicator 2 is without a …

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Acetone Test Finish for PLA 3D Prints

View from the Top

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 …

Singapore Makers Meetup – 17 Jan

SG Makers Movement Meetup - Standing Room Crowd

Just a quick post event update after yesterday’s time at the SG Makers Meetup, organized by William, and graciously hosted by HackerSpaceSG! The turnout was a very large crowd, making the event a standing room only affair at the HackerSpace. There were all sorts of differnet makers in the crowd, …

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Flaming Finish for 3D Prints

Quick trick on how to get rid of the fine strands of plastic which result after some 3D prints. Above we have one of the miniature chairs printed out where there were many small and fine strands of plastic which became interwoven amongst the vertical back parts of the chair. …