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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. …

Replicator 2 – The Review Part 3 – The Front Panel, Electronics and Settings

Front LED Panel of Replicator 2

The Front Control Panel Here’s the front panel and buttons of the MakerBot Replicator 2. Pretty straightforward settings with the LED displaying menus and submenus in when you’re making your selections. During the print, this will be where it shows the progress of your print job. Controlling the menu selections …

Friday Night Printing with Replicator 2

Levelling With Painter Tape

It’s Friday again so its print night for us! The painter tape has just come in from MBI so we managed to get 3 pieces cut 1 piece in half and pasted on the build plate, which fit and covered just about most of the area of the build platform …