Stick It From the Start

3D-printed-high-heel-shoe

The single greatest reason for print failures is a first layer that either wasn’t laid down well or didn’t stick to the platform. Here are the top tips from the Make: 3DP Test Team for getting that great first layer and making sure the print stays put. Read more »

ABS or PLA? Choosing The Right Filament

ABS is great for bracelets since it flexes

I sell filament, so I get asked this question a lot! The answer comes down mainly to understand the different properties of plastic and matching those to your project. Let’s start with ABS. (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene as it’s known by in it’s hometown) is the grandfather of home FDM filaments. Temperature:... Read more »

3D Printing Around The House: In The Yard

Bird Feeder

Our annual guide to 3D Printing just came out! To celebrate, we’re going to spend a week focusing on 3D printing in the home. Each day we’ll focus on a different area such as the kitchen, bathroom, or workshop!   Today we’ll explore the yard and the many ways that... Read more »

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