Fun with Flexibles

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In the past few years, a flurry of new materials has hit the desktop 3D-printing market, enabling makers to do much more with their machines. Flexible materials are a popular option, enabling stretchy, bendy, and rubber-like creations. As with all filaments, there are many different manufacturers and variations. Here’s what... Read more »

Stick It From the Start

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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 »

Bonsai 101

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Bonsai plants are, in their essence, little trees. Yet the art of bonsai has a much greater scope: it strives to replicate nature. It is an art that emulates the elements and their action on living plants. A tree is just a sapling until the roots grow, the water comes... Read more »

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