Tool Review: QU-BD Silicone Heater

QU-BD Pad-01

QU-BD (pronounced “cubed”) is a recent startup that sells parts for 3D printers. They sent us a few of their silicone heaters to review. The heaters were designed for use in a heated build platform (which is required for warp-free ABS prints) and come in three different-sized square pads of... Read more »

Tool Review: Rio Grande Swap-Jaw Pliers

Sean - Pliers Jaw Inserts

There's nothing especially complex about these pliers from prominent jeweler-supply house Rio Grande: one jaw features a rounded bending mandrel about 5mm in diameter and 20mm long, and the other, a cupped steel band holding a nylon forming block with a matching V-shaped groove. The cool part is that the... Read more »