3D Printing & Imaging

The latest DIY ideas, techniques and tools for successful 3D printing, which produces three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.

Outside the Box: Nick Seward’s Experimental 3D Printers Work Unlike Anything Else

Nick Seward experimental 3D printers work unlike anything else.

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This Tiny Belt Printer Cleverly Uses Common Sanding Belts

One of the most wonderful parts of open source hardware is seeing all the variations and permutations that spring to life around a central idea. In this case the idea is the belt printer, and this latest variation is adorably tiny.   Built by Aidil Jazmi, this little print factory uses the sanding belt from […]

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First Look: The Creality Belt Printer, A Tiny Automated Factory On Your Desktop

We’ve seen several iterations of the “Belt Printer” concept over the last few years. The concept is that the bed of the printer is a belt, allowing for you to print objects that stretch off into the distance theoretically as long as you have space and can keep feeding it filament. Creality has brought this […]

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4 Ways To Get Those Perfect 3D Printing Supports

Since I began 3D Printing, I’ve found supports to be a frustrating necessity. They do perform a job, but they are a real pain in the behind. Sometimes they stick too well and can’t be removed, they make prints take longer, they mar the surfaces. All around, they are just a bummer. However, if you […]

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22 CAD Tips For Perfect 3DPrints

Editor’s Note: Billie was nice enough to work with us to create a custom version of her quick guide for volume 75 of Make: Magazine. You can download our version for free here, if you like this color scheme. Otherwise, enjoy Billie’s originals, the content should all be the same! This infographic is part of […]

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Preserving Sculptures With 3D Scanning And 3D Printing

    This raggedy old sculpture is something that I love having around. I know it looks like a pile of old tires and rusty metal bits, and not so much like a toad, but I still love it. As you can see, at one point in time it was a fire sculpture. The valves […]

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Snapmaker 2.0 – A Hands-On Review

Snapmaker 2.0: The CNC milling, laser engraving 3D printer  Manufacturer: Snapmaker URL: www.snapmaker.com Price: $1,039–$1,599 preorder (before Dec. 1, 2020) The most successful 3D printing Kickstarter is back with three successors, and the modular concept has remained: the Snapmaker 2.0 is a three-in-one 3D printer, laser engraver, and CNC milling machine. The new Snapmaker A150, […]

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