3D Printing & Imaging

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

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

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 – 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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Here’s How To Create These Mesmerizing Patterns In Your 3D Prints

Here’s How To Create These Mesmerizing Patterns In Your 3D Prints

We’ve seen a few examples of interesting designs and patterns as the first layer of a 3d print, and finally Billie has stepped up to deliver a tutorial on how to pull this off. If you haven’t seen it in person, it can be somewhat hard to explain, but the first layer of a 3d […]

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Join East Coast ReprapFest Virtually This Weekend

Join East Coast ReprapFest Virtually This Weekend

If you’re a 3D Printing nut, you absolutely can not miss the East Coast RepRap Festival (ERRF) going on this upcoming weekend. If you’ve never seen one, these gatherings are where 3d printing enthusiasts of all kinds gather to show off their creations and swap tips and tricks. It is focused on open source 3D […]

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Titancraft Lets You Create Custom Creatures For 3D Printing

Titancraft Lets You Create Custom Creatures For 3D Printing

I’m always looking for interesting now sources for fun 3d prints.  This fun little site called Titancraft Minis popped up and I hopped in to give it a try and was blown away! You can create and customize monsters, then download them for free (or have them printed and shipped). At first glance it didn’t […]

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Maker Spotlight: Engineer Emily

Maker Spotlight: Engineer Emily

  Name  Emily Where are you located?  South Carolina What is your day job?  Senior Mechanical Engineering Student Do you attend a makerspace/fablab/hackerspace?  Most everything of what I work on is done in my college apartment. I have two 3D printers and most all of my tools are kept in my “workshop closet” as I […]

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