In order to ensure a good first layer, slicers have three features called rafts, brims and skirts. All three features are unique and address different problems. Choosing the right one goes a long way in guaranteeing a successful print.
Add some relaxation to your office or home with a 3D printed Japanese Water Fountain. The Seattle-based maker and engineer Jeremy Elson recently became inspired by a Shishi Odoshi fountain, and decided to create his own 3D printed miniature version.
Keep the status of your 3D printer with you at all times with this WiFi-connected 3D printed monitor for Octoprint. Created by maker David Payne, this project uses a Wemos D1 Mini and OLED to display your printer's progress.
MIT researchers have developed a technique which turns 3D scans into highly detailed, multi-material 3D prints. Utilizing voxel-based printing championed by the likes of Stratasys, the process could be beneficial for presurgical planning.
Architects Alisa Andrašek and Bruno Juričić have designed the "Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality", a larger-than-life art display that some are considered the largest and most complex 3D printed structures in the world. It's currently on display at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, is donating and setting up a laboratory for 3D printing artificial limbs at the University of Damascus, Syria. Engineering graduate students will then print prosthetics for those in need.
Temperature is crucial for a good print. Too hot, and your print could turn out to be a squishy mess. Too cold, and it might lead to an hour of cleanup. This guide will help you to achieve the best PLA print temperature.
Dave & Buster's and HTC Vive are teaming up to bring VR headsets and multiplayer games to 114 locations across the US and Canada starting from next week. They're calling it the largest commercial VR arcade deployment.
Researchers at ETH Zurich and Caltech developed a 3D printed submarine which doesn't need fuel, electricity, propellant or even an engine. Instead, it exploits temperature changes in the water to complete complex movements.
In an effort to show how useful 3D printing can be when you only take the benefits of the technology and work around the negatives, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a 3D printed telescope in a third of the time and at a fifth of the traditional cost.
Thingiverse user UniversalMaker has recently shared a vibrant and modern 3D printed DIY lamp project. Dubbed as the Voronoi Blowball Flower, this light fixture will lighten up your room and produce some unique wall patterns while doing so.
Allegorithmic, the 3D texturing software company, is releasing ready-t0-use materials to help make creating photorealistic 3D models of vehicles a whole lot easier. The materials will be released over the next five weeks.
With so many options to choose from, choosing the best 3D printers for schools can be tricky. With 3D printing growing rapidly in schools, here's a guide to buying the right 3D printer for the classroom.
3Doodler, maker of perhaps the best-known 3D printing pen, has just unveiled its new Create+ pen, plus a creativity fostering product line fresh for 2018. The pen promises easier loading and operation, while the product line includes Home Décor and DIY Project Kits.
MyMiniFactory launched a new campaign at the end of last month which saw the release of seven official 3D printable figurines from everyone's favorite mobile game, Angry Birds Evolution. The campaign was in collaboration with Rovio.
Ultimaker is releasing a new beta version of its popular slicing software. You can download Cura 3.4 from the company’s website. As always, the software is free.
If you live in a humid climate, you may find that many of your 3D prints aren't going to plan. The cause may be that your filament is damp. Don't despair, there are many ways to dry it out.