3D Printers

Printable Filament Spool Hub Skips The Bearings

When you really start fine-tuning your 3D printer, you might start to notice that even the smallest things can have a noticeable impact on your prints. An open window can cause enough of a draft to make your print peel up from the bed, and the...
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Hackaday Podcast Ep10 – Xkcd Graphs, Turing Complete Meta Computers, False Finger Printing 3d...

Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys walk through the past week in hackerdom. There’s a new jargon quiz! Do you know what astrictive robotic prehension means? We look at the $50 Ham series, omni-wheeled pen plotting robots, a spectrum of LED hacks,...
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3d Scanning Via Diy Photogrammetry

For those with 3D printers, taking a 3D model and spitting out a physical object is so routine as to be blasé. The reverse is something a little different. There are many ways to create a digital 3D model of a physical object, of varying...
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No, Your 3d Printer Doesn’t Have A Fingerprint

Hackers and makers see the desktop 3D printer as something close to a dream come true, a device that enables automated small-scale manufacturing for a few hundred dollars. But it’s not unreasonable to say that most of us are idealists; we see...
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Ikea Is Hacking Its Own Furniture For People With Disabilities

The plans are free, but you’ll need to bring your own 3D printer. Ikea is the largest furniture manufacturer in the world. But its sleek designs, filled with handle-less drawers and low-profile furniture, aren’t necessarily friendly to...
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Openscad Gives You Parametric Boxes

OpenSCAD is one of the most powerful 3d modeling applications around. Its beauty is in its simplicity; if you need a box, you can just write the code for a box. If you need some bit of plastic to keep your 3D printer running, you can just write the...
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Matterhackers Pulse Xe Review

3D printers can print an absolutely massive range of materials these days -- but not all printers can handle tough stuff like nylon and polycarbonate. For that, you’ll need something like the Matterhackers Pulse XE. The post MatterHackers Pulse XE...
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Printing Well Done: New Vegan Steak Is Made With 3d Printer & Medium-rare Ink

Source: GoranQ / Getty The Fake Steak Gains Some Positive Buzz Its seems like grills could be sooo 2018 with the advent of 3D printing. According to Local 12, one Spanish company is already ahead of the game with a vegan steak that can be printed...
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Ten 3d Printed Gadgets That Just Can’t Stay Still

There was a time, not so very long ago, when simply getting a 3D printer to squirt out an object that was roughly the intended shape and size of what the user saw on their computer screen was an accomplishment. But like every other technology, the...
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This Robot Turns Any Area Into A Workspace

Hextbot is a 3D printer and laser engraver in one. Read more...More about Mashable Video, 3d Printing, Kickstarter Project, Laser Engraver, and Hexbot
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Infinite Build Volume With Reprap On Wheels

The average 3D printer is a highly useful tool, great for producing small plastic parts when given enough time. Most projects to build larger 3D printed objects use various techniques to split them into smaller parts which can fit inside the limited...
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Relive The Dot Matrix Glory Days With Your 3d Printer

With the cost of 3D printers dropping rapidly, we’ve started to see a trend of hackers re-purposing them for various tasks. It makes perfect sense; with the hotend and extruder turned off (or removed entirely), you’ve got a machine that...
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Active Strain Relief For 3d-printer Filament

Buying 3D-printer filament is little like eating potato chips: you can’t stop at just one. You start with basic black PLA, then you need a particular color for a special project, then you start experimenting with different plastics, and before...
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Entry-level Sla Printer Gets Upgrades, Prints Better

Fused-deposition modeling (FDM) printers have the lion’s share of the 3D-printing market, with cheap, easy-to-use printers slurping up thousands of kilos of filament every year. So where’s the challenge with 3D-printing anymore? Is there...
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Identifying A 3d Printer From A 3d Print

A TV crime show I saw recently centered on the ability of forensic scientists to identify a plastic bag as coming from a particular roll: it’s all down to the striations, apparently. This development isn’t fiction, though: researchers at...
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Lego Monorail From Your 3d Printer

If you had to guess the age of a person hailing from a country in which Lego is commonly available, you might very well do it by asking them about the Lego trains available in their youth. Blue rails or grey rails, 4.5, 9, or 12 volt power, and even...
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3d-printed Rockets Are Winning Over Spacex Veterans

Relativity, a space startup that wants to use its gigantic 3D printer to build rockets on Earth and, eventually, on Mars, is seeking its first patent—and the approval of industry insiders. Founders Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone were engineers at Blue...
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Palm-sized Gatling Gun Has 32 Mini Elastics With Your Name On Them

One thing 3D printers excel at is being able to easily create objects that would be daunting by other methods, something that also allows for rapid design iteration. That’s apparent in [Canino]’s palm-sized, gatling-style, motorized...
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Kinematic Mount For 3d Printer Bed Shows Practical Design

Aluminum bed with new kinematic mount and base on printer Son of Megamax, at the Milwaukee Makerspace [Mark Rehorst] has been busy designing and building 3D printers, and Son of Megamax — one of his earlier builds — needed a bed heater...
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Purge Buckets To Help With Multimaterial Printing

3D printing is cool, but most basic fused deposition printers just print in a single color. This means that if you want a prettier, more vibrant print, you need to paint or perform some other kind of finishing process. Multimaterial printers that...
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