So you bought a 3D printer…now what?

We bought one. It took about two days to put the 3D printer together and we anxiously awaited the first print. Yeah, that was a big blob of filament mess.┬áIt’s not easy and we’re not sure why manufacturers sell them and market them as out-of-the box solutions. Make no mistake, they are not easy and you need a little help (ok a lot of help) getting started with out-of-the box printers, and that’s where we can help. Don’t get me wrong, 3D printing is awesome, and we use it from fixing household items to creating household decor. But unless you can get your 3D printer humming along, it’s not going… Read More

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Bed adhesion tips for 3D printing: Glue, Glass, Kapton, Painter’s Tape, Ultem

I wish I had this list before I started 3D printing. Honestly, if you don’t read anything else, know that these are the things you need to be successful. Glue. I was reaching the end of my 3D printing rope, and my girlfriend asked me “have you tried glue?” Now let’s get this straight. She didn’t come up with this idea, but she googled the problem and found that simple kids’ glue keeps a print job from sliding. This is great for a beginner, but you’re eventually going to end up with glue buildup that you have to clean off. It will definitely mess up your calibration over a period… Read More

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