Archive for August, 2015

Physical Tools for 3D printing

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

In addition to a 3D printer, there are some other useful tools for your 3D printing workshop:

Calipers measure physical items so you can use the dimensions to design objects to 3D print. You can also use them to measure items which you print to adjust their size.
A sharp craft knife can be used to trim […]

Different materials for 3D printing

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

There are a number of different exotic materials which are being used for 3D printing:

PLA (Polyactic acid) and ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) are the most common materials for home 3D printing.
Carbon fiber PLA as well as conductive, magnetic iron, and stainless steel PLA
Carbon fiber ABS and Bronze PLA
Flexible filaments (these have some specific requirements on […]