Archive for September, 2015

3D Printing Minecraft and World of Warcraft models

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Minecraft
Commercial Services
There are commercial services which will take your Minecraft world, extract your model, and 3D print it.

Printcraft is a Minecraft server which lets you build models and create an STL from them, which you can then download.
WhiteClouds is a commercial service where you upload your Minecraft world and select the coordinates for the model […]

How to finish PLA 3D prints

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

For all finishing techniques, please be careful and follow the appropriate safety precautions.
Acetone doesn’t work to smooth PLA. However, several people are experimenting with vapor smoothing using different materials (such as MEK substitute) and different techniques.
Sanding works, but it takes longer than for ABS. Basically, start with rougher sandpaper and work to finer, working over […]