Which 3D Printer should I purchase? It’s a common question that I get via e-mail, and I figured I would make a little guide about it. This isn’t a be-all end-all guide to the purchase of 3D printers. It’s mainly an opinionated guide, where I suggest printers based on budget, requirements and experience level. We…
Recently the team over at 3DUpfitters.com sent us an Ender 5 enclosure for review. We told them we would conduct an honest review and take lots of pictures for an instructional how-to. Initially I was quite excited to get my hands on this thing. It seemed like a well-thought-out execution of an acrylic printer enclosure.…
We are getting tons of questions about upgrading the filament feed tube, and whether it’s really worth it to pay for the expensive Capricorn tubing. I always ask the same questions, like are you planning to run filament other than PLA in the future? Also are you having any issues with retraction and extruder grinding?…
Happy New Years everyone! I hope you are sticking to your resolutions, while 3D Printing all sorts of neat new gadgets and useful items. This month I want to ask all readers to please like us on Facebook and begin to share your 3D Prints with us; we will certainly begin to improve our Facebook…
Hello everyone! It’s time again to do a TOP 5 Most Popular 3D prints, since Thingiverse has started to speed up a little it seems to be changing the top “Popular” files more often. It’s time to announce the top 5 most popular prints of November, as we will always remember in history which prints were hot as the future unfolds!
#1 Bottle Opener Cap Gun by 3Deddy
30% for most parts, print the trigger solid!
Filament: REAL PLA
PETG is too flexible I think so use PLA. Print the trigger SOLID!
Print it strong so it will not break while opening bottles.
#2 A Frame Bird House by APC514
#3 Flying Sea Turtle by amaochan
1.Layer height 0.2mm
2.Low down the flow to 90%or 95%.
4.Add oil on moveable parts.
5.Replace old parts with new parts which is added “-NEW” after the original part name.
6.Part “FT-GEAR02” is advised to print in layer height 0.1mm or 0.15mm,and it needs support.
#4 Mechanical Quick Grab/Release Phone Stand by Arron_mollet22
Visit the thingiverse URL for how-to install the pieces of print: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3681512
#5 Cute Mini Octopus by McGybeer
This is a 3D print that has been on our Top 5 multiple times, and it may continue to be!
I accidentally killed one of my motherboards the other day while attempting to install a BMG clone extruder. I swapped out the pins I was told to in the instructions, and I guess the way the coil in the stepper are wired is different from older versions. The printer I purchased come from Banggood back…