A common misconception that I hear a lot is that when designing thin walled areas in a 3D model, you should make the thickness a multiple of your nozzle diameter. In this post I'll explain why thats not actually correct.
When it comes to infill patterns, they're all pretty plain. Grid, rectilinear, honeycomb and cubic. I know there are others, but those 4 are favoured due to their strength and ability to be printed at high speeds. Well now there's a new kid on the block - Gyroid.
Some parts are more difficult to orientate than others - and some even need special tools to make them sit perfectly flat. In this guide I'll walk through how to use Meshmixer to set a particular surface of a design to sit flat on your print bed.
In this guide I walk through how to use the variable layer height feature in Slic3r Prusa Edition to add detail to your prints without sacrificing print time.
I recently discovered that it's possible to 3D print topography. By doing this, you can have a small model of a mountain range or any area around the world that you'd like! I can picture this being very useful as a teaching aid or possibly for planning a trek. It also serves as a great … Continue reading 3D Printed Topography
3D Hubs has recently made some controversial changes to their website which I would like to discuss. It's currently in the experimental stage, but the impacts have reached far beyond a simple experiment. What I'm referring to is the new express checkout system which incorporates automatic hub selection. I'd like to start by saying that … Continue reading 3D Hubs Express Checkout
Since my post on extruder calibration, the Prusa firmware 3.0.12 has been released. The problem with this release is that it doesn't allow extruder steps/mm to be saved to the EEPROM anymore, which many of you have noticed and commented about. The reason for this change was that it would supposedly cause issues for users … Continue reading Saving extruder steps with 3.0.12 firmware