We often see lists of the best 3D printers or the best slicers. But rarely do we see a lot of the smaller components which make up the 3D printer. Often, these smaller parts have some of the greatest impacts on the overall print quality, performance, and material we can use. For example, there is the printer extruder,… Read More »
As technology continues to become more and more prevalent in our lives, we discover that we have more and more options for the things that we use on a regular basis. For example, we can now choose between several smart assistants: Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomePod.
We also have multiple options for our thermostats. Do you want to use Nest, Honeywell, or Ecobee? The same goes for streaming content. Which among Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime do you prefer?
The same is true for CAD software, an industry that previously only offered a few options. Nowadays, as design becomes an increasing need throughout a wide variety of industries, CAD software with ranging features and capabilities is now available.
Now, the problem is no longer finding CAD software, and it’s finding the right one for your needs. An option that is particularly suited for one application may not be compatible with another one, so ensuring you select the right one is important.
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The Prusa i3 and the Anet A8 are both DIY kits 3D printers, meaning that you will have to assemble them. Prusa i3 is one of the, if not the most famous 3D printer in the world, with the Anet A8 following it up. The reason for their popularity is that they are both open source and very… Read More »
When it comes to FDM (fused deposition modelling) printers, you can’t really go wrong with the Ender 3 range, especially if you’re a beginner. Designed for hobbyists, they have a great price range, they can produce excellent results, and they’re even customizable. The Ender 3 Pro and the Ender 3 are almost exactly the same, with tons of… Read More »
When it comes to technology some people like to use their devices just as they’re supposed to. Then, three are those who have to see exactly what they can get their tech to do. These are the over-clockers and people who find innovative and creative uses for their gadgets.
One of the more common devices that people like to upgrade are their 3D printers and the Anet A8 is no exception. This budget-friendly printer is great for beginners who want to get into the 3D printing niche without spending an arm and a leg.
When it comes to the Anet A8, upgrading the machine can make it more stable while providing additional functionality and features. Of course, upgrades on a 3D printer involves more than just changing out a few pieces. It can be much more
Nylon is designed to give you a next-level experience with 3D printing. As a printing material, it’s just as versatile as more common filaments like PLS or ABS, but it has the added advantages of flexibility, tensile strength, and extraordinarily high layer resolution. Its low friction coefficient and high melting temperature (and melting point) make it great for… Read More »
If you’re looking at CNC – computer numerical control machine – you’ve probably come across the X-Carve and the Shapeoko kit. Both work in a similar way, and they’re both designed to be used at home by smaller businesses or by hobbyists. Coming in at under $2,000, they’re a good choice for those wanting to dip their toes… Read More »
I am sure we can all agree that 3D printers are awesome. I mean we have a machine that create just about anything you want, and can do it fairly easily. However, one thing I rarely see in the growing personal 3D printer industry is a printer that sets itself apart from the others. Most of them are pretty similar… Read More »
The X-Carve is a 3D carving machine that can handle a variety of materials. It’s a versatile machine that’s built with quality parts and comes at a great price. Whether you’re a beginner hobbyist who wants to dabble in the world of 3D carving or you’re a seasoned professional with a lot of experience in AutoCAD, you’ll enjoy… Read More »
When you take the plunge into 3D printing, it’s easy to get caught up in the machinery. It’s the most obvious aspect of the whole process, and there are almost as many choices as there are possible projects – but, choosing your hardware is not the ultimate destination of your 3D printing journey. That distinction goes to finding… Read More »