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Why 3D printed guns are the least of your worries

3D printing could offer an ever bigger threat to our way of life than any homemade gun could ever achieve. It’s easy at first to see why an undetectable, untraceable, homemade weapon could be a threat to society. The possibility of these weapons being used to harm others through terrorism, accident or

3D printing makes use of augmented reality

Two exciting new technologies combine. As I’m sure you are all aware, we’re pretty excited about what the future holds for 3D printers and how they will change the way we design, manufacture and distribute products. But along with 3D printing, there is another technology that promises

Coming soon – Buccaneer 3D printer review!

The highly anticipated Buccaneer 3D printer from Pirate3D will be released soon! And here at we will be granted access to this 3D printer that is causing quite a storm. Once production of these printers is complete, we have been promised the chance to test and review this exciting,

How 3D printing will change the world

Without a doubt, 3D printing is one of the hottest discussion topics at the moment. From President Obama’s announcement of new 3D printer facilities in his 2013 State of the Union speech, to the highly controversial issue of 3D printed guns, 3D printing is becoming one of the most talked about subjects on the internet,

3D printer software for beginners

Where to start? While 3D printing a model or product at home can be a simple process, creating your own models from scratch can have a slightly steeper learning curve. 3D software, like that used for movies, games and industrial design, is now capable of creating anything we can

3D printer review: Afinia H-Series

In our very first printer review we’ll be taking a closer look at the popular Afinia H-Series 3D printer. As some of you on our Facebook page may remember, we were fortunate enough to have recently been sent a 3D printer to test and review from Afinia,

Finding and using free 3D models

Time to 3D print some free stuff. Getting your first 3D printer is an exciting time, but once it arrives you may find yourself staring at the printer like a writer at a blank page. What on earth are you going to print? The learning curve for

3D scanning with 123D Catch

What is 3D scanning and what is it used for? 3D scanning is the process of collecting data on the surface of an object and creating a 3D representation of it. High-end professional scanners work by beaming lasers onto the surface of an object and measuring the distance of each reflected point. This

Top 5 tips for better 3D prints

Getting the most from your 3D printer. Getting started with a home 3D printer might not be quite as “out the box” as you would hope, but achieving great results from your printer needn’t be a struggle. At times, 3D printers can be as frustrating as they

Why buy a home 3D printer?

First things first – what is a 3D printer? To someone hearing about 3D printing for the first time, it can sound like something out of a science fiction movie. 3D printers use material, typically plastic filament, to print, layer by layer, 3D objects. 3D models (STL