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Choosing a filament: ABS vs PLA

Decided to buy a 3D printer? Next step is choosing what filament to use for your 3D prints – ABS or PLA? Our guide will help you choose. Every printer needs some sort of “ink” and for 3D printers that ink is known as “filament”. Different filaments

Useful things to print at home

A collection of practical stuff for you to print at home 3D printing is undoubtedly going to have a huge impact on our daily lives, especially with so many DIY and repurposing projects happening all around us. Here is a list of common objects that already have

3D printing process – A basic guide

What is 3D printing? For many, 3D printing is a new concept. The idea of fully three dimensional objects being “printed” at home can sound like something straight out of a science fiction story. The reality is, however, that the process was not only conceived nearly three decades ago, but has been

3D Printing Techniques

A description of 3D printing methods As with any new technology, 3D printing is developing and evolving, and companies are competing to set what will be the industry standard. Currently, the most popular way to create prints is to use Polylactic Acid (PLA) as the filament (think ink in

Anatomy of a 3D printer

Understanding the basic parts of a 3D printer. Learning the basic ins and outs of your home 3D printer will not only help you when troubleshooting any problems you may encounter, but also help you when choosing which printer is best suited for your budget and your needs. While learning

Unusual uses of 3D printing

Some of the more surprising ways in which people are using 3D printers. From edible shoes to a printed fetus, the limits of 3D printing are being put to the test with a whole host of interesting and unique uses for this exciting and emerging technology.

20 awesome things to 3D print at home

A collection of fun, useful and outright awesome things for you to download and print at home. All models are available FREE of charge. One of the greatest things about 3D printing is the community of people around it. Thousands of models are available for free at

Gifts you can print

Print something special for that special someone.   Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or Christmas present, or just to make someone smile, printing out your own unique 3D model can make for a very special gift. From vases to headphones, 3D models can be customized and modified to