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Best DIY 3D Printer Kits

Whether you want to 3D print, or you’re just a hacker who wants to create a 3D printer from scratch just for the fun of it (or to understand the whole thing), DIY printer kits are a great way to get started. With such kits you have

3D Printing Accessories

Whether you’re a 3D printing-enthusiast out of hobby or profession, the discipline and the technology have come a long way, in these very few years. We have had enough developments in the additive manufacturing realm for the commercial as well as the personal market to have multiple

Best Accessories for a 3Doodler 3D Pen in 2017

The 3Doodler pen, by WobbleWorks, is a popular product that is ranked as one of the best 3D pens and was also the first 3D pen to the scene.  The original 3Doodler pen was released through Kickstarter in September 2013 and the updated 3Doodler 2.0 was released later in

How to Build a 3D Printer: Getting Started Guide and Tips

Congratulations, you have decided to build your own 3D printer! The process of building your own printer can be a bit daunting to some people, especially with so many choices out there. This article will compare different designs and parts and give tips on construction that will

Best 3D Printer Software Reviews

3D printers are all run from a piece of software that tells them what to do. Many commercial printers have proprietary software that streamline the user experience for that particular printer, while most commercial and DIY printers can be run from more general software that can have

Designing a 3D Printed Quadcopter Frame

With the rise in the popularity of personal drones, or UAVs; incidents involving UAVs that have put people and property at risk are on the rise as well. Be sure to follow all regulations for R/C and unmanned vehicles and fly responsibly. Some regulations to be aware of

Best 3D Printer Extruder in 2017

The extruder of a 3D printer is the part of the printer that does the actual printing; it can be likened to the print head of a typical inkjet printer in that it moves back and forth to deposit the material. The extruder is typically made of

Best 3D Printer Kits on the Market in 2017

Congratulations! You have decided that you want to build your own 3D printer. So now what? There are so many types of printers out there; which one should you choose to make? There are many factors in choosing what kind of printer to build; the most important

What is the Best 3D Pen in 2017?

When a 3D printer is printing an object, it uses an extruder that heats up a plastic filament and extrudes it through a small nozzle. This extruder assembly is connected to a carriage that can be precisely moved in three dimensions; either with X-Y-Z axis (usually referred