Tips and tricks


Converting images into 3D Models

20

Nov 2015

Converting images into 3D Models

Having been involved in 3D printing on a daily basis for about 5 years now, one of the most common requests we get is, “Can you 3d print my logo?”. By the way, the second most common question we get asked, “Can you take this single 2D photo of my cat and provide me with a full 3d printed (in colour of course) model of...

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03

Nov 2014

Using Acetone to Strengthen 3D Printed parts

Using Acetone to Strengthen 3D Printed Parts 3D printers are tools for solving problems. Hayden from Clone3D was tasked with creating a live bait tank system for fishing boats. The biggest challenge was creating away to get fresh water from the ocean into the tank. While there are many different water pumps available, there aren’t many mounting options for pumps inside a boat, never mind...

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What Makes Support Structure Important?

11

Jun 2014

What Makes Support Structure Important?

Looking at purchasing a 3D Printer can be a daunting task as there are so many options to choose from these days. Do you buy one with a large build size or one with 5 print heads. The most critical component to any 3D Printer is


Surface fill

23

Sep 2013

Surface fill

The UP software for Windows V2.0 has a new option known as ‘surface’. This is useful when you want to print an object that only has 1 layer wall thickness. However it won’t work for all models and will often not create a base or a top of an object.


Design in digital clay then send to your printer

26

Jul 2013

Design in digital clay then send to your printer

We have spoken of Leopoly before, but at this point in time you can’t download our creations for 3D printing. Maybe one day. There is a new tool however which is better, easier to use AND lets you download the models for 3D printing.


Do we have a challenger?

19

Jul 2013

Do we have a challenger?

Since the dawn of desktop 3D printers, Thingiverse, the universe of things has been the go to place for models to 3D print. But for how much longer?


New 3D sculpting software allows everyone to model

03

Jul 2013

New 3D sculpting software allows everyone to model

If you have used TinkerCad, then you will be familiar with how easy it is to use. Now if you want to do 3D sculpting there is a new tool, Leopoly. It is web based just like TinkerCad so there is not software to install. This 3D modeling site is designed to be easy to use for budding 3D  for sculptors.


Household uses for your desktop 3D printer [Part 3]

01

Jul 2013

Household uses for your desktop 3D printer [Part 3]

Often you will find that you need to get a specific part, but it is expensive. This could be for several reasons, maybe there is little demand, so there are only a few units around, or maybe it is that the part is no longer in production. Either way, rather than emptying your wallet, take a few minutes to draw up the part you need...

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