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Quick Tip: Cooling is Critical!

Quick Tip: Cooling is Critical!

Posted by Alex R English on Jan 13th 2017

This isn't going to be a long post - just a quick reminder that cooling is often a critical part of controlling warp and other problems when 3D printing PLA or many other materials.Even a well calibra … read more

3D Printer Filament Buyer's Guide

Posted by Alex R English on Jun 13th 2012

This is intended to be a very basic Personal 3D Printer filament buyer’s guide for new 3D Printer users. Every single point presented here is worth a lengthy post, but this should serve as a top-le … read more

Thing-O-Matic Mk7 PLA Set-up and Troubleshooting (Likely Mk8)

Posted by Luke Chilson on Apr 7th 2012

While a vast improvement over previous extruders, the MK7 can still prove challenging for those wanting to get started with PLA. However, while PLA is more picky in the settings surrounding how it … read more
What to do With a 3D Printer: Make a Custom Microscope Adapter

What to do With a 3D Printer: Make a Custom Microscope Adapter

Posted by Alex R English on Jan 19th 2012

I had an old Nikon medical laboratory microscope and really wanted to find a way to take photos through it so I could share what I was seeing with others. After looking around online and discoverin … read more