• What gets in the way of your 3D Printing project?

    All aboard the discussion train...

    3D printers have came along way since the 'make your own RepRap with another 3D printer' at home, thanks to the expiry of patents and we also have ones that are now on conveyor belts.

    Still, getting into 3D printing…

  • What did you use OnShape for? Any special designs you created and want to share?

    Hello everyone,

     

    Is anyone here enjoying OnShape just as much as I am? ;-)

     

    https://www.onshape.com/

     

    I just started using it and I must say I'm quite fond of it...

    This is a replacement part for a bread slicing machine:

    The part broke a while ago, now the…

  • Opinion on SLA pinters

    I'm thinking about getting an SLA printer. I'm more likely to be making more functional things than decorative (think Raspberry Pi case rather than figurine).

     

    Does anyone have a view on them? Are they worth the trouble, smell and mess? I can't…

  • What function of 3D printing is more valuable to you: prototyping or rapid manufacturing?

    As 3D printing in the manufacturing space continues to evolve, where do you see the most value? Is it in creating and examining prototypes and custom parts, or manufacturing in bulk? Whether you use 3D printing for work or as a hobby, I'm interested to…

  • Brittle PLA

    Has anybody had any issues with PLA going brittle?  At work we have a CEL Robox and I've noticed that some white PLA filament that was on the end of a spool and lying around for several months has gone brittle and snaps easily. New filament is much more…

  • Hi Im having a misalignment in the x-axis on my makerbot replicator

    Hi I'm having some troubles with the alignment in the x-axis

    i tried:

    swamping axis motors -Same result

    checked the heat bed level -Same result

    Reset factory settings -Same result

     

    and also checked axis belt and it looks fine with good tension (but I never…

  • Help: 3D printer monitoring with sound and no firmware modification?

    [Preface: It might be hard to read because I am quite scatterbrained and the structure could be all wrong. Feel free to ask questions if you are confused, and I apologize for the inconvenience.]

     

    So I have this project I'm doing in the school which aims…

  • What's your most practical 3D print?

     

    I'm sure it's up for debate how practical an oversized 20 sided die is, though it's created…

  • 3D Printing: About the extruder choice

    I write this short note, an abstract from the - in-print next October - issue of The Shed Magazine. I should admit that I had never though to this important detail without spending a lot of time in chat with trying to understand and solve the…

  • Scaling scanned geo to real world measurements

    Hi,

     

    What is the best way to go about scaling 3d scanned geo to match the real world object?

     

    I have some laser scanned geo, and it's very accurate but much too large. I can use calipers to get pretty accurate measurements of the real object. I know I could…

  • 3D Modelling Software Recommendations

    Morning all!

     

    has been posting some superb tweets that follow the progress of his Pi IoT design challenge, which include some great 3D models that (I assume) he then sends to the 3D printer. Is that right, Enrico?

     

    And often makes…