Ultimaker Filament and Accessories Leading Tech Since 1997 Dynamism has sold leading-edge technology, with five-star customer support, for 17 years. WAITLIST Sign up below to be on the waitlist and we'll let you know when this item becomes available. My first Marvin... So I've just joined 3D Hubs and printed my first Marvin! He is such a cute little fellow, and I wanted to make sure that he would look the best he could on my keyring. I am a jewellery designer, so I am quite used to working on a small scale, even in 3D printing. I used my Ultimaker Original +, which I finished building at the beginning of January. Since then I have been printing a lot, trying to tweak the settings for the organic and cellular shapes I usually print. Perusing the forums for advice has been amazingly helpful, and the most pertinent tip I learned about was to consider the model when choosing a resolution, as higher res does not always mean a better print.
Wound Up - Coffee Filled Filament - 3Dom USA Wound Up™ is a coffee filled 3D printing filament made using waste byproducts from coffee. Wound Up™ uses those coffee left-overs to create a special 3D printing material with visibly unique print finishes. The filament produces products with a rich brown color and a noticeable natural grain. Now a cup printed with Wound Up™ is a true “coffee cup.” This is the first in a line of intriguing materials from 3Dom USA called the c2renew Composites. - Large Format 3D Printer with 4x Synchronous Extruder 3D Printing Greater than 470 x 435 x 690mm build Area The Beast's enormous build area allows users to print objects that have never before been possible on a printer with such a low price point. Our hope is for "The Beast" to make many previously unattainable projects and prints possible and to make it accessible to as many makers, inventors, DIY enthusiasts and artists as we can. High Speed and Simultaneous Printing The Beast's ability to simultaneously print 4 identical objects or groups of objects will enable small scale manufacturing capabilities at a fraction of the cost of 4 individual 3D printers. The Beast effectively cuts print times by 4 when printing simultaneously. 4x Synchronous printing combined with a high speed rail system and Bowden extruders means "The Beast" is capable of producing prints upwards of 10x faster than other FDM (filament type) 3D printers.
3D-printed Lightsaber Design Philosophy and Printing Tips For May the 4th, I designed a 3D printed lightsaber in commemoration of Star Wars day in collaboration with Ultimaker. There were many other designs out there, but none that I was really happy with. The examples I saw were mostly over simplified, impossible to print without supports, or difficult to assemble. I knew I wanted something more faithful to the original prop with better surface quality. So I set out to build my favorite design from the series.
This ultimate 3D printed Spider-Man mask is nothing short of incredible Aug 5, 2015 | By Alec Anyone who has been to cosplay convention in recent years will know that 3D printing is increasingly becoming an indispensable technology for making a fantastic costume. Of course, you don’t always have to 3D print a full Iron Man suit to benefit from a 3D printer; as one Dutch designer reminds us, 3D printing a few parts can make the entirety of a costume so much more incredible. Finuvo develops first desktop hydrographics printer for easily pimping 3D prints with hydrographic technology Aug 10, 2015 | By Alec Desktop FDM 3D printers are – as browsing of Thingiverse quickly proves – overwhelmingly used for 3D printing fun toys, little figurines and decorative pencil holders and planters. While very fun to do, not everyone enjoys having their home filled with the bright and limited palette of filament colors.
Artist Martijn Hage creates gorgeous 9-piece 3D printed ‘Hortus Filamentus’ artwork Aug 10, 2015 | By Alec While some critics have claimed the opposite at times, we here at 3ders.org are absolutely convinced that 3D printed creations can definitely be works of art. We’ve also seen plenty of examples proving that fact over the years, but we rarely see works of art incorporating parts 3D printed on an FDM 3D printer into a larger whole. And that is exactly what Dutch artist Martijn Hage has done over a remarkable week. At the request of Dutch radio program Opium (radio 4), he spent five days locked into De Torenkamer studio at the VondelParkCS in Amsterdam, working on his Hortus Filamentus: a gorgeous 2.5D nine piece, featuring 3D printed objects and inspiring alien-esque panels.
Blokko combines storytelling and 3D printing into one fun toy marketplace Aug 12, 2015 | By Alec 3D printing technology definitely has the potential to become a fun medium for creating cool and unique children’s toys, but so far most attempts haven’t gotten much farther than some relatively Thingiverse creations that probably won’t see a lot of play time. However, one startup from Singapore might have found a perfect combination to give 3D printed toys some more body.
Create a 3D printed interactive talking d20 20-sided gaming die for roleplaying games Aug 14, 2015 | By Simon Considered by many to be an icon of geek culture, the 20-sided die - or “d20” - has been commonly used in role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons as the controller for most actions in a game. Of course, it was only a matter of time before somebody hacked the otherwise lifeless die into something more interactive - and in this case, it was Adafruit’s own Phillip Burgess. Designed to be used for a “good laugh”, Burgess’ ‘Talking d20’ is a talking 20-sided die that can be produced using 3D printing and some basic electronics assembly and programming. Although it works as intended and the code and sounds are completely customizable, it may not be suitable for all gaming situations - however Burgess notes that it could be used for real-life “executive decisions” such as “loading each of the 20 faces with the names of local lunch spots and use it to pick the day’s destination."
How to Store 3D Printing Filament Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used? This sort of humidity is invisible to the naked eye, so you probably blamed your print settings, your 3D printer or even doubted your abilities, but all of that may actually not have been the cause of your problem: it was the humid filament. Some people tried to address this problem by creating more or less elaborate 3D filament storage solutions, like filament driers or special filament containers. The problem is that most are either bulky, energy consuming and/or slow, they come at a certain price or constructing them takes a lot of your time.