Empty Filament Spool Ideas

What to do with empty filament spools? That question has been asked for some years now. I have seen it asked more frequently in Facebook printer groups during the past few months. The answer has not changed much over the years. Some filament providers have changed from using plastic to cardboard, but there are plentyContinue reading “Empty Filament Spool Ideas”

Is A Chair Cushion Possible With colorFabb LW-PLA?

Upon seeing an announcement about colorFabb’s LW-PLA, my first thought was cushions. The filament was on back order at the time and I waited a few months for it to arrive. I waited again before I tried printing with the filament as I learned a direct drive extruder was best. Finally, in February I wasContinue reading “Is A Chair Cushion Possible With colorFabb LW-PLA?”

Software for 3D Printing – 3D Modeling Software/Slicers/3D Printer Hosts

Here you will find an overview of the best 3D modelling software, slicer programs and 3D printer host software. We’ve rounded up the cream of the crop. Source: Software for 3D Printing – 3D Modeling Software/Slicers/3D Printer Hosts

Installation Notes – CR10 Mini – 2nd Z-Axis

There are two reasons I installed a second z-axis; one reason was to balance the weight of a direct drive extruder I planned to install. The other reason was to balance the weight of the x-axis in general. I noticed in December that the axis was lower on the right side of the machine byContinue reading “Installation Notes – CR10 Mini – 2nd Z-Axis”

Installation Notes – CR10 Mini – Direct Drive Extruder

I installed a Micro Swiss Direct Drive Extruder a few days ago. Since I watched a video before buying the extruder, I knew the extruder motor would be stationed on the x-axis. I decided then that a second lead screw was needed and installed it the day before installing the extruder. There will be aContinue reading “Installation Notes – CR10 Mini – Direct Drive Extruder”

Sage Advice for Makers Wanting to Start a 3D Printing Business

Michael, of YouTube channel Teaching Tech, posted a video yesterday that is chock full of advice for Makers who desire income from Desktop Additive Manufacturing (AM). In the video, Michael interviews Maker Myles, the proprietor of a successful, unnamed, auto parts business. When asked about the secret to his success (10:37), Maker Myles utters wordsContinue reading “Sage Advice for Makers Wanting to Start a 3D Printing Business”