3D Printing Blog

Lesson of the Week: Start Carving Arcs Out of the Outer Walls Of Your Prints

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If you want to save on printing time and see huge boosts in print strength, we recommend carving arcs out of the outer walls of your print. 

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Gift Ideas for Father's Day (and Any Other Occasion!)

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With Father’s Day coming up on June 17th, you only have a few days left to get a present. Knowing your busy schedule, we decided to put together this comprehensive gift guide to help you choose the best gift to celebrate YOUR dad (or mom, uncle, and grandparents - whoever it is that you would like celebrate that day), not get something in a rush at a generic sale. Let us treat you to some awesome deals and recommendations!

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What Does PLA Reveal About the Promega’s Workhorse of an Extruder?

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PLA is really a fantastic material for many reasons. It is super rigid. It hardly warps. You can print in super high detail. The final part is tough, if printed right. It lends itself to post-processing like sanding and drilling. It is cheap. In a lot of ways, it’s an ideal engineering plastic for 3D printing. But it also has its failings. It's flammable, it can barely handle 35-40°C temperatures long-term, and it is the single hardest material of any to print, due to its properties before being melted in the hot end. The unmelted filament causes high friction in...

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Promega Configurations with Removable Enclosure

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How the Promega lets you have a heated chamber for long and complex prints without limiting your ability to prototype and test changes quickly

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How Software Is Hurting Your Print Accuracy, and What You Can Do About It

Posted by Michael Armani on

Hi everyone, it’s time to explain exactly how printers differ in their accuracy and precision based on their selection of stepper motors, motor drivers, and driving voltage, and driving firmware. As you've may have seen lately, many people people are raving about quality improvements by switching from a stock electronic board to the Duet, which was the first board to use the German-produced Trinamic motor drivers.   Before we get into the details, it’s first important to understand how we define a good print as humans - and that is qualitatively.  The human eye can easily notice details typically down...

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