3D Printer Filament - Materials for Desktop 3D Printing

Scroll through brands and 3D printer filament available to find the right materials for 3D printing at home. PLA, ABS, Wood, PETG, Nylon, Support, FLEX, etc. This table is updated regularly. Please feel free to Contact Us if you think that a particular brand or material should be added. 3D […]

3D Printing Filament for Desktop 3D Printers


3D Printing Competitions 2 comments

The ultimate goal of every designer is to have their unique work recognized. 3D printing competitions offer a great chance not only to showcase your design but also to improve skills. Winners get various awards including 3D Printers. In addition to prizes, the selected design is labeled as a winner […]

3D Printing Competitions – List of Contests


3D Printing Show - Live Q&A - PrintThatThing

Every Tuesday Jayson Wall aka PrintThatThing invites everyone to take part in his live 3D printing show. Designers, makers and content creators talk about their project and 3D printing related matters. In the middle of the show, there is a “3D Printing Nuggets” feature that adds some spice to the […]

3D Printing Show – Live Interviews


3D Printing Events - List of Events, Exhibitions & Fairs

If you are following 3D printing community on social media, you cannot miss occasionally heated activities. This includes a lot of talks about meetups followed by live streams, live chats, interviews, group pictures, etc. Usually, all this happens when some maker or 3D printing-related event happens. We’ve put together a […]

3D Printing Events – List of Shows & Fairs



Framelapse in Action - DeltaWasp2040 3D Printing Christmas Deer - 12 Hour Time-laspe

Recently, 3D printing community legionnaire Tessa, aka SparkyFace5, mentioned that it was so easy to take pictures on delta printers as their printing beds did not move. It reminded us that we had so many interesting time-lapse videos piled up. We feel that we have to say special thanks to […]

Framelapse – Time-Lapse Your 3D Printing


ScanTheWorld 3D Printing Tips & Tricks

A very rich and interesting part of 3D printing is the ability to print scanned objects. It opens an enormous potential for saving the historic heritage of the world. A significant collection of such objects already exists as MyMiniFactory supported the Scan the World initiative. They share the files for […]

Scan The World – 3D Printing Tips & Tricks


Wall Mounted Spool Holder - 3D Printing Guardian

Disguised as a wall mounted spool holder 3D Printing Guardian watches over the whole 3D printing process. He immediately made our lives easier as now we can replace a spool in seconds. It is especially handy when changing filament for multicolor 3D printing. The idea was to design something functional […]

3D Printing Guardian Spool & Tool Holder


Why Are Fidget Spinners Popular In 3D Printing

We missed the fidget spinner hype while being busy with other projects. But on the bright side, we can reflect on the past and have a picture of what really happened (and still happening). Fidget spinners are especially dear to any maker as it is a rare possibility to use […]

Why Are Fidget Spinners Popular In 3D Printing?



Kodama Trinus 3D Printer Review by 3D Printed Aspie

Disclaimer: I would like to say that I have no affiliation with Kodama in any business sense and although they sent me the Kodama Trinus free of charge for the purpose of this review I will be completely honest with how I feel about this 3D printer. Michael was kind […]

Kodama Trinus 3D Printer Review by 3D Printed Aspie


3D Printing Guardian Comics Thumbnail New

They say that 3D Printing Guardian is the last of the ancient people that lived on earth. After receiving three magic artifacts he obtained special powers. For endless years the Guardian was in hiding waiting until people were ready to discover 3D printing. Was it a curse or was it […]

3D Printing Guardian Comic Strip


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Since we’ve posted our ABS filament review we observed that this material was losing its popularity among 3D printing community. Despite not being the most used filament for desktop 3D printers anymore, one quality is making it special. ABS acetone smoothing allows enhancing 3D printed objects by adding the shine […]

ABS Acetone Smoothing


Ryan aka 3D Printed Aspie in Workshop

If you are following 3D printing community on Twitter, it is hard to miss Ryan Lewis aka 3D Printed Aspie. Aspie is short for Aspergers, a form of Autism that makes Ryan see the world differently. With a University degree in game design, Ryan found a real passion in 3D […]

3D Printed Aspie



Baby Thames Dolphin Toy - 3D Sculpting in Meshmixer

Since we’ve started learning how to design 3D models we see the world around us differently. Every time we look at a particular object, we cannot help thinking if it’s possible to make it 3d printable. Thames Embankment in central London is rich in historic artifacts. The lamp posts are […]

Baby Thames Dolphin Toy – 3D Sculpting in Meshmixer


Tipeye 3D Pen Review

We were asked to make a Tipeye 3D pen review. It was a very good timing for us as we have been planning to write a blog or two about 3D pens anyway. This device has a use in 3D printing and we added it to our tools list. In […]

Tipeye 3D Pen Review


Tessa aka SparkyFace5 - 3D Printing Community 4 comments

Tessa aka SparkyFace5 is a well-known figure in 3D printing community. She has her own YouTube channel, acts as a moderator in a 3D printing group on Facebook, takes an active part on forums and in social media discussions. Her background as electrician helped her to understand the technology well, […]

SparkyFace5


3D Printed Puzzle Box Thumbnail

Customization is the main value in 3D printing. Designers and makers can apply their skills and use their imagination to create something original. One of the best models for customization is a 3D printed puzzle box. The puzzle can be unique for each model or there may be a secret […]

3D Printed Puzzle Box



Multicolor 3D Printing - Fire and Warning Signs by Obolski

Desktop FDM 3D printers have limited capabilities in terms of printing in color. The majority of such printers have a single extruder and for these, the idea of multicolor 3D printing has been a challenge for a long time. What makes it possible, however, is an option to pause, change […]

Multicolor 3D Printing With a Single Extruder


Hairy 3D Prints Thumbnail 2 comments

3D printing nurtures creativity and curiosity. Some more advanced makers start to find standard printing boring. They look for a challenge and push the boundaries of this technology. They “torture test” their 3D printers to see the maximum capability. New ideas are born. Designing hairy 3D prints is one of […]

Hairy 3D Prints


Agustin Flowalistik - 3D Printing Community

Agustin Flowalistik is a graphic designer who accidentally got involved in 3D printing and now he plays a big part in 3D printing community. You can find his models on most of the STL sharing websites. He got famous after designing low poly Pokemon characters. Agustin had a big success […]

Agustin Flowalistik


Spray Painting 3D Prints - Adalina, Dragon Cup and Wine Hand 2 comments

During the festive season, there are a lot of shiny sparkly decorations around. Having a 3D printer, it is very tempting to try and make something special. As we are not much of the artists, spray painting 3D prints seemed like an easy solution. And what a variety of paints […]

Spray Painting 3D Prints



Original Prusa i3 MK2 Unboxing

Before buying Original Prusa i3 MK2 we didn’t know that it would become the best 3D Printer of the year according to “Make” magazine and to “3D Hubs” community. We first saw Prusa in action in autumn 2016 at the DIGICAL Show in London organized by iMakr. Even though a […]

Original Prusa i3 MK2


PRINT THAT THING - 3D Printed Wolverine Claws

JWALL aka PRINT THAT THING is the most eccentric and charismatic 3D printing designer we’ve met so far and happy to follow. He can design, he can make and he can rap. Oh, camera loves this man! The truth is he is one of the first 3D printing designers and […]

Print That Thing


3D Printed Minecraft Mobs

3D printed Minecraft mobs are very popular among dedicated players. Any Minecraft fan would be happy to have one in their collection. On the other hand, their square-shaped look makes it easy to design and print. File sharing websites are full of free samples to download and try out. To […]

3D Printed Minecraft Mobs 😈👻😠


3D Printing in Wood - Groot Trio Front

The announcement of Guardians of the Galaxy part 2 created a wave of interest towards Groot in 3D printing community. A glimpse of Baby Groot in the movie trailer gave ideas to the designers. Makers all over the world are having fun recreating the famous character. For Groot 3D printing […]

3D Printing in Wood – Groot in Wood



3D Scanned and 3D Printed GW2 Cannon

The idea to 3D scan an object is very old. We have seen it in sci-fi movies and read about it in books. Recently, thanks to developed software like Autodesk ReMake we can implement this idea into life. This type of software is based on photogrammetry – the science of […]

3D Scanning – Autodesk ReMake


Six 3D Printed Pokemons on a Mobile Phone

Joining Pokemon Go hype, we could not resist 3D printing some of the characters. We had some trouble with printing Pikachu in yellow PLA. One of his ears was burned and melted. There is always that risk when printing tall sharp or narrow object. Extruder is working on the same […]

3D Printed Pokemon – Pikachu’s Melted Ear Tips


3D Design Software for 3D Printing - Cactus in a Pot 2 comments

After a new 3D printer is bought, it is recommended to test it by printing something simple. Thanks to STL sharing websites there are a lot of beginner-friendly printable files available for free. Once you gain the confidence in using the printer and the slicer, it may be time to […]

3D Design Software for 3D Printing – Tinkercad


Flexible Filament Review - 3D Printing Material

Flexible filament is not as frequently used in 3D printing as PLA or ABS for example. The reason may be that it is still an experimental material. Printing with it requires certain skills and good knowledge of your machine. Also slicer settings, like in Cura or Simplify3D, have to be […]

Flexible Filament Review



Wood Filament Elephant Toy 3 comments

Wood Filament 3D printing wood filament exists since 2012, but it could still be called experimental. It often consists of 60-70% polymers and 40-30% of recycled wood fibres of different kinds. Its qualities in reference to strength, for example, can be similar to PLA. There are no formal specifications for […]

Wood Filament Review


Prusa i3 MK2 Multicolour 3D Printer at DIGICAL Show

We were lucky to attend the first ever DIGICAL Show in London on Friday 30 September. The event was packed with interesting innovations. The speakers presented their projects and views of the future of 3D printing. We had an opportunity to speak to the vendors and designers, to see and […]

DIGICAL Show – 3D Printing Expo


Slither.io

Slither.io is an online arcade game that you can play with multiple players. In the video the process of creating slither.io is shown. It is made in pieces: heads, body parts and tails. These segments are designed in Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an online software program that allows you to create […]

Slither.io – 3D Printing Multiple Segments


Green and Blue PLA - 3D Printing Material - Tower of PI 2 comments

PLA – Polylactic Acid PLA is one of the most commonly used 3D printing materials. A spool of it often comes together with a new printer. PLA is normally the first filament used by beginners in 3D printing. It is expected to have relatively predictable results. However we noticed that […]

PLA – Best for Beginners



3D Printing Filament Test 6 comments

Once your new 3D printer arrives it is good to understand its capabilities. There are many 3D printing test files to choose from on Thingeverse. The reason to use a proper test file is because it contains all hard-to-print bits. After printing such object it becomes clear what settings you need to complete tricky and detailed projects. Also these files are designed in a way that you don't use a lot of filament and printing time. Our 3D printing test is made on Delta Wasp 2040.

3D Printing Test – Cura Settings


Support in 3D Printing - Cura Settings

An object with overhangs over 45 degrees normally requires adding support in 3D printing. In a slicing software Cura there are options for 2 different types of support structures: Touching Buildplate and Everywhere. Everywhere may be a bit too much and requires extensive cleaning and polishing to perfect the result. […]

Adding Support – Cura Settings


DeltaWasp 2040

A year ago we have chosen a relatively unknown Italian 3D printer DeltaWasp 2040 to be our first 3D printer. It arrived in a washing machine size box and it already included a spool of filaments and a SD card with several files. This helped to us to start printing […]

Delta Wasp 2040 – First Look