3DWithUs


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About 3DWithUs

We are a couple from London who finds the world of 3D printing fascinating. It opens endless possibilities for creative people and makers. Every day new materials and technologies are being discovered. We want to share our experience and hope it will help all those who wants to become a part of 3D printing community.


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

Dear friends, 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 […]

Tipeye 3D Pen Review


3D Printing Competitions

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


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



Patreon Role in 3D Printing Community - Patreon Trend

The following article is aimed at being a tool and guidance for everyone who is involved in 3D printing. For businesses and supporters, we offer a list of Patreon members. For designers, makers or any other 3D printing content creators we provide information about Patreon. According to all possible analytical […]

Patreon Role in 3D Printing – List of Members


Scan The World - Several Examples

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 launched the Scan the World initiative. They share the files for […]

Scan The World


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


Clayton Parker aka Uncle Jessy

When we dived into the world of comics and superheroes, we could not help noticing a talented prop and cosplay masks maker Clayton Parker. He is known in the social media as Uncle Jessy. Clayton’s YouTube videos are powerful tutorials that give a very clear understanding of what is involved […]

Uncle Jessy



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 Filament Spool Holder


Jeffrey R Wright - Print 3D Channel and #3DP365Project Thumbnail

Jeffrey R Wright, an experienced 3D printing enthusiast and YouTuber, began an ambitious #3DP365Project on his Print 3D Channel. He pledged to make a print a day for a year, starting from the 1st of January 2017. We feel it might get him into the Guinness book of records as […]

Jeffrey R Wright


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


Joel Telling - 3D Printing Nerd Thumbnail

Joel Telling, also known as 3D Printing Nerd, was one of the first YouTubers who attracted our attention in the very beginning of our 3D printing adventure. At that time he had only 8,000 subscribers. We wanted to print a model from Thingiverse and watched Joel’s funny tutorial about him […]

3D Printing Nerd



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


Josef Prusa in His 3D Printer Factory

When we started writing about 3D printing community members we never thought that we would write about designers of 3D printers and company founders. It is fair to admit that they are doing the biggest contribution to 3D printing. But most of them are not that socially active. This is […]

Josef Prusa


Geoffrey Marchal Thumbnail

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 launched the Scan the World initiative. Scientist Geoffrey Marchal is one […]

Geoffrey Marchal


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


Louise Driggers with Model

Louise Driggers aka Loubie is the designer whose creations we have printed the most. Louise’s technical background helps her in a quest for designing support-free models. At the same time, her models are not lacking detail and are full of elegance. As huge fans of the Hobbit and other Tolkien […]

Louise Driggers


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 Printing Tools

When we bought our first printer we didn’t realize that there is a number of essential 3D printing tools to come with it. There are tools for the printing process and also for safety. Day by day we kept filling our toolbox with more essentials and now we have a […]

3D Printing Tools


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



STL Repair Software for 3D Printing - MakePrintable

As we continue our journey in 3D printing world we want to give credit to a free online STL repair software that helped us out – MakePrintable. In December 2016 we found ourselves in an unpleasant situation. We wanted to print a trending model Baby Groot but could not slice […]

STL Repair Software – MakePrintable


3D Printed Rose Thorn Remover

Since we’ve tried ourselves in 3D design we started to look at the world differently. Now when we see an interesting item we are thinking: “Hmm… can we design or scan it and print it out?” I was once buying flowers for my wife and noticed that the florist was […]

Rose Thorn Remover


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


PET Filament Review

Another 3D printing material that can be tested and then used in a home or office environment is PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). PET filament is food safe and waterproof therefore it is especially good for making vases, bottles, boxes, all sort of containers. Even though a higher width nozzle diameter is […]

PET Filament Review


3D Printed Sad Face in Light Blue PLA

Louise Driggers’ 3D printed Sad Face action united 3D printing community in a protest against those who disrespect designers’ rights. This happened when an Ebay seller took more than two thousand designs and pictures from file-sharing websites, like Thingiverse, and started selling the prints. This seller has also been using […]

Sad Face Action


Desktop 3D Printer

We aim to create a full desktop 3D printer collection. The table below can be sorted by the following: Printer Make – Instead of the manufacturer’s description we selected the best review on YouTube. Manufacturer – Sorting this column may reveal more models from the same manufacturer. Assembled/Kit – Printers […]

List of Desktop 3D Printers



CONTEXT 3D Printed Logo

One of our first designs was a company logo. We didn’t have to push our creativity because the logo already existed in 2D format. Sounds easy, but making a 3D printed logo appeared to be quite challenging. Usually, when designing for 3D printing we have to keep in mind the […]

3D Printed Logo – 2D to 3D


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


ABS Filament Review - Acetone Vapour Smoothing - 3D Prinitng Materials

ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ABS filament is the second most popular 3D printing materials. Some may consider using ABS easier than PLA, although there are some qualities to watch out for. For one, it does not stick that well to the printing bed compared to PLA. This can be […]

ABS Filament Review


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

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



Delta Wasp - One of The Best 3D Printers for Enthusiasts

According to an extensive poll conducted by 3D Hubs Delta Wasp was voted as one of the best 3D printers for enthusiasts. The first place were taken by Makergear M2, with slightly higher score than Delta Wasp and LulzBot TAZ 5. The results were based on reviews of 441 printer […]

Delta Wasp – 3D Printer for Enthusiasts


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