I received my brand new Elegoo Mars Pro resin 3d printer 2 weeks ago and I am definitely enamoured with it. The instructions seemed easy enough though somewhat vague and I was up and running within only 5 minutes after opening the box! Elegoo Mars Pro Unboxing As much as [...]

Elegoo Mars Pro Resin 3D Printer Review – Unboxing and ...


Magical World of 3D Computer Graphics - SelfCAD

Visual computing has grown rapidly to become an ubiquitous phenomenon within the modern society. We can hardly go a day without being on our computers, be it mobile phones or PCs, and much of what we do on them relies heavily on manipulating the visual information generated by these computers. [...]

Discover the Magical World of 3D Computer Graphics


When we get to the decision to buy some specific 3D printing gear, parts, or filament, it is logical to look for the best price and convenience. Here we will list major marketplaces for 3D printing gear. We will provide some stats, brief “pros and cons”, price, convenience, affiliate marketing, [...]

Where to Buy 3D Printing Gear – Top 5 Online ...


While hunting for the rare trees for the ongoing 3D printing project, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the famous Kew Gardens in London, was at the top of our list. With the rich 250-year history, it is full of treasures. There is a 50m tall Great Pagoda, originally dating back to [...]

Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens – 72 3D Printed Dragons ...



3D Printed Lamp Shades - Ideas & Safety Test

There is a lot of models on file repositories that would give you original ideas on how to upgrade the interior with gorgeous 3D printed lamp shades and light systems. Initially, we looked at this trend with a bit of skepticism as weren’t sure about the fire safety. But our [...]

3D Printed Lamp Shades – Ideas and Safety Test – ...


Traditional Buildings With Original Historical Features for 3D Printing

There are interesting collections of the architectural models that can be 3D printed on both FDM and SLA desktop machines. Crowdfunding campaigns were launched on Kickstarter featuring historical traditional buildings’ designs for 3D printing. So far there are Chinese, Slavic, Wild West, Viking, and Maya buildings’ sets published and showcased [...]

Traditional Buildings With Original Historical Features for 3D Printing


Vase Mode 3D Printing - 3D Scanned Tree Vases - Oak, Birch, and Pine Textures

Let’s use 3D scanning and vase mode 3D printing to achieve a real tree texture effect for functional or decorative items. There are many trees that carry a piece of history or sentimental value for someone. It may be an oak, which can be hugged by five or more people. [...]

Vase Mode 3D Printing – 3D Scanned Trees – Oak, ...


Wood Filament Elephant Toy 6 comments

3D printing wood filament exists since 2012. It often consists of 60-80% polymers and 40-20% of recycled wood fiber of different kinds. There are no formal specifications for 3D printing materials and especially for new PLA composites. The properties of the end result, together with the whole printing experience, depends [...]

Wood Filament Review



3D Scanned Tree Texture - Oak, Birch, and Pine Plant Coasters

Highly customizable and functional 3D printed coasters can serve for a long time and be an inspirational object on any table. They are easily printable on a desktop 3D printer at home and can be made in different materials. Let’s take a deeper look into this subject using a Tree [...]

3D Printed Coasters – Tree Stump & Bark Textures


Color Changing Filament - Thermochromic 3D Printer Material Review

Another interesting desktop 3D printer material to try is the color changing filament. Manufacturers often surprise us with something new and unusual, like adding sparkles or multicolored segments on the spool. This time they got our attention by introducing a thermochromic filament, which changes its color depending on the temperature. [...]

Color Changing Filament – Thermochromic 3D Printer Material Review


Photoscan with a Mobile Phone Camera - Photogrammetry

One of the convenient ways to 3D scan objects or the scenery is by taking pictures from all angles using a mobile phone camera, what’s known as photogrammetry or a photoscan. The images are then uploaded into a photogrammetry software for processing. After a clean-up, hopefully a quick one, the [...]

Photoscan with a Mobile Phone Camera – Photogrammetry


3D Printed Plant Pots and Self-Watering Planters - Waterproof 3D Printing

File repositories offer a vast collection of plant pots or planters that can be 3D printed. Vases and pots usually are desktop 3D printer-friendly and any filament can handle the task. Taking into consideration that these objects are highly customizable and are functional, it is understandable why these are such [...]

3D Printed Plant Pots and Self-Watering Planters – Waterproof 3D ...



PETG Filament Review - Waterproof Dishes For Planters

PETG filament is a 3D printing material for desktop 3D printers that has been quickly gaining popularity. PETG is a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that is glycol-modified. Before writing this review, we thought about adding the images of makes in PETG to the previous PET filament review that we published earlier. [...]

PETG Filament Review – Pros & Cons – Waterproof 3D ...


Lip Sync - Intimidating Animation Tab ScreenShot - Blender 2.8

It is possible to set up an automated lip sync animation in Blender 2.8 for any character or a random object you find on a file repository website. Want to see a talking pipe? Yes, there is an automatically lip synced talking pipe animation on YouTube. Nearly every file on [...]

Automated Lip Sync Animation for Any 3D Model – Blender ...


ABS Acetone Smoothing - ABS Filament Review - 3D Printing Materials 2 comments

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


40 Car Parts 3D Printed with Desktop 3D Printer - MONO R X-Ray

When we first read a press release sent to us we could not believe it. The first reaction was: “What? A desktop Ultimaker used for 3D printed sports car parts?”. Then we remembered that we saw Ultimaker promoting S5 Pro Bundle and open-source material alliance at TCT Show. This combined [...]

40 Car Parts 3D Printed with Desktop 3D Printer – ...



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

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is one of the most commonly used 3D printing materials. You often get a spool of it when you buy a new printer. PLA is normally the first filament used by beginners to 3D printing, as it is expected to have relatively predictable results. However, the quality [...]

PLA – Best for Beginners – 3D Printing Filament


3D Printed Bust Sculptures - Today's Superheroes - Witcher, Black Cat & Flash

We follow some very talented designers on social media who draft highly detailed busts for 3D printing. The ancient technique of sculpting a human without arms dates back to 2345 BC. At that time, it was difficult to sculpt the hands as the clay was susceptible to cracking, compromising the [...]

3D Printed Bust Sculptures – From Ancient Classics to Today’s ...


The Best Time Lapse Setup for 3D Printer - Octolapse, Mobile App, Camera Mount

Have you already mastered the time lapse recording using a mobile app, camera mount or Octolapse? If you are designer or creator in 3D printing, you will need to have one more skill under your belt – time lapsing your 3D printing in action. Here’s why: it will help to [...]

The Best Time Lapse Setup for 3D Printer – ...


Blender Tutorial – Design for 3D Printing 4 comments

It’s time to learn an advanced 3D design software for 3D printing; let’s try a 4-week Blender course. Why Blender? Because it’s powerful, free, and one of the most popular 3D design tools out there. Blender has been around since the early 90’s. This software may appear hard to handle, [...]

Blender 2.8 for 3D Printing Training – 3D Design Course ...



3D Printed Lamp - Turn Your Art Into Lithophanes

What is a lithophane? A lithophane is a special piece of art from the past. It’s usually a straight surface of thin material which contains a hidden secret. This secret will only reveal itself when light shines on the back of the material and shows its true beauty. A lithophane [...]

3D Printed Lithophane – Turn Your Art and Photos Into ...


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


Functional 3D Printing - Extra Nozzle for Hentry Vacuum Cleaner

Functional 3D printing does not get the same publicity as printing for fun. The share of useful 3D prints in domestic 3D printing is growing but such models are not appreciated enough. And there is a wave of criticism regarding that. In our opinion, both types of modelling are needed [...]

Functional 3D Printing – Useful 3D Prints


3D Printed Optical Illusion

If you are into illusions you may find that 3D printers are very useful tools to replicate existing or create completely new combinations. A vast collection of 3D printed illusion models are available on 3D model repositories. Let’s have a look at some of them. Click on picture to zoom [...]

3D Printed Illusion – Optical & Text Flips



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


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


Flexible Articulated Models

There is a range of interesting toy models that are tagged as Flexi or Articulated on STL sharing websites. Making the most of desktop 3D printing at home, makers and designers are turning basic, lifeless models into wiggly, wobbly, jiggly entertaining toys. At first glance, we thought that no-one would [...]

3D Printable Articulated Flexi Toy Models


Recycling in 3D Printing - Filament Spool Initiatives - Cardboard, MasterSpool, etc.

Recycling in 3D printing stays an open and sensitive subject. Many FDM desktop 3D printer users face the problem with plastic filament waste. With time they accumulate a great number of failed prints, leftover material as well as empty filament spools. There are a few initiatives from 3D printing material [...]

Recycling in 3D Printing – Filament Spool Initiatives – Cardboard, ...



3D Printed Card Models 3DWithUs

A wide range of so-called “business card” models is available on STL sharing websites. These models are flat, and therefore they are 3D printed in no time. They also consume a very small amount of 3D printing material. Card models can be a fun extra when sent with Christmas cards [...]

3D Printed Card Models


Fillamentum 3D Printer Filament Review - 3D Printed Aspie

Fillamentum produces a full lineup of materials whatever your 3D printing needs may be, with offerings of PLA, ABS, ASA, Timberfill, Flexfill, Nylon, PLA Crystal Clear, PLA Extrafill, HIPS and Co-Polyester. Fillamentum is a fairly new and fast rising company from Hulin in the Czech Republic. The company is headed [...]

Fillamentum Filament Review by 3D Printed Aspie


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


Spray Painting 3D Prints - Adalina, Dragon Cup and Wine Hand 4 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



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, Baby Groot and Flower Pot - Image 3DWithUs

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 3D printing in [...]

3D Printing in Wood – Groot & More


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


3D Printing Filament Test 11 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