Yearly Archives: 2020


In this gallery, we offer you to take a look at what can be done from 3D scanned tree textures to give you ideas for 3D printing. There are many trees that carry a piece of history, sentimental value, or that are rare varieties in some well-kept gardens. Even though […]

3D Scanned Tree Texture – Ideas For 3D Printing


Before - After Drying Filament - 3D Printing Filament Moisture Absorption

Whether you are a 3D printing amateur or a professional, you must have encountered the problem with moisture absorption by filament. Take one roll of nylon material, for example, after it has been exposed to the air for one week, it reaches its top saturation level of water absorptivity. In […]

How to Revert 3D Printing Filament Moisture Absorption – Drying ...


Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer CNC Laser Engraver Cutter Unboxing Review

Snapmaker is one of the first of its kind module 3-in-1 desktop machines that can be turned into either a 3D printer, CNC carver or laser engraver/cutter in minutes. We were a bit skeptical in the beginning, wondering if such transformers were able to perform all these tasks up to […]

Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer, CNC, Laser Engraver Review


Create Graphic Design with 3D Printer - Thumbnail

What do you think about 3D printed logos, icons and thumbnails? Do you get the message when you look at them? May this replace/disrupt the traditional way of showcasing 3D printing, when vectors are produced using graphic design? Let’s dig into the subject and check the pros and cons. And […]

Create Graphic Design With 3D Printer – Logos, Icons ...




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 – ...


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 Printing Podcasts - The Hottest Talking Topics

Have you ever tried to listen to podcasts? For some, it is the most convenient way to dig into 3D printing. This is not only because it is possible to listen while doing something else, like driving, working, or burning calories. 3D printing podcasts offer “news on-demand” service to listeners. […]

3D Printing Podcasts


Flexible Filament Review - Material for 3D Printing

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


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 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. Thanks to developed software like Autodesk ReCap Photo (previously ReMake) we can implement this idea into life. This type of software is based on photogrammetry – the […]

3D Scan From Screenshots – Autodesk ReCap Photo


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 ...


3D Design for 3D Printing - List of Training Courses and Tutorials

Many training courses and tutorials are available on the subject of 3D design for 3D printing. So if you set your mind on particular software to master, the table below will help you to compare the courses and chose the right one for you. As usual, we leave some tips […]

3D Design for 3D Printing – List of Training Courses ...



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 ...


3D Printed Candy Bowls - Red PET Filament

Another 3D printing material, which we have tested for the use in the 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 sorts of containers. Even though a higher width nozzle diameter is […]

PET Filament Review – Pros & Cons


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 ...


Functional 3D Printing - Useful 3D Prints Thumbnail

When we started our adventure in 3D printing, ABS filament (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) was one of the most popular 3D printing materials. Later it lost its leading position to PLA and PETG. Some of ABS properties, though, may keep this filament in the top 5 for a while, despite of […]

ABS Filament Review – Pros & Cons



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


3D Printing Initiatives to Fight Coronavirus - Flattening The Curve - COVID-19

Coronavirus or COVID-19 affects all parts of our lives on a global scale. As supply chains got disrupted, combined with a sharp increase in demand, hospitals are getting to the point when vital functional and protective equipment are not available in time. We are witnessing how 3D printing manufacturers and […]

3D Printing Initiatives to Fight Coronavirus


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 – ...


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 […]

3D Scan with Geoffrey Marchal



3D Printing Guardian - Current and Future Projects

Welcome to the main page of 3D Printing Guardian. What began as a themed spool holder on May 1st, 2017 has gained immense popularity and positive feedback. Several years on, 3DPG is not simply a spool holder, but also a comic strip hero and a YouTube channel anchor. In this […]

3D Printing Guardian – Current and Future Projects


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 Printing Guardian Comic Strip - Present Day

Present day people are unaware of his existence and importance. 3D Printing Guardian is reduced to play various domestic roles because he can’t reveal himself. People are not ready to learn about the full potential of 3D printing. For now, the Guardian is protecting humans from themselves and teaching them […]

3D Printing Guardian Comic Strip – Present Day


3D Printing Guardian - The Beginning

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 Comics – The Story