CNC mill built from a 3D Printer!

So i’ve always wanted a CNC mill, arguably my interest in automated manufacturing in general was what got me into 3D printing in the first place, since 3D printing is sorta the same thing from a technical standpoint, just way more accessible. But i still wanted something that could machine materials and not just extrude […]

Finishing 3D Prints 101: How to Install Threaded Inserts in your 3D Prints

Hi my name is Sean with MakerBot Learning. Installing threaded brass inserts in your 3D prints is a really great way to make long lasting 3D printed enclosures. So in this video, we’ll cover some of the best practices associated with installing threaded brass inserts in your 3D prints. In order to install threaded inserts […]

Smoothing PLA with Sandpaper

Hi, Welcome to Tinkerine Experiments. This is a new series where we will take different myths and rumors around 3D printing and test them out for ourselves. Today we are going to start things off with something simple. We will take these PLA prints and some sandpaper to try to polish the surface. We have […]

Zero waste 3D printing

(bright upbeat music) There are 100+ 3D printers at UC Berkeley Producing more than 600 lbs of plastic waste per year Students Nicole Panditi and Scott Silva have a solution to recycle that waste, here on campus They collect the biodegradable PLA plastic They grind it up in a blender 20 minutes per load They […]

kupol | reinventing the helmet with 3D printing

I have been working in the cycling industry for a decade. And more than half that time has been dedicated to designing helmets. The foam helmet as we know it has barely evolved in twenty years. Now is the time for a revolution, for kupol to add safety, layer by layer. We have created the […]

Does Acetone also work for welding and smoothing PLA 3D printed parts?

Wha’s up every one, Tom here. And at this point it can be considered pretty much common knowledge that you can smooth out the layer lines of 3D printed parts made from ABS, HIPS and delikes with an acetone vapor bath. But I was told that this should also work on some type of PLA […]

The Sick Unicorn [Maker Update]

This week on Maker Update, a soap-vomiting unicorn, two new boards from Arduino, a mini marble elevator, a neopixel thumb war, pool noodle box bots, Lego pinball, an Android tape deck, a business card stylophone, Hobart’s entry level MIG welder, and the Adafruit Crickit. Hey I’m Donald Bell, and welcome to another Maker Update! Man, […]

Finishing 3D Prints 101: How to Glue 3D Printed Parts Together

Hi my name is Shawn with MakerBot learning. Gluing is a great solution when you have objects that you’d like to print larger than the build volume of your 3D printer or for assembly. So in this video we’re going to cover some of the best practices associated with gluing your 3d prints. In order […]

The Right to Bear 3D Printers

(upbeat music) (zapping) – Matt Larosiere. My mother was an immigrant from Jamaica who came by way of Cuba. My father was a French citizen, always. My interest in 3D printing came about primarily from my best friend. He was hugely into it and I really wasn’t that interested. I’ve always been working with my […]

Effective and Safer 3D Print Smoothing with Epoxy not Acetone

So I wanted to find a method of smoothing my 3d models without using acetone. So, I did a little bit a research and I think I’ve found the perfect method Stick around to see how you can smooth your 3d prints Okay. So here we have the Darth Vader Melted Mask from one of […]