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Simple Steps for Stopping Tears and Starting 3D Print Projects in SolidWorks

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A tear falls on the molten plastic heap outside the confines of the 3d printer base. The print bed is too small. It’s sadness that creeps in at times, leaving…

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‘Star Wars: Sculpting a Galaxy’ is the Ultimate Book for Model Shop Geeks

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For those who remember the pre-CG days (primarily before the release of Jurassic Park), appreciating special effects also meant appreciating a certain level of model making skill that has sadly…

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New Ceramic 3D Printer Adds Detail to Extruded Layers and Replaces the Potter’s Wheel

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While we’ve seen quite the gamut of ’3D printed ceramics’ over the past few years, few executions ever explored the possibility of adding detail to each individual extruded layer. Aiming…

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‘The Explosion Cabinet’ is a Complicated Love Letter to the Sliding Dovetail Joint

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If you’re familiar with the wild and crazy concepts from artist/designer Sebastian Errazuriz, then the organized chaos of his latest piece, The Explosion Cabinet, shouldn’t surprise you. The talented artist…

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‘Fab by Example’ Aims to Take the Complexity Out of Product Design for Consumers…Huh?

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So far we’ve seen 3D printing being used at the consumer/prosumer level as a way to create static objects with relatively few—if any—moving parts. A large part of this is…

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BuildTak Makes Your Build Plate a Cozy, Heat-Resistant Print Platform

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It’s 2AM, your 3D printer sits amid scraps of shredded blue tape, you’re trailing Kapton on your shoe, and you’ve just sprayed yourself in the face with your Aquanet hair…

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Biomimicry: A Soft 3D-Printed Seat Inspired by Plant Cell Structures

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When appreciating a furniture design, it’s easy to overlook the environmental impact of the various materials said design is made of including a frame, foam, padding, pillows, covers…and not to…

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Plethora Gives You Instant Quotes to Machine Your SolidWorks or Inventor Parts

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There are five things I want after designing a part–a damn part, damn fast. 3D printing was suppose to be the revolutionary technology that made all our manufacturing woes go…

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Terrifying DIY: Farmer Builds 25,000-Volt Scarecrow Robot to Protect His Crops From Hungry Bears

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Historically, farmers have been some of the most resourceful and intelligent hackers and tinkerers when it comes to solving problems…be it a broken axle or an ingenious solution for watering…