Ender 3 “After-Build” Notes

Process Rules If you’re new to 3D printing, one of the most important things to remember is “There’s very little art” and a whole boat-load of critical thinking and  science involved in making 3D prints.  Process rules in this pursuit. I thought it would be useful next to roll through some common “first time learning” for each step of the 3D process. Designing Things The 3D (and CNC pattern) search engine Yeggi.com is a gem.  …

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Making – BIG: Spring and Fall Project Sizing

Haven’t really been doing much in the 3D, CNC, and FDM side of the shop, lately.  Although here last week, SainSmart had an email offer that looked pretty good. What they offered was a 5.5 watt blue laser to fit the 3018 series CNC machine. We have one, though still in the box, along with a new expanded controller for it. Seemed like a good deal (regularlly $149) so I fell for it.  We’ll see. …

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A “Fax Machine of Things”

A “Fax Machine of Things?”  Who’d believe it? Yet it is easily within reach.  ISYN. I wanted to add a bit more to the Ultra-Make website about this whole e-mailing to things concept which, I have to admit, fascinates the hell out of me. In the ideal configuration,  there would be one to three online machines. Obviously, most products would have a 3D printer aspect.  And since the present printers are in the $200 range for …

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