We run a small manufacturing business from home, and want to share our adventures with you.
We love to 3D print in multiple colors. It’s a great way to brighten up any project. But we no longer have our dual extruder printer. To make multicolor prints we use pause points. Meaning, there is a script of code we add to the g-code after we slice the model, that pauses the print … Continue reading Pause points…switching filaments mid-print and 3D printing with style.
I know, I know. Just what the internet needed: another review talking about how great the Creality CR-10 is. Well we’ve had it for a week, and so far it is great. So after only a week let’s consider this more of a “first impressions” post, and I’ll continue to update it as I get … Continue reading Creality CR-10 Review and First Impressions
Anyone who has experience with 3D printing knows of the annoying fumes that results from it. During the printing process, filament is heated up and melted so that it can be extruded through the nozzle. As a result of bringing plastic to its melting point, toxic fumes are released into the air. These fumes are … Continue reading Safer, Cleaner 3D Printing with the Zimpure Air Filter
In a few posts now I’ve raved about how much I love the Zebra Plate build surface and the Craftbot Plus 3D printer. However, the Craftbot comes with its own build plate, so I had to make a few (very) minor modifications to get the Craftbot to work with the Zebra Plate. But I wanted … Continue reading 3D Printing 101: Using the Zebra Plate with a Craftbot
We’ve used a variety of build plates and surfaces with our Craftbot and Raise3D N2 printers including: Buildtak on glass, the FLEKS3D build plate, and the Zebra Plate by PrintinZ. As mentioned before, we primarily use PLA, so keep that in mind when reading this post. Our friend and fellow blogger Michael has experience with … Continue reading 3D Printing 101: Build Plates and Other Build Surfaces
Hi everyone! We’re super excited to get out this first post in this series about things we love to make. These are products that we sell on our Etsy shops, and of course you’re welcome to purchase them from there ;). However, if you’re reading this blog you’re probably a maker like us, and we want … Continue reading An Overview of All the Things We Love to Make! Musical Toys!
As I mentioned in our first “3D Printing 101” blog post, our 3D printer of choice is the Craftbot Plus. Simply put, this printer allows us to focus on designing our ideas and brining them to reality, as opposed to constantly fighting with a printer that just won’t work. We only have a few hours … Continue reading 3D Printing 101: Craftbot Plus 3D Printer Review
While I hope even experienced makers and designers will find useful information here and in our subsequent 3D printing posts - this particular post is for those of you who are new to 3D printing, and don’t know where to begin. This is the first in a series of five posts which will describe our … Continue reading 3D Printing 101: Our Recipe for Success
Our first 3D printer was the Raise 3D N2 model. We backed this company on kick starter and got a top of the line machine including a splurge on the duel extrude nozzles. Key considerations when looking at 3D printers: 1. Decide your build volume needs - bigger is not always better. We found that … Continue reading Considerations when Purchasing a 3D Printer
We have a great connection to our local library in that my mother in law is a librarian. With that comes certain privileges and expectations. When they need cute kids for summer reading program posters, of course we help out. And when the children's chairs get broken and need spare parts (which don't exist) we do … Continue reading Custom Parts with 3D Printing