Failed 3D Print was Saved

3D prints fail for many different reasons.  Here it looks like the printer ran out of filament while printing.  This was a very long print and lots of time would have been wasted if he/she needed to start over.  So, the print was paused, a new spool of filament was loaded, then the gcode was Read More …

3D Printer Decision Flow Chart

If you don’t know much about 3D printers, picking one can be a daunting task.  Here is a flow chart that can help you make your big decision.  My main criticism is this chart mentions specific models that I wouldn’t recommend, but the whole thought process is a really good exercise in researching the right Read More …

3D Printer Evaluation Metrics

It is not easy figuring out what 3D printer to buy nowadays because there are sooooooooo many.  What may help is a recent publication by Make Magazine which outlines an iterative approach to determing how well a 3D printer performs.  Basically, you download their STL files, print them, and observe the how they came out.  Read More …