5 cool tips on how to reuse empty Prusament spools

Guides, Printing tips

Our customers love Prusament, so this is a good opportunity to tell you more about the Prusament spool design evolution. Also, we prepared 5 ideas on how to reuse the spools! Download the printed parts and start creating! Have you found some unusual and interesting ideas on how to reuse empty spools? You will have a […]

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

How to print maps, terrains and landscapes on a 3D printer

Guides, Printing tips

From time to time, every 3D printer owner is asked the same question: “Why is the printer really good and useful? I cannot imagine what would I use it for.” I did not find a satisfactory answer to this simple question at first, because I don’t consider printing figures and statues as the right example. […]

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

From 2D to 3D. How to turn a picture or a photo into a 3D model?

Guides

Many people, who begin with 3D printing, often limit themselves to printing models downloaded from sites like Thingiverse or MyMiniFactory. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, but the 3D printing options are way wider than that. Once you get into the secrets of creating your own models, you will discover a whole new […]

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Parametric design in OpenSCAD

Guides

In my previous article, I’ve shown you how to create a spare part for an office chair using OpenSCAD. And I have also encouraged the readers to try and modify the values in the code to see how they affect the model’s shape. One of OpenSCAD’s biggest strengths is the ability to easily incorporate parametric […]

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes

7 problems affecting the quality of your 3D prints

Guides

As promised, we have prepared another article about more-or-less common 3D printing errors. In the first part, we were dealing mainly with the first layer and the ways how to make it just right. This time, we will take a closer look at difficulties related to filament extrusion and how they affect the quality of your […]

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

How to set up wireless printing with Toshiba FlashAir SD cards

Guides

If you don’t like juggling SD cards and consider Raspberry Pi with Octoprint too difficult to set up, then we might have the right solution for you: Toshiba FlashAir SD cards. There are already various posts about these Wi-Fi enabled cards in the discussion forums and Facebook groups. However, we wanted to share our own […]

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Practical problem solving: Programming objects for 3D printing in OpenSCAD

Guides

How do you 3D print something? Well, that’s easy: get an STL model, load it into a slicer app, generate a G-code, upload it to a 3D printer and that’s it! But what if you can’t find the desired STL file in an online repository. What if you need a custom-made model? Today, we’ll look […]

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes