Here we are at part three where we will put the finishing touches to the Piper Build. These first three parts are about actually building the Piper because I want to keep each of the stages separate which are Physical build Wiring and attaching parts Calibration and first prints The reason I think they should … More Piper 1 (v2) 3D Printer build (Part 3)
Now we have the chassis built it’s time to start putting the rest of the parts together that will start to make this a very interesting 3D printer indeed. The next step for me was to start attaching the 608 type bearings to the corresponding printed parts that I had printed earlier. The parts that … More Piper 1 (v2) 3D Printer build (Part 2)
I have been using glue stick most of the time during my journey into 3D printing. I tried all the other things and glue stick seemed the best of the bunch so I stuck with that. PLA is dead easy keep down with a glue stick. I have noticed, however that as temperatures start to … More 3D Printer Build Plate Adhesion
One of my 3D printers is a FLSON Cube it has a good size build volume of 260*260*350mm. On this type of printer, the Z axis is handled by the bed lowering via two threaded rods situated at either end of the bed. I don’t use any form of auto-bed levelling or Z probe on … More Bed levelling by eye.
I have written a few books before, although they were about a completely different subject. But that for me is the reason you write a book. The subject must inspire you and it must leave you wanting to know more about it. If you write a book about something you better make sure you’re prepared … More The books I wrote about this 3D printing malarkey
As you are aware, I think everyone should have a 3D printer. At the same time, I believe that 3D printers are worth more than just being used for printing objects from Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory or Yeggi. Don’t get me wrong, these sites are amazing and worth the time to go in and look around. But … More Print my life!
I wanted to create a small plinth with the name of the website embossed on the front. I wanted to have something that I could use when I wanted to take a picture on a print and post it to my media sites. I designed it in Tinkercad, then tried to print it. I wanted … More Prints warping on my Delta
Delta End Stops I think that printers “End Stops” are the second most important thing on a 3D printer. Not sure what the first most important thing is, but end stops, are definitely the second most important thing. End stops, tell the printer what it’s working dimensions are going to be. Every time you turn … More 3D printer – End Stops
What is 3D printing 3D printing is a process in which objects are made by fusing, or depositing materials, such as plastics, metal, ceramics, and powders to produce a physical 3D object. 3D printers work much like inkjet printers. Instead of ink, 3D printers deposit a material usually a PLA type of plastic filament. This … More What is 3D printing