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Tinkercad Tips & Tricks: Relative Alignment

Chuck Hellebuyck, from the CHEP 3D Printing channel,  is best known for his Filament Friday videos. He also makes great tutorials for Tinkercad, an easy to use and FREE online 3D design software. Tinkercad is a great software for those just getting into 3D design work, however, it can be a bit frustrating when it comes to certain parts of the design process, such as alignment of different parts. For his fourth installment in his Tinkercad Tips & Tricks series, Chuck walks us through the relative alignment feature which allows you to align Part A to Part B, without affecting the position of Part B. Check out the video below for the very useful tip!

Best Glue For Adhering PLA Parts Featuring Abuzz Designs

Lauren, over at the Abuzz Designs Youtube channel, has been working on an awesome, non-functional, gear table. The table involves the use of various gears that mesh together to create the legs of a table. Although not functional, the design will keep you staring for hours. Being Lauren’s design will be holding a large piece of glass, as well as whatever she decides to place on it, she needed to find a strong adhesive for her parts printed in PLA. Unlike ABS, she couldn’t simple solvent weld the parts using Acetone. So what did Lauren do? She went to the store and picked up various adhesives to give a try: Loctite Ultra Stick N’ Seal Ultra Yellow’s over time Oozes out of the tube Duco Model and Plastic Cement Easy to use and apply Very strong chemical glue smell Bond...

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