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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!

Building The Big 3D Printer With Ivan Miranda

What is better than a large platform 3D printer? A large platform 3D printer that is custom designed with build videos and design files to go along with it. Ivan Miranda has a Youtube channel where he shares his amazing 3D printing designs and builds. His latest venture and attention seeker is his custom big 3d printer that he designed in AutoDesk Fusion 360. The final print volume is expected to be 265 mm x 500 mm x 310 mm. Ivan isn’t afraid to show his mistakes and follows up with his improvements. Having a great design is one thing, but creating content that is enjoyable to watch is the hard part. The combination of Ivan’s interesting accent and his great cinematography skills makes all of his videos easy to watch. I highly recommend watching his video series following the b...Read More

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...Read More

Sigma R17 Review By I Like To Make Stuff

Bob, the man behind the I Like To Make Stuff YouTube channel, recently uploaded a review of the BCN3D Sigma R17. This printer features a unique independent dual-carriage system to handle dual extrusion. Let’s break down the pros and cons from Bob’s review. Pros The machine comes fully assembled and packaged really well Includes a nice capacitive touchscreen that is very responsive The screen is very useful for leveling the bed, it shows you which screw to turn and how much to turn it The SD card comes with single and dual extrusion models sliced and ready to print Marvin sample prints came out great for both single and dual extrusion tests $1,000 cheaper than Ultimaker 3 Cons Bob couldn’t seem to get his prints to stick to the glass build platform (I would recommend tryin...Read More

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