Carbon3D – Terminator Inspired 3D Printing Technology

The Carbon3D startup recently presented a prototype exploiting a new approach using resin, light, and oxygen to accelerate conventional DLP/SLA 3D printing at a TED conference in Vancouver. 3D printing advances and lower pricing now allows us to dream about ideas and quickly create parts in the comfort of our homes. Despite its usefulness, 3D […]

3D Printers: Technology Rundown

3D printing also known as additive manufacturing (AM) is a process of making three-dimensional objects through an additive process in which successive layers of material are laid atop one another to form a desired shape. AM can be traced back to the 1980s when the first forms of AM equipment and process came to life […]

Clogged Hot End – What to do?

A clogged hot end will unavoidably be an issue that needs immediate care and this article will help you diagnose and solve the problem. Unlike many other issues, a clogged hot end will not only impair the quality of your prints, but most likely your ability to print at all. We will cover the main […]

Salvaging Interrupted 3D Prints (Repetier-Host)

3D Printer interruptions are rare but not unheard of, especially if you are running multiple memory-intensive applications or if you have multiple USB peripherals. When this happens you can usually take note of the last instructions sent to the printer before it stopped and modify your G-code in order to restart from the appropriate line. In this article, […]

Quality Assurance of 3D Models Using Solid Inspector

At Boots Industries we often use SketchUp to create 3D models that are ready for print.  In this article, we’ll introduce the use of a SketchUp plug-in called “Solid Inspector” created by Thomas Thomassen. This plug-in is so effective that it’s now used every time we design a part in SketchUp. An important step in […]

Airtripper’s Bowden Extruder – Rostock 3D Printer BI

As part of our work for the construction of the Rostock 3D Printer BI Edition, we modified Airtripper’s original extruder. Our initial goal was to reduce the complexity of the extruder while maintaining the same functionality. Our efforts were initially focused on replacing the idler/tensionner body strut with a printed part that would support it just […]