Someone reached out to our M3D Pro community expressing interest in using a 3D printer for making spare parts for his veteran US car that are difficult to get. Replacements for the auto parts are likely to become one of the next frontiers for consumer 3D printing, especially for those looking to save (or even make) some money, as well as create parts that are otherwise not available on the market. We appreciate this application and just couldn’t pass on the opportunity to share some tips on how to use filament (3D Ink) based 3D printing as a tool for making extremely strong plastic parts for hardware, anchoring, fixing, enclosures, etc.
Our Kickstarter campaign was hailed by Guinness World Records as being one of the most successful 3D printing crowdfunding campaigns in history - something we’re extremely grateful to our thousands of backers for helping us accomplish. The purpose of this post is to give fledgling businesses a direct inside view into some of the business decisions that helped us to scale crowdfunding into a sustainable realization.
Posted in Helpful on Jul 06, 2016
3D printing is a budding technology—not too long ago it was the poster boy for technology on the media hype train. While 3D printing has certainly come a long way from corporate corridors and onto the desktops of budding DIY workshops across the world, it’s not exactly the technology that consumers thought they would be getting from 3D printers. This has resulted in consumer 3D printers not being as widespread as they should be and have prompted consumers to come to terms with the fact that 3d Printers aren’t entirely the “consumer friendly” and “create everything” gadget that they had been...
Posted in Helpful on Jun 09, 2016
As exciting as 3D modeling can get, most 3D printer users have no experience with the 3D design software. Even those of us who do have a lot of experience with CAD, often prefer to just find our files online if we can (which we almost always do). So, in an effort to make our users’ 3D printing experience easier and more enjoyable, we have researched numerous websites with readily available 3D designs and ranked M3D staff's favorites in the list below. 10. Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/ “Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.” Be...