Author: Aleeza Boyce

Aleeza is a maker and a first-year engineering student who enjoys anything related to making. She is always up for the challenge of turning project ideas into reality, and she and her fleet of 3D printers, CNC mills, and laser engravers are no exception. She enjoys playing the guitar, going on hikes, and going out to dine with her friends when she's not 3D printing or in class.

As researchers try to find a sustainable and replicable way to improve the current housing situation, 3D printed homes are a hot topic. University of Maine researchers have constructed the first-ever 3D printed house made entirely of bio-sourced materials. The house, BioSource3D, was created by the university’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) in association with MaineHousing and the Maine Technology Institute. They benefited from funding provided by the Hub and Spoke program between the University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, run by the U.S. Department of Energy. The MasterPrint x3 from Ingersoll, which ASCC claims to be…

Read More

One of, if not the star of, Creality’s ever-expanding 3D printer lineup is the Ender 3 series. It seems as though there are now more Ender 3s than stars in the sky because Creality keeps releasing new iterations. However, that doesn’t appear to stop Creality from releasing consistently new and improved models, like the upcoming Ender 3 Neo. Creality unveiled the Ender 3 V2 Neo and the Ender 3 Max Neo. The Ender 3 Neo is essentially the original Ender 3 (Pro) with a few new features integrated. Leaving aside the current Ender 3 S1 Plus and other devices. With…

Read More

3D Warping and curling of 3D prints is a typical issue among 3D printing novices. It commonly happens when using FDM printing technology to print ABS/PLA filaments. The main reason is that plastic filaments such as ABS and PLA are melted at a high temperature and extruded out of the nozzle when printing the first layer. Once the melted filaments are exposed to lower indoor temperatures, the plastic material cools down quickly, causing the model’s edges to bend upward. 3D print warping is the term for this curling process. Warping and curling will affect the printing outcome and may also…

Read More

You will find top 7 frequently asked questions about 3D Printer Nozzle and the answers to improve your 3D Printer Nozzle change period. When should I replace my Ender 3 nozzle? The nozzle’s lifespan depends on the type of nozzle you choose (brass, steel, or ruby-tipped) and the number of hours your printer runs each day. A brass nozzle will last 3-6 months if you print once or twice a week, but if the printer is on all the time, it will need to be replaced every month or so. How do I know if my nozzle is worn…

Read More

3D printing’s wild and wonderful world has spawned some genuinely fantastic DIY room decor ideas. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most practical DIY room decor ideas for 3D printing below. You’ll need access to a 3D printer to make these items. You can also have any of these models made for you by sending them to a professional 3D printing service. Simply go to Craftcloud, our marketplace for 3D printing services. This collection of DIY home decor ideas will be updated regularly, so come back to see what’s new. Please let us know if any of your…

Read More

Millions of people had no idea what 3D printing was until international news headlines read “3D printed guns”. People and governments continue to debate the issue with opposing viewpoints years after the first 3D printed gun was made. But how did the tale of 3D-printed guns start? Which 3D printing technologies are employed? Some people think 3D printed weapons are more harmful than “traditional” firearms, while others disagree. To answer these concerns, we wrote a study of 3D printed weapons. Cody Wilson is the inventor It all started in 2012 when Cody Wilson revealed his plan to design firearms open-source…

Read More

Are you tired of useless 3D printer projects? Have you run out of 3D printing ideas? Check out our handy list of 10 cool things to 3D print. You, like us, are enthralled by the potential of 3D printing. Sadly, the environment is cluttered with ornaments and gizmos. We are on the verge of flooding with 3D printed items that no one wants or needs. Fight against the tide of irrelevance! Let’s make something useful! Here’s a list of interesting stuff to 3D print right now. Demonstrate to your friends and family that this wonderful technology has a real-world application.…

Read More