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  1. There is a lot of innovation in the 3D printing...

    There is a lot of innovation in the 3D printing space, and it is getting more serious too. I am learning how there are different needs for different use cases and niches, and dedicated 3D printers...
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    I am curious if anyone has directly worked with...

    I am curious if anyone has directly worked with both a Lulzbot and Ultimaker to see the pros and cons of the leading direct drive and bowden feed systems.
  3. I would love to hear from anyone who has owned...

    I would love to hear from anyone who has owned both a Lulzbot and Ultimaker for several years, so we can compare.
  4. I don't get the Ultimaker 2Go. Students cannot...

    I don't get the Ultimaker 2Go. Students cannot afford it, and the ones that can can also afford to drive a car to transport larger machines. Right, this one frees up more space for groceries or fits...
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    My preferences are for Ultimaker or Lulzbot...

    My preferences are for Ultimaker or Lulzbot because they are trusted brands with good support, part availability and reliable for the long run.
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    I am still a very happy customer, currently...

    I am still a very happy customer, currently printing an 8" triceratops skull at 95mm/s speeds after successfully printing a set of golfballs at 85mm/s. I am slowly increasing print speeds to test the...
  7. Great advice!

    Great advice!
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    We have to stress that people have to be aware...

    We have to stress that people have to be aware that when printing ABS, the fumes are significantly toxic so you need a well-ventilated area.
    Even when printing PLA above 200C VOC's are released -...
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    www.3dhubs.com (http://www.3dhubs.com) Nothing...

    www.3dhubs.com

    Nothing happened, why would it. They have a great business model and serve those who like to pick up their parts quickly but are not willing to invest in a 3D printer for occasional...
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    Do you have the mesh model available for download?

    Do you have the mesh model available for download?
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    The author's use of Wordart is definitely an...

    The author's use of Wordart is definitely an indication that we have a repressed need to create things in 3D with new media!
  12. As far as I know, only college (Dutch:...

    As far as I know, only college (Dutch: HBO)/university level schools have 3D printers.
    Kids I speak to do know about 3D printers. They understand how they work and soon after, they will be giving...
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    Some brands of PLA become brittle over time, in...

    Some brands of PLA become brittle over time, in my experience the best brands are Colorfabb, EUMakers and 3DOM.
  14. This was just released earlier this year,...

    This was just released earlier this year, PolySmooth + PolySher, http://www.polymaker.com/shop/polysmoothpolysher/
    But it seems the same to me as ABS+acetone cloud vapor smoothing. Does anyone have...
  15. Just print it without a raft and use a thin metal...

    Just print it without a raft and use a thin metal spatula to peel it off of the bed.
    For prints with a hollow area in the bottom, like bottles or wine glasses, if you want it to stay smooth I...
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    I recommend Witbox. They excel in flexible...

    I recommend Witbox. They excel in flexible materials including Filaflex and can do the other materials as well.
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    Now you know for next time! Be aware not to...

    Now you know for next time!
    Be aware not to leave the printer unattended while the nozzle is heated and occassionally scraping the inside of the nozzle helps too.
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    ABS is a more professional quality polymer and as...

    ABS is a more professional quality polymer and as such requires more professional handling.
    I am very happily printing with PLA since over four years.
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    Yes, most important is to figure out who...

    Yes, most important is to figure out who engineered the machines - did they use proven firmware, the right combination of electronics, is the assembly mechanically robust against various influences...
  20. Yeah Staples started doing this in Europe in...

    Yeah Staples started doing this in Europe in 2014, we haven't heard much from it since either.
    Too specific, too much hassle.
  21. Hi, It looks quite simple, so it's just the...

    Hi,

    It looks quite simple, so it's just the dozen or so divider bosses you want to remove?
    You can always print this and cut the bosses manually.
    Otherwise Blender has a good boolean modifier...
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    Great sculpting work, congratulations on these! ...

    Great sculpting work, congratulations on these!

    There are some extraordinary models on africanfossils.org where the lab has found fossils and digitized them in East Africa. It would be great if a...
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    How about PCL aka Instamorph aka Polymorph aka...

    How about PCL aka Instamorph aka Polymorph aka Plastimake? Flexible, hand-malleable, UV resistant, biodegradable and quite durable.
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    If you are looking at complex organic modeling,...

    If you are looking at complex organic modeling, Rhino is a better option.
    But if your work is more engineering/manufacturing oriented, Solidworks is still the software package of choice.
    Also for...
  25. I have been researching printers with dual...

    I have been researching printers with dual extrusion, and concluded that for it to work well the nozzles have to be very well attuned to dual extrusion printing.
    Also every file will need a very...
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