3D Printing

Being a recent owner of a 3D printer, I’ll likely be talking a lot about that. My printer is a Prusa i3 with 6mm aluminium frame and E3D 3mm hot end purchased from Semi-U in the UK. I decided to go down the self-build route partly due to the price but also for the possibilities that it allows compared to commercial pre-made products. With the RepRap style printers it’s easy to create your own upgrades to solve a specific problem, easy to add new features such as dual extruders at a fraction of the cost of commercial products. For me as a beginner to 3D printing it was an ambitious project but one I was confident I would get the hang of. The build went well and it was completed in around 4 hours. I’d go as far as to say this isn’t for everyone, there’s no instruction manual so you need to be able to look online when needed to work out what to do next. I did make a couple of mistakes which required ordering some replacement parts but overall it was a great experience and exciting to see the thing come to life at the end of it.

2 thoughts on “3D Printing

  1. Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. Many thanks

    1. The theme is called MaterialWP and you can download it from here. I’ve customised it slightly and added a background image and I’m quite pleased with the result. I also use Paletton to help with choosing a colour scheme which also works very well if you’re not sure what you want it gives some good suggestions that you can tweak to your liking.

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