MakerGear M2 3D Printer Review

MakerGear M2 3D Printer Review | Overview MakerGear specializes in giving you the tools to bring your imagination to life and that is exactly what they have done here with the MakerGear M2 3D printer. This slimline 3D printer is designed to be as versatile and prepared as your imagination requires it to be, and given its relatively high price tag, it obviously better be ready to deliver. Let’s take a look at the details to see if this is the right 3D printer for you! Printer Design & Who is this for The design of the MakerGear M2 3d printer focuses more on utility and reliability than aesthetics, though it doesn’t fall down on those either. Right out of […]

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FlashForge Finder 3D Printer Review

FlashForge Finder 3D Printer Review | Overview The FlashForge Finder 3D printer is an excellent mid range printer and is the perfect option for those who are looking to break into 3D printing. If you are not comfortable with the amount of assembly you find in some of the 3D printer DIY kits, then this model is right up your alley. It also includes 1KG of PLA filament and the FlashPrint software that makes slicing your models a breeze. Let’s take a deeper look into some of the features and see if this 3D printer is right for you. Printer Design The FlashForge Finder 3D printer features a hard plastic design with open sides so you can see whats going […]

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Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer Review

Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer Review | Overview The Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer offers a 3D printing experience normally reserved for $1500+ printers in a $200 package. When it comes to quality, speed and ease of use, and features, you can not beat this price. Most issues we have found across the hundreds of reviews throughout the internet have been user error related, or shipping related since the primary point of contact for this printer has been Amazon. Let’s take a look at some of the other facets of this 3D printer so you can see if it is the right one for you. Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer | Printer Design & Who is this for Monospace has […]

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Tea Box Set 3D Print with STL Files

STL Files for Tea Box Set 3D Print Tea Box Set Top STL Tea Box Bottom STL FlashForge Finder 3D Printer (Goes to Amazon.com) For the tea lovers out there, we found this cool tea box set that can hold about 15-20 tea bags on Youmagine.com. This design was created by Rudy Hermus and was quite perfect. No alterations were needed to the STL files to get them to print. The only issue we had with this print was the fault of our printer. The Flashforge finder 3D printer we use has a corrugated build platform which left a rough corrugated surface to the top of the box rather than a completely smooth one. We printed this spinner on our […]

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Compare 3D Printers Quickly & Easily with our New Tool

Compare 3D Printers For those of you who are new to the 3D printer realm. Finding out which printer is better than another can be quite the task, especially when comparing similar models from different brands. There are those pages that compare popular 3D printers, but what if you wanted to compare a couple of 3D printers and there wasn’t a page that compared the two you were looking at? Well, we sought out to change that. Now on AutomateMyTech.com, you can compare any 3D printer on the page to one another, up to 4 at a time! Compare things like print speed, print quality, ease of use, ease of set up, and price. How does it work? Our tool […]

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Comic Book Character Fidget Spinner (with STL Files)

STL Files for Comic Book Fidget Spinner 3D Print Iron Man Fidget Spinner STL 6 – M6 Nuts (Goes to Amazon.com) 1 – 608 Bearing (Goes to Amazon.com) Fidget spinners have taken the world by storm lately with their alleged ability to keep the user focused on the task at hand while occupying their hands with endless hours of spinning.  Whether you believe in their value or not, one does have to admit that they come in numerous very cool designs and colors. They are even more fun when you can create your own fidget spinner for the cost of the parts and some filament. Check out this design below that we found on Youmagine.com and give it a try […]

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Steampunk Globe 3D Print (with .STL files)

STL Files for Maker Globe 3D Print Maker Globe Base Maker Globe Bottom Globe Half Maker Globe Top Globe Half Cool 3D Print – Maker Globe Print from Youmagine.com For those of you looking for cool Steampunk genre 3D print, the Maker globe is right up your alley. We found this globe print on Youmagine.com and decided to give it a go. Don’t worry, links to the STL files so you can print this yourself are linked below. This print is divide into three sections, the base, and the bottom and tops halves of the globe.  We took on this project with our new Flashforge Finder 3D Printer just to see how it would come out and what sort of […]

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How to Succeed Printing with PETG Filament

PETG, when used in 3D printing, provides a nice middle ground between ABS and PLA filament without the drawbacks of either. As one of the most common polymers in today’s world, you can find PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate) in many things you use on a daily basis, from water bottles to food packaging and more. The extra G at the end stands for Glycol, which helps makes your end print less brittle. PET comes in many different variations with just as many different acronyms, but when it comes to 3D printing you will likely only encounter PETG. Can your 3D Printer Handle PETG? There are some requirements that your 3D Printer must meet if you are going to to be printing […]

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How to Succeed in 3D Printing with PLA Filament

How to Succeed in 3D Printing with PLA Filament PLA filament is a great place to start if you are just joining the realm of 3D printing. In this guide, we will prepare you with everything you need to know to have success with printing with PLA, and some tips and tricks that will help adjust the learning curve along the way. PLA is a very easy to use 3D printing filament. It comes from renewable and biodegradable resources and is a very environmentally friendly material. PLA is non-toxic, smells nice when printing and comes in just about any color you can imagine. PLA offers a very easy way to get great prints from the start with a smaller learning […]

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How to Succeed in 3D Printing with Nylon Filament

How to Succeed in 3D Printing with Nylon Filament Each filament used in 3D printing has its own unique facets that make it useful. Nylon is an incredibly strong and durable filament that is a nice step up from PLA and ABS. It doesn’t have the same exposure issues when you take it outside, and leave it in the sun as PLA filament does. Nylon is also much stronger than ABS filament and can create functional parts that can stand up to some abuse. Important points about Printing with Nylon filament Your printer needs to be capable of 240 degrees C to be able to adequately print Nylon. This means that many of the parts of your 3D printer need […]

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