Guides

Guide: Upgrading the Linear Shaft Bearings (Anet A8)

When my brand new Anet A8 arrived from Ebay, I inspected all of the parts to make sure everything was included. Although it was packaged well, I noticed the bearings were practically destroyed, with many of the balls having fallen out. Without any replacements readily available, I opted to assemble the printer and change them… Continue reading Guide: Upgrading the Linear Shaft Bearings (Anet A8)

Events

3D Printed Toy Drive for the Halo Keepers

With Christmas right around the corner, it is an excellent opportunity to give back to those who need it most. As such, I am pleased to announce the first official Let’s Print 3D charity drive, made possible by the amazing people at the Halo Keepers organization. Based in Jacksonville (FL) this group of selfless individuals… Continue reading 3D Printed Toy Drive for the Halo Keepers

Projects

How to Build a D-Bot 3D Printer (Part 2: Frame)

The D-Bot’s frame is built from aluminum extrusion and fastened together with 3D printed parts. Provided that the prints are well made, this offers an extremely rigid framework at a considerable cost savings over metal counterparts. It is however important to choose the right material and test the strength of your parts prior to assembly. During… Continue reading How to Build a D-Bot 3D Printer (Part 2: Frame)

Projects

How to Build a D-Bot 3D Printer (Part 1: Overview)

After purchasing my fourth consumer 3D printer, I started playing with the idea of building the next one from scratch.  After all, what’s more impressive than a custom built 3D Printer, made from a variety of printed parts? While there was no shortage of designs available, the D-Bot CoreXY 3D Printer is definitely the most popular choice.… Continue reading How to Build a D-Bot 3D Printer (Part 1: Overview)

Reviews

Review: The Anet A8 3D Printer

Despite causing more than its fair share of house fires, the Anet A8 remains one of the most popular budget 3D printers to date. Between the large build volume, rock bottom prices and effective marketing tactics, this plastic oozing fire hazard has been placed into thousands of homes worldwide. Certain retailers hand out the Anet… Continue reading Review: The Anet A8 3D Printer