Laser Blower Mounting Clip

3D printing is a fast and effective way to produce repairs or augmentations for tools and machinery in the workplace. This blower mount replaced and improved on the existing part.

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Shower Rail Peg

A single piece peg with integrated hook for hanging your towels from your shower rail if you have a shower-over-bath setup to help your towels dry faster.

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CR10 Z-brace Stiffener Remix

This is a simple remix of a “frame stiffener mount” for a Creality CR-10 found on Thingiverse. The mount attaches to the printer frame and allows a piece of threaded rod to add rigidity to the tower.

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$500 3D Printer Comparison: 2016 VS 2018

I bought my first 3D printer on impulse in 2016 when the price hit $500 and I did the same thing again in 2018. During the time I owned both printers I compared the features based on my experience documenting how far things have come. My conclusion: There’s never been a better time to jump in.

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DIY Laser-Cut Baby Mobile

For a recent baby shower I wanted to give a personal gift, so I decided to make a baby mobile for my friends future child. All of the parts were laser-cut from MDF and hand painted with acrylic paints. This was a really simple way to give a meaningful gift through personalisation that I hope will inspire their child to reach for the stars.

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Ergonomic Monitor Riser and Laptop Cooling Stand

Having a laptop and fixed office setup requires additional space that often comes at a premium. Using a laser cutter and some plywood, I was able to produce a simple monitor riser to improve ergonomics and reduce desk clutter in one package. This design can be easily replicated by anyone with access to CNC cutting tools or a really steady hand and a jigsaw!

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How To Use 3D Printing Beyond Prototyping

Traditionally 3D printing has been used as a tool for prototyping. Increasing quality and decreasing costs are opening up many more possibilities for 3D printed products. This is a huge asset in the product development process that cuts down on lead times and improves the overall finished product. Printed products can even serve as a marketing tool, providing a more certain route to market for new products.

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Designing For Iteration

When I recently broke a friends lawn mower throttle, I again seized on the opportunity to replace it with a 3D printed part. However, this time I decided to do things differently and designed for iteration from the begining. By designing for iteration I was able to play to the strengths of the manufacturing process to get a fast and accurate outcome. In this post I discuss in more detail about changing the design mindset to suit 3D printing.

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Single Iteration Battery Holder

As familiarity with additive manufacturing increases, it's possible to produce functional parts after a single iteration. This is great for quickly making simple parts, especially for single use applications.

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3D Printing Custom TV Feet

This a great example of how an entry level 3D printer can be used to make functional items in a home DIY environment and one of the first of many where I've been able to improve or replace things.

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