How many pieces does a 3D printer produce a 5cmX5cm model in 12 hours?

Hi all I plan to use a 3D printer to produce boxes for my circuit boards in small production.say 30-50 would be OK per day to keep profit.but I heard the 3D printer is a low efficient i want to hear people's opinion.

Asked by gada888 3 years ago

What is a good, cheap, 3D part modeling program? Answered

I need a program to design 3D parts, if I had a few thousands of dollars budget, I would of purchased Inventor or Solidworks but they are much too expensive. Searching the web I only found all kinds of open source programs that are not "professional" enough. I am looking for something cheaper than 100$. Anybody knows about one? Thanks.

Asked by yonch 5 years ago

How would you create a 3D hologram chamber? Answered

Okay, yes, I'm crazy. Now that we've put that behind us, I had a dream about a room where it could be turned into a 3D hologram environment room. Sort of like what they did in the jetsons movie from a while back. Basically, I walked in and found myself in a room where there was a street filled with people, but I could walk through these people and I even stepped out and got "Passed through" by a bus. I woke up immediately, and thought, "That would be AWESOME!!!!" So I stayed up trying to figure out a way to do it. My idea is currently to take 3D animation software and use a series of projectors rigged from the ceiling to project images onto the 4 walls of my basement. Then I would use the 3D glasses that you get in the theater to make it all 3D. This would be a very expensive way to do it, but I think it can be done. Any ideas, even if it is only speculation, would be most welcome. Sincerely Yours, Zelback1

Asked by zelback1 5 years ago

Cone with rounded ends in Google Sketch Up?

How do you make a cone with rounded ends in Google Sketch Up?

Asked by sparky123 6 years ago

"Best" 3D Printer on the market today

Many of the 3D Printer reviews are a more than a year old that I have found. So the question is what is the "best" 3D printer and/or Printer Kit for someone who wants to start 3D printing. Cost is an obvious factor, but quality to finished product and simplicity for a beginner are also important. 

Posted by cadams15 4 years ago

Finfing This 3D printer for Students

Hello I received this subject and instructable for a cheap printer 3D, but now this page its not here. Somebody may help me in this search. Thank you so much. $60 Hi-Res DLP 3D Printer This was constructed with an old pc  Regards

Posted by Janethbee 1 year ago

3d Tutorial: Model A Sacred Merkaba For 3D Printing

In this quick tutorial, we model what is known as a Sacred Merkaba for 3d printing or digital asset design.  Symbolic of ancient spirituality and mysticism, this shape has been part of religious iconography for thousands of years.  Geometers and mathematicians recognize it as a Stellated Octahedron, or Star Tetrahedron.  I'm using 3dsmax 2012 for this example, but the techniques can be translated to any capable polygonal modeling package. 3dsmax: Blender 3D:

Posted by JohnM440 2 years ago

3D Printer-ing

I need to find somewhere that has a 3D printer that someone can just go in and pay to use, but I have no idea where such a place could be. Do these shops even exist? Would I have to go around asking people if I can use their 3D printer? Is printing something from a 3D printer a long painstaking process? How do I even print stuff from a 3D printer?? Aaaah!

Posted by Juklop 10 years ago

Didn't receive my 3D prints :(

Hi,I had emailed the required stl files 2 months ago but didn't any shipment confirmation message :(

Posted by rahulkar 5 years ago

What is the cheapest way to make a 3D printer? Answered

Time is not an issue, skill level might, but shouldn't be.  I just want to find a good, reliable 3D printer kit.

Asked by furrysalamander 6 years ago

3D Printer Help

I am considering buying a 3d Printer, but I need something cheap and easy. I found a model that a like, it's the FDM 3D printer. The problem is, science I'm new to 3d printing, I have no idea what to look for. This particular printer has a low cost with a decent print size.                     Link to Website  ~~~~~>

Posted by MASH567 3 years ago

3D Printing layers separating

Hi! I have a project going with a 3D printer. Is a 4" X 4" X 10"  square enclosure used for holding electronics in an ROV. Whats happening is that the plies are separating. Not a good thing for an underwater vehicle. Has anyone experienced this with a larger 3D printed object? Will upload a pic when I get to my home computer.

Posted by spiderbear 2 years ago

3D Printing in the Glass Medium

I've only used plastics when 3D printing so it's pretty cool to see a movement into the glass medium. Besides the practical application, the video of the printer creating glasswork is quite pretty.

Posted by PlasticPanama 2 years ago

New on 3d printing: asking for advice

Hi everyone, Do you have any suggestions for an amateur to buy her first one printer? Thanks for your advice firstly!

Posted by fernelu2017 8 months ago

3d Printing

Does Any one know how I can convert my .3DP file using Autodesks Catch123d App into a VRML? So I cen then edit the part ready for 3D Printing?

Posted by marc3dp 5 years ago

Need information on 3D printing

So I am looking to make decorative phone cases using a 3D printer. But I have no experience with them. Essentially what I am hoping to do is make snap on or slide on covers. What kind of 3D printer would be able to do this? What sort of designs/colours would I be able to do? Anything I have to take into consideration?

Posted by MrJet 5 years ago

3d printer parts.

Hello. I am a high school freshmen, and I am on a robotics team. We own a Dimension 3d printer, however I am not able to use it for personal projects. I am a CADer and would love to find parts or broken 3d printers to where I can build my own functioning 3D printer. Being 15 I do not have sufficient funds to where I can afford 3d printers. Any type of help would be amazing! If you have any information, please let me know. Thank you! -Evan

Posted by TheParacorder 4 years ago

3d printer

Hello I was looking into making my first 3d printer so I decided to choose something simple so I found this: Any recommendations of any other simple printer or comments on if this is a good printer to make  thank you in advance-TDC

Posted by ThinkDesignConstruct 3 years ago

What Kind of 3D Printer?

I am looking into getting a 3D printer for hobby projects and what not.  I don't have a lot of experience with 3D modeling, or 3D printing and 3D printers are expensive.  I would like to get a good printer but not spend a lot.  Does anyone have any suggestions of what kind of printer I should get, should I get single or double extruders how big a printing area etc?  I have been looking at Makerbot, and Rap Man.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Dreadphill 6 years ago

3d Sugar Printer - help me build one!

I am looking for an engineer in Champaign-Urbana (IL) who can help me build a 3D printer for sugar, a la Evil Mad anyone interested?

Asked by 9 years ago

How to make a lazy susan for 3D scanning people?

I wanna ask if someone's familiar how to make a lazy susan for automatically scanning people with a 3D scanner (see the attached photo). Kind regards,

Asked by Renev3 2 years ago

3D Printer filament breaking in extruder?

Several of my recent 3D printer projects have failed in the middle because the PLA filament seemed to break in the extruder and cannot be pushed out the nozzle. Has anyone had this experience?

Asked by John Morrissey 11 months ago

A 3d model idea

This is an idea that I had for the Make it real challenge. Though I didn't end up taking this path I would love to see it be completed. It goes as follows. >> Make a spherically shaped skull with all of the innards of an actual skull. >> 3d Print it using medial grade materials (Realism) >> Skull baseball :D

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago

Is there a software where i can download and make my own 3d printer items?

Is there any software where i can make my own custom 3d printer items to download and make through mine?

Posted by Carbonado 2 years ago

3D Printing Business Question

From reading, this article. It seems as the sky is the limit as long as I have a good artist, a proper 3D modeller and the correct material.  However, I want to start a business whose main focus is 3D printing. What are things, I really can't make? Besides hiring an artist and 3d modeler. What printer would you recommend for the business idea? How many would you recommend as starting point for a small business with an expansive focus? Is there some multiple materials printer that includes glass, plastic, resin, wood, etc.?

Posted by VictorM19 3 years ago

Can I make a 3d scan using a dslr

Can I make a dslr to scan multiple people at the same time?what do I have to do?  if so, what are the precaucions I have to do?

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 2 years ago

3D Floating Hologram

Is it possible to make a 3D floating hologram like in the movies? I need help. I'm trying to develop something like this and I'm having trouble. Could I use an LED cube to make it? Or should I use glass and a projector? Or something else?

Posted by MattGyver92 9 years ago

Choosing my 1st 3d printer

So I have been considering to purchaser my own home 3d printer for a while now, but I am not sure which go for as I am happy to spend around about 500Euros or so on a 3D printer but I would prefer one that can use at least 2 colours. I would mainly be using it to create still like little figurines and statues. I have enough skills in 3d modeling that I don't need a store or 3d model assets but that would be nice. tho I am use you can use any 3d model files that you can download online. I came across this one for $100!methods/cjg9 I was using this website to look for affordable 3d printers But I guess what I also want to ask isn't just what are peoples suggest 3d printer to choose from but also what things should I look out for when buying one such as maybe special filament used or poor quality 3d prints noise problems or slow speed?? so any suggestions what ones to go for or what ones to stay away from Many thanks.

Posted by BolaGaming 3 years ago

any one know how to make 3D glasses for someone with a weak and strong eye.?

I get real pissed off about all the movies that are coming out in 3D because i cant ever get the experience in 3D because i have a weak eye and a strong eye so when i wear 3D glasses only one color gets filtered out and the other still exists. (FYI my left eye is my strong eye).

Asked by forbear697 6 years ago

Can i just extract a 3d model file from lets say tf2 and use a 3d printer to make it?

I'm dying for a Shortstop on my desk. Anything else I need to do? Or can I just buy one.

Asked by N00B5L4Y3R 6 years ago

What is 3d wire? Answered

I have heard this term from an instructables member and I would like to know what gauge if any I can use to ground my tesla coil.

Asked by nerd7473 6 years ago

What 3D printers are under $1000 that I can have ready to use by July 1st.

No hard building please.  I have found the solidoodle 3D printer, but it takes 5-6 weeks, anything quicker but not pricey? (Need a minimum build volume of 6"x6x6.

Asked by bdignes 6 years ago

Did someone know how to make a 3d character in sketch up??

Did someone know how to make a 3d character in sketch up?? Because I want to make some draw that I did but I want to make it papercraft ,so Thats why I needed

Asked by fettfan 9 years ago

Can we make a separate category for 3D printing? Answered

I know this is probably the wrong way to pose the question, but there it is.  I've noticed a ton of projects that revolve around 3D printing.  I understand this is a new technology that takes 'making' to the next level, but is the 'how to' of 3d printing really any different between all of the instructables that focus around it?  What if we made an area where users could post their 3d files to share?  I'm not saying I don't appreciate seeing everybody's hard work and ingenuity (the basis for this wonderful community), it just seems like every instructable about 3d printing is generally the same with the only difference being the file used.   If I'm alone in this I'll sit quietly and enjoy the community like I always have. and yes, I envy all of you with 3d printers lol

Asked by kretzlord 5 years ago

2D pattern from a complex 3D object

I am trying to make a piece of cloth to go over a complex 3D tool, see picture. It has to fit exactly over all the ridges. Does anyone know a good way to make a pattern that I could cut the cloth from?

Posted by dbrogi 9 years ago

how to make a 3d mushroom school project?

I need to make a model of a mushroom/ can be made of clay paper mache. just about anything. i am not a craftie person and i need it to be easy please

Asked by cheryl1961 9 years ago

can I make a passive 3d monitor with two identical monitors? Answered

I've got two exactly identical monitors laying around and some passive 3d glasses from the cinema(realD), with these monitors I would like to make a 3d monitor. I think it might be possible but I don't know exactly how so could anyone explain how/if this is possible both by? ps: If this is even possible I don't want to spend much more than 50 euros to make it. 

Asked by selujtje 6 years ago


Hi everyone, i am currently writing my dissertation on 3D printing technology and would like you all to help fill my questionnaire. will take less than 5 minutes.  thank you.

Posted by jane rodgers 4 years ago

what tumbler can i use to polish up or smooth my 3d printed creations? Answered

I was wondering if there was a tumbler of some sort that i could purchase to smooth or put a finer touch to my 3d printed objects

Asked by 3DeanPrint 2 years ago

Paleontologist prints fossils in 3D

French palaeontologist Paul Tafforeau has been using 3D lithography to make microscopic fossils, hidden in opaque blocks of amber, vsible for detailed study.Using intense light from a synchrotron (a kind of particle accelerator), he illuminates the amber, revealing, so far, over 350 specimens of trapped insects in 2kg amber. Some of the species are new to science.3D images are built up with micro-tomography, and these digital images are used to recreate millimetre-scale insects as plastic models at a scale that allows easy handling and visual study without needing microscopes.BBC Story (included iPlayer video, which may not be viewable outside UK)

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

Can any one suggest me any portable small software like Shock4way 3D??????

I read about Shock4way 3D but I am confused use it or not is there any other software like this small light weight which opens a new set of windows ( a desktop also but it's not so important).........

Asked by Atul009 6 years ago

I need a 3D printer for under $300!!!

The 3D printer must be under $300 including materials, electronics, motors etc. It must also run on an arduino mega 2560 which is not included in the cost. It must print at least 30cmx30cmx30cm and a maximum of 45cmx45cmx45cm. It must be able to run on a mac!!!!! it can be made of anything but I don't have a CNC router or laser cutter. I live in australia so sadly we don't have a TechShop!!! The printer must be able to print in high quality! I am only 12 years old!!!!

Asked by Harry Park 6 years ago

I need LOTS of help with a 3d printer

So, I am trying to build a wolfstrap 3d printer, and I am having a lot of problems with the electronics.  I have a RAMPS 1.4 and 5 stepper motors. -RAMPS 1.4 Test Code       -Y and Z motors work fine.       -There is no power to E0 and X motors.       -E1 motor locks up -Marlin Firmware + Pronterface       -I can connect, but none of the motors move when I print or do manual control. -Sprinter Firmware + Pronterface       -I can connect, but motors just vibrate when moved Thank you for all of your help.

Asked by pianoman99a 4 years ago

The Metalbot Project: an open source initiative...

Hi everyone! I would like to introduce the Metalbot Project, the first ever effort to design and make an open source 3D Metal Printer... I am sure many of you have heard of 3D Printers, perhaps even used them. The issue with 3D Printing has always been strength of materials. We are hoping to over come this issue with the Metalbot. We are in need of people with a wide range of skills in machining, DIY'ing, electronics, programming, physics, software etc... If you have any questions about the project, I will be more than glad to answer them! Best regards, Jethro.

Posted by Metalbot 5 years ago

3d computer generated sculpture

Hey guys im reading this sci-fi novel. "Spook Country" there is a cool idea in it. the technology sounds just possible. A computer games artist has made a three d picture of the dead river phoenix which can be viewed via a helmet and uses gps to have the image only appear when you stand near where he died.So you can walk around the non-existen dead actors body..What a notion. Is it possible.

Posted by maninamousesuit 10 years ago

3D Printing For All

Right after we hear about Ponoko, and their laser-cut designs that you can make and sell, here comes another company that offers the service of making 3D prints via its website Jujups.Their statement:We believe that "everyone has an inherent desire - to design" Design is about self expression. It is about satisfying your desires. Once upon a time only a small portion of humanity could read or write. We would like to say that once upon a time "only a few people could design but, JuJups changed that.JuJups is powered by design technology that structures design in an intelligent way, just as much as CSS and Html structures text and graphic data in an intelligent way so that non-techies can create wonderful blog graphics and web pages that we enjoy today. JuJups will do the same to the world of products.Basically, it's easy 3D printing with templates. They'll expand into more stuff later.A wider range of products will follow in the near future.JuJups is planning in association with ZCorp to expand 3D printing capacity to support the growing demand for customized objects. Customized giftware, memorabilia, toys, etc will soon be added to the list of items that can be custom designed. Many companies have now created opportunities for custom-made products, such as custom printed T-shirts, mugs, magnets etc. however, the customization is mostly in 2D.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago