We’re going to perform an experiment to see if PLA filament will break from sitting in PTFE tubing. And will moisture cause it to snap even in a dry environment? Plus explain what “mechanical stress” means in this context. Back when I recorded the “Why Does My Filament Keep Breaking?” (https://youtu.be/SvpSxHLotMI) video I made the…
Tag: 3D Printing
DIY UV Resin Curing Station – Make Your Own UV Resin Curer
UV Resin for small batch prototyping in the home shop has come down in price dramatically. Now that it’s an affordable option for making components I’m working on the Wanhao D7 printer again. Along with the printer there are some other necessities. You need rubbing alcohol to clean the prints, plastic containers, and something to…
Hydro Dip Paint Surface Coat PLA 3D Prints
Hydro dip (or water transfer printing) is a process to paint objects by dipping them in a scum of acrylic paint floated on water. Since that seems pretty straight forward I’m going to try it for painting PLA prints! There’s two caveats here. First, I’m using chrome paint which may react a bit oddly to…
DIY Mic Stand with Printed Cable Retention Brackets
I’m building a weighted base DIY mic stand! Rather than buying it in off Amazon I decided to DIY it and build my own.
PETG Filament – is the Cheapest on Amazon any good?
We’re once again taking a dive into the bargain bin at PCBurn, this time for PETG filament from Amazon. At 12.83, shipped, it’s certainly one of the cheapest filaments I could find. Normally I’m leery (despite what the cheapest PLA on EBay videos I’ve made might have you believe) about running cheap filaments through my…
Heated Bed Cable Replacement on the Prusa i3 Mk3
Recently the heated bed failed on my Prusa i3 Mk3 (from Prusa 3D). But on the up-side it wasn’t the bed itself, but the cables. So I seized the opportunity to make a video of the troubleshooting process. There’ll also be a follow up video on what replaced the original cable.
Box Fan Filter Variable Speed Fan Build
Building your own box fan filter is a great way to reduce the amount of dust in your workspace. I’m going a step further and adding in a variable speed motor control!
Cheapest PLA Filament on Ebay Print Quality
3 months ago I set out to buy the cheapest PLA filament on EBay and see if it was total garbage. And I’ve now printed off about two thirds of the spool. What’s do the prints look like after printing out a pound and a half of plastic?
Measuring Runout on a Drill Press (3D Printed Tool)
With the old Craftsman drill press possibly squared I’ve moved on to checking for runout on the chuck. And to that end I’ve created a 3D printed runout gauge holder for round dial indicator.
IGUS Drylin Bushings Removed (for now)
Counting the IGUS Drylin bushing test as a success I’m moving back to bearings. For now. Here’s why.