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June 19, 2019

Once in a while, a truly challenging part comes along.  This was the case with the Raymarine Rotary Unicontroller Trackpad Dial (that's a mouthful!)  This rotary dial is integral to the operation of these Raymarine Widescreen Displays (of which they made about 6 models...

December 30, 2018

Most of the plastic parts you are familiar with have been made by a process called injection molding, whereby plastic is injected into a cavity in a mold and a plastic part is extracted after cooling.  The process of injection molding has many limitations of it's own a...

October 5, 2017

Because of the way that 3D printers lay down layer upon layer of plastic, it introduces an inherent weakness along the layer lines.  This is referred to by engineers as 'anisotropic strength' meaning the strength isn't the same in all directions. 

Look at this view...

October 5, 2017

Well, you finally bought a 3D printer and you're wondering what the heck you're going to make with it!  Even though you're probably having difficulty thinking of something to make right off the bat, the list is almost infinite of what you can make with your new printer...

October 12, 2016

What kind of 3D printer should you buy?  With such a new technology this is a tough question for most people to answer and usually leads to them either giving up altogether or buying something they don't need or won't like.

This isn't me, but I love this guy's video.  I...

October 11, 2016

I get this question a lot.  What the heck do you do with a 3D printer?  I usually answer it, in a somewhat cryptic way, as "What don't I do with my 3D printer?"

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