Mar 30, 2019

Advanced PCB Milling on a DIY 3D Printer

Tech2C has published a video about advanced PCB milling on HyperCube 3D printer.

Small Wood Frame DIY 3D Printer by Creativity Buzz

Creativity Buzz YT channel published a build video featuring a small wood framed 3d printer design powered by Arduino. Looks interesting. Anyone knows the model or more about this design?

Modded DIY 80w CO2 Laser Cutter by Caleb Chico

Caleb Chico made a custom 80W DIY CO2 laser cutter. It looks amzing with all the LED lights. Like a modded gaming PC case. I like it :-)

DIY PCBs Made on a Home Laser Cutter

Applied Science developed a new chemical process to make double-sided PCBs with a laser cutter, and some common chemicals. He intended it to be used on SLA 3D-printed parts, but may work on many other materials.

How Strong are 3D Printed Thread Inserts?

Great exploratory video by CNC Kitchen about strenght of 3d printed thread inserts.

Morphing and Transforming Devices from BYU

Cool new IronMan tech or just another "reinvention" of origami?


Mar 10, 2019

Tutorial: How to Set Up LinuxCNC to Work With a Touch Plate

Rob Shuster made this excellent tutorial on how to set up LinuxCNC to work with a touch plate.

DIY Depowder Station for 3D Prints Post-processing

3Digitalcooks made a useful DIY depowdering station. You can save some money and make your own post-processing cell to clean various powder types from a finished part.

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New Slicer - Pathio from E3D

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Feb 23, 2019

Infinite Print Volume RepRap HELIOS by Nicholas Seward

Oasis 3DP Open Source Powder and Inkjet DIY 3D Printer

Ytec3D developed an open sourced powder DIY 3d printer based on inkjet cartridges.

Project description:
Oasis is a powder and inkjet 3D printer (3DP) that uses older inkjet technology to print an object. HP45 inkjet printheads jetting binder are used to bind powder locally. This part can then be cleaned and treated to create an 3D object.
3DP can print in several materials to get several results: 

  • Gypsum: For full color parts if printed with a color. Infiltrated with CA afterwards; 
  • Sand: For sandcasting moulds; 
  • Sugar: For edible prints; 
  • Ceramics: For printing stoneware. Parts need to be fired afterward;
  • Metals: With a lot of post processing; 
Oasis (and my other 3DP printers as well) were developed to add powder and inkjet 3D printing to the list of open source 3D printers.
Oasis is not a finished printer, rather a working prototype. Software and hardware may have quirks. 
  • Build size: Ø84mm x 100mm;
  • Printhead: HP45;
  • Printhead DPI: 600;
  • Printhead swatch size: 300 nozzles, 0.5" (12.7mm)

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Building Carbon Frame Bicycle with DIY 3D Printer

I really don't like Red Bull, but here is a cool video on how 3d printing is being used to make a DIY carbon frame bicycle.