Yoyo in the News 16 Apr 15

This week I believe has been one of the best weeks in the past several for headline news articles. As always, I’m on the lookout for cool new filament products and I have one I think you will find very interesting. Also, I cover a project that I believe many 3D printing fans may be willing to undertake…how about recycling your own plastic! Lastly, Microsoft has tossed a few free plans onto the internet and I’m sure your young’ns might be interested in creating one of their free yoyos.

Cool Glass Filament

Form Futura has release a new filament which they have dubbed HDglass (Heavy Duty) and they claim 90% of visible light will pass through it. The new filament is food and drink contact approved, so that special wine glass you design should be ready to enter production! Their new product comes in black, blue, clear, red, and green. If you want to read more, here is the article link and if you want to place an order, you can do so here.

What do you do with all of the misprints that fail to stick to the build plate, break, or just fail to print to your standards? My guess is most of them go into the trash. Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to break them into little pieces and reuse them? Well, now you can. Dincer Hepguler is an Instructables author who has illustrated and constructed a plastic filament extruder from mostly parts around the house. If you are interested you can watch his video and read the article or you can go straight to his Instructable and download the plans and instructions.

Read about the four designs

Saving the best for last, Microsoft has just released 4 new yoyo designs on Thingiverse and could become your favorite new designer to follow on Thingiverse. Currently they have provided over 210 designs which make up 48 collections, one of which is a “Famous Headgear” collection which is quite interesting. Other collections include Fruit, Baseball, Basketball, Minecraft, and Easter. You can read about the release of their yoyos, here.

Well, that is all for this week.  This seemed to be a week with a bit of interesting printing news and I hope you enjoyed the articles.  Until next week, happy printing!

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