5 Tips For A Great 3D Print

Getting a good foundation or platform stick is probably the most important aspect of getting a good print.  Without a good stick, the print will likely not be completed or in the least will be unusable when completed.  Hence four of the five tips below, are about getting the extruded plastic to adhere to the […]

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5 Fun Projects For The Classroom

No classroom can utilize a 3D printer without fun projects to motivate the learning process.  Below you will find five fun projects for various ages and links to videos for the educational foundation supporting the project.  The last project, Color Pistol For Light Painting, is a more advanced project, but covers many areas of science […]

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Carrots and Sticks

  As I look back at my educational foundation, there were several grade school classes that really tweaked my interests.  Middle school does not bring any outstanding classes to the forefront of memory, although,  I do remember many of the projects that were required, Science and Art in particular.  Although, as a class, nothing stands […]

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Art Puts The “A” in STEM!

  STEM, the educational buzz word, is getting a face lift!  Educators, over recent years, have been shaping curriculum to focus more on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Fallen by the wayside is the classic art class.  Many primary schools have even eliminated Art from their curriculum to save money…how unfortunate. However, don’t fret, […]

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It’s The Means Not The Ends

The new buzzword within the United States’ educational system is STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Over the past several years our educational system has shifted or more pointedly focused on these subjects as perceptions suggests a faltering US effectiveness within the engineering and technology industrial sectors.  Hence, many primary and secondary schools are […]

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Imaginator 3D News 6 May 15

Boat Motor

Happy day after Cinco De Mayo! I hope everyone has found interesting items to print since my last blog. Today, I bring to you a few articles which are interesting and making the headlines. More and more companies are jumping into filament development which is good for all of us 3D printers. It means more […]

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Printing With Experimental Filament

Flex EcoPLA

Today’s discussion I cover some of the specialty filaments available on the market and the success and hurdles printing with some of them in the Imaginator 3D (I3D) machine. As such, I have used several nylons, flexibles, specialty colors, and photo chromatics. Some work well and some have their hurdles. Taulman’s 618 and 645 nylons are two […]

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