Tips and Tricks

Resin finishing

Finish your filament prints with SLA resin – fast and cheap!Watch this video on YouTube I have some filament, I have some resin. Uh! Filament resin! Today I’ll try to combine some of the advantages from filament printing, that is cheap, fast and can do large prints with the surface finish of actual SLA resin. Let’s try it out! 

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Hemera Review

E3D’s end-all extruder: The Hemera! (Full Review / “formerly known as Hermes”)Watch this video on YouTube So this is the hot new product in 3D printing right now — it’s the E3D Herm.. Hem… Hemera. It’s the Hemera. It’s a hotend — extruder combo that I think does pretty much everything right. So let’s check out what’s new and what’s different compared to what else is out there.

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A8 Hemera Upgrade

How to upgrade the Anet A8 to E3D Hemera and Marlin 2.0! #FormerlyKnownAsHermesWatch this video on YouTube E3D just announced their new Hemera toolhead. Naturally, I’ve been using it for a few weeks, and my first impressions are that it’s quite a beast of an extruder. And yes, it’s now called the Hemera. Apparently some INTERNATIONAL company was concerned about the HERMES brand and “kindly asked” E3D to change the name. So it’s now the E3D Hemera, other than the name, it’s the exact same toolhead.

Hardware Reviews

Prusa Y-Axis upgrade

Upgrading the MK3 with genuine HIWIN linear rails: Worth it?Watch this video on YouTube The MK3 is a really easy platform to upgrade — but does it need a 200€ HIWIN linear rail kit? Watch the video to see the process and results!

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Formnext 2019

Simultaneous 6-axis 3D printing!Watch this video on YouTube Hey, what’s up everyone, this is not MKBHD, but I thought a format like this would work for reporting on a few really interesting things that I found at Formnext. I’ve been to way too many shows recently, so I’ll keep this one brief — and I’ll just have this one video with what I got to see in the 23 hours I spent in Frankfurt.

3D Printer Reviews

Elegoo MARS Review

Is resin 3D printing worth it? (Elegoo Mars Review)Watch this video on YouTube This is not a cheap 3D printer. It’s a very affordable 3D printer — but unlike filament-based printers, the story doesn’t end there. So while the Elegoo Mars is an incredible, high-detail resin printer, you can’t just it to any other machine that costs under 300 bucks. So today, we’ll look at whether Elegoo are actually managing to democratize printing or if you should just stick to FDM.