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3D Printer Reviews

Vivedino Raptor 2 Review

This huge 3D printer was fun, but absolutely no one should buy it – Formbot Raptor 2.0 review!Watch this video on YouTube What happens when you try to baloon up a 3D printer’s spec sheet, but don’t actually know how to build a decent 3D printer? Well, Vivedino happens. This is the Vivedino Formbot Raptor 2.0, and on paper, it’s an absolutely fantastic printer.

3D Printer Reviews

The MK3 of SLA resin printers? Prusa SL1 and CW1 review!

The MK3 of SLA resin printers? Prusa SL1 and CW1 review!Watch this video on YouTube Prusa are in on the high-detail resin printing game — but the first resin printer is a bit of an oddball for them, launching as a premium machine into a market that’s already dominated by simple import machines like the Elegoo Mars or the Longer 3D or Anycubic machines. So do Prusa manage to add enough value to their SL1 to warrant a 6x price premium? In any case, I wouldn’t want to use aContinue reading

Science & Technology

Making cheap acoustic panels

Making cheap acoustic panels for my NEW STUDIOWatch this video on YouTube New decade, new studio! This is the beginning of something great, but as with anything, you have to start small. For me, that means starting with building super affordable acoustic panels to get the space ready for filming.

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! 

Build

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.

Build

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!

Build

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.