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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.

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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.

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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.

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Interview One Click Metal

Finally cheap* Direct Metal 3D Printing – from One Click Metal!Watch this video on YouTube Let’s 3D print… with metals! There are a ton of options available now for producing 3D metal parts, but the most straightforward one involves laser-welding pulverized stainless steel directly into your final shape. No de-bindering, post-sintering or other steps necessary to get a fully functional part. And One Click Metal is working on making that technology a lot more affordable*!

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Building a Digital Dashboard

Making a Digital Dashboard! (w/ Google Calendar integration)Watch this video on YouTube This is my digital dashboard that I just made — it sits on the wall right next to my desk and is just “always there”. I’ve got the local time, world time, well, I mean go by US west coast time, I’ve got the weather, my upcoming video plan and to-do on here and in the last two weeks that I’ve been using it, it has already made my work so much more efficient because it totally keepsContinue reading