The Secret is in the First Layer

The Secret is in the First Layer

It’s all about the first layer isn’t it? If you have a 3D printer you know how frustrating it can be to see that hotend circling round and round your build plate, either pulling off bits of plastic that are not adhered strongly enough to the table or...
3D Printing in Education – Twitter Chat!

3D Printing in Education – Twitter Chat!

It’s time for us to move beyond this blog and get more of a discussion happening about 3D printing in learning spaces. 3D printers have enormous potential for enhancing the creativity and thinking of the students in our classrooms, but the technology is so new...
3D Printing Dinosaurs!

3D Printing Dinosaurs!

On the survey that we did a few weeks ago, people asked for more classroom resources; for more interesting files to use in their classrooms. Under those criteria, dinosaurs always qualify! A few interesting files show up at this account. Several different types of...
Ninjaflex Flexible Filament

Ninjaflex Flexible Filament

One of the exciting recent developments in 3D printing involves printing with different materials. While most people print using PLA filament, there are of course a number of different options about what material you choose to use. One of the most interesting is...
Back to School

Back to School

Across most of the Northern half of the world, kids and teachers are going back to school or have been back for a few weeks already. Back to school brings with it excitement and time for new ideas. There can be no doubt that 3D printing is a hot technology trend in...