Useful 3D Printing Links

This page has useful and interesting links for a wide variety of 3D printing related goodness. There are troubleshooting guides, filament guides, community groups, company directories as well as interesting projects like 3D printing in space!

 

OpenRCProject

This is a great concept where members of the 3D printing community come together to design remote control vehicles that can be 3D printed. They have only one rule ‘Have fun and share everything’, you can find their OpenR/C Formula 1 car here on Trinpy.

 

Print quality troubleshooting by Simplify3D

This is one of the best guides we have found for diagnosing problems with your printer or to improve the quality of your prints. It shows clear photos of problems and then a description accompanied by multiple possible solutions to the problem. It is brought to you by Simplify3D who produce 3D printing slicing software.

 

Flexible filament guide by 3D Matter

This is a great guide to flexible filaments that you can print with on your desktop 3D printer. It covers the range of flexible filaments on the market today and ranks them on price, ease of printing, quality of finish and the mechanical properties of the finished object. There is a lot of technical information for the expert or an easier introduction for the novice. 3D matter also have some other great content about strength testing of 3D printed parts.

 

3D printing information by 3D Printing for Beginners

If you are interested in 3D printing but not sure where to start then 3Dprintingforbeginners.com is the place to go. They are the one stop shop for information and resources to get you started in 3D printing today. No hype or guru talk, just plain hands-on advice!

 

3D printing in space by Made in Space

This company is dedicated to making 3D printing in space for the purpose of enabling humanity’s future in space. They have already made 25 parts in space with a total printing time of over 28 hours.

 

Self replicating manufacturing machine by RepRap

RepRap is an open source community that is about making self replicating machines available for the benefit of everyone. This means that they share plans, tips and have a big community focus on sharing. The RepRap printers are amongst the cheapest and most widely used in the world. This is a great place if you are technically minded and really want to get into the nitty gritty details of making or customising your own 3D printer.

 

3D Printing Company Directory by 3D Printing Directory

This is a comprehensive guide to companies operating within the 3D printing space, there are manufacturers, retailers, service providers, community groups/not for profits, media, events etc.

 

3D printing data by Aniwaa

A great source of 3D printing data for printers, scanners, websites, software including detailed specifications, information and reviews on products encompassing the entire 3D printing ecosystem.

 

3D printing workshops by Makerlab

If you want to learn more about 3D printing and are in Australia then Makerlab provide workshops to help you learn everything from how to build your own 3D printer through to advanced computer aided design (CAD). Makerlab provide 3D printing education, supplies and consultation to businesses and creative individuals in Australia.