Craftster

Craftster is an online community where people share hip, off-beat, crafty diy (do it yourself) projects. The term “Craftster” means “crafty hipster” and is also meant to be an homage to the pioneer peer-to-peer sites Napster and Friendster....

Thingiverse

Thingiverse is a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. Providing primarily free, open source hardware designs licensed under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses, users choose the type of user license they wish...

3D printing on Dezeen

Check this inspiring set of articles on Dezeen https://www.dezeen.com/tag/3d-printing/ Even the pictures alone will tell you how modern art, craft and engineering interact being transformed by the new technologies. Just an example to get you interested: a student from...

SKRIWARE

A Skriware printer let us make first steps into 3D prototyping so we can definitely recommend it for beginner projects although the machine needed replacement after first round of experiments. Skriware educational ecosystem consists of hardware and software solutions...

SketchUp

SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. It is available as a web-based application, SketchUp Free,...

Arduino

What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor,...

Tradition meets modernity

3D printing offers almost limitless scope for imagination – and this is particularly the case in furniture design. Consider this case which is one of the inspirations behind this project. Designer Jon Christie created a table and chairs using hybrid 3D printing...
Will 3D printing change my world?

Will 3D printing change my world?

Have a look at this excellent article by BBC and watch a couple of thought-provoking films on how 3D printing is already shaping tomorrow’s world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zp7x7hv

Jewellery-making workshop at Metallo Nobile

This is the workshop that inspired 3D Lab project Metallo Nobile joined our initiative with their expert knowledge and skills in jewellery making. We were particularly interested in the 3D prototyping process followed before manual elaboration of a jewel. The...
3D Printer Guide

3D Printer Guide

3D Hubs offer a comprehensive review of currently available 3D printers. Check their 3D Printer Guide before you decide which machine to choose for your workshops. They surveyed the global community of 3D printing service providers to learn from their experiences. The...
What else to print

What else to print

If you run out of ideas what to print check this resource https://makezine.com/category/digital-fabrication/3d-printing-workshop/ You’ll also find lots of other stuff on the MAKE portal: hundreds of projects in every issue covering robots, drones, 3D printing and...
FreeCAD

FreeCAD

FreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. This software is most suitable for...
TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD is an easy-to-use, browser based 3D design tool for creating 3D printable items: toys, decorations, pieces of jewelry, robot parts, etc. Users are guided through the 3D design process through ‘Lessons’, which teach the basics before moving on to...
Blender

Blender

Blender is a free open source 3D creation suite. It supports 3D modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering and compositing, just to list its key functions. Blender is made by hundreds of people from around the world – both studios and individual...
Print Quality Troubleshooting Guide

Print Quality Troubleshooting Guide

I found a very useful online guide for all who work with 3D printing, especially for the beginners. There are a lot of different issues, which may appear in your work, and most of them are described here together with possible solutions: