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Great 3D printing tips for beginners in New Zealand

Great 3D Printing Tips For Beginners In New Zealand

Tips & Tricks for printing with PLA filamentsThe printing temperature guidelines for printing with our PLA filament is approximately 210°C. As eac...

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3D Printer Maintenance

3D Printer Maintenance

A well treated 3D printer should give you years of trouble-free printing. Here are some suggestions on how to keep your 3D printer well maintained.Oil...

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3D Printing in the Cloud

3D Printing In The Cloud

When 3Design first entered the New Zealand 3D printing market, we thought that this innovative technology would spark a surge in a range of consumers ...

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3Design and Flightless Collect and Connect

3Design And Flightless Collect And Connect

In 2015, 3Design had the privilege of working with an awesome company called Flightless. Flightless is a boutique design and independent games develop...

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3D Printer Filaments ABS and PLA Guideline

3D Printer Filaments ABS And PLA Guideline

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is one of the most common filaments used in 3D printing. If you paid attention in chemistry class, you’ll probab...

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3Design’s YouTube Channel

3Design’s YouTube Channel

Our YouTube channel was created with the beginner 3D printer user in mind. We provide 3D printer tutorials, 3D printer reviews and a range of other co...

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Are Cheap 3D Printers Good or Bad for the Industry?

Are Cheap 3D Printers Good Or Bad For The Industry?

Another cheap 3D printer is set to be released on the market in October 2017 retailing for a low price of $249USD. The new Da Vinci Mini is another 3D...

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Paige's New 3D Printed Arm

Paige's New 3D Printed Arm

In May 2016, 3Design was approached by a woman who was searching for a company to 3D print a prosthetic arm for her daughter, Paige, who was born with...

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10 steps to Buying a 3D Printer in New Zealand

10 Steps To Buying A 3D Printer In New Zealand

So you have decided to buy yourself a 3D printer after hearing about the amazing things it can build. You want to get started on printing models of yo...

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New Zealand's first 3D printer farm

New Zealand's First 3D Printer Farm

Most people think of 3D printing as a prototyping technology rather than a production technology. That is, they wouldn’t think to use it for making la...

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How to use LokBuild

How To Use LokBuild

If you have ever used tape or films you will know that they are difficult to fit. LokBuild is more rigid and really easy to apply to your build plate....

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