Putting all the recent upgrades together.

Around about this time last year, I was making a start on upgrading my printer to use a five colour Diamond hot end, in preparation for the TCT show. The upgrade itself went fine but I had problems printing five coloured objects. Specifically, the scaled up version of Aria by Loubie that I’ve talked about […]

Upgrading my Extruders from 5 E3D Titans to 5 Bondtech BMGs

Following my extreme retraction torture tests, I decided to upgrade my printer from using E3D Titan extruders to BondTech BMGs (five of them). This was quite a major job for many reasons and because………..well, on the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth more, so in the […]

5 reel anti tangle filament holder upgrade

This was my original method for holding filament Essentially two lengths of 2020 vslot extrusion spanning the width of the printer. Cylindrical adaptors (printed parts) of about 45mm diameter with a square hole right through the middle and with flanges at one end, were slid over the rods. Filament was loaded by sliding the reels […]

Printed Christmas Pyramid Update

Really short of time right now so this is the briefest of posts just to say that I managed to get the Christmas Pyramid finished. YouTube video here – skip to the last minute or so if you just want to see how it ended up.

A 3D Printed Christmas Pyramid

I’m not sure if that’s the correct term for these things but a Google search brings them up. My wife and I have seen some amazing examples of these things in German Christmas shops. They can have pretty amazing price tags too! Traditionally, they are made of wood and decoratively painted. There is a central […]