Fused filament fabrication (FFF) cannot 3D print on thin air, although bridging over short gaps is possible. The help of support is required if one layer does not overlap sufficiently the layer immediately below it. A simple toadstool was modelled in Hexagon and sliced in Cura 3.4.1. The cap was modelled as a squashed […]

Door stopper

Way back when I bought my Billy bookcases, IKEA offered an extension that added a low cupboard to the base. The extension is no longer available. Plastic stoppers prevented the cupboard doors from swinging inward. At some point, over the years, I lost a stopper. Its replacement seemed an obvious choice for my first 3D […]

Like onions

ALDI in the UK currently sells the Balco 3D Printer Touch (model HE180021), marketed by Balco Lifestyle and originally manufactured in China by WANHAO 3D Printer. The printer was my first toe in the water of 3D printing. The printer is very similar to the WANHAO Duplicator i3 Plus (the hardware is said to be […]