The easiest way is as you currently do: model the pieces by hand, using (digital) calipers to measure them. Scanning technology isn't very good, and the models are ...
The best option is to find somebody in need of 3mm filament and trade them for it (either in exchange for 1.75mm filament or in exchange for legal tender with which ...
Stringing is often a result of too-high a temperature, or insufficient retraction. When there is highly liquid filament in the nozzle tip, it can adhere to the remai...
Using negative pressure ventilation and a suitable organic filter will limit your exposure to toxic compounds, but won't completely remove them from your environment...
For ABS print, I recommend acetone. It is not a glue, but it will dissolve the plastic a bit and if you apply it to both connecting parts and push them together, the...
If you're more interested in the recycling and reuse aspect than the re-print aspect, you could melt all the scrap filament onto a cookie sheet or into a bar (like i...
This post is meant to share experience with products that make your products stick to the bed. This is not meant to be a promotion of the products! In other answers ...
A raft helps when the part has few points of contact with the print bed, and doesn't therefore adhere well at points within and without the part. A brim helps when ...
Without more information we cannot address what is causing your edges to turn up. This can depend on the model being printed, the process, the material, the bed, and...
This can highly depend on the slicer you are using. Some software such as Makerware and Slic3r allow you to adjust the settings for the first raft/part layers. I mig...
There are a few main safety precautions you should consider. Make sure the area is well-ventilated. Acetone is flammable. A buildup of acetone gas could quickly ge...
The only thing I can think of off hand is an old mod for the early MakerBot machines. It first was released for the Thing-O'-Matic I believe, but is compatible with ...
Humidity may be the problem. Humidity tends to degrade filament, making it weaker. If you leave a coil of filament out, over time it will be exposed to humidity. I ...
At work, I put a 3d ABS part printed via 3d hubs (5*20*30), in the chamber at 1 mbar. No signs of breakage what so ever. No signs of sudden leaks. Going anywhere be...
Filament manufacturers (for example, Colorfabb) also sell pellets, price per kilo would be about 10 times less than the same plastic in filament form. Out of househ...