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The Evolution of 3D Printing Technology

How is it possible that 3D printing is already 31 years old? It’s hard to believe that 3D printing has been around longer than the commercial Internet, digital cellular networks, and even many readers among us! What started as an adaptation to an inkjet printer has morphed into a field that reaches across multiple industries. The following [...]

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All About PLA Filament

At Gizmo Dorks, we're what you might call "fanatics" for 3D printing. We get excited at the word filament, drool over high tech 3D printing setups, and few things make us happier than seeing a well executed print. But making a great print isn't just about your equipment and specifications - the material itself is [...]

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All About HIPS Filament

At Gizmo Dorks, we live for 3D printing. We love nothing more than geeking out over filaments, extruder heads, and the endless possibilities that 3D printing affords. For this blog, we want to detail something that can change how you look at 3D printing. On the surface, it's just another filament, but after closer inspection [...]

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All About TPU Filament

What is Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)? Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) belongs to a class of polyurethane plastics having many important properties such as elasticity, transparency, and resistance to grease, oil, and abrasion. It is unique due to its extremely flexible nature. Technically speaking, TPUs are made up of thermoplastic elastomers. However, it is better to separate them from acids, solvents, and fuels, which [...]

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All About ABS Filament

ABS plastic has long been used in manufacturing for its strength and durability. It was one of the first materials used in 3D printers and remains one of the most popular as well. Let's take a closer look at ABS plastic, it's properties, and best practices for use in 3D printing. What is ABS? ABS is an [...]

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All About PVA Filament

PVA is another plastic material that is available as filament for 3D printers. While every filament has its own advantages, PVA is very unique in that it dissolves quickly in water. Depending on the project and your creativity, PVA filament can be an innovative solution for 3D-printing. It is important to understand how PVA filament is used and stored [...]

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3D Printer Filament Types

With so many different types of filament available out there, how are you supposed to know which one to buy? The answer depends on what you want to print and what the printed object will be used for. In today's 3D printing craze, the popularity of 3D printing keeps growing and growing. New types of filament are [...]

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3D Printing Materials: ABS vs PLA

So you want to print something with a 3D printer. There are many different materials that can be used, but most desktop 3D printers recommend using either ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ) or PLA (Poly lactic acid) plastic filament. Both plastics are thermoplastics, which means they become pliable at a specific temperature and solid when cooled. The temperature at which these thermoplastics will properly feed [...]

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How to Load GizmoDorks Filament into MakerBot's Newest 3D Printers

Whether you have the new MakerBot Replicator (Fifth Generation), Replicator Mini, or Replicator Z18, you may notice that the new printers all come with a filament drawer. The problem is that the drawer limits the types of spools you can use. The solution is simple, the filament does not need to be in the drawer.1. [...]

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Free Shipping On All Orders!

For a limited time, we will be offering free shipping on everything in the store! Please select anything from our top selling 3D Filament to one of our durable backpacks! There are no minimums. All orders qualify for free shipping. Simple and easy.

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