Author: Ciprian

Phrozen Sonic Mini Review Budget resin printer

Phrozen Sonic Mini Review – Fast Resin Printer

Before getting a Phrozen Sonic Mini for review, i mainly tested FDM printers and components. Cartesian printers like the Sidewinder X1 and CoreXY machines like the Sapphire Plus. These machines work great for bigger prints. But when it comes to printing smaller objects or detailed figures, FDM printers...

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Custom Build Plate Collection for Prusa Slicer

I started using Prusa Slicer a lot more in the past few weeks with great results so i thought i make it look better. For each of my printers i added a custom build plate. This improves looks and it also makes it easier to see what printer...

How to Improve Print Times for Functional Prints

How to Improve Print Times for Functional Prints

Since the new Covid-19 pandemic started, the 3D printing community started to print masks and visors for medical professionals to help fight the virus. Here are a few tips on how to improve print times in order to finish those prints faster. Nozzle Size and Layer Height The...

Sapphire Plus Review - Affordable Core XY 3D Printer

Sapphire Plus Review – Affordable CoreXY

The Sapphire Plus from Two Trees seems like a great CoreXY printer, available at an affordable price. It boasts a big print volume with a sturdy frame and Linear Rails to keep everything nice and precise. In the following article, we will test the Sapphire Plus and check...

BioFusion Blue Fire - Yondu Udonta Bust print

BioFusion Blue Fire – Yondu Udonta Bust

A couple of days ago I got some BioFusion Blue Fire filament from Extrudr and I was really excited to do a cool print with it. The filament color is amazing and it’s one of my favorites from what I used until now. The bust was printed in...

SKR 1.3 upgrade for Sidewinder X1

SKR 1.3 upgrade for Sidewinder X1

The SKR 1.3 upgrade for the Sidewinder X1 is a big improvement over the stock configuration. It updates the printers’ capabilities to 32 bit, makes it a bit quieter and allows for easier firmware upgrades. I previously reviewed the Sidewinder X1 and it’s a good machine in its...

Enable OctoPrint Baby Stepping – Live-Z Probe Offset

OctoPrint Baby Stepping – Enable Live-Z Probe Offset

Beginners often have issues with the first layer when starting a print. It’s either a bit too high or too low causing issues with layer adhesion. If the nozzle is too high, the print will not adhere to the heated bed properly. If it’s too low there’s a...

Install OctoPi on Raspberry Pi

Install OctoPi on Raspberry Pi – OctoPrint install guide

OctoPrint is an open-source project that adds a lot more functionality for your 3D printing needs. From remote monitoring and better time estimations to gorgeous time-lapses, OctoPrint is the best tool to use in order to improve your 3D printing experience. In this article, I will show you...

Custom Screen Firmware for Sidewinder X1 and Genius

Custom Screen Firmware for Sidewinder X1 and Genius

I am working on a guide for upgrading the Artillery Sidewinder X1 and Artillery Genius to 32bit with the BIGTREETECH SKR 1.3 and TMC2208. Unfortunately, the stock screen firmware has issues communicating with the board. I was looking for a fix online, and stumbled upon delwinbest’s github repo...

Artillery Genius Profile for Simplify3D and Prusa Slicer

Artillery Genius Profile for Simplify3D and Prusa Slicer

I previously reviewed the Artillery Genius which is an awesome printer. The stock profile is decent, but can be improved. After a few prints, i managed to dial in the profile and get really good results with it. Here is my tweaked Artillery Genius profile for Simplify 3D...