• Selling Filament by the Length Matters

    Posted in Helpful, M3D Answers, Filament on Feb 07, 2018

    When M3D set out to produce our own filament 5 years ago, we thought about what was going into our material, how it was being made, and how we would sell it. Many people reading this post already know that we sell our 3D Ink according to length, which has always gone against the industry norm of selling filament by its weight. Why does M3D do that? Why the difference? Because it’s more honest.

  • 5 Reasons to Buy a 3D Printer

    Posted in Helpful on May 16, 2017

    3D printing is becoming more and more affordable and consumer-oriented on a daily basis, but some people still see it as intimidating new technology with strictly industrial and engineering uses. This is why we decided to step in and offer regular consumers 5 reasons to buy a 3D printer for personal use.

  • What’s the Difference Between PLA, ABS, and Nylon?

    Posted in Helpful, From the CEO on Apr 27, 2017

    There are several variations of filament (3D Ink) on the market, each with its own unique properties. This guide is meant to break down the different types of filaments available today, outlining their defining characteristics to help users of 3D printers identify the right filament for the job.

  • Using 3D Printing to Make Strong Plastic Parts

    Posted in Helpful, M3D Answers on Jan 23, 2017

    Someone reached out to our M3D Pro community expressing interest in using a 3D printer for making spare parts for his veteran US car that are difficult to get. Replacements for the auto parts are likely to become one of the next frontiers for consumer 3D printing, especially for those looking to save (or even make) some money, as well as create parts that are otherwise not available on the market. We appreciate this application and just couldn’t pass on the opportunity to share some tips on how to use filament (3D Ink) based 3D printing as a tool for making extremely strong plastic parts for hardware, anchoring, fixing, enclosures, etc.

  • M3D's Recommended 3D Design Software

    Posted in Helpful, M3D Answers on Dec 20, 2016

    Among the most popular questions that M3D's support team is receiving on a daily basis are those inquiring about 3D design and M3D's software capabilities. This article summarizes the functions of our M3D software and offers additional resources for users looking for extra features.

  • M3D’s Guide to Scaling History’s Most Successful 3D Printing Kickstarter

    Posted in News & Announcements, Cool, Helpful on Aug 31, 2016

    Our Kickstarter campaign was hailed by Guinness World Records as being one of the most successful 3D printing crowdfunding campaigns in history - something we’re extremely grateful to our thousands of backers for helping us accomplish. The purpose of this post is to give fledgling businesses a direct inside view into some of the business decisions that helped us to scale crowdfunding into a sustainable realization.

  • Truth: 3D printing is for Anyone

    Posted in Helpful on Jul 06, 2016

      3D printing is a budding technology—not too long ago it was the poster boy for technology on the media hype train. While 3D printing has certainly come a long way from corporate corridors and onto the desktops of budding DIY workshops across the world, it’s not exactly the technology that consumers thought they would be getting from 3D printers. This has resulted in consumer 3D printers not being as widespread as they should be and have prompted consumers to come to terms with the fact that 3d Printers aren’t entirely the “consumer friendly” and “create everything” gadget that they had been...

  • 10 Best Places to Find 3D Models

    Posted in Helpful on Jun 09, 2016

    As exciting as 3D modeling can get, most 3D printer users have no experience with 3D modeling, itself, through design software. Even those of us who do have a lot of experience with CAD often prefer to just find our files online if we can (which we almost always do). So, in an effort to make our users’ 3D printing experience easier and more enjoyable, we have researched numerous websites with readily available 3D designs and ranked M3D staff's favorites in the list below. Once you have your model, if you are looking for a free, simple solution to work with your 3D models, M3D’s software just m...