We like to go to the movies. But we made the mistake of going to a IMAX movie with “standard” 3D Glasses from another movie we went to. That doesn't work so from that time we pay the 1 euro extra for the glasses suited for he movie. And so we end up with a whole bunch of 3D glasses we throw in a drawer. Time to do fun something fun with them and the kids!
Decided to design one of the most particular gun from the Overwatch videogame; the gun of the character Lucio, which has an amazing shape and no one printed the model yet. For this project I decided to print all the parts in EasyFil™ PLA - Grey, because the Lucio Gun consists of several large parts and did not want to risk issues with warping. EasyFil™ PLA is really easy to print and works always great.
As a music lover and records collector, inspired by liquid filled vinyls I started to wonder how to achieve similar effect using a 3D printer. Transparent, watertight and chemical tolerant at the same time – it seems not to be an easy task and right material choice is more important than ever.
The key success to printing with our MetalFil™ - Ancient Bronze or Classic Copper lies not in the printing of the filaments themselves but in the after treatments that are possible. So in this post we are going to dive into the world of patina’s, acids and (household) chemicals that you can use to give that awesome MetalFil™ print an artists touch.
We, at Formfutura, have always been firm supporters of the idea that 3Dprinting should not only be used for making beautiful objects like vases, toys and memorabilia or prototypes using our industrial filaments. We believe that 3dprinting is and will continue to be a major step forward in relieving the needs experienced by the ones that are not so fortunate in life. 3dprinting your own prosthetic parts from the comfort of your home for a fraction of the cost is one of the pillars that drives and will keep on driving the 3dprinting movement.