3D Designs – Artdeko BG http://artdeko-bg.com/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:14:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://artdeko-bg.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/artdeko-bg-icon-150x150.jpg 3D Designs – Artdeko BG http://artdeko-bg.com/ 32 32 What is AMD 3D V-Cache? Here’s how it could change PC gaming https://artdeko-bg.com/what-is-amd-3d-v-cache-heres-how-it-could-change-pc-gaming/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:01:32 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/what-is-amd-3d-v-cache-heres-how-it-could-change-pc-gaming/ AMD announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D at CES 2022, bringing the world’s first processor with 3D V-Cache to market. It’s an interesting processor, outperforming the more expensive flagships from AMD and Intel. To understand why, you need to familiarize yourself with what AMD 3D V-Cache is, what performance it could provide, and why it matters. […]]]>

AMD announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D at CES 2022, bringing the world’s first processor with 3D V-Cache to market. It’s an interesting processor, outperforming the more expensive flagships from AMD and Intel. To understand why, you need to familiarize yourself with what AMD 3D V-Cache is, what performance it could provide, and why it matters.

3D V-Cache is just a different way of laying out a processor, which leaves more room for on-chip cache. This could be a major change for AMD, and it could impact many generations to come. We’re going to wonder if this is really the revolution that AMD announced, or if it’s just hot wind.

What is AMD 3D V-Cache?

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AMD 3D V-Cache is a packaging technology that stacks additional layers of cache onto a processor. It sounds complex, and technically it is, but it’s not hard to figure out what AMD’s technology does. Instead of placing the cache next to the processor as is traditionally done, AMD stacks the cache on top to squeeze more of it onto the chip.

It’s a different way to lay out a processor, and thanks to advancements in how processor manufacturers place components on a chip, AMD is able to squeeze more cache without creating a massive processor. AMD has only framed the extra cache in the gaming realm, where the company claims it can deliver a 15% improvement on average.

To understand why, it is important to understand what the cache does. Your processor has three levels of cache, the lowest being L3 or level 3 cache. Each level of cache is smaller in size but faster in speed, acting as a string of memory for your processor that can supply instructions as they are needed.

Think of cache as a supply chain. Your RAM is like a national warehouse, the L3 cache is a regional distribution center, and so on through the L2 and L1 caches. For 3D V-Cache, we are talking about additional L3 cache, the slowest level of your CPU. This is, however, only relatively slow – each cache layer is still much faster than your hard drive or RAM.

More L3 cache allows the processor to stream and store more instructions, reducing the number of times it has to fetch instructions from RAM. Naturally, this does not provide a performance advantage in all situations. However, in scenarios where the CPU is handling multiple instructions, such as games, an additional L3 cache should provide a big improvement.

AMD CEO holding a 3D V-Cache processor.

Why not just more caching on the processor? AMD does not want to put all its eggs in one basket. Layering more cache on the CPU opens up the possibility of defeats, rendering the entire CPU useless. The 3D V-Cache is separate from the CPU die, close to the CPU but not part of it. This provides the bandwidth benefits brought by the cache being close to the processor without risk.

Currently, we only have one processor that comes with 3D V-Cache: the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. It comes with an additional 64MB of 3D V-Cache, but AMD says its packaging technology can scale up to 192MB. we’ll probably see a lot more V-Cache 3D.

3D V-Cache processors

AMD CEO presents a new processor.

3D V-Cache is a technology that should eventually make its way into AMD’s product stack. For now, we only have one processor with it: the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. It’s due out in the spring, and it comes with the same eight cores and 16 threads as the Ryzen 7 5800X. The big difference is the 64MB of 3D V-Cache, bringing the total L3 cache to 96MB.

AMD will likely release more 3D V-Cache processors soon, but they won’t come from the Ryzen lineup. Since the launch of the third-generation AMD Epyc server processors, the company has been talking about a lineup refresh that includes 3D V-Cache. AMD claims that the 256 MB of the flagship Epyc 7763 can be increased to 768 MB.

Throughout 2022, we’ll likely see 3D V-Cache be the cornerstone of AMD’s processor announcements. The first Ryzen processor appears to be a proof of concept – a working chip that can serve as a benchmark for future Ryzen and Epyc designs. Cache has a lot more impact in the data center, and AMD likely certifies the technology before rolling it out to a fleet of servers.

3D V-Cache Performance

Performance data is sparse for 3D V-Cache at this time. AMD has only announced one CPU with the packaging technology, and it hasn’t arrived yet. We rely on the data provided by AMD, and we always suggest waiting for third-party tests to be validated.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an interesting processor based on what AMD has said. Instead of comparing it to the base Ryzen 7 5800X, AMD compared it to the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Core i9-12900K. Ryzen 7 processors aren’t meant to compete with Ryzen 9 and Core i9 chips, setting the tone for what 3D V-Cache can offer gamers.

Dr Lisa Su presenting AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

For more details, AMD claims that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D can deliver around a 15% boost at 1080p over the Ryzen 9 5900X. In Watch Dogs Legion, AMD claims that the new chip offers a 36% increase, and in far cry 6, an increase of 24%. Keep in mind that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D comes with four fewer cores than the Ryzen 9 5900X, illustrating how much V-Cache 3D can improve performance during games.

More impressively, AMD claims the Ryzen 7 5800X3D can match or exceed Intel’s Core i9-12900K. We rate Intel’s current flagship as the best processor for gaming, but if AMD’s numbers are accurate, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D could claim that crown. In titles like Final Fantasy XIV, AMD claims to see an improvement of up to 17% over the Core i9.

While AMD’s claims are impressive, it’s important to take them with a dose of reality. AMD only shared numbers for 1080p. As resolution increases, the CPU plays less of a role in performance. It will be important to research the 1440p and 4K benchmarks once the processor launches to see how it actually compares to flagships.

A packaging revolution?

Render of an AMD Ryzen chip.

AMD sets great store by V-Cache 3D, and for good reason. We have to wait to test the packaging tech before jumping to conclusions, but AMD’s numbers are impressive and CPU cache can have a huge impact on gaming. Although we don’t have third-party tests on 3D V-Cache, we already know how Ryzen prefers fast memory.

Without going too far into the weeds, Ryzen processors use chiplets instead of a single die. By separating the CPU components, AMD chips have higher latency than their Intel counterparts. To counter this, AMD includes a large amount of L3 cache and dense interconnects. And when it comes to RAM, faster speeds further improve the situation created by AMD’s chip architecture design.

3D V-Cache takes what was supposed to be a performance deficit and turns it into a performance advantage. More L3 cache does not improve latency, but it does allow more data to be stored in the CPU instead of RAM. This, in turn, reduces total latency – the data coming from RAM and flowing to the processor – by allowing more of it to remain on the chip before being flushed out.

Technically, 3D V-Cache is more than marketing hype. That said, it will likely only offer marginal improvement at higher resolutions. The real reason to get excited about 3D V-Cache lies in AMD’s future generations of processors, where architectural improvements and 3D V-Cache could bring big leaps in performance.

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Zyva Studio founder talks about Trans-Design and the metaverse https://artdeko-bg.com/zyva-studio-founder-talks-about-trans-design-and-the-metaverse/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 20:31:38 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/zyva-studio-founder-talks-about-trans-design-and-the-metaverse/ With the rise of the metaverse, how is your work evolving in terms of the objects and spaces you design? In recent years, I have the feeling that we are witnessing an explosion in architecture, in a good way. There is no longer really a predefined style. Everything is mixed and mixed: modernist, brutalist, rococo, […]]]>

With the rise of the metaverse, how is your work evolving in terms of the objects and spaces you design?

In recent years, I have the feeling that we are witnessing an explosion in architecture, in a good way. There is no longer really a predefined style. Everything is mixed and mixed: modernist, brutalist, rococo, futuristic, organic, grunge, cyberpunk, minimalist, maximalist, small scale, large scale. Our era offers a stage for all those who wish to express themselves and this movement accentuates the emergence of the metaverse. A virtual space in which anything is possible will inevitably generate a series of innovations in the way we live, represent and inhabit the city. But as the Japanese roboticist Mori Masahiro’s Uncanny Valley theory, it will be necessary to cross this “gray zone” in which progress, made towards human imitation, will first lead to more rejection, but beyond a certain threshold. of realism, to greater acceptance.

A “Trans-Design” spoon designed by Zyva Studio. Courtesy of Zyva Studio.

Can you develop your concept of “trans-design” and the relationship between body and architecture?

During my [studies], I was strongly influenced by the composite aesthetic of mythological and transhumanist creatures such as the minotaur or the cyborg. In my practice of design and architecture, I always try to question the inevitable relationship between a body and its environment. In my 2019 essay “Muscle”, I first broached the notion of trans-design by analyzing the similarities between bodybuilders and architecture. To build means to erect, to create something. Strength training is all about building muscle and strengthening the body. By practicing weightlifting, these athletes build a new body like armor and this shell acts as a shelter. In other words, it is a membrane in which we live. And like architecture, it acts as an interface between the body and the environment.

These bodies are often found in my work. Sometimes very literally, when they become an integral part of the furniture, replacing the base or the seat. Although the concept of the body in architecture is not new (think of the caryatids used as pilasters on Ionic buildings), what strikes me as interesting in virtual space is that these bodies can contort endlessly, be endowed with supernatural force, be composed of various robots or mechanical elements – the skin can become soft like cotton or shatter like glass. Thus, depending on its use, the body in virtual space can allow us to change the perception we have of it.

Architoys NFT designed in collaboration with Charlotte Taylor. Courtesy of Zyva Studio.

What has been your experience with NFTs?

With Architoys, we worked with Charlotte Taylor to empower people to collect unique architectural concepts. Materialized in a capsule the size of AirPods, the idea was to create a small tradable object almost like Pokémon cards. But also to create a real container in which we could find all the documents related to a project (plans, 3D files, description of the work, etc.). This will allow collectors to really build their architectural project or even integrate it on land purchased in a Metaverse. Beyond their direct functions, Architoys aim to protect the virtual projects of architects and 3D artists by freezing them in an era and a market. The capsules form a “time capsule” by protecting the documents of the architectural project.

The concept seeks to raise the question of the ownership of images on the internet. Once posted on social networks, the images travel endlessly and seem to escape their creators. Unlike completed projects whose authorship can be checked more easily. Architoys has a certificate of authenticity like an NFT.

I also create a series of cutlery based on the main principles of trans-design. They are half-man / half-spoon, half-woman / half-knife hybrids. I play with scales and references to mythology and the 90s. It reminds us of the myth of Sisyphus or the gift spoons hidden in cereal boxes. These will be cast in bronze.

Detail of the Snow Bunny store in Paris designed by Zyva Studio. Courtesy of Yohann Fontaine

How do you see the relationship between fiction and architecture in your work?

In The disobedience of the architect, Renzo Piano says that “Architecture is not only the art of constructing buildings, it is also the art of telling stories. I take this literally and use writing as another tool for doing architecture, especially novel. Whether it’s my drawings, my texts, or my architecture, I consider myself a storyteller.

Unfortunately, today the rules and regulations are so restrictive that the architect is often reduced to a designer of “facades”. We are surrounded by so many rules that we must provide a profitable and pragmatic response and can hardly fully explore the creative dimension of this profession. The Romanesque form is a way of exploring a type of architecture free from any injunction.

The virtual also allows us this kind of approach. By playing with scale, color, gravity, we can create dreamlike worlds that suggest a metaphysical rather than a pragmatic experience. My latest interior design for a retail space, Snow Bunny, attempts to illustrate this by taking inspiration from Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland. Populated with chimerical figures printed in 3D, the space is an ode to the surrealist imagination where pop culture and monsters happily coexist.

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Doomed: Demons of the Nether is a Doom FPS in Minecraft https://artdeko-bg.com/doomed-demons-of-the-nether-is-a-doom-fps-in-minecraft/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 23:53:36 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/doomed-demons-of-the-nether-is-a-doom-fps-in-minecraft/ Minecraft is full of landmarks made by fans for other games. It’s not uncommon to see players spending hundreds of hours recreating familiar towns or villages on an individual scale, and there are many official texture packs of Mojang to try creativity. Every now and then, however, something still happens that manages to blow our […]]]>

Minecraft is full of landmarks made by fans for other games. It’s not uncommon to see players spending hundreds of hours recreating familiar towns or villages on an individual scale, and there are many official texture packs of Mojang to try creativity. Every now and then, however, something still happens that manages to blow our minds.

Condemned: Demons of the Nether is a Minecraft adventure map inspired by recent Doom games. It’s been in preparation since March 2020, and it’s out tomorrow (January 8). You get a single-player campaign with levels across Mars, UAC Facility, The Foundry, and The Nether, along with custom 3D modeled and programmed weapons and abilities, boss fights, and cutscenes. While creator Sibogy took a lot of inspiration from Doom 2016 and Eternal, however, they’re keen to point out that Doomed is really his own thing.

“It’s not a cut and paste though; the design of the levels is quite different and will bring something new even for people who have played the other Doom games before, ”says Sibogy. “I didn’t want to do a 1: 1 copy because you might as well be playing Doom at this point. If something sounded like fun, I was looking to implement it.

Sibogy estimates he spent around 1,200 hours putting it all together over two years. The busy Minecraft builder works full time in IT, so it all had to come in his spare time. While they’ve created plenty of resource packs and other maps based on things like co-op puzzles and Call of Duty’s Zombies mode, Doomed is the biggest project Sibogy has ever undertaken. Of course, this poses challenges.

“The limitations of Minecraft were the main challenges,” says Sibogy. “Some things weren’t really achievable to implement, such as rushing or fame. One of the biggest challenges in development was the final Sin Boss icon, which took two months on its own. Completely custom made including hitboxes, 3D models, AI / behavior and lots of animations.

Sibogy tells me that they are more or less done with the map and are eager to release it, although there is still a temptation to make a “standalone map with an endless mode with waves of demons”. However, this could prove to be difficult due to Minecraft’s “limited AI range”.

You can check out the Doom-inspired adventure map at PlanetMinecraft when it goes live, if you feel like it. There is also a lively community on Discord you can join if you want to keep up to date with what’s going on.


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2021 Design Skills Competition – Malaysia https://artdeko-bg.com/2021-design-skills-competition-malaysia/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:12:41 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/2021-design-skills-competition-malaysia/ 2021 Design Skills Competition Asia Pacific University’s IMechE Student Chapters were honored to collaborate in this year’s 2021 Design Skills Competition, with IMechE Young Members Section in Malaysia and IMechE Student Chapter at Monash University in Malaysia. . The Design Skill Competition 2021 was virtually held on November 27, 2021. The main objective of the […]]]>

2021 Design Skills Competition

Asia Pacific University’s IMechE Student Chapters were honored to collaborate in this year’s 2021 Design Skills Competition, with IMechE Young Members Section in Malaysia and IMechE Student Chapter at Monash University in Malaysia. . The Design Skill Competition 2021 was virtually held on November 27, 2021.

The main objective of the competition was to cultivate their ability to work in a team, to use their creativity and analytical skills to invent, design and transform ideas into products built on the basis of various criteria provided, in young engineers. . And the main objective of this design skills competition is for young engineers from different universities across the country to experience, learn and cultivate their skills in 3D modeling and design, using SolidWorks as design software.

This knowledge of 3D design, especially using SolidWorks software, is a crucial tool expected and appreciated by most engineering companies and institutions, especially in today’s virtual world. With that in mind, this design skills competition, held entirely online through MS Teams, invited all IMechE affiliate students seeking a degree to use this challenge as a stepping stone to strengthen their future career in ‘engineer on a professional look while allowing them to exchange tips and tricks on how to design faster and maintain industrial standards and precision. Nine teams made up of two members from six different universities competed this year.

At the end of the development of the rules and regulations as well as the procedures of the contest to the participants, the teams received the topic of the design at the beginning of the contest. All the teams had to start by sketching the design according to the given topic by hand, that is, designing a robot that can help cultivate the land and wheat fields. The robot design had to be able to meet the requirements of the project. Once the sketches were completed, the teams were given a deadline to submit their final design and model, respectively.

2021 Design Skills Competition

The teams’ final design submissions demonstrated exceptional creativity and professionalism, in accordance with the criteria provided. On behalf of APU IMechE SC, IMechE YMS Malaysia and the MUM IMechE SC team, we would like to sincerely thank our judges, Ir. Dr Chua Yaw Long, Ts. Noor Shieela Binti Kalib, Mr. Yip Yau Kean and Mr. Teh An Liang, who volunteered to help judge this event.

The “Infinity” team representing the Asia-Pacific University of Technology and Innovation took the top spot. Their design was chosen as the winner because it demonstrated a high level of inventiveness and precision. This has helped them maintain an edge over the rest of their competition.

The University of Malaysia’s ‘Fantastic 2’ team came out on top.

The ‘Stardust Mafia’ team from Monash University Malaysia took third place.

At the end of the competition, these three teams, the champions, the first and the second finalists received cash prizes as well as e-certificates. Consolation prizes were also awarded to the winners of the 4e to 6e place. In addition, as a thank you for participating in this excellent event, all teams received e-certificates. This would not be possible without the Academic Liaison Officer of APU IMechE Student Chapter, Dr Arun Seeralan Balakrishnan, Academic Liaison Officer of MUM IMechE Student Chapter, Ir. Dr Tan Ming Kwang and last but not least IMechE YMS Malaysia Branch.

Finally, but this is important, a special “thank you” to Professor Ir. Ts. Dr Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Ir. Dr Chua Yaw Long, Assoc. Professor Kenny Tan, APU School of Engineering and Monash School of Engineering for their immense support in facilitating the event as well as leading APU and Monash.


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3D Visualization and Rendering Software Market Size Expected to Reach $ 3,083.9 Million by 2027, at a CAGR of 12.7% https://artdeko-bg.com/3d-visualization-and-rendering-software-market-size-expected-to-reach-3083-9-million-by-2027-at-a-cagr-of-12-7/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/3d-visualization-and-rendering-software-market-size-expected-to-reach-3083-9-million-by-2027-at-a-cagr-of-12-7/ BANGALORE from India, January 3, 2022 / PRNewswire / – 3D Visualization and Rendering Software Market By type – Cloud, on premise, by application – Marketing and advertising, research and training, games, videography, cartoon. Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2021 – 2027. It is published in Evaluate reports under the Business and productivity software […]]]>

BANGALORE from India, January 3, 2022 / PRNewswire / – 3D Visualization and Rendering Software Market By type – Cloud, on premise, by application – Marketing and advertising, research and training, games, videography, cartoon. Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2021 – 2027. It is published in Evaluate reports under the Business and productivity software Category.

The global 3D visualization and rendering software market size is expected to reach $ 3,083.9 million by 2027, from $ 1,295.3 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 12.7% in 2021-2027.

The major factors driving the growth of the 3D visualization and rendering software market are

The 3D visualization and rendering software market is expected to grow owing to the increasing demand for virtual modeling from various end user industries such as marketing and advertising, research and training, gaming, videography, and cartoons.

In addition, the benefits of visualization such as cost optimization, time management, and real-time review are likely to drive the growth of the 3D visualization and rendering software market.

In addition, the increased demand for high-profile gaming and videography, along with the rapid use of cloud-based 3D rendering services, are expected to provide lucrative prospects for the expansion of the 3D viewing and rendering software market. throughout the projection period.

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TRENDS AFFECTING THE GROWTH OF THE 3D VIEWING AND RENDERING SOFTWARE MARKET

The growing demand for games and videography is expected to drive the growth of the 3D visualization and rendering software market. The huge increase in demand for premium games and videos is driving the growth of the market. Additionally, the growing number of sci-fi filmmaking projects require high definition graphics which is a contributing element for the market as 3D viewing and rendering software is essential for creating graphics.

In addition, the 3D visualization and rendering software market is benefiting from the growing demand for real-time rendering solutions with advanced editing capabilities. They allow users to make quick changes to their designs while automatically adjusting the lighting and textures of materials. Other factors such as the development of user-friendly rendering software with efficient tools, plugins and add-ons, along with the growing need for high-end gaming and videography platforms, are expected to propel the industry. forward.

However, the 3D viewing and rendering software market is likely to be hampered by a lack of IT infrastructure, lower demand for 3D rendering software in developing countries and lack of security, as well as issues. confidentiality.

Outsourcing of 3D visualization and rendering projects is expected to be the predominant trend among many companies during the forecast period. Keeping a full-time 3D rendering artist on staff can be costly. This can strain a design budget, leaving less money for the most vital aspects of the project, such as the design itself. Outsourcing the rendering process relieves the architect of much of the pressure when it comes to making budget design decisions. It enables a cost effective surgical method to develop design representations. Plus, framing renderings as a service that works outside of the company’s work, it’s even easier to go to clients with extra for renderings.

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ANALYSIS OF MARKET SHARE OF 3D VIEWING AND RENDERING SOFTWARE

Based on applications, the research and training segment is expected to be the most lucrative. The use of 3D visualization and rendering software in research and educational organizations has grown in response to the increasing demand for detailed visual representation of a variety of research objects such as instruments, organs internal humans, microparticles and many more.

Depending on the region, North America should be the most lucrative. This is due to an increase in the use of 3D rendering software by construction companies in the region, as well as an increase in the use of 3D rendering software by real estate companies for faster completion of projects. .

Due to widespread acceptance in many manufacturing organizations, the cloud is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the projected period. The user can produce realistic, high-resolution images by rendering them to the cloud, which offers almost infinite computing capacity.

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Market by region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Market by company

  • 3D virtualization
  • Act-3D BV
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Embodee Corp.
  • Otoy inc.
  • Luxion inc.
  • SAP SE
  • Siemens AG
  • 3D sphere
  • Webmax Technologies
  • Others

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5 lesser-known tools that make maintaining 3D printers easier https://artdeko-bg.com/5-lesser-known-tools-that-make-maintaining-3d-printers-easier/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/5-lesser-known-tools-that-make-maintaining-3d-printers-easier/ It takes years to master a hobby as complicated as 3D printing, but printer maintenance is a lesson beginners learn relatively quickly and painfully. Getting the right tools isn’t just about the convenience of 3D printing. Often times, this will save you wasting time and money printing breakdowns and broken parts. At MUO, we’ve endured […]]]>

It takes years to master a hobby as complicated as 3D printing, but printer maintenance is a lesson beginners learn relatively quickly and painfully. Getting the right tools isn’t just about the convenience of 3D printing. Often times, this will save you wasting time and money printing breakdowns and broken parts.

At MUO, we’ve endured enough failed prints and broken 3D printers to make this definitive list of must-have 3D printing tools for home additive manufacturing enthusiasts. Read on to enjoy the fruits of our collective suffering and 3D printing mistakes.


A modern consumer grade 3D printer is a delicate contraption made up of complex motion systems that can wear out and heating elements hot enough to melt aluminum. Preventive maintenance not only protects you from printer failures, but can also prevent you from a potential fire.

The uses of the tools listed here range from helping you maintain proper bed alignment to preventing the dreaded death spot that kills expensive hot extremities.

1. 3D printed nozzle wrench


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Since we’ve drawn your attention to the death blob, it’s the most common reason for printer crashes. The drop of death is manifested by a molten filament escaping from the space between the nozzle and the heat breaker. This deviation is the result of insufficient torque applied to the nozzle during the hot tightening procedure.

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As the name suggests, hot-tightening is a scary proposition where you are expected to apply enough torque to a nozzle that has been heated to the highest temperature possible. Over-tightening the nozzle can easily snap it in half, so most 3D printer owners end up applying insufficient torque.

As a result, the molten filament oozes from the hot end and engulfs it completely in an impenetrable mess of solid plastic. Which is also known as the dreaded spot of death.

This can be avoided with a torque wrench that slides securely the moment you exceed the manufacturer’s recommended torque. While this is an easy fix, it can also be quite expensive, so not really feasible for the average 3D printing hobbyist.

Fortunately, you can 3D print one at home, and it works just as well as the real deal for our use case. We have done dozens of nozzle changes without any problems. Just be sure to follow the print settings and material notes mentioned on the Thingiverse download page, and you should be good.

2. Hexagonal ball screwdriver set


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Common Phillips screwdrivers are designed to come out (or slip) to prevent over-tightening the screws. Unfortunately, this feature also causes these screws to be stripped with repeated use. That’s why any serious piece of machinery is equipped with top hex head screws.

And 3D printers are no different.

Your 3D printer will most likely include a basic hex head screwdriver set, but ideally you want to upgrade to a better set with cast handles and a hardened tool steel shape. More importantly, it pays to buy a set of hex screwdrivers with ball joint geometry.

Related: Are 3D Printed Utensils Food Grade? Here’s how to make them food safe

Hexagonal ball coaches differ subtly from their regular vanilla counterparts by incorporating an almost spherical profile at the commercial end. This makes it possible to turn blind screws which cannot be reached directly by the driver. Hex ball head screwdrivers can turn screws even at 30 degree offset angles.


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Most 3D printer designs take this angle into account when designing screw locations in tight spaces. Such fasteners can usually only be handled by ball screwdrivers.

the Bondhus Hexagonal Ball Screwdriver Set is known for its durability and quality. If the budget is not a constraint, Wera’s patented design is proven reduce the chances strip the screw heads.

3. Feeler gauge


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You cannot have successful 3D printing without a perfectly wedged (level) printer bed. Unfortunately, the most widely used bed screening technique is fundamentally flawed. The process involves using a piece of copy paper to adjust the height of the nozzle, so that it is even in all corners of the bed.

This is achieved by lowering the nozzle until it roughly catches a piece of paper. This is a terrible idea because paper is a relatively soft, pliable material that compresses in proportion to the pressure applied. It is virtually impossible to set a uniformly accurate nozzle height this way, especially when a deviation of 0.05mm can negatively impact print quality.


The solution is to replace the paper with metal. A feeler gauge is the perfect tool for this job, as it is a collection of metal bands ranging from 0.04mm to 1mm in precise increments of 0.01mm.

A sheet is resistant to compression by the pressure of the nozzle, which facilitates precise adjustment of the height of the nozzle. It also allows you to advance the nozzle by, say, 0.1mm from the bed, then use a 0.1mm metal strip to even out the height of the nozzle on the bed.

This way you get a perfectly flat bed without leaving any otherwise thick paper air space during the actual printing. Once you’ve tried a feeler gauge to move your bed, you’ll never go back to the paper method.

4. Use the right lubricants


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Your hot end makes tens of thousands of movements in every direction imaginable during an average impression. The motion system is naturally subject to a tremendous amount of wear and tear and vibration over time. Good lubrication is therefore essential to ensure the longevity of your 3D printer.

But which lubricant to use?

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It mainly depends on the material composition of the sliding components. Any movement involving metal-to-metal contact is best served by petroleum-based lubricants, primarily due to their penetrating nature and resistance to oxidation (corrosion in ferrous parts). The use of any other type of lubricant presents a significant risk of oxidation.

This means that a brass lead screw nut mounted on a steel lead screw is better lubricated with lithium grease. However, some lead screw assemblies use a POM (polyoxymethylene) plastic nut instead. Petroleum greases tend to destroy plastic and rubber parts over time. In this case, your choice of lubricant is limited to non-petroleum options such as silicone greases and PTFE powder / grease mixtures.


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A dab of NLGI grade 0 grease is ideal for lubricating linear rails

However, the chemical composition of a lubricant is not the only deciding factor. The speed at which a part moves also dictates the viscosity of the lubricant. A lead screw driving the Z axis of the printer moves only a few millimeters per hour. Lubricating it with fine oils will cause most of the lubricant to flow by gravity.

Slow moving parts require thicker lubricants, while fast moving parts such as roller and linear bearings used in the printer motion system benefit from the thinner variety.

The viscosity of a lubricant is specified by the NLGI consistency number, which typically ranges from grade 0 to grade 3 (in ascending order of viscosity) for 3D printer applications. Essentially you want a grease that balances ease of movement and lubricant grip.

Lower grade greases are best used for lubricating fast components, while those with higher NLGI grade numbers are suitable for slower components.

5. Brass nozzle cleaning brush


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It might sound obvious, but a dirty nozzle has a domino effect on several factors ranging from print reliability to bed screening accuracy. Molten plastic tends to collect on the nozzle and is eventually burnt to a crisp, only to attract another layer of fresh plastic.

Covering the heat block with a silicone sock helps alleviate the problem, but the nozzle is still free to collect charred plastic. Regular cleaning of the nozzle with a brush is the only viable and practical option.

However, no weird brush will do. Plastic can only be cleaned with a hot nozzle, which excludes brushes with polymer bristles. Steel bristles can survive a hot nozzle, but will scratch the softer brass material. Your safest bet is therefore to use a brush equipped with brass bristles rather.


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But be sure to keep the conductive hairs away from the heat sink and thermistor cartridges attached to the heater block. Stray hairs can cause these components to short circuit, which can damage the printer motherboard.

Printer maintenance is easy with the right tools

As a beginner, it can be tempting to save a few bucks on cheap tools and skimp on maintenance, but 3D printing is too complex on its own to complicate it further with a careless attitude.

We hope that these hard-learned lessons from our experience maintaining and using 3D printers will save you the time, effort and expense in dealing with preventable breakdowns and the heartburn that follows.

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3D Printed Surgical Models Market Size, Analysis, Forecast to 2029 https://artdeko-bg.com/3d-printed-surgical-models-market-size-analysis-forecast-to-2029/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 02:04:37 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/3d-printed-surgical-models-market-size-analysis-forecast-to-2029/ New Jersey, United States, – The latest report published by Verified Market Research shows that the 3D Printed Surgical Models Market should experience a sustained pace in the years to come. Analysts looked at market drivers, restrictions, risks and openings in the global market. The 3D Printed Surgical Models report shows the likely direction of […]]]>

New Jersey, United States, – The latest report published by Verified Market Research shows that the 3D Printed Surgical Models Market should experience a sustained pace in the years to come. Analysts looked at market drivers, restrictions, risks and openings in the global market. The 3D Printed Surgical Models report shows the likely direction of the market in the coming years along with its estimates. An in-depth study aims to understand the market price. By analyzing the competitive landscape, the report’s authors have made a brilliant effort to help readers understand the key business tactics used by large companies to keep the market sustainable.

The report includes the profiling of almost all the major players in the 3D Printed Surgical Models market. The company profile section offers valuable analysis of strengths and weaknesses, business developments, recent advancements, mergers and acquisitions, expansion plans, global footprint, market presence and Product portfolios of the main market players. This information can be used by players and other market participants to maximize their profitability and streamline their business strategies. Our competitive analysis also includes key information to help new entrants identify market entry barriers and measure the level of competitiveness in the 3D Printed Surgical Models market.

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Key Players Mentioned In The 3D Printed Surgical Models Market Research Report:

Stratasys Ltd., 3D Systems Lazarus 3D, LLC., Osteo3D, Axial3D, Onkos Surgical, Formlabs, Materialize NV, 3D LifePrints UK Ltd., WhiteClouds Inc.

3D Printed Surgical Models Market Segmentation:

3D Printed Surgical Models Market, By Specialty

• Heart surgery
• Neurosurgery
• Gastroenterological endoscopy of the esophagus
• Orthopedic surgery
• Surgical oncology
• Reconstructive surgery
• Transplant surgery

The global 3D printed surgical models market is segmented on the basis of product, type, services, and technology. All of these segments were studied individually. The detailed survey helps to assess the factors influencing the 3D printed surgical models market. Experts analyzed the nature of development, investments in research and development, changing consumption patterns and the growing number of applications. In addition, analysts have also assessed the economic development of the 3D printed surgical models market which is likely to affect its price.

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HISTORICAL YEAR 2020
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• Europe (UK, Germany, France and rest of Europe)
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• Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and the rest of Latin America)
• Middle East and Africa (GCC and rest of Middle East and Africa)

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Making the impossible possible: the freeformer in 3D printing https://artdeko-bg.com/making-the-impossible-possible-the-freeformer-in-3d-printing/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:10:01 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/making-the-impossible-possible-the-freeformer-in-3d-printing/ Lukas Pawelczyk, Freeformer Sales Manager, Arburg explains how the APF process with the freeformer is particularly suited to AM in medical technology. The medical plastics market was one of the first to make heavy use of additive manufacturing (AM) technology, creating complex and often custom-designed components and devices in relatively small numbers. This trend has […]]]>

Lukas Pawelczyk, Freeformer Sales Manager, Arburg explains how the APF process with the freeformer is particularly suited to AM in medical technology.

The medical plastics market was one of the first to make heavy use of additive manufacturing (AM) technology, creating complex and often custom-designed components and devices in relatively small numbers. This trend has accelerated as the imaginations of medical designers and new 3D printing equipment have made possible what was previously impossible. Today, a different type of system pushes those boundaries even further by allowing the use of the same plastic granules used in injection molding, including original biocompatible, absorbable, sterilizable and FDA approved materials.

Developed and built by Arburg, the German manufacturer of precision injection molding machines, the freeformer machine, with its Arburg Plastics Freeforming (APF) process, facilitates sophisticated medical applications that cannot be achieved with any other process.

“Open system” is the key

Similar to injection molding, the freeformer works by melting conventional plastic granules through a heated plasticizing cylinder. A high-frequency pulsed rigid nozzle then discharges tiny droplets of the molten plastic melt. The workpiece carrier, which can be moved along three axes, allows each individual drop to be deposited with precision. The applied droplet binds to the existing surrounding material so that, layer by layer, three-dimensional components with high mechanical strength are produced.

Part production starts from 3D CAD data in STL basic stereolithography format. Unlike conventional filament-fed AM systems, freeformers work with a wide variety of standard qualified plastic granules. Additionally, users can process their own custom compound materials with this “open system” and optimize droplet size and processing on their own. Alternatively, they can access Arburg’s material database and select certified plastic granules, such as ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), amorphous PA (polyamide) and PC (polycarbonate), elastomer TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and semi-crystalline PP (polypropylene), PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid) and other special and certified original materials, including the original biocompatible, absorbable, sterilizable and FDA approved materials.

Absorbable implants

An outstanding example of the use of the APF process in medical technology is the processing of Resomer LR 706 (composite of poly L-lactide-co-D, L-lactide and ß-TCP) from Evonik to create plaques of implants that are inserted directly into the body in case of bone fractures. The polymer composite, which is modeled on human bone, contains 30% ceramic additives, known as β-TCP. This makes the component stronger and releases calcium to promote bone regeneration. After a given time, the implant dissolves completely.

Absorbable cranial bones, cheekbones and finger bones were also made from medical PLLA (Purasorb PL18, Resomer LR 708). In addition, the plastic granules can be loaded with anti-inflammatory agents, for example, to minimize rejection.

Permanent implants are also produced using the APF process. For example, spinal implants were made using thermoplastic Bionate (polyurethane polycarbonate) PCU, and a multi-material meniscus (using different types of polyurethane) was developed within days, eliminating the tedious (and more complicated) development. of an overmolded part produced. by conventional overmolding.

Medical aids

The APF process is also used for medical devices and aids. The freeformer processes e.g. medically approved SEBS (styrene-ethylene / butylene-styrene) (Cawiton PR13576) with a hardness of 28 Shore A. This very soft material is dense and tear resistant and is suitable for the manufacture of articles such only functional bellows. Another typical example is PA saw jigs, which are used as personalized surgical aids. Flexible and electrically conductive strain gauges are an example of future developments. These are made of a soft TPU (Desmopan) material with carbon components and an inserted LED. The two-component functional part made with the freeformer is both flexible and electrically conductive. Depending on the voltage and therefore the electrical resistance, the LED lights up with a different brightness. Such strain gauges could be used in physiotherapy, emitting an acoustic signal as soon as an injured arm or an operated knee is stretched or under-stretched.

Fill level can be selectively changed

To date, the freeformer is the only AM system that can process the FDA approved Medalist MD 12130H TPE (hardness 32 Shore A) and, without changing the processing parameters, adjust the room fill level – proximity to droplets – to refine the mechanical properties and achieve different hardnesses. For example, at 100% fill level (i.e. drops as dense as possible) maximum mechanical strength and rigidity are achieved. At a fill level of 20% for example, the distance between the drops is greater and the part is more flexible. It is even possible to create different densities of materials in different parts of the same component.

An ongoing research project at the University of Belfast in Ireland is examining how vaginally inserted rings loaded with active ingredients can protect women against HIV infection. Using medical grade TPU, rings with different fill levels (100, 50 and 10%) were studied. The lower the filling level, the more porous the TPU ring and the greater the release of active principle. Result of the study: at a filling rate of 50%, approximately 60 mg out of a total of 111 mg of active principle are released over a period of 30 days. This compares to just five out of a total of 190 mg for an injection molded ring. In addition, the APF process is also smoother than injection molding, so there is less temperature degradation, less stress, and the active ingredient remains more stable.

Freeformers are suitable for clean rooms

With a few minor modifications, all freeformers are suitable for cleanroom use. They operate with low emissions, are virtually dust free, and their build chamber is typically made of stainless steel. An optional robotic interface automates the AM and integrates the freeformer into computer networked production lines. The quality of the process can be reliably documented and the components traced individually if necessary.

Conclusion

The APF process with the freeformer is particularly suitable for AM in medical technology. Geometric freedom combined with material freedom opens up entirely new plastic applications, including for use in the human body.


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Meowser from Super Mario 3D World is coming to Mario Kart Tour https://artdeko-bg.com/meowser-from-super-mario-3d-world-is-coming-to-mario-kart-tour/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 16:13:00 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/meowser-from-super-mario-3d-world-is-coming-to-mario-kart-tour/ Super Mario World 3D’s Bowser Cat Meowser is coming to the free-to-play Mario Kart Tour mobile game as part of the 2022 New Year’s Eve celebrations. Bowser Meowser variant of Super Mario World 3D is set to debut in the mobile kart racing game, Mario Kart World Tour. Meowser, a feline version of Mario’s arch-nemesis, […]]]>

Super Mario World 3D’s Bowser Cat Meowser is coming to the free-to-play Mario Kart Tour mobile game as part of the 2022 New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Bowser Meowser variant of Super Mario World 3D is set to debut in the mobile kart racing game, Mario Kart World Tour. Meowser, a feline version of Mario’s arch-nemesis, first appeared in the 2013 Wii U game before reappearing in the popular Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which released on Nintendo Switch earlier this year.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury focus on cats, especially in the Bowser’s Fury contents. Several characters, enemies, objects, and even buildings feature cat ears and designs, leading to the final battle against Bowser’s cat version, Meowser. With his tiger-shaped design, red and white hairstyle, and comically large big paws, many fans have shown their appreciation for Meowser and his unique character traits. While Meowser can still breathe fire, he can also glide with his feline paws and even use his tail in combat. Although being a formidable Super Mario boss, the variant became Mario’s favorite cat character.

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Announce the news on Twitter, Mario Kart Tour confirmed that Meowser will be coming to the game as part of their 2022 New Years tour. Along with Meowser, gamers can also look forward to running around Bowser’s 3DS Castle, with the developer teasing “extreme heat and extreme races“for new content. The announcement is accompanied by a short trailer showing Meowser and Cat Peach racing to the finish line in Bowser’s new castle. Mario Kart World Tour The 2022 New Years Tour will begin December 28 at 10:00 a.m. PT / December 29 at 7:00 a.m. CET.


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Mario Kart Tour marks the first time that a Mario kart The game is available on platforms other than Nintendo. As a mobile game, Mario Kart Tour is available on both iOS and Android, and as such, has been very successful since its release in 2019. The title falls short of user experience with a console version of Mario kart however, with automatic driving and a focus on collecting points. Mario Kart Tour has been criticized for its microtransactions as well as its non-traditional control scheme, but its events and seasonal content have helped keep the game fresh and exciting for its many players.


Thanks to the success of Super Mario World 3D + Bowser’s Fury, the addition of Meowser in Mario Kart Tour may see new players testing the free-to-play game for the first time. The cat version of Bowser has proven to be a hit with players young and old alike, which could lead to an increase in player numbers when Bowser joins the title this week. Mario Kart Tour is still far from the success of its console counterparts, with Mario kart 8 the best-selling racing game in US history, but the addition of Meowser could be a win for gamers.

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In the lab: solving problems with a 3D printer https://artdeko-bg.com/in-the-lab-solving-problems-with-a-3d-printer/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 19:38:51 +0000 https://artdeko-bg.com/in-the-lab-solving-problems-with-a-3d-printer/ This isn’t our standard review article, but this article explores the fun (and practical?) Side of 3D printing and presents some impressions anyone can do for their homelab. Let me start by saying that we do not own any of the models that we have printed. All of the designs we have printed can be […]]]>

This isn’t our standard review article, but this article explores the fun (and practical?) Side of 3D printing and presents some impressions anyone can do for their homelab. Let me start by saying that we do not own any of the models that we have printed. All of the designs we have printed can be found on Thingiverse and will be linked so that everyone can have a look at the template and the original designer. For everything we printed, we tried to fit it into general use cases to give the best representation of what can be done.

This isn’t our standard review article, but this article explores the fun (and practical?) Side of 3D printing and presents some impressions anyone can do for their homelab. Let me start by saying that we do not own any of the models that we have printed. All of the designs we have printed can be found on Thingiverse and will be linked so that everyone can have a look at the template and the original designer. For everything we printed, we tried to fit it into general use cases to give the best representation of what can be done.

Why 3D printing in our laboratory or your Homelab?

Here at StorageReview, we get a lot of equipment, most of it from major IT vendors for review. But some projects need something a little different, so every now and then we’ve reached out to a local tech recycling association. In a recent case, we acquired a few servers for a project, but they did not come with any drive trays.

Instead of buying every drive tray OEM or trying to outsource a 3D printer to use, it was actually more cost effective to just buy a 3D printer. The 3D printer we bought was the Creality CR6-SE, which costs around $ 429. This printer arrived pretty much assembled right out of the box and was pretty much plug and play. Obviously there are going to be a few bumps with a 3D printer, but nothing too drastic in terms of the issues on our end. (We recommend that you use quality plastic, just to make your life easier).

Needless to say, we printed the reader caddies we needed, but the projects we were already working on started to add up, and the side project we used the printer on was pushed back. The printer was left on its own for a bit before seeing use again, which was for this article where we wanted to research productive use cases for the printer.

The Creality CR6-SE is a filament type printer. There are resin printers out there, however, in our opinion when it comes to simple things like homelab accessories a filament printer can be easier to use. Resin printers have more extensive setups and cleanings, so keep that in mind.

Our favorite models

The models we chose to print are what we think will be generally useful with multiple use cases. Every model that has been printed can fit into almost any homelab environment.

The first model we chose to print was a USB stick holder with support for SD and micro SD cards. The exact model can be found at the link here: USB SD and MicroSD support. We chose it as our first model because we thought it was something anyone could use as it doesn’t have a few extra flash cards available. The card holder makes it a bit easier to organize and track those pesky records.

USB SD and MicroSD support was a great first addition to our homelab models. Every USB stick and SD card we tested stayed stationary and held it tight. We had no problem printing this model and we didn’t change any of the settings on our slicer we used. All in all, this is a simple yet effective 3D printing, however, there are models that have more or less slits if needed.

The second model we chose to print was an Ethernet cable organizer. The exact model can be found here: Ethernet cable paths. This is a great thing to print, especially since the cable management can be a bit tricky and it will make cable management a lot easier. These cable trays can also be used for other cables, they should not just be Ethernet cables.

3d printed cable organizer

Our use case for Ethernet cable trays was not the end of our cable management. We have a fairly large lab here, so using simple cable trays isn’t always the best option. However, if these go in a small frame, they will fit perfectly with the different sizes offered by the designer.

The next model we chose to print was a bit specific to our lab but might be useful for others. The model was a pipe stand, which can be found here: Schlauchhalter, hose holder, cable holder. We know it sounds funny, but we printed it for a reason. Some cables such as fiber optic cables are fragile and should not really be bent. So we decided that a hose holder actually works best in our case. We made a few slight changes to it, we stretched one of the axes to give us an even greater curvature, however, printing it normally will work just fine.

3D printed cable holder

The Schlauchhalter, Hose Holder, Cable Holder is probably the most essential model we have printed. We’ve got a ton of cables and this simple model offers a great way to tidy them up, especially the ones that really can’t be bent. In our case, we are probably going to use a control strip on the back to stick it to the wall and therefore we have to make some holes. If wall holes aren’t a problem, the model’s screw hole looks pretty good.

The fourth model we printed is actually my favorite stackable hard drive carrier, which you can find here: HDD hard drive stacker. This model is really cool because it is an easy way to stack hard drives and offers a clip-on bracket that is compatible to hold a fan. We wanted to print this model because of its versatility. Some of the ideas we had for this would be to make it into a NAS or just use it as a way to organize hard drives.

3D printed hard drive carrier

When we printed the HDD hard drive stackers, they did very well. When fitting the hard drives into each stacker it was a bit tight, but better if they were tight to make sure they won’t budge. This feeling goes well with a future home NAS project that we could pursue.

The next model we printed is something pretty much anyone can use if they like working on tech or working with small parts. The model we printed is a screw top. It’s such a simple thing to print, and a great way to organize screws, nuts, or other small items that are easy to lose and hard to find. The template is available here: Customizable magnetic screw tray / box (with optional cover). What’s really cool about this template is the different size options that the designer has to print. We chose to go for the “screwdriver” option, which has different sized holes for different sized screws or other miscellaneous things.

3D printed screw top

The magnetic screw tray / box is a nice model to have. In fact, we printed two of them just so that we could have them in several different places. So when we take things apart or use small screws, we don’t lose them. This model also comes with a cover option, so it is very easy to carry additional screws, nuts, washers and rubber spacers. For assembly it requires 8 small magnets which are not hard to find, however, in our use case a cover was not required.

The last model we chose to print is M.2 SSD support. We thought about printing this template because of the many M.2s we have lying around that are probably more likely to be stepped on than used. This model is available here: PCIe SSD Bracket, 16 pcs. This model is the most simplistic we have printed, just a few spots in a bar, however, it gives us a better way to stay organized and not waste a bunch of M.2 that we have in the bins.

ssd m.2 support 3d printed

This model was more specific for us because a normal person probably doesn’t have 16 M.2s that need to be organized. However, it shows just how much anyone can customize their homelab. With a 3D printer, printing everything you need on demand is such an amazing thing, especially with how inexpensive 3D printers are getting.

Conclusion

These models are just a few of the things that can be printed for a homelab. With a 3D printer, the possibilities are almost endless when it comes to what can be printed. In our case, each of the models chosen works for us, that does not mean that it will work for everyone. Every situation and every homelab will be different, which is why a 3D printer is great. Plus, this guide will help you out if you have any of these toys for Christmas and need some ideas to get started.

The following models can all be found on Thingiverse:
1. USB SD and MicroSD support for large USB drives
2. Ethernet cable routes
3. Schlauchhalter, Hose holder, Cable holder
4. HDD hard drive stacker
5. Customizable magnetic screw tray / box (with optional cover)
6. PCIe SSD Bracket, 16 pcs

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