“The first human to live on Mars might not be astronauts, but farmers.” Source: NASA

Meet 3Dponics

The first-ever Farming, Science and 3D Printing Mash-up   “Spyder 3D World is all about joining communities,” explains Joe Bloomfield, CEO of the online community. “Small businesses have the power to share ideas, make things better by working together, and this collaboration with 3Dponics is a perfect example of how 3D printing enthusiasts are making…

Spyder 3D World Lab

3Dponics System Design Mods

Spyder 3D World Engineers Collaborate With 3Dponics Enthused by the opportunity to collaborate with such a cutting-edge project, the engineers at Spyder 3D World printed each of the 3Dponics files and made note of possible design improvements. The resulting design improvements were submitted to the crew at 3Dponics and are available for download exclusively here…

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How To Prep Your Print Bed

How To Prep Your Print Bed: Video Transcript 0:09: Hey…Hey…Welcome to Spyder3DWorld! 0:13: My name is Kevin and this colleague Enrique and we are your Spyder 3D Engineers. 0:18: We’re here at Spyder 3D World where we encourage you to dream, design, discover. 0:21: Today we will be discussing…tape. 0:25: So you’re just got yourself…

We flipped the vase to print starting from the top of the vase to the base since the spirals were "falling" as they were being printed rather than fighting against gravity to be printed upwards.

Minimize Print Fails with Proper Orientation

Here at the Spyder 3D World lab, we dedicate a fair amount of time refining our 3D printing techniques. With each print, our goal is to determine the optimal configuration that will reduce print time and minimize the chances of failure. There are a number of variables to consider while setting up your prints –…

3D Printed Carabiner

Carabiner by Walter

SO MANY USES, ONLY ONE PRINTED PIECE. Carabiners: The lightweight, connects-everything tool has finally made its way onto the 3D platform. Thank Spyder3DWorld’s contributing designer WALTER for his sensational one-piece tool. [ click on thumbs to view full images ] The most intricate detail about this design is that unlike other carabiners which call for…

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Get Great Scans With This Customized Turntable

The Spyder 3D World lab is equipped with several printers and a David scanner. In order to create uniform consistent rotations for better scans, Enrique and Kevin wanted to use the Virtumake Arduino turntable. Unfortunately, the servo and specified board were out of stock and not available for months. So, they fired up Solidworks and…