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Types of 3D Printers – The Definitive Guide

Want to know what types of 3D printers there are? You’ve come to the right place! Each technology has different applications, prices and target groups. That’s why we’ve brought them all together in this article and explained what each one is for. If you want to jump to a particular technology (FDM, SLA, SLS… there are plenty!) you can use the article summary below to check them all at a glance. If you prefer to soak up everything, read on and immerse yourself in the world of 3D printing technologies with us FDM Filament Printing – The Most Popular Option For starters, you can find printers that use FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology. FDM is a term trademarked by Stratasys, the company that invented this technology, which is why some circles also use the acronym FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication). After being exclusively controlled by Stratasys for many years, in 2004 the RepRap movement began to create and release free FDM printers, which are the ones that have caused the 3D printing boom of our decade …

How to Select Paint Colors for the Perfect Artist's Palette

How to Select Paint Colors for the Perfect Artist’s Palette

Painters have endless choices when it comes to selecting colors for their painting palettes. Any seasoned artist knows that too many colors can detract from a painting, not enhance it. With so many different hues and brands, how is a painter suppose to select paint colors to build their perfect palette? One way to select paint colors for a painters palette is to start with only a few colors. Start with a palette of the primary colors and add on from there. Many artist’s palettes contain at least one or two blues, one or two reds, and one yellow. Even when you decide to start with three to five colors, how do you tell the difference between each hue? You could purchase a pre-selected set of paints. However, the yellow in that pre-determined set may not be the right yellow for you. Then again, you don’t want to purchase a tube of every paint available. Chances are you cannot afford to do that anyway. Here is a guide to different hues of different colors, and …

An Easy Guide to Create an Acrylic Painting

An Easy Guide to Create an Acrylic Painting

Creating an acrylic painting is relatively easy, even if its your first time making a painting. The texture of acrylic is simple to use. Acrylic paints are thicker in texture. If this is your first time painting, it is perfectly fine to use paints and materials of a lesser brand or quality, such as from Wal-Mart. All the materials required can be found in the Arts and Crafts section of Wal-Mart, so just one trip is all you need. The materials you need for a simple acrylic painting are: -A canvas of any size -Variety of paint brushes -Variety of cheap, acrylic paints Paint trays (little plastic trays to separate and put paints in) -Acrylic Gesso -Large foam brush, usually a black foam on a wooden stick -Pencils -Ruler -A large eraser To paint, make sure to assemble newspaper on the work site, and wear old clothing so you won’t sacrifice any good clothing. Also, it’s helpful to have paper towels and a cup of clear water for cleaning off the brushes. Before anything, use …