We’re very pleased to announce that we have struck a deal to acquire rigid.ink, and all the excellent content that the rigid.ink team have posted over the years will now be hosted on our site.
Founded in 2014, rigid.ink was known throughout the industry for manufacturing and selling some of the highest-quality 3D printer filament around – and at a time when 3D printing was still in its infancy, and getting ahold of reliable filament was a real struggle.
More recently, rigid.ink stopped selling filament, with the founding team focusing on their 3D printing educational platform, IO3DP. Over the time they operated, they posted excellent content on different aspects of 3D printing, from their ultimate 3D printing troubleshooting guide, to how to unclog your extruder or nozzle, and much more.
We have agreed on a deal to host that excellent on our site, and to keep it updated as changes and advances occur in the industry, as part of our commitment to being the most informative 3D printing site on the web. All the content from the rigid.ink site is available within this section of our site, and you can view all the posts previously on that site below.
How To Dry PLA Filament in Oven – Full Guide
Are you getting a slightly rough surface on your prints, or even crackling or popping during printing? If so, it’s likely your filament is a little damp. The problem is all 3D … Read more
How Many Meters of Filament in 1KG? [Filament Calculator]
Use the calculator below to work out how much filament you have left on a spool. Simply weigh your remaining spool, and select the material. Our calculator will tell you how much … Read more
How to Anneal 3D Prints for Strength (Nylon, ABS & PLA)
Depending on the object that you’re creating and its end purpose, sufficient strength and stiffness can sometimes be difficult to achieve. One of the best ways to increase the stress tolerance of your printed … Read more
ASA and ABS Acetone Smoothing – Best Vapor Polish Method
FDM (FFF) 3D printers often produce a final object that while being mechanically sound, tends not to have that ‘professional look’ that you or a customer want to see. Acetone polishing or … Read more
How to Use 3D Print Infill Settings – Increase Strength, Save Filament
What Does Infill Mean in 3D printing? Most FDM objects are not printed as solid objects, because that would use a ton of filament and take quite a long time to print. On the … Read more
How to Use 3D Printer Cleaning Filament (Full Guide)
You don’t have to have used a 3D printer for long to realize that regular maintenance is a necessary evil. The better you look after your printer, the less time you’ll spend … Read more
7 Key 3D Printing Slicer Settings You Need To Know
3D printing isn’t just a case of hitting send from your slicer to your machine – the right slicer settings will greatly affect the outcome of your 3D prints. In this article, … Read more
Solved: Stringy 3D Prints, Pillowing & Layer Splitting
One of the most frustrating aspects of 3D printing is printing defects. We’ve all been there. You’ve got a great design. You’ve sliced it and everything looks good. You start the job, … Read more
What To Do With Empty Filament Spools? My 6 Top Ideas
Used filament spools can soon pile up if you’re 3D printing quite a bit. And it’s a shame to just discard them (even if they are destined for the recycling bin) – … Read more
ABS vs ASA: Which Filament is Most UV Resistant?
ABS and ASA filaments are both strong and tough materials for 3D printing -but with some key differences ASA has superior UV and weather resistance, making it more suitable for outdoor prints. … Read more
3D Printing Skirt vs Brim vs Raft (Full Comparison)
It’s widely agreed in the 3D printing community that a smooth and correct first layer makes or breaks a print. In most instances, getting that first layer to adhere is 90% of … Read more
7 Best Small Things to 3D Print – Easy & Quick Pieces
You’ve received your free sample, or just have a small amount of filament left. But now what, what can you actually print with it? There’s no need to waste it. There are … Read more
3D Printing Lesson Plans (Elementary & Middle School)
Because 3D printing is still an emerging technology, it’s often underutilized in schools due to a lack of understanding of its benefits. But that’s a real waste! 3D printing is relevant to … Read more
3D Printing PLA Filament – Best Temp and Speed Settings
PLA is very probably the most popular 3D printing filament around. There’s a good reason for that popularity. It’s one of the easiest materials to work and print with, giving good results … Read more