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.
Infill density is the amount of filament printed inside the object, and directly relates to the strength, weight, and printing duration of your print. Most FDM objects are not printed as solid … Read more
Stringing is usually caused by the print nozzle oozing print material as it moves from one place to another. The oozed material cools and hardens into thin “strings” – hence the name. … Read more
Tangled filament is one of the most frustrating problems any 3D printing enthusiast can encounter. It wastes material, leads to poor quality or failed prints, and can even be dangerous if left … Read more
Rafts, brims, and skirts are key tools for ensuring firm first layers and preventing warping for your 3D prints. In this guide, I’ll explain all the key differences so you can decide … Read more
Your 3D print not sticking to the heated bed is one of the most common issues with many 3D printers. Most failures of filament not sticking to the bed stem from a … Read more
A clogged nozzle in 3D printing will prevent your filament from being extruded properly. A total nozzle blockage will halt your print entirely, causing a clicking or knocking sound as your extruder motor struggle … Read more
The difference? Bridges on the left, and the right is an increasingly proportionate overhang An overhang is a part of a 3D print that extends unsupported beyond the layer beneath it, creating … Read more
Warping is one of the most common problems encountered in 3D printing. It causes the corners of your prints to curl up, making them look worse, and can even cause your print … Read more
5 common ways of smoothing 3D prints include: Layer smoothing refers to a set of different post-processing techniques that help smooth out layer lines on 3D prints. You can use many layer … Read more
Whether you’re delving into 3D printing as a business venture or striving for a smooth surface on your hobbyist prints, this guide will walk you through the optimal 3D print finishing techniques … Read more
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
Annealing your 3D prints is one of the best ways to increase their strength and stress tolerance. Through a relatively simple process, you can actually turn a standard material like PLA into … Read more
FDM (FFF) 3D printers often produce objects that, while being strong, tend to have layer lines that don’t give you that ‘professional look’ you really want. Acetone polishing or smoothing is therefore … Read more