Welcome to the 3D Printing Section
This section deals with 3D Printing specifically FFF or Fused filament fabrication. FFF is a process that uses a continuous coil of plastic material that is heated this softened plastic is forced out of the print head's nozzle.
The printer nozzle behaves like a pen drawing the image on the print surface except the ink is melted plastic. Stepper motors precisely move the nozzle to trace out the layer being done, once a full layer is drawn the next layer starts above it and the nozzle draws the next layer. The print is created in 'slices' the thickness of each slice depends on the settings used by the 'slicing' software to prepare the 3D model for printing.
FFF is just one method of creating 3D prints and the printers that use it vary in size also the 3 main axis directions X, Y and Z are defined differently depending on the style of printer/design choices.
As usual I'm in the process of trying out a new software and attempting various prints and 3D scans so see the links below for the completed articles.
Simplify3D problem has been added to hopefully get the issue addressed have a look Here.
Added "The $30 3D Printable Scanner" review to the 3D printing section
I also finished "CowTech 3D scanner review"
Finally my e3D BIgBox build and review is complete so have a look at it Here
I managed to get my review of the New Matter Mod-t 3D printer finished so have look at it Here.
Opened the 3D Printing Section doesn't sound like much but more will follow soon (I hope).