Christmas is around the corner, along with a plethora of new uses for your 3D printer!

Let’s start off with ORNAMENTS!

Use your 3D printer to create truly personalized and creative ornaments for tree or around the house that will amaze your guests. Not only does 3D printing and a host of easy-to-use CAD software give you the tools needed to create imaginative and unique designs, but a great many of the growing list of filaments currently in the market lend themselves extremely well to adding a little pizzazz to those creations!

Some of the properties alternative filaments can provide you include:

• blended materials, with wood or metals like brass or copper
• glow in the dark properties
• magnetic filaments
• translucent materials

Can’t quite find that great gift idea?

Design and make it!

From toys for the kids to His and Hers novelties and just things for around the house, 3D printing offers a fun, cost effective and innovative way to give gifts that are truly from your heart, and not the local store.

R3DP does not offer downloadable files for print but hopes to do so in the future.  Readers wishing to find printable files online can do so at a host of existing sites.

Note to users though, not all available files offer quality prints and we urge proper vetting and caution when using them!

Have a great Christmas!