Fidget spinner

As anyone know who has a working internet connection, fidget spinners are all the rage right now. We have seen quite a few popping up on social media in the past few weeks. We could not stay behind and printed one ourselves:

We based our print on the fidget spinner design by gyroscope07 (original file here), but removed the holes on the ends. Why? Normally one can put extra bearings there to add weight. But we have used our copperFill filament at 100% infill to add extra weight to this print. How much weight? This print weighs a respectable 45 grams, which you can really feel when spinning the fidget!

Our metal filled filaments, copperFill among them, weigh up to 4 times as much as regular plastic filaments.

Our metal filled filaments are an excellent choice for fidget spinners. One wonders, Why buy one when you can print a superior one?

The cap is the Comfy Fidget Spinner Cap by iDevel3D and it was printed with woodFill with 20% infill. The combined printing time for these parts was 2.5 hours.

For this print we used the Lulzbot TAZ 6 which has an excellent reputation with our special filaments, like copperFill and woodFill. The ease of use and quality make it one of the go-to printers in our printlab. The print was made with a 0.12mm layer height. For post-processing we did some manual sanding and used Brasso as a final touch.

copperFill was launched in the fall of 2014 and it was our second metal filled filament, after bronzeFill. The red shine that comes from the copper after post-processing has made it a fan favorite ever since. As with our other metal filled filaments, the aesthetics and weight are the key factors for choosing this filament and these characteristics make it a perfect filament for fidget spinners, for instance.

There are several five star reviews for copperFill on our website:

Learn more on how to print with copperFill with our handy tutorial. You can learn more about post-processing our metal filled filaments by visiting our blog or FAQ page on this topic.

copperFill is available and on sale right now (an extra discount, because we’re that nice!) in our webshop. And if you are looking for a great printer, why not consider the Lulzbot TAZ 6? We have it here in stock and offer free shipping + 4 free spools of filament!


But we’re not done printing and spinning yet… We have another one coming up, printing right now. Here’s a sneak peek:


Toyota Corolla

We don’t only print big cars (like, for instance, the F1 car), but also smaller ones, like this Toyota Corolla AE86 toy car (which measures 12cm). For this print we used nGen Black and Gray Metallic.


Design: click here

Inspired by the anime series Initial D and modelled by Jurica Pranjic it has a drif bodykit and Work Meister S1 Wheels. You can find Jurica’s full portfolio on MyMiniFactory.

nGen was released late last year as our second Amphora based co-polyester from Eastman Chemical Companyafter succesfully launching colorFabb_XT in 2014. Since then, we have also launched the high temperature resistant colorFabb_HT and recently the semi-flexible nGen_FLEX.

nGen is a perfect all-round material to make prototypes, big and small, For toys we need materials with great colors and good stable mechanical properties. nGen comes in 17 great and carefully selected colors . Because of nGen’s good mechanical properties parts will last a long time.


This print was made on the Ultimaker 2 with a 0.1mm layer height.



nGen is a low-odor, styrene-free material uniquely suited for 3D printing enthusiasts, particularly those who need the flexibility to print within a wide processing temperature range. With nGen you will have good flow properties through the printer nozzle—even at lower temperatures than some other polymers require. These properties make nGen more workable at a wider breadth of temperatures, producing reliable results and resulting in less waste.

You can find more information about nGen, based on Eastman Amphora AM3300, on our dedicated nGen landing page.

nGen is now available in our webshop and through our worldwide network of distributors and resellers.