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3D Printing The Next Big Thing Giveaway

My husband has been very interested in 3d Printing since he first heard about it a few years ago. He had always showed interested in wanting to make the purchase, however, the prices were extremely high, and we new we would never be able to make that purchase. Well, this year we took the plunge. We decided we would take a small part of our taxes and make the purchase. This decision wasn’t one that we took lightly, we pondered on it for awhile.

We have always wanted to start our own business, and we knew if we wanted to make money we had to spend money. So once we had the “extra” money we took the next steps and purchased the 3d printer, and that was when Neat Things in 3D was born. We turned the spare bedroom which is not being used into the shop, so we were ready when we got the printer.

3d printer

The printer came with yellow, so we were able to play around a little bit with the printer before the other colors we ordered showed up. I have to say thus far, this is the smartest item we have purchased.

This product took a bit of figuring out, and getting use to. However, we finally got it, and we are now printing products to sell. What better way to get exposure and be seen then to run a giveaway! The item we will be giving away today is the Heart of Gold. This product is a movable item, and stands 3 inches tall. The gear heart can also be purchased in glow in the dark, plink, blue, yellow, green, and orange.

Check out the pictures of the product as it’s being printed and ready for assembly.

3d printer working 3d printer

This particular item is 17 parts, and took 4 hours to print.

3d printed items 3d printed movable objects

The 3d printer we purchased takes several different kinds of material, we are currently printing with ABS, which is a non-toxic plastic, and is the same type of plastic that is used to make legos! How neat is that, after we get going we will be purchasing other types of plastics, and we will be making custom phone cases, bracelets, and whatever else we come across that we think is neat.

The current colors we can print in are yellow, pink, blue, green, gold, orange, and soon glow in the dark. We are currently making geocache trinkets, geocache containers, gear hearts, gear skulls, geocache coins, guitar picks, and we will be also doing bird houses!

Click the video below to see the beginning of the Heart of Gold being printed…

Now let’s get back back to this giveaway. One lucky reader here in the US will have a chance to win a Heart of Gold! Follow the rafflecopter below to enter and make sure to follow Neat Things in 3D on all our social media channels where you will get sneak peeks of what is going on in the print shop.

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About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

Comments

  1. The Large 3D Printed Skull Gear is probably a hit…, I like the clover, too… I’d like to hear more about the custom orthotics

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    The custom orthotics right now are a work in progress, they’re on hold until we get things up and going, and my husband makes him a pair so he can test them out. With having foot issues it is cheaper to do a custom pair then having to purchase the cheap ones which are about $35 every three months!

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  2. Sarah Hall says:

    I really like the shamrock…….St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon.

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    We are also thinking about making shamrock keychains!

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  3. Debbie Costa says:

    Jammie, I’m absolutely in love with the 3D print of the newborn baby’s foot! I would actually LOVE to have it done for my daughter once she’s born! I’m very intrigued by this 3D printing and would love to learn more about it! I’d love to 3D print and buy things that have been 3D printed, such as phone cases (that’d be really cool if we could customize them!), and cool custom decorations for home! What would be REALLY cool, and creepy, would be skull REPLICAS! Replicas of dead presidents and stuff! So cool!

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    That is all possible with 3d printing, as long as you know the 3d program you’re using. Right now we know basic, everyday is a new learning adventure, with what will work and what won’t work.

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  4. Brittney House says:

    I would love some sport shapes like soccer balls, or skates.

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    That’s a good idea, we have been discussing this, maybe do some personalized ones as ornaments during Christmas time!

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  5. Virginia Rowell says:

    I like the 3D Printed Shamrock Shotglass Container. Cute and original!

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    I want to make clover earrings as well. More as a good luck charm, than a holiday.

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  6. The world of 3D printing is really new to me…..but it seems the possibilities are endless. I love the baby’s footprint…I wonder if you can do life masks? I’d love to see that!

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    The possibilities are endless! You can do pretty much anything with 3d printers, with all the different materials that you can print with. I would love to try nylon.

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  7. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    We would like to see a skeleton key.

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    I was thinking about skeleton key earrings

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  8. That 3D Printed Cat Punch Keychain is pretty cool! I would like to see animal skeletons and personalized dolls/figures.

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  9. I love the 3D footprint for my grandson before those piggies get too much bigger – LOL

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  10. Scott Shwarts says:

    Great article. Just so you know, ABS is very much toxic. PLA is a safer alternative.

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    ABS is considered a non-toxic plasic. Just because PLA is made with plant base material, doesn’t make it any safer than ABS. Neither ABS nor PLA are considered food grade safe.

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  11. Sarah L says:

    I like earrings and would like to see some flowers.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  12. Sarah Harding says:

    I’d like to see mabey flowers printed.

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  13. Mihaela Day says:

    I like the 3D Printed Shamrock Shotglass Container.

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  14. tina d reynolds says:

    a little leprechaun statue with lucky fourleaf clover hat

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  15. Miz Vickik says:

    I like the Hello Kitty key chains!

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  16. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Would like to see 3D Printed Micro Geocache Container

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    We have 3D printed geocache containers already :)

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  17. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love the earrings, especially Pacman and Frogger. More gaming stye earrings like Tetris would be great!

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    Jammie Morey Reply:

    I will be making some tetris ones as soon as my jump rings get here!

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  18. susan smoaks says:

    i think a dog would be cute

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  19. Jaime Cummings says:

    I’d like to see some dog breeds in 3D.

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  20. dawn reid says:

    3D Printed Shamrock Shotglass Container.

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  21. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I like the Customs where you can make footprints or handprints of your children

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