Wasp - Frequently Asked Questions


Is the competition open to everyone?
Yes, the competition is open globally.

When do the submissions close?
The submissions close on the 28th of April 2017.

What do I actually need to submit?
You need to submit a 3D printable file in STL format - this is the kind of file that a 3D printer reads. You are welcome to download any file from MyMiniFactory to see what this looks like.
How do I add colour?
The Wasp 3DM prints with a clear resin that you can add colour dye to throughout the print. This is how the colours on the gallery are created. If you have a creative idea of how you would want to use the colour, upload a coloured render with your stl so that we can try and replicate it.
Do I need to actually 3D print it?
Ideally yes, we'd like you to submit photos of your 3D print as well as the 3D model itself.
I don't have a 3D printer can I still submit an entry?
Yes, if you do not have a 3D printer you are welcome to create just the 3D file in STL format and submit that (so long as it is 3D printable) and the MyMiniFactory community will 3D print it on your behalf. 
Will all submissions be printed on the 3DM?
No, as these prints are so big, we will only print submissions full size on the 3DM that we know will work. We will print the top 10 at least, but will happily print more if it is justified.
Does my design have to be support free?
Yes, due to the nature of the Wasp3M, designs must be support free.
What is continues printing/spiral mode?
This is where there is no retraction of the printer nozzle. The nozzle will keep extruding continuously. 
Why is spiral mode compatible?
Designs that can print without the nozzle having to retract will have a better finish on this printer.