Gadget Nerds Rubber Comfort Grip 3D Print Removal Tool (Black)

Gadget Nerds is collective of tinkerers and nerds. We don’t just sell the stuff, we use it every day. Buy with confidence knowing that you are buying from people who actually know what the hell you are talking about.

Our tool is a response to the putty knives posing as 3D Print Tools. Granted our product looks the same, but we made deliberate design decisions like over molding the blade into the handle and featuring a rubber comfort grip. We’ve also put it through its paces and found it to be difficult for the tool to break unless you’re being a Hulk.

This is a great compliment to go with your 3D printer. The long, thin, flexible blade is rounded making it safe for kids to use. It’s thin enough to get between the print bed and your raft or print. This simple tool helps with the struggle on stuck on 3D prints. Please note this is to loosen the print from the bed. It is not a scraper style for tough stuck on prints. It will function just fine, but it’s not a pry bar. If you are experiencing tough stuck on prints, you may want to re-level your bed and adjust your Z axis accordingly.

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Product Features

  • 4″ long flexible blade (.045″ thick) wrapped in a sturdy black rubber comfort grip handle.
  • Unlike other putty knives posing as “3D Print Removal Tools” our handle is built to last. We over mold the handle onto a 1.5″ tang for maximum resiliency.
  • Our thin blade allows you to safely remove your print or raft from the print bed with ease. Avoid damaged to your print bed and use one of our tools.
  • Doubles as a print bed leveling tool or nozzle drool remover. No more burned fingers or uneven printing.
  • Buy with confidence from enthusiasts just like you.

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Premium 3D Print Removal Tool Kit – Durable 3D Printer Tools with Sturdy Comfort Grips, Sharp and Hardened Blades for Easy Separation of Prints, Knife and Spatula Set of 2 – Enhanced Version

Are you looking for a 3D print removal toolset with
Solid, riveted handles that won’t come loose and start spinning, twisting or turning after use?
Hardened stainless steel blades that are optimally flexible without being too flimsy and/or getting scratched and gouged by the print bed surface due to their softness?
A knife tool with a sharpened front edge (flat bottom) for getting under even the most-adhered prints with ease?
Ability to reach into the back under larger parts, sweep across and lever them off, as well as handle smaller, more delicate objects?
Durable comfort handles with grips designed for a firm hold that feel good in the hand and look stylish too?
Safe, rounded blades easier on your fingers, prints and printer surface?

REPTOR 3D Print Removal Tools have been designed with all these aspects in mind.
These tools are not your average repurposed painters putty knives with cramp rings that come loose or fall apart before long when used to remove 3D prints!

This REPTOR toolset is designed to get even the most stubborn prints off the bed without distorting them or damaging the print bed surface. Both handles have solid rivets in them that will hold the blades in place and will not permit the blades to turn or yield. The knife with its 4.92″ blade and beveled front edge can be used to sweep across and reach into the back under larger parts and provide leverage to pop even a stubborn piece up while the spatula is thin and flexible enough to get under even the most delicate of objects without distorting them.

They are the perfect duo – practical and durable, yet comfortable and stylish! Get yours now!

Product Features

  • DURABLE, RIGID CONSTRUCTION; No more repurposed artist spatulas with spinning, twisting and turning cramp rings!
  • PRACTICAL BUT TENDER; Gently slide underneath prints with ease to protect the build bed surface yet with a good reach
  • OPTIMUM FLEXIBILITY; Flexible but not too thin or flimsy – not dull and rigid like the putty knives for 3d printer bed
  • STYLISH & VERSATILE; Offset spatula with a rubber comfort grip, knife has a thick wood handle suitable for larger parts
  • PROFESSIONAL ADDITION TO YOUR 3D PRINTER ACCESSORIES; 3D printer tool set for print removal of PLA, PLA+, ABS, PETG etc

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Creature Comfort & Care: Teenage Nonprofit Founder Saves Injured Animals With a 3D Printer


Nikita Krishnan [Image: Creature Comfort & Care]

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a family that taught me to do whatever I could to help animals in need. Taking in strays, sheltering injured birds, even, in one particularly memorable summer, rescuing tadpoles from a drying-up pond – I was always surrounded by examples of kindness and compassion for creatures. Nothing I ever did, though, compares to the work of Nikita Krishnan. The California teen, a high school junior at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, has done more for injured animals in her 16 years than many people do in their lifetimes.

Krishnan always loved animals and wanted a pet of her own – so much so that as an eight-year-old, she even made a PowerPoint presentation to her parents to try to convince them of why she should have a pet. She wasn’t successful in that particular mission, but her love of animals remained strong, and in 2009, during a visit to India to see relatives, she saw a number of injured stray dogs supporting themselves on only three legs.

Although she wanted to help the dogs, she didn’t know what she could do. The thought of the injured dogs has stayed with her for since then, though, and last year, she had an epiphany when she discovered that the library near her school had a 3D printing lab. The technology would be perfect for creating devices to help three-legged-dogs and other animals, she thought.

Although her parents had nixed the idea of getting a pet, they were fully supportive of their daughter’s idea to help injured animals. They weren’t surprised, either, when she began teaching herself about 3D printing.

“She was always fascinated with technology from an early age,” said her mother, Anitha Krishnan. “Her dad had an old typewriter that she was always tinkering with as a little girl.”


Krishnan with a 3D printed prosthetic paw and a greyhound splint. [Image: Bill Wechter]

Krishnan’s parents bought her an Ultimaker 3D printer to learn on, and she asked Jim Bixby, retired engineer, former CEO of SeQual Technologies (now Chart Industries), and current volunteer in the library’s 3D printing lab, to teach her how to design in CAD.

“I’m blown away by her,” said Bixby. “I couldn’t believe she’s a 10th-grader. She’s mature, self assured and super bright. I’ve coached lots of people in my career and she’s one of the most coachable I’ve come across. She listens to what you have to say, then goes off and when she comes back, she’s mastered it.”

Once she had learned the skills of 3D design and printing, Krishnan, with the help of her father, health care services executive Sri Gopal, set up a nonprofit she named Creature Comfort & Care. The plan was to design and fit 3D printed prostheses and splints to injured animals, free of charge. She began advertising her services to dozens of animal care services in the area, and although she didn’t get any responses at first, her parents advised her not to give up. Her breakthrough came with Darren Rigg, founder and president of the Greyhound Adoption Center, learned about what she was doing.


Krishnan at the Greyhound Adoption Center with volunteer Alan Landau and Leah the greyhound, who Krishnan fitted with a prosthetic leg. [Image: Peggy Peattie]

Founded in the mid-1980s, the Greyhound Adoption Center has found homes for more than 6,000 racing greyhounds and greyhound mixes. Although greyhound racing has been around for years, it sees some inhumane aspects, including puppy mills, poor treatment and excessive euthanasia. Thousands of dogs suffer serious injuries on the racetrack, and injured dogs – or even those who have aged past their racing potential – are often euthanized.

The Greyhound Adoption Center, and organizations like it, have saved thousands of lives by rescuing greyhounds, treating their injuries if necessary, and finding homes for them. Some of the most common injuries Rigg sees are broken legs, which are typically splinted with heavy casts that can cause further discomfort and difficulty for the fine-boned dogs. When he heard about Krishnan’s lightweight, custom-made 3D printed splints, he wanted to learn more.

“At first I thought it was probably a long shot, but the more contact we had with Nikita, the more we realized how incredibly clever she was, what a great attitude she has and what a great idea she came up with,” Rigg said.


[Image: Creature Comfort & Care]

Krishnan has now designed and printed splints for two dogs at the center, and is working on a set of 10 custom two-part splints that can be adjusted to fit the legs of nearly any size of dog. Her services don’t stop at dogs, either. Since word of her company spread, she has acquired additional clients, including the Living Coast Discovery Center, home to a Cooper’s hawk with a paralyzed leg. She is currently working on the third prototype of a prosthetic boot for the bird.

She’s also working with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research; David O’Connor, a coordinator for the institute, is part of the advisory board for Creature Comfort & Care, and he gave Krishnan the idea for her next project, a bird feeder that prevents the introduction of bacteria into the food supply. In one year, Krishnan’s startup has gone from an idea to a thriving business.

Since it only costs a dollar or two to produce a 3D printed splint, money isn’t a concern, so Krishnan can continue providing care for free – her only concern is time, as she balances her work with school, tennis and piano lessons. For help, she has enlisted her younger sister Sarina, who now serves as the organization’s vice president. Krishnan plans to keep Creature Comfort & Care running when she goes to college, where she hopes to pursue medicine or engineering.

Krishnan is the latest example of some incredible entrepreneurship shown by kids and teens with 3D printers. When I was 16, I was mostly writing terrible poetry and moping around the house; Krishnan is saving lives as the president of an IRS-approved nonprofit. There have always been young people with big ideas, drive and ambition, but 3D printing and other technology are making it easier for them to make those big ideas into reality. I can only imagine what else Krishnan and others like her will go on to accomplish. Kids with minds and hearts like hers certainly make the future seem brighter.

[Sources: San Diego Union-Tribune / Creature Comfort & Care]

3D-Printed Wheelchair Aims To Provide Greater Comfort To Disabled

3D-Printed Wheelchair Aims To Provide Greater Comfort To Disabled

If you use a wheelchair, you may know how uncomfortable it is. You have to spend almost 18 hours a day in a wheelchair and turn the wheel to go somewhere, which may lead to shoulder injuries. However, London design firm Layer might have a solution for you. The company just made a prototype 3D-printed wheelchair designed to be more comfortable for its users.

The reason behind the wheelchair being so comfortable is the user’s measurements are taken. Teaming with the 3-D printing software company Materialise Layer has been working on this wheelchair for the past six months, consulting with the patients and doctors to help create a wheelchair perfectly sculpted to suit the user’s body.


“It’s like molding something to the body rather than measuring something with a ruler,” said Benjamin Hubert, founder of Layer. “There’s a huge degree of accuracy that we’re gaining by ultimately just offsetting the shape body and emulating that in the seat.”

The seat is custom made. Two kinds of plastics were used to print the seat for shock absorption, which creates a center of gravity based on the user’s exact weight and shape. The Titanium foot bay was printed based on the feet length and shape and sitting position of the user. And for the rest of the wheelchair, they used the standard part.


“It’s only really those two components which determine how well the overall wheelchair fits,” said Hubert.

It almost takes 8 weeks to make a custom made wheelchair, but Layer says that they can make it within 2 weeks. Besides, the wheelchair is touched up with some new designs, such as an overlay patterns on the wheel, matching up with a pair of gloves. These allow the user to get a strong grip and push the chair. It alleviates the horrible motion created by the movement of wheels and avoids shoulder injuries. Layer will unveil this prototype during Clerkenwell Design Week in London.