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A New 3D Printer Test Kit featuring 12 Unreleased Test Chips focusing on Mechanical Components and Artistic Flair! By 3DKitbash.com


Graphica is all about further extending your knowledge of what your 3D Printer is capable of! We will be building on the quality and attention to detail we established in 3DKitbash's first '3D Printer Test Kit' and hopefully giving you a whole new outlook on what you can accomplish within the realm of FDM-based 3D Printing!

With Graphica you will receive 12 'Digital' Test Chips and a variety of printable displays that have been sized to fit snugly in most standard picture frame sizes. All test chips and display items will be designed to be printed on an FDM 3D Printer and they will not require any support structures.

We've divided the chips into 2 groups. Representational & Mechanical

All test chips are detailed below, but first: Here's a quick recap on where we're coming from...

Development of the first 3D Printer Test Kit (3DPTK)
Development of the first 3D Printer Test Kit (3DPTK)
Click here to see the original set and the accomplished Stretch Rewards!
Click here to see the original set and the accomplished Stretch Rewards!
 

With our first 3D Printer Test Kit: Each chip was lovingly crafted to help test the limits of your printer. The result was a great set that resulted in a lot of support from the community. Thanks guys!

With Graphica's 'Representational' chips you can expect to see qualities of the original 3DPTK demonstrated in ways that are more pleasing to the eye. (in my opinion ~Q) And as before, each chip will come with printable (2D) instructions to give you some measurements or helpful tips on accomplishing the print.

The Representational chips:

'Face' - Demos controlled smooth surfaces. ...And it's a lot of fun to build onto.
'Face' - Demos controlled smooth surfaces. ...And it's a lot of fun to build onto.
'Insect' - Demos thin vertical surfaces & narrow undercuts.
'Insect' - Demos thin vertical surfaces & narrow undercuts.
'Octo' - Demos flexibility.
'Octo' - Demos flexibility.
'Skull' - A taxing demo of narrow undercuts and detail retention.
'Skull' - A taxing demo of narrow undercuts and detail retention.
'Ghost' - Demos thin wall buildup and the ability to undercut thin structures. ...Designed to look cool with semi-translucent filament.
'Ghost' - Demos thin wall buildup and the ability to undercut thin structures. ...Designed to look cool with semi-translucent filament.
'Tower' - Designed to be a Bridging Torture Test and the first step in successfully printing the 'Print & Play' test chips.
'Tower' - Designed to be a Bridging Torture Test and the first step in successfully printing the 'Print & Play' test chips.

The Mechanical Chips included in Graphica are the first test chips of their type! Each chip represents a movable feature that only has to be printed (with no supports) to work. We call this quality: "Print & Play". ...The idea is that once you have demoed a variety of 'Print & Play' techniques, you will be more capable of building and laying out your prints for even more 'Bang for the Buck'!

The Mechanical chips:

'Spin' - Demos lengthy bridging and ability to print free-spinning structures on that bridge.
'Spin' - Demos lengthy bridging and ability to print free-spinning structures on that bridge.
'Scope' - Demos your printer's ability to print telescoping mechanism.
'Scope' - Demos your printer's ability to print telescoping mechanism.
'Chain' - Demos a chain sheet, disguised to look like a fish of sorts.
'Chain' - Demos a chain sheet, disguised to look like a fish of sorts.
'Gears' - Demos a 'Print & Play' gear train.
'Gears' - Demos a 'Print & Play' gear train.
'Shift' - Demos multiple swinging and shifting plates that dramatically increase the footprint of the test chip.
'Shift' - Demos multiple swinging and shifting plates that dramatically increase the footprint of the test chip.
'Mouth' - Demos a moving mouth with concealed control tab!
'Mouth' - Demos a moving mouth with concealed control tab!

Graphica is a straightforward set that will have plenty of tough prints to test you 3D Printing ingenuity. We hope it will inspire you to make some creations of your own and ultimately: Build Better, and Build Faster!

We work hard to impress! Thinking on and about what we do all day, everyday. With that in mind, below are a couple of sample images (with links) to our previous 3D Printer Test Kit work from earlier this year. Please have a look and let us know what you think or need and your thoughts may inspire our next endeavors. Thanks Again!

Our 3D Printer Test Kit from earlier this year! ...Click to visit the original KickStarter page and browse the updates.
Our 3D Printer Test Kit from earlier this year! ...Click to visit the original KickStarter page and browse the updates.
Each item included in the original campaign came with instructions in Metric and Imperial sizing scales. Click here to see all of the guides.
Each item included in the original campaign came with instructions in Metric and Imperial sizing scales. Click here to see all of the guides.
How Stretch Goals work: When we reach each pledge benchmark listed below, anyone who has pledged the "Jolly" or "Bounty" mode will receive all unlocked reward!
How Stretch Goals work: When we reach each pledge benchmark listed below, anyone who has pledged the "Jolly" or "Bounty" mode will receive all unlocked reward!

These great companies have featured Graphica on their site(s). May they be as great a resource to you, as they have been for us.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

3D Kitbash launched our first Kickstarter with 3D Printer Test Chips earlier this year. We exceeded our $1500 goal by 450%, delivered our rewards, and made a lot of friends in the global 3D printing community. We've been developing product for the toy industry giants for years. We're excited to make things that the 3D printing community needs and wants, and we promise we won't let you down.

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    FUN MODE: GRAPHICA! - You will receive all 12 of the new 'Digital' Test Chips in their glorious entirety! 6 of these chips being more artistic (possibly illustrative) takes on the concepts covered in the original 3D Printer Test Kit. The remaining 6 Test Chips will demonstrated Print & Play capabilities of your 3D Printer. ...Plus you get a slew of new printable displays to show your chips on after printing.

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    JOLLY MODE: GRAPHICA + STRETCH REWARDS - You will receive all of Graphica plus all Stretch Rewards (Additional 'Digital' Kits w/ Instructions) we will be unlocking as the funding levels increase. ...We guarantee that you will receive at least 1 of the attainable Stretch Rewards.

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    BAG O' CHIPS MODE: GRAPHICA + ORIGINAL 3D PRINTER TEST KIT - That's a total of 20 highly detailed 'Digital' test chips, all of their accompanying instructions, and printable displays.

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    BOUNTY MODE: GRAPHICA + STRETCH REWARDS + ORIGINAL 3D PRINTER TEST KIT + ORIGINAL STRETCH REWARDS (RING MAKER, CHARM MAKER, and SIZING GRID KITS) - You will receive all of Graphica, the original 3D Printer Test Kit, Instructions, Displays, and all Stretch Rewards we have reached by campaigns end! A HUGE collection of 'Digital' material! ...We guarantee that you will receive at least 1 of the attainable Stretch Rewards from Graphica's Campaign.

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