A Peek Into The Minds Of Strange 3D Print Enthusiasts

By on April 25th, 2016 in blog


 Fabbaloo keyword cloud
Fabbaloo keyword cloud

Sure, you’re a normal person doing normal things, but apparently some of our readers might not be up to normal things.

In the course of managing this blog, we often review the analytics, part of which is inspecting the keywords people use in search engines to find, among other things, our stories. 

Some of these keywords are obvious, such as “3D printing blog”, “alternatives to thingiverse”, “fastest printer”, or “3d sand printers” and the like. 

Some are very specific, such as “abs shrinkage 3d printing”, “best sandpaper for pla” or “prox dmp 320 price”.

But then there are the unusual keywords.

These illustrate a common pattern. Evidently our blog’s name is too complicated for some. 

fabaloo 3d
baloo the builder ideas

And that last search is actually our domain name! Why not just type it in to your URL bar and avoid the search step? 

Some of our readers apparently require a spell check plugin:

smoothibg pla prints
smoothen pla
smootinh pla
3d printer materal warping
best sliser cura or slicer
building dron scanner
can you aceton pla 3d prints

There’s apparently still interest in ancient 3D printers, as we’re still receiving several queries about the BFB3000, a very fine 3D printer in its day – 2009, seven years ago! If you’re still running this printer, you might consider upgrading as there are plenty of amazing desktop units these days. 

Some readers are apparently concerned about health and safety: 

finger burn
cnc machine safe
is abs carcinogenic
abs thermoplastic cancer?


Some apparently want to work on very unusual projects:

merge a plastic and a fabric
3d print timber
analysis of plastic monster
3d secret of beautiful stream
how to create a dead zone in 3d printer
pla sanding and oiling
things that grow out your head
3d printed snow blower

No, do not attempt to 3D print a snow blower! I’m also a bit wary of the “things that grow out your head”. Also, “oiling”????

And there’s certainly many examples of these standard search types present: 

2016 shotgun
3d printed nudes

Some searches are just plain strange. And remember, these keywords were used to actually find – and visit – our pages: 


I have no idea. 

But my personal favorite for search keyword recently has to be:


I have no idea what that is, but it is surely must be the baddest RepRap 3D printer yet imagined. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!