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3D Printing 101

The Basics for Beginners - Getting Started in 3D Printing

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Clear/Transparent PLA Filament – All You Need to Know

Clear/Transparent PLA Filament – All You Need to Know

PLA is clear or transparent in its natural state.  . PLA (polyactic acid if you want to get scientific) is ...
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2019 Anycubic 4Max Pro 3D Printer – Review the Specs

2019 Anycubic 4Max Pro 3D Printer – Review the Specs

With a growing range of distinct hardware arising on the budget 3D printing market, the Chinese manufacturer Anycubic has quickly ...
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Two Trees Sapphire Pro: High-Quality CoreXY on a Budget

Two Trees Sapphire Pro: High-Quality CoreXY on a Budget

Thanks to its CoreXY architecture the Two Trees Sapphire Pro offers superior print results at productivity-enhancing speeds.  . Is it ...
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Ender 3 Cura Settings: Best Ender 3 Cura Profile

Ender 3 Cura Settings: Best Ender 3 Cura Profile

Just picked up a new Ender 3? Let us guide you to perfect prints with the best Ender 3 Cura ...
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Anet ET4 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Anet ET4 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Anet has made waves in the 3D printing community before with its tremendously popular A8 FDM printer. A sub-$200 kit, ...
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EcubMaker TOYDIY 4-in-1 3D Printer is ready to go right out of the box

EcubMaker TOYDIY 4-in-1 3D Printer is ready to go right out of the box

With the EcubMaker TOYDIY 4-in-1 3D Printer, you don’t have to deal with complicated assembly. But you do get four ...
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SolidMaker SLA 3D Printer $399

SolidMaker SLA 3D Printer $399

If you are searching for an affordable SLA 3D Printer you may be interested in the SolidMaker which this week ...
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35 Best Sites for Free STL Files & 3D Printer Models of 2018

35 Best Sites for Free STL Files & 3D Printer Models of 2018

This is a selection of the best 3D printing websites, model repositories, marketplaces and websites for free 3D printer models ...
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Acetone 3D Print Smoothing – 6 Easy Steps

Acetone 3D Print Smoothing – 6 Easy Steps

3D prints all come out showing a hint of layer lines, but what if the surface finish could be smooth? ...
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SLA Post-Processing – Best Ways to Clean Your Resin 3D Prints

SLA Post-Processing – Best Ways to Clean Your Resin 3D Prints

Back to top Post-processing is critical for achieving the full resolution of your SLA 3D printer. Here are the best ...
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Elegoo Mars vs Anycubic Photon: The Differences

Elegoo Mars vs Anycubic Photon: The Differences

It wasn’t long ago when makers on a tight budget were restricted to desktop FDM machines.  . Stereolithography, or SLA, ...
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Longer Orange 10 LCD Resin 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Longer Orange 10 LCD Resin 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Budget resin printers are part of a newer class of consumer machines, presenting exciting opportunities in 3D printing for relatively ...
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10 Fun Things to 3D Print with a Handheld 3D Printer

10 Fun Things to 3D Print with a Handheld 3D Printer

The number one use for 3D printing has been to create prototypes. Other things that people use 3D printing for are for marketing, education, art, and hobbies. There is no limit as to what these machines can print. So the question is, what will you do with yours?  ....

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Cyber Monday 3D Printing 2019 Deals

Cyber Monday 3D Printing 2019 Deals

3D printers are the most exciting thing in manufacturing at the moment. They can make things which conventional manufacturing techniques find hard and expensive to make. Big manufacturing companies see the disruption potential of 3D printing and are investing heavily...

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