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3D Printing 101

The Basics for Beginners - Getting Started in 3D Printing

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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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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 (polylactic acid if you want to get scientific) is ...
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Creality Ender 3 Software – 5 Must-Have Programs for Your 3D Printer

Creality Ender 3 Software – 5 Must-Have Programs for Your 3D Printer

The Ender 3 is a capable machine, but using the wrong software leaves lots of potential on the table. Check ...
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5 Great Anycubic Photon Upgrades and Mods

5 Great Anycubic Photon Upgrades and Mods

Although a popular DLP 3D printer, the Anycubic Photon can be made better. Follow along for a handpicked list of ...
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Ender 3 – How to 3D Print with Flexible Filament / TPU

Ender 3 – How to 3D Print with Flexible Filament / TPU

Flexible filaments can be fun to print but challenging to get right the first time. Learn to master your Ender ...
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The Perfect Ender 3 PETG Settings

The Perfect Ender 3 PETG Settings

Want to 3D print with PETG on your beloved Ender 3 but aren't sure about the settings? Find the perfect ...
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STEP to STL – How to Convert STEP Files to STL

STEP to STL – How to Convert STEP Files to STL

CAD lets you construct complex 3D models that can later be 3D printed. Find out how to bring these models ...
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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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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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2019 Longer LK4 3D Printer: Review the Specs

2019 Longer LK4 3D Printer: Review the Specs

The Longer LK4 is a budget 3D printer kit and its compact build allows for an easy assembly.  . Let’s ...
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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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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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Nine Most Recent Posts in 3D Printing 101

How does 3D printing work?

How does 3D printing work?

3D printing has risen from obscurity to become a mainstream technology in the past decade. Yet, unless you have actually had hands-on experience with the equipment used to achieve it, you might not understand how it actually works. To remedy this, here is a beginner’s...

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3D Printing Chemistry 101: Nylon

3D Printing Chemistry 101: Nylon

If you’re anything like this author, you got a C- in high school chemistry and never looked back. With a newfound interest in the topic, I’m hoping to revisit the molecular science of some of the most popular materials in 3D printing to understand them—not just in...

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