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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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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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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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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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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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Utah man builds bulletproof stormtrooper suit with 3-D printer

Utah man builds bulletproof stormtrooper suit with 3-D printer

A man in Saratoga Springs made a stormtrooper, suit from scratch that’s nearly ready for battle in a galaxy far, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The definitive 3D Printing glossary

The definitive 3D Printing glossary

This might prove useful for those of us just getting started into 3d printing, as well as for those further advanced in 3d printing. 3D model A 3D design typically produced on a CAD program. 3D modelling The act of using 3D CAD programs to produce a design. 3D printer...

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The world’s fastest 3D printed R/C car

The world’s fastest 3D printed R/C car

James Beswick always had a bit of a thing for radio-controlled cars – especially high-speed drag racing. He’s been building them for a few years now but decided to take things to the next level.  . To do that he realized he was going to have to think outside the...

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