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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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What are Good Alternatives to Thingiverse?

What are Good Alternatives to Thingiverse?

One of the greatest strengths of the 3D printing community is the willingness of its members to share their designs ...
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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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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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Cerambot ceramic 3D printer from $199

Cerambot ceramic 3D printer from $199

Cerambot is a new ceramic 3D printer that offers fast, accurate printing with an easy-to-use interface allowing your ideas to ...
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3D Printing for super beginners pt 2

3D Printing for super beginners pt 2

Okay, that’s enough theory for the moment. Let’s get building something.  . You don’t have to be a 3D design ...
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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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The world’s cheapest 3D printer costs only $99.99...but there’s one caveat

The world’s cheapest 3D printer costs only $99.99…but there’s one caveat

This is what a $100 printer looks like  . The ability to print three dimensional objects has caught the imagination ...
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Best 3D Printer for Home Use

Best 3D Printer for Home Use

If you’ve ever been a fan of the mantra “the future is now,” now is an opportune time to use ...
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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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SparkMaker FHD: SLA 3D Printer with Bluetooth & App Control

SparkMaker FHD: SLA 3D Printer with Bluetooth & App Control

Meet the SparkMaker FHD: an affordable SLA 3D printer that lets you print high quality models. It comes with a ...
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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 to Design Interlocking Parts for 3D Printing

How to Design Interlocking Parts for 3D Printing

Despite the fact that 3D printing is one of the most versatile additive manufacturing technologies available today, it still has several limitations.  . Yes, you can create just about anything on a 3D printer – given that it fits on a build platform and that your 3D...

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3D Printing for super beginners pt 2

3D Printing for super beginners pt 2

Okay, that’s enough theory for the moment. Let’s get building something. An example of a Tinkercad design You don’t have to be a 3D design genius to print a 3D model. You just need to know where to look. If you have an idea of what you want/need, or...

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3D Printing for super beginners part 1

3D Printing for super beginners part 1

Terminology, printers, materials & software In this post we’ll be giving you an overview of the kind of terminology you might come across when learning about 3D printers, the different types of printers there are and the ones DigiLab has, what materials you...

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