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David Pechter

David Pechter is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

By David Pechter

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Apr 21, 2019
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G-Code Generator – All You Need to Know

G-code generators create the detailed machine instructions necessary to create a part, either in 3D printing or CNC machining. Learn more about what a G-code generator is and how it works.

Jan 24, 2019
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3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing – What’s the Difference?

If you do it in your garage, it's "3D printing". If it's used to build a car, it's "additive manufacturing"? Where's line between these two terms? Let's see if we can't find it.

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Jan 10, 2019
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How to Choose the Correct CNC Material

CNC is a computer controlled fabrication technique and about 30 years older than 3D printing. Fast, accurate, and versatile, it belongs in the advanced maker's toolkit.

Dec 23, 2018
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History of 3D Printing – Who Invented the 3D Printer?

We remember Gutenberg as the inventor of movable type and Edison as the inventor of the light bulb. Each made critical advancements, but each had important predecessors as well. And so it was with 3D printing.

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Nov 17, 2018
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3D Printed Gears – Get the Gear That Fits Your Needs

Gears are a great thing to 3D print! Gear designs are surprisingly complicated, but with the right tools, models, and materials, you'll soon be on your way.

Nov 8, 2018
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Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

The new industrial-strength power in additive manufacturing is here: HP's Multi Jet Fusion. Take a look at how it works and why it's a game-changer for 3D printing.

Oct 25, 2018
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More Than Meets the Eye
Solid Modeling (CAD) – Simply Explained

There's more to solid modeling, a cornerstone of computer-aided design, than meets the eye. Beyond the drawing, a solid model offers details that enable computer analysis and rapid prototyping like 3D printing and CNC machining.

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