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Hironori Kondo

Hironori Kondo is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

Hironori Kondo is a student, athlete, and maker. When he's not in the classroom or the pool, he's almost always by a 3D printer: assembling little projects, configuring software as an intern, or working as an e-NABLE volunteer. He also loves reading and watching movies.

Mar 26, 2021
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Building Foundations
3D Printing First Layer Problems: How to Make It Perfect

The first layer plays a huge role in a print's success. Read on for some tips and tricks and say goodbye to 3D printing first layer problems!

Mar 26, 2021
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8 Best STEP File Viewers (Online & Offline)

STEP files are one of the most universal means of sharing 3D information. Let's explore some of the best STEP file viewer options!

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Mar 17, 2021
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ABS Juice, Glue, & Slurry: What Is It & How to Make It?

ABS slurry, glue, and juice are invaluable tools for printing the notoriously-troublesome ABS. Learn what they are and how to make them!

Feb 11, 2021
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The Perfect PET
3D Printing with PETG: Print Settings & Tips

Learn how to succeed in 3D printing PETG! Read on for our five simple tips to perfect your PETG print settings.

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Oct 1, 2020
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Cura Retraction Settings: How to Avoid Stringing

Retraction is the key to reducing stringing. Find out how to perfect your Cura retraction settings (including the coasting settings).

Sep 29, 2020
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A Tough Nut to Crack
Polycarbonate / PC Filament: The Basics & Best Brands

Polycarbonate filaments are strong and amazingly heat resistant. Read on for the basics of printing with PC, and the best filament brands.

Sep 19, 2020
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A Mightier Mini
8 Best Prusa Mini Upgrades to 3D Print or Buy

The Prusa Mini is a remarkable machine, especially for its price. Make it even better with these Prusa Mini upgrades!

Sep 17, 2020
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Need For Speed
3D Print Speed: The Perfect Settings for PLA & More

Tuning 3D print speed can be tricky. Learn how to find the perfect print speed settings for PLA and more materials!

Sep 14, 2020
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3D Printer Tolerances: How to Test and Improve Them

Tight 3D printer tolerances are critical for functional or detailed prints. Learn how to identify and improve your machine's tolerances.

Aug 12, 2020
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Top 10 Prusa i3 MK3S Upgrades to Buy or 3D Print

There's always better, even for the best. Take your printing to the next level with the best Prusa i3 MK3S upgrades available right now.

Aug 9, 2020
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Polypropylene (PP) Filament: The Basics & Best Brands

Polypropylene is a plastic with a unique set of properties. Learn about the key uses and the best PP filament brands to 3D print with!

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Aug 8, 2020
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POM/Acetal/Delrin 3D Printing: A Simple Guide

POM, often called Delrin or acetal, is a very popular engineering plastic. Find out how it stacks up when used in 3D printing.

Aug 4, 2020
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Not Just Stockings
Nylon Filament: The Basics & Best Brands

Nylon is a strong and durable material. Learn the basics of 3D printing with nylon filament and discover the best brands on the market.

May 20, 2020
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TPE Filament: The Basics & Best Brands

If you're not quite clear on TPE filament's rubber-like properties, check out this guide to learn the basics and discover the best brands.

Apr 15, 2020
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The Best Cura Plug-Ins

Some things just make other things better. Plug-ins for Cura are good examples. Check out our top picks for the best Cura plug-ins.

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