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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.

By Hironori Kondo

Apr 4, 2019
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Cura Your Stringing Ailments
Cura Retraction Settings – How to Avoid Stringing

Retraction is an easy and powerful way to reduce stringing and oozing in your 3D prints. Find out how to tune the Cura retraction settings for clean, string-free models.

Mar 7, 2019
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Building Foundations
3D Printing First Layer Problems – How to Make it Perfect

The first layer of every 3D print plays an immense role in dictating print success. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you'll become a master at getting it right.

Mar 6, 2019
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Thoroughly Moved
Layer Shifting (3D Printing) – 3 Tips & Tricks to Solve It

Layer shifting isn't the most commonly discussed mode of print failure, but it certainly is among the most frustrating. Here's how you can cure your layer shifting ailments.

Mar 1, 2019
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Calibrating...
3D Printer Calibration Cube – What’s the Best & How to Use It

3D printers should be calibrated for maximum accuracy and precision. Check out the best calibration cubes and learn how to use them to get the most out of your 3D printer.

Feb 6, 2019
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SLAying Post-Processing
SLA Post-Processing – The Best Ways to Clean Resin 3D Prints

Post-processing is critical for achieving the full resolution of your SLA 3D printer. Here are the best ways to go about cleaning up your SLA prints.

Feb 2, 2019
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Long Live the King
PETG vs ABS – 3D Printing Filaments Compared

For a long time, ABS was unchallenged when it came to high-strength and durable 3D prints—until PETG arrived. So, how do these materials stack up?

Jan 17, 2019
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Getting it Right
3D Printing Design – 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Model

Designing models for 3D printing doesn't have to be hard. Here are 5 quick tips for you to realize your designs with this revolutionary technology.

Jan 12, 2019
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Icing on the Cake
5 Must-Have Cura Plugins

Some things just make other things better. Plugins for Ultimaker's Cura are good examples. Check out our top 5 picks.

Nov 30, 2018
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Keeping It Tolerable
How to Test and Improve Your 3D Printer’s Tolerances

Whether it's CNC milling, bagging chips, or 3D printing, the machines involved have slight inconsistencies, producing parts of differing tolerances. Here, we'll dive into what tolerances are, and why they're important for 3D printing.

Nov 5, 2018
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Icing the Cake
5 Must-Have Prusa i3 MK3 Upgrades

There's always better, even for the best. Take your printing to the next level with these Prusa i3 MK3 upgrades.

Nov 2, 2018
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Fragile: Keep Dry
How to Dry Filament: PLA, ABS and Nylon

Moisture from the air can easily ruin your 3D printer filament, meaning it can also ruin your prints! Here's how to save a wet spool.

Oct 9, 2018
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The Perfect PET
3D Printing with PETG – How to Succeed

Easily printable PETG plastics have quickly come to replace ABS for temperature-resistant, high-strength parts. Here's how to succeed printing with PETG.

Oct 2, 2018
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Universe of Things
Thingiverse Models – How to 3D Print Them

Thingiverse is, hands down, one of the most popular sites for sharing and downloading files for 3D printing. Here's a rundown of how to get printing with Thingiverse.

Aug 27, 2018
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Haunted Prints
3D Print Ringing / Ghosting – 3 Easy Fixes

Ghosting? Ringing? Horrifying surface finish? Check out this quick guide to find out what causes 3D print ringing, along with 3 easy fixes.

Aug 6, 2018
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A Tough Nut to Crack
Polycarbonate (PC) 3D Printer Filament – Explained & Compared

Polycarbonate (PC) has seen decades as one of the toughest of engineering plastics, and now, you can 3D print it. Check out what PC filament is good for, how to print it, and the purchase options that are available.

Jul 27, 2018
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Overcooked or Al Dente
TPE Filament – Explained and Compared

Hailed as 3D printable rubber, flexible filaments like TPE are as squishy, stretchy, and rubbery as it gets. Here, we've broken down what TPE is good for, how to print it, and the purchase options that are available.