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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

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Jul 30, 2019
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3D Printer Support Material: Which One to Use for My Project?

Supports are a frustrating but necessary part of 3D printing. Save time and effort by picking the right 3D printer support material for your project.

Jul 13, 2019
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3D Printing Speed – Finding the Optimal Settings

Tuning 3D printing speed can be tricky: If it's too slow, prints take forever, but if it's too fast, prints fail. Where is the sweet spot? Let's find out!

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Jul 7, 2019
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What Software Do I Need for 3D Printing?

Ready to dive into 3D printing? Get up and running with these must-have 3D printing software tools. They'll help you unleash the technology's full potential.

Jul 1, 2019
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Best Glue for Plastic (PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon)

Sometimes, there's no way around bonding 3D printed parts. But with the dizzying variety and types of glues available, which one is the best for you?

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Jun 28, 2019
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8 Must-Have OctoPrint Plugins in 2019

OctoPrint is a powerful and versatile 3D printing tool, but there's always room for improvement. Check out these 8 must-have OctoPrint plugins to take your 3D printing to the next level.

May 24, 2019
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Linear Rail 3D Printer – Really Better or Just a Hype?

3D printers touting high-quality "linear rails" have sprouted up all over the market. Find out if a linear rail 3D printer is legitimately better or just a marketing sham.

May 12, 2019
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The Bane of ABS
How to Prevent ABS from Warping on a Heated Bed

ABS is often used in 3D printing for its ease of post-processing and great temperature resistance, but it's infamous for its tendency to warp. Find out how to fix that.

May 1, 2019
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What Is PLA? – 3D Printing Materials Simply Explained

PLA is by far the most popular FDM 3D printing material. Get down to business with this quick rundown of its ideal print settings and applications.

Apr 25, 2019
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The Perfect PET
5 Easy Tips for 3D Printing with PETG & Print Settings

How to succeed in 3D printing with PETG? Check out these five easy tips, plus the best print settings for PETG.

Apr 4, 2019
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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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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.

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Mar 6, 2019
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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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Calibration Cube – What’s the Best 3D Printer Calibration Cube?

To get the most out of your 3D printer it needs be calibrated. Check out the best 3D printer calibration cube models and learn how to use them.

Jan 12, 2019
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5 Must-Have Cura Plugins to Pimp Your Printing

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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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.

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