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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

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.

Dec 3, 2018
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Calibrating...
3D Printer Calibration Cube – Best Models & How to Use Them

Machines don't come perfect off the production line. Just like computer monitors and factory machinery, 3D printers should be calibrated for maximum accuracy and precision. Here's how to use calibration cubes to get the most out of your 3D printer.

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 6, 2018
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No Tumble Drying
Filament Dryer – All You Need to Know

If you're running FDM 3D printers, you'll likely need to dry out your filament from time to time. Here, we've broken down what filament dryers are and the purchase options available.

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.

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) Filament – Explained and Compared

Polycarbonate (PC) has seen decades as one of the toughest of engineering plastics, and now, you can 3D print it. Here, we've broken down what PC 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.