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Jackson O'Connell

Jackson O'Connell is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

Jackson is from Roswell, Georgia. He's a high school student who enjoys all things mechanical and mathematical. In his spare time, he likes to CAD, work on 3D printers, and help his school's robotics team. He loves math, especially statistics, and hopes to be an actuary one day. He also enjoys learning about finance and material sciences.

Feb 21, 2021
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Change It Up
Ender 3 (Pro/V2): How to Change Filament Mid-print

Switching filaments allows you to use multiple filaments in a single print. Read on to learn how to change filament mid-print on an Ender 3!

Feb 19, 2021
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Silent Operator
Ender 5 Plus Silent Board: How to Install It

While we love the Ender 5 Plus, we love quiet, too! Learn how to upgrade your Ender 5 Plus with a silent board for quieter 3D printing.

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Feb 14, 2021
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Olsson Ruby Nozzle: Review the Specs

Nozzle degradation is bad news for your prints. Read on to learn about the Olsson Ruby nozzle and how it can help!

Feb 10, 2021
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What Is Microstepping? – Simply Explained

Microstepping is a way to make your 3D printer's stepper motors move in smaller, more precise steps. Read on to learn all about it!

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Feb 10, 2021
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Bondtech BMG Extruder: Review the Specs

Bondtech's BMG extruder uses a lightweight dual-drive system with a powerful 3:1 gear ratio. Read on to learn more!

Feb 9, 2021
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Tools for Thought
3D Printing Tools & Parts: 15+ Useful Accessories

Tools and spare parts are a crucial element of any maker's workspace. Read on for some 3D printer accessories to keep on hand!

Feb 9, 2021
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Solid to Soft
PLA’s & PETG’s Glass Transition Temperatures Explained

Different materials go from a hard to soft at different temperatures. Learn all about PETG and PLA glass transition temperatures.

Feb 8, 2021
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Battle of the Belts
3DPrintMill (CR-30) vs iFactory: The Differences

It's Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) vs. iFactory: See how these belt printers stack up and learn all about their features and differences.

Feb 4, 2021
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Firmware Plus More
Ender 5 Plus Firmware: What to Download & Where?

If you're tired of your Ender 5 Plus firmware, read on to learn all about a few great options and where to get them!

Jan 31, 2021
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The Start & Finish Lines
Start G-Code & End G-Code: All You Need to Know

Start G-code and end G-code are the first and final commands a printer follows for every 3D print. Read on to learn all about them!

Jan 28, 2021
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Effects to Prints
How to Convert FBX to STL: 3 Easy Solutions

FBX files are great for 3D modeling and animation, but you can't 3D print them. Read on to figure out how to go from FBX to STL!

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Jan 27, 2021
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A Goddess Among Printheads
E3D Hemera: All You Need to Know

The E3D Hemera is a dual-drive extruder that can serve in a Bowden or direct drive system. Read on to learn all about its many features!

Jan 24, 2021
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2021 Coolest 3D Printed Kitchen Gadgets

Whether you're a chaotic cake-maker or a calm and collected cook, read on for our list of the best 3D printed kitchen gadgets!

Jan 19, 2021
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Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Wi-Fi Support: How to Upgrade

The stock Ender 3 relies on a MicroSD card to print parts, but Wi-Fi can change that. Read on to learn all the Ender 3 Wi-Fi options!

Jan 19, 2021
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They'll Have You Spinning
3D Printed Lathe: 10+ Great Projects to Build Your Own

Lathes can be a handy but expensive tool. Read on for DIY 3D printed lathes and accessories. Save money and start cutting!

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