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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.

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3D Printer Heatsink: How to Prevent Heat Creep

3D printer heat creep doesn't have to be the norm. Learn all about 3D printer heatsinks to prevent heat-related problems!

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Blender File Format: Which Files Are Supported?

Blender supports a huge range of file formats to match its versatile uses. Learn more about Blender and the file format options available.

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3D printed skeletons make for great decorations and costume accessories. Read on to find some of the best boney models to print!

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Best Xometry Alternatives of 2021

Xometry is a great service for on-demand 3D printing, but many others also exist. Read on to learn about a few alternatives to Xometry!

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Linear Advance – Simply Explained

Linear advance can predict nozzle pressure for more consistent extrusion. Read on to learn how to set up linear advance in Marlin and more!

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The Spaghetti Detective App: All You Need to Know

The Spaghetti Detective app detects print failures and allows remote printer control, just like the program. Read on to learn more!

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Z Seam (Cura): How to Hide It

A Z seam is a visible line of imperfections running down the side of a print. With Cura, Z seams can be no more! Read on to learn how.

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Iron It Out Aug 24, 2021
PrusaSlicer: Ironing – How to Get a Smooth Surface

PrusaSlicer ironing can yield smooth top surfaces on 3D prints. Read on to learn more about what it is, what it does, and when to use it!

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How to Clean a 3D Printer Nozzle: The Easiest Ways

The most important part of your 3D printer is the nozzle. Cleaning it properly is important! Learn how to clean the 3D printer nozzle.

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Vroom Vroom Voron Aug 16, 2021
Voron 2.4 3D Printer Kit: Review the Specs

The Voron 2.4 is an exciting CoreXY 3D printer sold as a versatile DIY kit. Read on to learn more about this impressive machine!

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Anycubic i3 Mega Firmware Update: How to Upgrade

The Mega is a popular budget 3D printer, but it can be improved. Learn all about the Anycubic i3 Mega firmware and how to update it!

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If 3D print layers aren't sticking, check out our top tips to prevent 3D print layer separation!

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Cura's print "One at a Time" slicer setting can be super handy! Read on to learn how it works, how to use it, and more!

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Ender 3 (V2/Pro) Dual Z-axis Upgrade: How to Install It

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Marlin UBL (Unified Bed Leveling): How to Make It Work

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Wall Thickness (3D Printing): How to Make It Perfect

Walls are an important part of any 3D print. Learn how to find the perfect wall thickness for your 3D prints!

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