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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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Web Slicing Feb 22, 2021
Kiri:Moto: Get Started with this Browser-Based 3D Slicer

Kiri:Moto is a browser-based 3D model slicer with many features for different manufacturing technologies. Read on to learn all about it!

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Silent Operator Feb 19, 2021
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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What a Gem Feb 14, 2021
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!

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Step to It Feb 10, 2021
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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Three-Letter Power Feb 10, 2021
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!

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Solid to Soft Feb 9, 2021
Glass Transition Temperatures of PLA & PETG

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

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Battle of the Belts Feb 8, 2021
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.

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Sliding into 3D Jan 31, 2021
Non-Planar 3D Printing: All You Need to Know

Non-planar 3D printing allows you to eliminate the natural stair-casing that regular printing methods produce. Read on to learn more!

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The Start & Finish Lines Jan 31, 2021
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!

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Effects to Prints Jan 28, 2021
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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A Goddess Among Printheads Jan 27, 2021
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!

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It's a Hoot! Jan 23, 2021
3D Printed Owl: 10 Coohool Models to 3D Print

Whether for their wisdom, night vision, or just plain cool-factor, owls are epic birds. Read on to see 10 head-turning 3D printed owl models!

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Filament Fit for a Ninja Jan 22, 2021
NinjaTek Filament: All You Need to Know

NinjaTek is the high-quality filament brand behind NinjaFlex, Cheetah, Armadillo, and more. Read on to learn all about NinjaTek's filaments!

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Hocus Print-us Jan 22, 2021
3D Printed Magic: 10 Impressive Magic Tricks to 3D Print

If you want to do some magic, read on to find 10 amazing 3D printed magic tricks. They'll have you impressing an audience in no time!

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They'll Have You Spinning Jan 19, 2021
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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Keep It Glassy Jan 11, 2021
3D Printed Glasses: Best Models & Brands of 2021

If you need new eyewear, the answer could be right in front of your eyes! Check out these great 3D printed glasses models and brands.

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Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ vs Clones: The Differences

If you're deciding between a Prusa clone and the Original Prusa i3 MK3S+, read on to find out which one is right for you!

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It's Cutting Edge Jan 9, 2021
DXF File Format (CAD) – Simply Explained

We simply explain AutoCAD's Drawing Interchange Format. Learn all you need to know about the DXF file format!

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Ender 3 (V2) Firmware Update With Cura: Just 2 Steps

Take the headache out of Ender 3 firmware updates. Cura can make the whole process easy. Read on to find out how!

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Another DAE, Another File Jan 7, 2021
DAE Files: Collada Files Simply Explained

The DAE/Collada file format is typically used for graphics and visual effects. Read on to learn more about this format and what it can do!

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