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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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The Duel for the Spool Mar 14, 2021
PLA vs ABS: The Differences – Simply Explained

ABS and PLA are two of the most common 3D printing materials. Learn the differences between PLA vs ABS filament and how to print them both!

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The Perfect Shape Mar 13, 2021
3D Printed Vase: Best Vase Designs to 3D Print

With 3D printing, you can create vases with unique structures and patterns. Read on and try out one of these 3D printed vase designs today!

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Hole in 3(D) Mar 6, 2021
Incredible 3D Prints: Can You 3D Print Golf Clubs?

3D printed golf clubs bring a unique set of features to the fairway. Read on to learn about the innovations that 3D printing offers the game!

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Mystery Time Mar 4, 2021
Best Subscription Boxes for 3D Printing in 2021

Subscription boxes like the Maker Box and Alien3D's UFO are a fun way to top up your 3D printing supplies. Read on for our list of the best!

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Easy as P-I-D Feb 28, 2021
3D Printer PID Tuning: Simply Explained

Looking to auto-tune the PID settings on your printer to improve print quality? Learn how 3D printer PID tuning works!

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Next Gen Routing Feb 27, 2021
Saintsmart Genmitsu CNC 3018-Pro: Review the Specs

The SainSmart Genmitsu CNC 3018-Pro Router Kit is an enhanced version of a standard 3018 CNC machine. Read on to learn more about the Pro!

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

Switching filaments allows you to use multiple filaments in a single print. Learn how to change filament mid-print on your Ender 3 (Pro/V2)!

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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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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!

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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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