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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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Better Community Adhesion Oct 15, 2021
r/3Dprinting: Reddit & Other Places to Discuss 3D Printing

Reddit (e.g. r/3Dprinting) and other forums are key to getting quick 3D printer assistance. Read on to find a few places for 3D printer help!

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Another Brick in the Wall Oct 15, 2021
Lego 3D Print/STL Files: The 30 Best Lego Pieces & Minifigures

3D printing Lego offers great opportunities to customize or supersize your builds. Check out the best 3D printed Lego pieces and minifigures!

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Printing, 3D Printing Oct 11, 2021
10 Splendid James Bond 3D Models to 3D Print

Celebrate some of the coolest props from the universe of James Bond. 3D printable models will bring your imagination, and nostalgia, to life.

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Not Quite 360 Oct 10, 2021
Fusion 360 File Formats/Types: All You Need to Know

Fusion 360 is a popular CAD/CAM program that works with a range of file types. Read on for more about Fusion 360 file formats.

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Endless Enders Oct 9, 2021
Ender 3 V2 vs Ender 5 Pro: The Differences

Creality's Ender 3 V2 is an impressive machine, and so is the Ender 5 Pro! Check out our Ender 3 V2 vs. Ender 5 Pro showdown.

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Let the Battle Commence Oct 8, 2021
The Best 3D Printed Nerf Gun Parts of 2021

The days of simple Nerf guns are over. Retrofit your arsenal with the best 3D printed Nerf gun parts, attachments, and mods!

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Drawn to Life Oct 6, 2021
20 Fantastic 3D Pen Templates & Ideas for 3D Pen Art

3D pens are fun to use, but some ideas may be challenging. Read on for some great 3D pen templates, which make drawing complex shapes easy!

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Curing Surfaces Oct 3, 2021
Cura: Ironing – Simply Explained

Ironing is a useful slicing feature that can smooth out the top layer of 3D prints. Read on to learn all about Cura ironing settings!

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It's Getting Hot in Here Oct 1, 2021
Ender 3 (V2/Pro) Thermal Runaway: 3 Ways to Solve It

If you're not careful, 3D printing could be a fire hazard. Read on to learn how to prevent thermal runaway of the Ender 3 (V2/Pro)!

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A Pretty Clear Choice Sep 29, 2021
The Best PMMA Filaments for Printing

PMMA filament, also known as acrylic, is UV-resistant and acetone-soluble. Check out the best brands on the market right now!

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It's Bed Time Sep 26, 2021
The Best Ender 3 (V2/Pro) Magnetic Beds of 2021

There are many alternatives to the stock Ender 3, V2, and Pro printer bed. Check out the best magnetic bed options!

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3D Print Zits & Blobs: 6 Tips to Prevent Them

3D print zits and blobs are a quality issue that affects appearance and function. Read about the causes and how you can prevent them!

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BLTouch Sensor: All You Need to Know

A BLTouch sensor will automate your 3D printer bed leveling. Read on to learn all you need to know about the BLTouch!

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Become a Metal Fan Sep 23, 2021
3D Printer Metal Filament: The Best Brands of 2021

Accommodating specific needs and specific budgets, check out our list of the best 3D printer metal filament brands on the market right now!

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Three Clicks Away Sep 21, 2021
How to Import FBX Files in Blender – Simply Explained

If you're a Blender fan, it's useful to know how to work with Blender and FBX. Import your files with this handy guide!

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The Cloud Is the Limit Sep 19, 2021
Onshape (CAD): All You Need to Know

Step up your CAD game with Onshape. Learn all you need to know to get started with this professional CAD software today!

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How to Import DWG Files in Blender

The DWG format is a proprietary file type not supported in Blender. Luckily, in just a few steps, you can make a DWG Blender-readable!

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The Best Food-Safe PLA Filaments of 2021

If you want to 3D print anything that touches food, do it safely! Read on to see some recommended food-safe PLA filament brands.

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Is PLA Actually Biodegrable?

The most popular 3D printing material, PLA, is said to biodegrade. Read on to learn how PLA is made, whether PLA is biodegradable, and more!

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Sinking into a Hot Reality Sep 12, 2021
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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