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Lucas Carolo

Lucas Carolo is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

Lucas Carolo is an MSc candidate in mechanical engineering, doing research on metal additive manufacturing technologies. An experienced product development engineer, he’s also a maker and passionate about home DIY projects. Unsurprisingly, he's a proud owner of a couple of 3D printers and a homemade CNC router.

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ABS-Like Resin & Tough Resin: The Best Brands of 2021

Resin works for many applications, but some prints need to be stronger. Check out the best ABS-like resins and tough resins on the market.

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What Is 3D Software? – Simply Explained

"3D software" can refer to many different types of programs. Learn all about their different purposes and applications.

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Annealing PLA for Stronger 3D Prints: 2 Easy Ways

When it comes to making your prints stronger, all you need is some time and more heat. Read about annealing PLA and PLA heat resistance!

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Top Commercial 3D Bioprinters

3D bioprinters have gained a great deal of traction in recent years. Find out more about the current market for bioprinting machines in this article.

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Meshmixer Tutorial for Beginners

Meshmixer is a powerful program for working with meshes. Check out our Meshmixer tutorial to get started with this software!

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The Best Carbon Fiber Filaments of 2021

Carbon fiber filament is a tough material with a nice matte finish. Check out the best carbon fiber filament brands on the market!

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Simplify3D vs Cura: The Differences

Among the most popular slicers, Simplify3D and Cura split opinions and hearts in the 3D printing community. Find out which is best for you!

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SketchUp to Blender: How to Import SKP Files in Blender

SketchUp is a popular and user-friendly tool, but it lacks good renders. Read on to get your files from SketchUp to Blender!

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The Best AutoCAD Alternatives of 2021 (Some Are Free)

AutoCAD is a great program, but there are plenty of similar CAD tools out there. Check out our list of the best AutoCAD alternatives.

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Best CAE Software of 2021

Choosing the right CAE software is a big decision. But never fear: We've handpicked the best CAE tools around. Read on to find out more!

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The Best PVA Filament of 2021

Learn more about PVA, the water-soluble support material, and discover some of the best PVA filament brands on the market.

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The Best HIPS Filaments of 2021

Want to try HIPS filament? Learn all about HIPS in this simple guide, covering the basics and the best HIPS filament brands you can find.

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With ChiTuBox, Anycubic Photon settings are a piece of cake. Get more control over your printer with this great slicer.

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The Best CNC Simulator Software of 2021 (Online & Offline)

CNC simulation software has a lot to offer. Check out our selection of the best CNC simulators (online and offline). Some are free!

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Learn how to move files from Blender to Unity, and see why these two awesome programs complement each other so well!

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The Best Free CAD Software for 3D Printing

Check out our guide to the best free CAD software for 3D printing, including picks for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users.

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Fusion 360: Text – Simply Explained

Adding and extruding text in Fusion 360 can be simple but requires some basic knowledge. Keep reading to see how Fusion 360 text works!

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STL vs OBJ (File Formats): The Differences

Both formats are well known in the 3D printing world, but the OBJ vs. STL case is not yet closed. Read on to see how they compare.

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