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Melanie Griffin

Melanie Griffin is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

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Custom Pieces for Competitive Prices Nov 16, 2022
3D Printing Services: How to Use Them & Compare Prices

A 3D printing service eliminates the hassle of printing and processing – go to a website, upload a file, and they'll take care of the rest!

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Forge Your Own Path! Jul 25, 2022
Glowforge Projects: 15+ Cool Ideas for Your Laser Cutter

The Glowforge 3D laser cutter is a capable machine but not without things to make. Check out these engaging Glowforge project ideas!

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3D Printing Near Me: How to Find a Shop or Service

Check out our tips on how to find a 3D printing shop or service near you, plus other great options you may not have considered.

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Stay Safe in There Apr 3, 2022
SLA Printing: Is 3D Printer Resin Toxic?

3D printer resin can affect you and the environment. Learn if 3D printer resin is toxic and how to keep yourself and the planet safe.

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The Best Laser Engraver & Cutter Software of 2022

Check out our picks for the best laser engraver & laser cutter software. Make the most of your machine with the right software!

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Recycling Imagination Jul 20, 2021
Is PLA Recyclable? – Simply Answered

A fantastic go-to material for 3D printing, is PLA recyclable? Help the environment (and possibly yourself) by learning all the details.

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Jewelry CAD Software: Great Tools to 3D Design Jewelry

Intricate detail, novel shapes, and unique stone settings are made easy with jewelry CAD software. Check out some of the best programs out there!

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What Is AutoCAD? – Simply Explained

You've heard about it, but what is AutoCAD? Learn all about the popular CAD giant that brought design software to the masses.

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It's Goo-ing Well Aug 16, 2020
Elegoo Mars Resin Tank: Which Vat to Buy?

The resin tank is a vital part of your Elegoo Mars 3D printer, so read on to learn all about the two Elegoo Mars resin tank types on offer.

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Some Like It Hot! Jun 15, 2020
How to 3D Print a Coffee Mug: Tips & Tricks

3D printing your own mug is fun, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Learn the basics of how to make a 3D printed coffee mug.

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Creo vs SolidWorks: The Differences

The choice comes down to your needs and how steep of a learning curve you want. SolidWorks vs. Creo: Discover the differences.

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Revit vs AutoCAD: The Differences

Revit vs AutoCAD: A building information management tool vs a 2D-based program, get users to similar destinations with different approaches.

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Choose Your CAD Flavor Mar 13, 2020
OpenSCAD vs FreeCAD: The Differences

OpenSCAD vs FreeCAD. Both are free and open-source, but they're designed very differently. Find out which is best for you!

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Blender: Character Modeling – Easy Beginner’s Guide

Blender character modeling can seem intimidating, but don't fret! Follow these simple steps to learn how to make a character in Blender!

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The Most Common CAD File Formats for 3D Models

CAD file formats number in the hundreds. Start creating now with the most popular and most common CAD file formats for 3D models!

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8 Cool X-Carve Projects (Which Are Actually Useful)

Though a popular milling machine, the X-Carve is only as good as its designs. Check out these cool and practical X-Carve projects!

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Can You Dig It? Dec 2, 2019
3D Scanning & 3D Printing in Archaeology & Paleontology

Archaeologists are embracing 3D printing and scanning as innovative ways to both preserve and display the past. Check out this guide on how these technologies are bringing the past to life.

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Pour Your Heart Out Nov 22, 2019
Elegoo Resin – A Simple Guide

Elegoo's resin for UVA-based 3D printing is a solid choice. Find out about its dependable layer adhesion, minimum fumes, and minimal warping.

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Let's Flex Sep 27, 2019
What’s Soft PLA Filament & How Does It Compare to TPU?

Although soft PLA and TPU have a lot in common, minor differences affect their applications. Explore the differences between soft PLA and TPU in this handy guide.

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Pan and Scan Sep 27, 2019
3D Room Scanner: How to 3D Scan a Room

You might never have thought about doing it, but it turns out 3D room scanning can be pretty useful. Learn about 3D room scanners in this detailed guide!

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