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Tian Ooi

Tian Ooi is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

By Tian Ooi

Feb 6, 2019
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CAD Showdown
10 Best SketchUp Alternatives in 2019

Looking for an alternative to SketchUp? Although SketchUp is one of the most widely used CAD programs for beginners, plenty of great alternatives exist that may be even better-suited for your 3D modeling needs. And so, we've gathered the best of the rest and explained why you should try them out.

Feb 4, 2019
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Best Use Cases
5 Greatest 3D Printing Applications in 2019

There are countless 3D printing applications in manufacturing, technology, and society. From education to medicine, here are a few ways 3D printing impacts our world today!

Jan 23, 2019
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3D Printing in Space – 4 Most Promising Projects

3D printing in space is an awesome merging of futuristic fields. From Mars dust buildings to mini satellites, these are our most promising 3D printing in space projects!

Jan 3, 2019
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Background Knowledge
Blender: Background Image – Simply Explained

Ever wondered how to set a background image in Blender? If you're tired of switching between your software and your reference image, this tutorial is for you.

Jan 3, 2019
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Tube, or Not Tube
Bowden Tube – All You Need to Know

You may have heard of Bowden tubes, but what are they really? How are they different from other extruders, and which should you choose? Find out in this guide to Bowden tubes.

Dec 22, 2018
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'Tis the Season
Weekend Project: Deck the Halls with 10 3D Printed Christmas Ornaments

Looking to spice up your Christmas tree this year? Why shop for ornaments when you could 3D print your own? Get inspired with these 10 3D printed Christmas ornaments!

Dec 12, 2018
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Best 3D Printed Glasses to Beat the Heat

3D printing has opened doors to making all sorts of custom-designed objects, including 3D printed glasses. What are they? Where can you find them? Read on to learn all about where to find your next pair of 3D printed shades.

Dec 10, 2018
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It's Good to Be Normal
Blender: Recalculate Normals – Simply Explained

Normals are a small but important part of your Blender model. They define what's "outside" and what's "inside" your model. So how do you recalculate normals that are facing the wrong way? Read on to learn more.

Nov 29, 2018
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2018 OctoPrint Guide – How to Set Up Your 3D Printer

OctoPrint is a fantastic web interface for 3D printers. This free, open-source program gives you the power to control, start, and monitor prints all from the browser! Find out more about OctoPrint and how to set it up in this step-by-step guide.

Nov 11, 2018
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Polished Perfection
3D Printed Jewelry – 4 Best Places to Buy It

What better way to dress than with 3D printed jewelry? Whether you're looking to buy some new accessories or just gawk at beautiful jewelry, you've come to the right place. Deck yourself out with innovative designs made by talented artists, all available online.

Nov 5, 2018
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Mix and Mesh
Meshmixer Supports – How to Generate Supports with Meshmixer

Meshmixer is a small but powerful tool for 3D printing, including generating supports for printable models. Find out all you need to know about Meshmixer supports in this mini-tutorial.

Oct 26, 2018
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Good to the Bone
3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018

3D printed bones are yet another revolutionary application of 3D printing technology. Though it's still an emerging field of research, it has the potential to change the face of medicine. Here are some of the most promising projects for 3D printed bones.

Oct 17, 2018
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Fusion 360 – 3D Printing Tutorial for Beginners

Fusion 360 is one of the best CAD tools on the market for 3D printing. Many are often intimidated by its learning curve -- but never fear! This tutorial will take you through the very basics, step by step.

Aug 22, 2018
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So Good, You Can Taste It!
3D Printed Cookie Cutters – 10 Great Curated Models to 3D Print

Cookie cutters are a sure way to add character and excitement to your delicious baked goods. With these 3D printed cookie cutters, the possibilities are endless! Choose from a huge selection of creative shapes to try out on your cookies today, or learn how to make your own!

Aug 8, 2018
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Bling Up Your Prints!
Gold 3D Printing – How To Get Gold 3D Prints

Ever wondered whether you can 3D print gold? It's more common than you think, especially with printing services available to bridge the gap between industry machines and the average consumer. Here's how gold 3D printing works, and how you can get your hands on a golden print of your own.