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Want to learn the basics, or something new? Check out our helpful tutorials, guides, and how-tos for 3D printing, CAD, CNC, laser cutting, and more.

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Best 3D Scanner Apps of 2022 (iPhone & Android)

Check out the best 3D scanner apps for iPhone and Android. They're fun, accessible, and great for photogrammetry!

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Cura: Combing Mode – Simply Explained

In Cura, combing is an important setting that reduces retractions and can prevent stringing. Learn how you can use combing mode in Cura!

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10 Best Free 3D Modeling Software for Beginners

3D modeling takes a lot of practice, but with time anyone can learn it. Check out the 10 best free 3D modeling software tools for beginners.

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Best Glue for PETG 3D Prints in 2022

Gluing 3D prints is a handy skill to have up your sleeve. Check out the best PETG glues for the job, though many work on other materials!

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AutoCAD 2022: Free Download of the Full Version

Looking for a full version of AutoCAD 2022 to download for free? Check out our article to see what your options are.

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3D Printing Emissions & Air Quality – A Practical Guide

All you need to know about 3D printer emissions to stay safe at work and at home, plus the top printers with built-in air filters.

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3D Printing Troubleshooting All Common Problems

Got 3D printing issues? Check out our 3D printing troubleshooting guide to all common 3D printing problems and their solutions. Includes both FDM and SLA.

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Best 3D Modeling Apps of 2022 (iPad & Android)

CAD has gone portable! Check out our selection of the best 3D design apps for 3D modeling with iPad and Android.

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Best Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Cura Profile / Settings

Need help with Ender 3 Cura settings? Keep reading and enjoy perfect prints with the best Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Cura profile for your needs.

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Best Free CAD Software of 2021

Check out our top picks for free CAD software of 2021 with a detailed breakdown of key features, commercial use, ease of use, and scalability.

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Image to 3D Model: How to Create a 3D Model from Photos

Learn how to convert images to a 3D model, and give life to your favorite photos. No professional experience required!

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Best Free 3D Printing Software of 2021

Check out our selection of the best free 3D printing software: slicers & 3D printer control, STL edit & repair software, 3D modeling software.

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PLA Not Sticking to Bed: 6 Simple Solutions

When it comes to printing in PLA, not sticking to the bed is a common issue. Read on for 6 simple solutions for this problem!

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Best Photogrammetry Software of 2021 (Some are Free)

Check out our guide to the best photogrammetry software available right now, from free-to-use to professional applications.

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PLA Smoothing: How to Smooth 3D Prints

Layer lines are a fact of FDM 3D printing. Check out our simple guide to PLA smoothing to learn how to smooth 3D prints and hide the lines!

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How to Optimize Cura Support Settings

Cura offers a powerful range of settings to play with. Learn about the main Cura support settings and how to best support your prints.

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Best 3D Modeling Software of 2021 (Some are Free)

Looking for 3D design software? Check out our guide to find the best 3D modeling software for your needs. Some are even free!

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3D Print Stringing: 5 Easy Ways to Prevent It

In 3D printing, stringing is a common problem, especially with flexible materials. Overcome this issue with these five simple solutions!

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Best Arduino Simulators of 2022 (Online & Offline)

It's always nice to be able to try something out before doing it for real. Read on to learn all about some great Arduino simulator options!

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How to 3D Print Your Own Lithophane

Lithophanes offer a unique way to add some sophistication to your photos. Easily learn how to make you own Lithophane using 3D printing!

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