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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 in 2021.

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How to Convert an Image (JPG/PNG) to STL

Converting 2D to 3D is easier than you think! Read on to learn how to convert an image to STL, including PNG to STL and JPG to STL!

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2021 Best 3D Scanner Apps for Android & iPhone

Check out the best 3D scanner app options for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. They're fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware!

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

The Ender 3 (Pro/V2) and Cura are a match made in 3D printing heaven. Keep reading for the best Ender 3 Cura settings for perfect prints.

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Troubleshooting Common 3D Printing 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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Image to 3D Model: How to Create a 3D Model from Photos

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

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Best 3D Printer Slicer Software 2021

Want to get the best results from your 3D printer? Check out our guide to the best 3D printer slicer software. Even better, most of them are free.

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2021 Best Photogrammetry Software (Some are Free)

3D scanning by means of photogrammetry is exciting and rewarding. Check out our guide to the best photogrammetry software available right now. Some are free.

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Best Free CAD Software 2021

Check out our selection of the best free CAD software tools, including 2D and 3D CAD programs for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.

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7 Free STL Editors: How to Edit & Repair STL Files

How to edit and repair an STL file with 7 free STL editors: FreeCAD, Tinkercad, Blender, Meshmixer, Meshlab, 3D Slash, and SculptGL.

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PLA Smoothing: Beginner’s Guide to Smoothing 3D Prints

Even the best FDM 3D printer produces layer lines. Check our guide to smoothing 3D prints to learn three methods of PLA smoothing for a professional finish.

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Extruder Calibration: 6 Easy Steps to Calibrate Your Extruder

If there's something strange about your 3D prints, you may need to calibrate your extruder. Read on to learn how to do extruder calibration!

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Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Print Speed: The Perfect Settings

To get the most out of your Ender 3 (Pro/V2), print speed is a key factor. Read on to find the perfect settings!

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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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The Best Cura Infill Pattern (for Your Needs)

Infill can look cool, add strength, and save money, but it all depends on the print. Learn all you need to know about Cura infill patterns.

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