Basics

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

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3D Print Bridging: Easy Tips & Tricks for Perfect Bridges

Ever experienced the frustration of messy bridges? Check out these easy tips and tricks to keep your 3D print bridging clean!

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3D Printer Axis: The Basics – Simply Explained

A 3D object needs three axes to be represented. Learn about the 3D printer axis system, how it works, and what aids its movement.

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The Best Cura Plugins

Some things just make other things better. Plugins for Cura are good examples. Check out our top picks for the best Cura plugins.

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Auto-Leveling 3D Printer: Do I Really Need It?

A leveled bed is a prerequisite for an accurate 3D print, but does it make an auto-leveling 3D printer necessary? Learn about the pros and cons of auto bed leveling.

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What Is 3D Bioprinting? – Simply Explained

3D printing interest in and biomedical demand for bioprinting continue to increase. In this article, we take a look at what bioprinting is and why it's important.

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How Much Does a Metal 3D Printer Cost?

The great performance of metal 3D printers doesn't come cheap. Find out how much a metal 3D printer costs by looking at some of the most popular machines on the market.

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History of 3D Printing: When Was 3D Printing Invented?

What many people don't actually know is that 3D printing is not a new technology. In fact, the first-ever patent for 3D printing was successfully issued in 1986. Let's take a closer look at the history of 3D printing and how it all came about.

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Top 5 Anycubic Photon Upgrades and Mods

Although a popular DLP 3D printer, the Anycubic Photon can be made better. Follow along for a handpicked list of great Anycubic Photon upgrades and mods.

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3D Printing for Beginners: Getting Started With 3D Printing

New to 3D printing? Check out this simple guide to 3D printing for beginners and disover that making can be easy!

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G-Code Viewer/Simulator: Best Tools to Simulate 3D Printing

Looking for a G-code viewer or G-code simulator? Check out our selection of the best 3D printing software that make G-code viewing and simulation possible.

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Blender 2.8 Texture Painting – Simply Explained

Textures are crucial for achieving photorealistic renders in Blender. Discover Blender texture painting to make those cubes look as life-like as possible!

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Carbon Fiber Filament: The Basics & Best Brands

Want to try carbon fiber filament? Check out this simple guide to learn about the basics, and the best brands on the market.

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Is PLA Food Safe? – The Truth

Is PLA food safe? We delve into the details of what you need to know and provide evidence that tries to answer this question

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Cura: Pause at Height – Simply Explained

Want to print with different colors on a single nozzle or embed something in the print itself? Find out how to use Cura's pause at height feature, stopping your print at a specific point.

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Nylon 3D Printer Guide: All About 3D Printing Nylon

Nylon (polyamide) is well-suited for 3D printing functional parts, with superior tensile strength compared to PLA. Find out more about 3D printing nylon.

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