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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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Simplify3D vs Cura: The Differences

Among the most popular slicers, Simplify3D and Cura split opinions and hearts in the 3D printing community. Find out which is best for you!

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4 Best 3D Printer Cameras to Monitor Your 3D Prints

If you can't be next to your 3D printer during the entirety of a print, you'll want to monitor it with a camera. Here are some great options for a 3D printer camera that'll let you watch your prints while you're away.

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Laser Cutting Wood – How to Laser Cut Wood

Laser cutters are powerful tools, perfect for big projects that require high strength and high precision. In this article, we discuss the basics of laser cutting wood projects, including material considerations, basic design and where to get your projects cut!

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3D Face Model – How to Make a 3D Model of Your Face

Immortalize your face! In this article, we generally describe how to obtain a 3D face model, whether you need it for a graphical application or 3D printing!

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CAD for Kids: Best 3D Modeling Software Tools for Children

Looking for the best CAD tools for kids? Check out this list of 3D modeling software, some of which are specially tailored for children.

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The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing – 101 Questions Answered

Interested in 3D printing? Read the most comprehensive guide to 3D printing answering 101 essential questions about 3D printing.

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Autodesk Inventor Tutorial: 3 Easy Steps for Beginners

In this Autodesk Inventor tutorial, you’ll learn the basic knowledge on how to create, modify and edit 3D models.

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3D Printer Glass Bed – What to Consider & Which to Buy

The ideal build plate for the job typically depends on the materials you are printing. However, if you're in search of a perfect first layer and effortless print removal, a glass print plate is exactly what you need. Read on as we look at the benefits of a 3D printer glass bed and what to look for when shopping for your own.

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5 Best Free SolidWorks Viewers

Free SolidWorks viewers are not created equal. Dive into this extremely detailed list of the best free Solidworks viewers out there!

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3D Printer Bed Adhesion – All You Need To Know

Getting 3D printed objects to stick to the build plate can sometimes be a chore. However, with our handy guide you'll understand more about bed adhesion and how to get your 3D prints to stick.

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G-Code Generator: All You Need to Know

G-code generators create the detailed machine instructions necessary to create a part, either in 3D printing or CNC machining. Learn more about what a G-code generator is and how it works.

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3D Printer Under-Extrusion: 3 Simple Solutions

Nerved by 3D printer under-extrusion and don't know how to get rid of it? Check out this guide, which gives 3 simple solutions.

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STL to OBJ: How to Convert STL Files to OBJ

Changing a file's format can be annoyingly frustrating at times. Converting an STL to OBJ, however, is quick and easy. We gathered all you need to know right here.

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G-Code Converter: How to Convert to and From G-Code

Ever wondered what file types can be converted to and from G-code? Learn about and see examples of what's possible with a G-code converter.

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