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

Give life to your favorite images and learn how to create a 3D model from photos. No professional experience required. (JPG to STL / PNG to STL)

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3D Printer Calibration: How to Calibrate Your 3D Printer

Check out our 3D printer calibration guide to discover the best ways to manually calibrate your printer and fine-tune your slicer settings.

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A Flat Bottom is a Happy Bottom
3D Print Warping: 10 Easy Fixes for PLA, PETG & ABS

If PLA, ABS, or PETG prints cool unevenly, they can curl on the build plate, creating a warped bottom layer. Here are 10 easy ways to fix 3D print warping.

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2020 Best 3D Animation Software (Some are Free)

Check out the best 3D animation software for 2D, 3D, and stop-motion animation to bring your 3D models to life in animated movies and games. Some are free.

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2020 Cura Tutorial: Master Cura Slicer Software Settings

Read our easy-to-follow in-depth Cura tutorial to explore the hidden features and settings of the Cura slicer software - that’s where the fun really starts!

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2020 Best Free AutoCAD DWG Viewers

Check out our selection of the best free AutoCAD DWG viewers (Online, Mac, PC & Linux). Plus an explanation of the file formats: DWG, DXF, and DWF.

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PETG to Perfection
The Perfect Ender 3 (Pro) PETG Settings

Want to 3D print with PETG on your beloved Ender 3 but aren't sure about the settings? Discover the perfect Ender 3 PETG settings with this simple guide.

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Ender 3 Filament Guide: Materials You Can 3D Print

Got an Ender 3 and looking to explore the filament spectrum? Check out our Ender 3 filament guide to find out which materials are compatible with the machine.

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Space: The 3-Dimensional Frontier
3D Printer Axis: The Basics – Simply Explained

A 3D printer must move in three-dimensional space to create 3D objects. Read on to learn all about how 3D printer axis systems work.

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3D Print Stringing: 5 Easy Ways to Prevent It

Stringing is a common 3D printing problem that can be prevented in a couple of ways. Let's explore those methods to rid your 3D printer stringing woes.

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2020 Best 3D Scanning Software Tools

Want to be able to 3D scan anything around you? All you need to get started is the proper 3D scanning software! Let's take a look.

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Ender 3 (Pro) Bed Leveling – A Simple Guide

Any structure needs a strong foundation. That's why Ender 3 bed leveling is so important. Learn how to ensure that the all-important first layer is solid.

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The Perfect PETG Print Settings

PETG combines ABS's strength with PLA's ease of printing. Learn the best PETG print settings (including PETG print speed) for perfect results!

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3D Printer G-code Commands List & Tutorial

Understanding G-code commands is the key to your 3D printer. Quickly learn this code using our tutorial. Includes a list of all commands.

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Underrated Serial Bus
Ender 3 USB Port: How to Connect the Ender 3 to a PC

You may know that the Ender 3 has a mini USB port, but do you know how to properly use it? Learn all the ways to connect your Ender 3 to your PC!

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