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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UV Resin 3D Printer – What Is It?

If you've ever wondered what a UV resin 3D printer is and how it works, you've come to the right place. We'll explain resin 3D printing and then go into more detail about specific types of resin 3D printers.

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3D Printed Garden Tools: 21 Great Green Hacks

If you have a green thumb and your own 3D printer, you can find plenty of tips and tricks to help make your garden a little paradise.

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How to 3D Print Hollow Objects – Simply Explained

Hollowing out models can save you money, material and time. Learn when to hollow 3D objects with three easy methods for print success.

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PVA Filament – The Basics & Best Brands

In this article, you’ll learn about the water-soluble PVA material. Also, you’ll find the most interesting PVA filaments available on the market.

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Delrin 3D Printing Filament: The Basics & Best Brands

Delrin 3D printing filament is a unique material. Learn how to print Delrin, where it's used, and where to buy this special filament.

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Meshmixer Supports – How to Generate Supports with Meshmixer

Meshmixer is a small but powerful tool for 3D printing, including generating supports for printable models. Find out all you need to know about Meshmixer supports in this mini-tutorial.

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3D Printer Belt: What to Consider & Which to Buy

Whether you want to know which 3D printer features the best belt or you're looking for an alternative 3D printer belt, here's what you need to know.

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G-Code Example: 6 Easy Examples to Begin With

Looking for G-code examples to learn the basics of programming? Check out this compilation of easy-to-understand G-code examples.

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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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How To Make Money With 3D Printed Products

3D printing means turning files into physical objects. Here’s some practical advice how and where to sell your creations.

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How to 3D Print Jewelry – Tips for Designers

Thanks to 3D printing, we're living in an age of customization; consumers want unique, one-of-a-kind products, in all things. Discover how to design and 3D print jewelry!

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3D Printer Under $100 – Does it make sense to buy one?

If you are looking to buy a 3D printer under $100 you may ask yourself if it makes sense to buy one... but we are here to help. In this article, you'll find short descriptions of three popular sub $100 3D printers and finally, the pros and cons to the question.

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Gold 3D Printing – How To Get Gold 3D Prints

Ever wondered whether you can 3D print gold? Here's how gold 3D printing works, and how you can get your hands on a golden print of your own.

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How To 3D Print Text Using SketchUp

Learn how to create text in SketchUp that you can print on a 3D printer - e.g. a signature or company name.

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3D Printed Terrain: Best Sites to Look for Them

Will Rogers once said, “Buy Land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff.” We prove him wrong. Check out 9 sites where you CAN make more, through 3D printed terrain.

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