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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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Yeggi & Co. – Which is the Best 3D Print Search Engine?

Yeggi is the most popular 3D print search engine, but is it also the best? We have compared Yeggi to its competitors. Find out which is the right one for you.

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Redditor 3D Prints WiFi Password as a QR Code Coaster

Ever wish there was an easy way to share your WiFi password with your friends? Here's the answer: A 3D printed QR code coaster!

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25 Best YouTube Channels About 3D Printing

Want to see some smart folks doing clever things with 3D printing? Here's a list of the best YouTube channels about 3D printing.

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3D Printed Braces: Can You Print Your Own Braces?

Though it's possible to 3D print your own braces, it's probably foolish to attempt it. Nevertheless, here's all about 3D printed braces and the overlapping worlds of 3D printing and dentistry.

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Copyrighting 3D Models – How Can I Protect My 3D Printing Designs?

In the world of 3D printing, what's considered to be IP infringement? What are the legal concerns? What can you do to protect your own IP?

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14 Kickstarter 3D Printer Projects Live Right Now

Our weekly roundup of the latest 3D printer projects live on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Which Kickstarter 3D printer is worthy of your support?

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Glass Laser Engraving & Etching – All You Need to Know

Glass laser engraving and etching have become popular techniques for producing images, patterns, and logos. Learn the basics of both methods as we prepare you to fire up that beam.

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3D Printer G-Code vs CNC G-Code – What’s the Difference?

3D printers and CNC mills both use G-code, but have you ever wondered what the difference is? Dip your toes into the world of G-code and explore the differences between 3D printing and CNC milling.

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SLS 3D Printing: Selective Laser Sintering Simply Explained

Selective last sintering is a 3D printing technology that uses a laser to fuse a thermoplastic powder to build parts. We'll explain how this technology works, discuss its pros and cons, and point out where it's utilized.

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CraftWare: How to Download, Install, & Use This Slicer

It pays to know how to get the most out of your slicer. Dig into this comprehensive guide to learn how to download, install, and use CraftWare.

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What Is PLA? – 3D Printing Materials Simply Explained

PLA is by far the most popular FDM 3D printing material. Get down to business with this quick rundown of its ideal print settings and applications.

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Build a Cheap DIY 3D Printer Kit for $99: The iMakr STARTT

A DIY 3D printer kit for beginners, the STARTT stands apart for good reason: it costs just $99. Learn how to build your own with our guide.

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What Is a 3D Slicer? – Simply Explained

3D slicers define how a model is built and instruct the 3D printer how it's printed. Learn all about this essential software in 3D printing.

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Liquid 3D Printer and 3D Printer Ink – What is it?

In contrast to an FDM 3D printer, which extrudes melted plastic through a heated nozzle, a liquid 3D printer uses a UV light to solidify photopolymer resin. The result is a much finer resolution, but it comes at a cost. Read this article to find out more!

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Selling 3D Printed Items on Amazon: a Step by Step Guide

Learn all about selling 3D printed items on Amazon, plus tips and tricks to ensure that your custom designs will sell like hot cakes.

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