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What Is 3ds Max? – Simply Explained

3ds Max is a big player in the game and animation world. Learn all about Autodesk's 3ds Max: what it does, who uses it, and if you should!

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2020 Fusion 360 Free Download: Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "Fusion 360 free download" and don't want to commit to buying the full version of the popular 3D modeling software from Autodesk? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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Blender: How to Merge Objects – Simply Explained

Sometimes in Blender, an object you're modeling is too complicated to model in a single object, so it's easier to make two (or more) objects and then merge them together later. However, it's only easier if you know how! Here's how to merge together objects in three different ways.

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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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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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3D Printing Technology Guide
2020 Types of 3D Printing Technology

All 11 types of 3D printing technology that 3D printers use today simply explained. Learn more about FDM, SLA, MSLA, DLP, SLS, DMLS, SLM, EBM, Material Jetting, DOD, and Binder Jetting.

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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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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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How to Optimize Cura Support Settings

In this article, we explore the main Cura support settings and show you how to optimize them to best support your overhangs.

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Ender 3 (Pro) & TPU: How to Use Flexible Filaments

Flexible filament can be fun to 3D print but challenging to get right the first time. Learn to master your Ender 3 with TPU and flexible filaments.

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Ender 3 (Pro) Print Speed: All You Need to Know

The Ender 3 is one of the most popular 3D printers out there. Before you can bend it to your will, you'll need to master its speed settings. Let's dive in!

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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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The PETG Filament Buyer’s Guide

Check out our 2019 PETG guide, where we explain and compare PETG filament, and test and review the best brands. Includes tips and tricks for the best PETG print settings and more.

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2020 Best Free STL File Viewer Tools

Check out the 20 best free STL viewer tools for all platforms: Online, Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS.

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The PLA Filament Buyer’s Guide

Read our buyer's guide to learn about PLA filament, it's various blends on the market, where you can buy them, and how PLA compares to ABS.

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