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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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OctoPrint Setup: How to Install OctoPi on a Raspberry Pi

Learn why you need OctoPrint and how to easily install it on a Raspberry Pi with this step-by-step OctoPrint setup guide.

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2019 Best Thingiverse Alternatives

Is there a good alternative to Thingiverse? Take a look at our selection of the best Thingiverse alternatives you can find on the internet right now.

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FDM vs SLA: The Differences – Simply Explained

Learn the differences between the 3D printing technologies FDM and SLA, and which one to use for which application.

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Blender: Background Image – Simply Explained

Ever wondered how to set a background image in Blender? If you're tired of switching between your software and your reference image, this tutorial is for you.

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Ender 3: Change Filament – The Easiest Way to Do It

Want to change the filament on your Ender 3, but aren't sure how best to do it? Learn the easiest, quickiest, and smartest way.

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2019 Best Free CAD Software For 3D Printing

Check out our guide to the best free CAD software for 3D printing. Includes software for beginner, intermediate and advanced users.

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2019 Best Free 3D Modeling Software

Looking for free 3D modeling software? Check out our compilation of the best free 3D design software available right now.

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2019 Best STL File Converter Tools

With an STL converter, you can easily convert STL files to other 3D formats and vice-versa. Check out the best STL file converter tools currently available.

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2019 Most Common 3D File Formats

Which 3D file formats are there? How do they compare? We simply explain the most common 3D file formats used today: STL, OBJ, FBX, COLLADA, 3DS, IGES; STEP, and VRML/X3D.

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6 Safe Ways How To Remove 3D Prints From The Bed

Is your 3D print stuck to the bed? Here are 6 ways how to remove 3D prints from the bed without ruining your build platform. Get ready for some really unusual methods. 

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PETG vs PLA: The Differences – Simply Explained

Does your next project call for durable PETG filament? Or do you want to go for environmentally-friendly PLA? Learn the differences between PETG and PLA.

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3D Print Warping: 10 Easy Fixes for PLA, PETG & ABS

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

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2019 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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How to Convert an Image (JPG / PNG) to STL

Want to 3D print an image without CAD knowledge? Quickly learn how to convert an image (PNG / JPG) to STL with this convenient guide!

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