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How Much Does a 3D Printer Cost in 2020?

How much does a 3D printer cost in 2020? Check out our overview to 3D printer price ranges, covering everything from beginner to industrial 3D printers.

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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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All you need to know about 3D file formats
The 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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2020 3ds Max Free Download: Is There a Free Full Version?

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

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The 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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The Perfect ABS Print & Bed Temperature

Looking for the best ABS print temperature? Check out our quick guide to learn all about the best print & bed temperatures for 3D printing with ABS.

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3D Printing Speed: How to Find the Perfect Settings

Tuning 3D printing speed can be tricky: If it's too slow, prints take forever, but if it's too fast, prints fail. Where is the sweet spot? Let's find out!

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How to 3D Print Your Own Lithophane – Simply Explained

Lithophanes offer a unique way to add some sophistication to your photosIn this article, we show you how to make your own!

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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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Ender 3 (Pro) Retraction Settings: All You Need to Know

The Ender 3 is exceptional at pushing filament, but stringing can still be a problem. Read on to find how to perfect your Ender 3 retraction settings and clear the cobwebs!

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Autodesk Inventor Free Download: Is There a Full Free Version?

Looking for "Autodesk Inventor free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular CAD software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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PETG Stringing: 3 Easy Ways to Prevent It

PETG is a great material to 3D print with, even if it is a little stringy... Here are three easy ways to fix PETG stringing!

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Top 10 SketchUp Alternatives

Looking for a SketchUp alternative? Check out the 10 best options available right now. Some of them may even be better-suited for your 3D modeling needs.

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5 Easy Tips for 3D Printing with PETG & Print Settings

How to succeed in 3D printing with PETG? Check out these five easy tips, plus the best print settings for PETG.

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12 Vital Facts About Food Safe 3D Printing

If 3D printing mugs or plates for the kitchen, they must be safe for contact with food. Here are 12 vital facts about food safe 3D printing.

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