Basics

Want to learn something new? Check out our helpful tutorials, guides, how-tos, and FAQs for 3D printing, CAD and more.

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Blender: How to Move the Camera – Simply Explained

Both moving the camera and moving the viewport are simple tasks in Blender, once you learn how. Introduced as a free, yet powerful 3D creation suite, Blender remains a very popular choice for 3D printing enthusiasts. Here's how to find your way around.

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Kinect as a 3D Scanner: An Easy Beginner’s Tutorial

Can the Kinect be upgraded to a real 3D scanner? Yes, it's true! Learn how to build your own Kinect 3D scanner without breaking the bank.

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10 Best Creality CR-10 Upgrades and Mods in 2019

The CR-10 is still great and popular 3D printer. But it isn't perfect out of the box. Check out selection of the best Creality CR-10 upgrades and mods.

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3D Printing Technology Guide
2019 Types of 3D Printing Technology

All 10 types of 3D printing technology that 3D printers use today simply explained. Learn more about FDM, SLA, DLP, SLS, DMLS, SLM, EBM, Material Jetting, DOD, and Binder Jetting.

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Ender 3 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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STL File Format (3D Printing) – Simply Explained

What is an STL file? What is it good for? How does it work? We simply explain the STL file format for 3D printing in depth.

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2019 Best 3D Printer Controller Boards

The controller board is the heart of any 3D printer. Check out our selection of the best 3D printer contoller boards you can right now.

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Top 10 SketchUp Alternatives in 2019

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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Ender 3 Dual Extruder: Is It Possible to Upgrade?

Though an extremely popular 3D printer, the Ender 3 can only do so much. Find out how to turn your Ender 3 single extruder into an Ender 3 dual extruder!

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2019 3D Printing Materials Guide

Check out our 3D printing materials guide to learn about all materials used for home and industrial 3D printing today.

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Ender 3 Enclosure: 5 Easy Ways to Build or Buy One

Improve the quality of your 3D prints with an Ender 3 enclosure. Whether it's building or buying, we've provided you with the easiest options.

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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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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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3D Printing Infill: The Basics – Simply Explained

When it comes to 3D printing, infill is a very important factor to a print's strength, structure, and weight. Quickly learn the basics.

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2019 Best Cura Plugins

Some things just make other things better. Plugins for Cura are good examples. Check out our top picks for the best Cura plugins.

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