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Ender 3 & TPU: How to 3D Print with 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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12 Simple 3D Printing Tips on How to Improve 3D Print Quality

A great 3D print rewards you for investing your time and money. Check out these simple 3D printing tips to improve the quality of your 3D prints!

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Cura Vase Mode: The Basics – Simply Explained

Vase mode is an experimental feature in Cura for "aesthetic prints". Let's demystify Cura's vase mode and show you how to create some seamless models.

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2019 Best STL Repair Software

Your 3D model isn't printable? Check out our guide to the best STL repair software for fixing STL files, plus tips on how to repair STL files.

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Blender 2.8 Books: An Overview

Blender can be a tough cookie, so why take the long tough road alone? In times of need, these books are your friends indeed!

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How to Set Up OctoPrint for Your Ender 3 (Pro)

Check out this simple guide to learn how to set up OctoPrint for your Ender 3 using the latest Raspberry Pi Zero. (Also suitable for the Ender 3 Pro.)

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CoreXY 3D Printer: Why It Makes a Difference

The CoreXY 3D printer design offers advantages over other 3D printer designs, but there are also downsides. Let's take a closer look at them.

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2019 3ds Max Free Download: Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "3ds Max free download" and don't want to commit to buy 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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2019 Best CNC Machines for Wood CNC Carving

CNC carving is quite commonplace in maker circles, especially for wood. Check out the best wood CNC machines to get the job done.

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10 Best DIY / 3D Printed Robot Arms in 2020

In the last two decades, robot arms have migrated from industrial tools to household tools, toys, and DIY projects. Here we list a few of the best robot arms that you can buy or 3D print to extend your workshop or just use for fun!

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Ender 3 Nozzle Size: Which Sizes Are Supported?

Enjoying the quality prints on your Creality Ender 3 but looking for a little more? Perhaps you should consider swapping the nozzle. Find out more about the different Ender 3 nozzle sizes and material options!

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3D Printing First Layer Problems: How to Make it Perfect

The first layer of every 3D print plays an immense role in dictating print success. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you'll become a master at getting it right.

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MeshMixer Tutorial for 3D Printing Beginners

This MeshMixer tutorial for beginners will show you how to use Autodesk Meshmixer and how to make your model ready to 3D print.

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Ender 3 & ABS: Tips & Tricks to Get Great ABS Prints

Printing with ABS on an Ender 3 can be quite challenging, but rewarding if done right. Follow these tips to and let that ABS shine on your Ender!

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How Much Do 3D Printing Materials Cost in 2019?

Check out this article to get an overview of 3D printing materials and their costs today. And if you want to get something 3D printed, read our article on 3D printing service costs.

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