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Cura Extrusion Multiplier: 5 Ways to Improve Your Prints

Let's take a look at Cura's extrusion multiplier, called flow rate. What is it? And how can you adjust it to fix certain print issues? All aboard the train to better prints!

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3D Printer Test Models: The Best Calibration Cubes

Your 3D printer needs to be calibrated. Check out the best 3D printer test models for this purpose, called calibration cubes, and learn how to use them.

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Blender 2.8: How to Add a Vertex – Simply Explained

Vertices are key to adding detail to 3D models in Blender. Find out how to add vertices in Blender through this simple guide!

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Anet A8 Firmware: Which to Choose & How to Change It

The saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Does that apply to the old Anet A8 firmware? Should you "mess" with the new firmware? We say yes, and for good reason.

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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 Printing Threads and Screws – A Simple Guide

3D printing threads and screws that fit is a challenge. Check out this simple guide to learn how to successfully design and 3D print screws and threads.

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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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Ender 3 & BLTouch: How to Install It

Is the bed never level on your Ender 3? The BLTouch can help with hat. Learn how to install this popular sensor on your popular printer.

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SLA Post-Processing: Best Ways to Clean Resin 3D Prints

Post-processing is critical for achieving the full resolution of your SLA 3D printer. Here are the best ways to go about cleaning up your SLA prints.

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Ender 3 Bed Size: What Is It Really?

Like other low-price printers, Creality's Ender 3 makes compromises to print volume. Interested to know the real Ender 3 bed size? Read on to find out more!

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AutoCAD on Linux & Ubuntu – How to Run It

A frustration for Linux users is when software titles are only available for Windows or Macintosh. Autodesks' AutoCAD software is one. Can you run AutoCAD on your Linux system? Let's find out.

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Best 3D Printing Temperatures for PLA, PETG, Nylon, TPU

3D printer temperature is an essential setting for success. Follow along for the best 3D printer temperatures for PLA, PETG, Nylon, and TPU.

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STL to STEP: How to Convert STL Files to STEP

Still confused about how to convert STL to STEP? You're in luck. Check out these two straightforward ways to make the conversion!

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3D Print Layer Separation: 5 Tips to Avoid Delamination

3D print layer separation is one of the most frustrating 3D printing issues. Learn how to get rid of layer delamination in just 5 easy steps!

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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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