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.
The controller board is the heart of any 3D printer. Check out our selection of the best 3D printer controller boards available!
Elephant's foot is a 3D printing problem that's not often discussed but often experienced. Learn how to stop it easily!
Wondering what causes layer shifting in 3D printing? Check out six easy tips and tricks to prevent a 3D print layer shift!
Looking for a full version of ZBrush 2021 to download for free? Check out our article to see what your options are.
If you're not careful, 3D printing could be a fire hazard. Read on to learn what you can do to help prevent Ender 3 thermal runaway!
Gaps in 3D prints are annoying defects that mess up how parts look and work. Check out this guide for easy fixes and how to avoid them!
Looking for optimal Anycubic i3 Mega Cura settings? Here is what we suggest as the best Cura Anycubic i3 Mega Cura profile.
The best print temperature for ABS is not as elusive as you may think. Read on to learn all about ABS print & bed temperature settings!
It's fun to design characters, but it takes time. Read on for a selection of the best sites to get ready-to-go free 3D character models.
The right print temperature for PETG can be elusive. Read on to learn all you need to know about PETG bed and print temperature settings.
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.
Have a clogged nozzle and want to learn the 3D printer cold pull method? Learn how to do it with PLA and other filaments.
Tuning 3D print speed can be tricky. Learn how to find the perfect print speed settings for PLA and more materials!
Upgrading the nozzle could make all the difference to your Ender 3. Learn about the supported Ender 3 (Pro/V2) nozzle sizes and materials.
Let's take a look at Cura's extrusion multiplier, which is called flow rate. Learn what it is and how it can help fix print issues.
3D printing threads and screws that fit is a challenge. Check out this simple guide to learn how to successfully design and print them!
3D printing large parts can be a challenge! Learn how to split your STL file or 3D model in four easy steps.
SketchUp is a popular and user-friendly tool, but it lacks good renders. Read on to get your files from SketchUp to Blender!
OctoPrint with a camera lets you monitor your 3D prints remotely. Find out how to optimize your OctoPrint webcam setup!