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Gluing 3D Printed Parts: Best Ways to Bond Your 3D Prints

Whether your design is bigger than your print bed or too complex to print in one piece, chances are you will have to glue 3D printed parts together at some point. Here are some ideas on how to do it.

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Ender 3 Laser Engraver Upgrade: All You Need to Know

Want to get more out of your Ender 3? Learn the basics of laser modules and how to produce your very own Ender 3 laser engraver.

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PLA Plastic/Material: All You Need to Know in 2020

Check out our guide to PLA plastic to learn all about PLA material: How it is made, benefits, drawbacks, properties, types, applications, sustainability, production methods and more.

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Fusion 360 vs Inventor: The Differences

Fusion 360 vs Inventor: What are they, how do they compare, and which one should you use? Find out what makes these CAD platforms from Autodesk unique.

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Fusion 360 vs Solidworks: The Differences

Fusion 360 vs Solidworks: How are they the similar? How are they different? And which one is best for me? Let's dive straight into the arena

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3D Printer Firmware: Which to Choose & How to Change It

Changing your 3D printer firmware can be a tricky. Learn the pros and cons of changing it, how to change it, and the most common firmware choices.

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Blender: Recalculate Normals – Simply Explained

Normals are a small but important part of your Blender model. They define what's "outside" and what's "inside" your model. So how do you recalculate normals that are facing the wrong way? Read on to learn more.

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Top 5 Anycubic Photon Upgrades and Mods

Although a popular DLP 3D printer, the Anycubic Photon can be made better. Follow along for a handpicked list of great Anycubic Photon upgrades and mods.

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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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Acetone 3D Print Smoothing Guide: 6 Easy Steps

Normally, FDM 3D prints show layer lines. Learn about acetone 3D print smoothing and create a totally smooth surface finish in just 6 easy steps.

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3D Printing: Ghosting / Ringing – 3 Easy Fixes

Horrifying surface finish when 3D printing? Ghosting? Ringing? Check out this quick guide for 3 easy fixes to get perfect prints.

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3 Great 3D Printing Business Ideas to Start Your Own

Starting your own 3D printing business could be a lucrative way to turn your hobby into money. Take a look at these great 3D printing business ideas.

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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 Printer Layer Shifting: 3 Easy Ways to Avoid It

3D printer layer shifting isn't the most discussed print failure, but it certainly is among the most frustrating. Check out three easy ways to avoid it.

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The Perfect PETG Print Settings & Print Speed

PETG combines ABS's strength with PLA's ease of 3D printing. Check out the best PETG print settings and PETG print speed to achieve perfect results.

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