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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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PETG vs ABS: The Differences – Simply Explained

For a long time, ABS was unchallenged when it came to strength and durablility – until PETG arrived. So what are the differences between PETG and ABS?

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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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Ender 3 Under-Extrusion: Solutions, Tips, & Tricks

Under-extrusion is a common problem in FDM 3D printing, and the Ender 3 is certainly not exempt from this issue. Fix Ender 3 under-extrusion forever with this quick and easy guide.

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2020 Best Anycubic Photon Slicer Alternatives

There are several slicers that can be used with the popular Anycubic Photon. Check out these alternatives, which are easy to install and use.

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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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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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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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G-Code to STL: How to Convert G-Code Back to STL

Converting an STL to G-code can be done easily, but converting from G-code to STL can be quite a challenge. Learn how to do it.

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Mesh Bed Leveling: A Simple Guide

Get a smooth, even first layer with mesh bed leveling. In this guide we simply explain this leveling process and show you how to implement it yourself.

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The BLTouch Sensor Guide

Learn all you need to know about BLTouch sensors: what they are, how they work, a setup guide, and how to buy them.

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SLDPRT to STL: How to Convert SLDPRT Files to STL

Converting SLDPRT to STL can be hard if you don't have the right tools. Here's a handy list of tools you can use to convert your files. Choose the one that works for you!

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10 Reasons to Buy a 3D Printer for Home Use

Need a reason to buy a 3D printer for home use? Here are the ten most solid reasons for buying a 3D printer for yourself. 

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PLA Not Sticking to Print Bed / Build Plate – Easy Fixes

The beginning is a wonderful place to start. In 3D printing, however, it is often the most frustrating. Sometimes, PLA prints simply won't stick. Other times, they'll pop right off the platform, mid-print! Here are some easy fixes to eliminate the problem.

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3D Printer Nozzle Cleaning: The Easiest Way to Do It

The nozzle is the last thing that comes in contact with your 3D printed part. With such an important role, it's important to keep it maintained, ensuring the quality of your 3D prints. Here we show you a few methods to do just that.

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