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Sep 16, 2019
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PLA Density – What’s the Density of PLA Filament / Plastic?

Each 3D printing material has different properties, and each is best suited for specific applications. Dig into this guide to PLA density. We'll explore density and its variations, explaining why this is important.

Sep 13, 2019
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3D Printer Fan – Do I Really Need One?

3D printer fans: You know they're there, but you might not know why. In this quick, simple guide, we'll explain each kind of 3D printer fan and what it's used for in our beloved machines.

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Sep 12, 2019
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SketchUp to Rhino – How to Import SKP Files in Rhino Software

SketchUp and Rhino are both popular and their files sometimes need to be transferred back and forth. Explore the conversion from SketchUp to Rhino files in this brief guide.

Sep 12, 2019
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CNC Design – How to Design Parts for CNC

CNC machining is a common industrial process with specific design features that work best. Learn the ins and outs of CNC design as we break them down in this detailed guide.

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Sep 11, 2019
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2019 Anycubic Photon Slicer Guide

Anycubic's Photon uses its own proprietary slicer. Dig into this Anycubic Photon slicer guide. We show you all you need to know to get started!

Sep 10, 2019
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Ender 3 All-Metal Hot End Upgrade – What to Consider?

An all-metal hot end unlocks a whole new world of materials and models for your Ender 3. So dig into this guide as we break down what to consider for your Ender 3 all-metal hot end upgrade.

Sep 4, 2019
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8 Great Innovations Made Possible Thanks to 3D Printing

All over the world, people are discovering that 3D printing can take them to new heights. Discover these 3D printing innovations, all of which more than demonstrate the potential of additive manufacturing.

Aug 12, 2019
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3D Printing Farm – 5 Great Showcases

3D printing farms bridge the gap between prototyping and production. Check out some of the world's coolest 3D printing farms, which showcase the production capability of additive manufacturing.

Aug 5, 2019
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Watch This Incredible Pacific Rim Diorama Take Shape

This video of a model maker building a jaeger from hit-film Pacific Rim, wading through the ocean, is the perfect antidote to a dreary start to the week.

Jul 30, 2019
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2019 State of the Art in 3D Printed Fashion

Fashion designers are using this new technology to turn their wildest ideas into reality. Let's take a closer look at what's currently on offer.

Jul 27, 2019
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3D Printing Sustainability – Solving the Plastic Trash Crisis

By 2050, there is predicted to be more plastic in the ocean by weight than fish. Learn about the institutions and organizations taking a stand.

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Jul 27, 2019
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3D Printed Doll – 5 Amazing True-to-Life Projects

3D printing is a process capable of producing custom, detailed models; thus creating life-like dolls is a great application. Let's see what 3D printing has to offer in the world of miniature people-making.

Jul 26, 2019
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3D Printing Microfluidic Models – 5 Most Interesting Projects

One of the goals of low cost 3D printing is to be able to create medical and scientific devices from it. Diagnostically capable microfluidic models represent the first step into this exciting new world of 3D printing and biosensing capabilities.

Jun 27, 2019
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3D Printed Clothes: Myth or Reality?

In reality, 3D printing clothing is possible, but it's not as easy as you might think. Keep reading to find out more about this bleeding edge of manufactured clothing.

Jun 26, 2019
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3D Printed Steak – The Latest Advancements in 2019

With the rise of culinary 3D printers, most of our favorite foods are printable. The steaks - or rather, the stakes - are high as the 3D printing industry races to perfect printed meat.

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