Helpful tutorials, guides, how-tos, and FAQs for 3D printing, CAD and more.
Got 3D printing issues? Check out our 2018 3D printing troubleshooting guide to common FDM and SLA 3D printing problems and their solutions.
Looking for "AutoCAD free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular CAD software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?
Read our comprehensive metal 3D printer guide to learn about industrial and desktop metal 3D printing, metal 3D printers, 3D printing services, technologies, applications, materials and more.
Curious about the latest advancements in commercial 3D printing? Check out the most advanced industrial 3D printers of 2018.
How to edit and repair an STL file with 7 free STL editors: FreeCAD, SketchUp, Blender, Meshmixer, Meshlab, 3D Slash and SculptGL.
Check out the 25 most popular 3D printing filament types of 2018, showing you their uses, properties and where you can buy them.
Looking for the best 3D scanner and prices? Check out our summer 2018 buyer's guide to the top 20 desktop, handheld, tripod mountable, and DIY 3D scanners, plus an introduction to 3D scanning technologies.
Looking for “Simplify3D free download” and don't want to commit to buy the popular slicer software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?
In this 2018 PETG filament guide, we explain and compare the popular 3D printing material, we test and review the best PETG filament brands, and we show you where you can buy them.
Looking for the best single board computer with a little more "oomph" than the standard Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? Check out the 15 best Raspberry Pi alternatives of 2018.
Read our easy-to-understand 2018 Cura tutorial to explore the hidden features of the Cura 3D slicer software - that’s where the fun really starts!
While many free models are available through sources such as Thingiverse or MyMiniFactory, the most satisfying aspect of 3D printing for many is when you've finally printed a model that is completely yours. Unfortunately, modern CAD software is an investment most users aren't willing to empty their wallets for. Instead of shelling out $1000+ on a program like Solidworks or Zbrush, many of these free online CAD software tools offer the same design power as industry "big boys." But won't have you skipping out on this month's rent. Check out the most important free online CAD software tools here.
Learn AutoCAD in just 6 easy steps! Our 2018 AutoCAD Tutorial for beginners will guide you step by step to design your first object.
Which 3D file formats are there? How do they compare? What should you use? We simply explain the 8 most common 3D file formats used today: STL, OBJ, FBX, COLLADA, 3DS, IGES; STEP, and VRML/X3D.
G-code is the programming language of your 3D printer. In this tutorial, you’ll easily learn all G-code commands.
Looking for "3ds Max free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular 3D modeling software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?
To avoid occasional printing errors, you're better off with a sensor that lets you know whenever your filament breaks, runs out, or gets tangled on the spool. Read on to learn how to make your own.