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Best Single Board Computers 2019 (Raspberry Pi Alternatives)

Looking for the best single board computer with a little more "oomph" than the standard Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? Check out the best Raspberry Pi alternatives in 2019.

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2019 SketchUp Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "SketchUp free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular 3D modeling software from Trimble? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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3D Printing Troubleshooting 41 Common Problems in 2019

Got 3D printing issues? Check out our 2019 3D printing troubleshooting guide to 41 common FDM & SLA 3D printing problems and their solutions.

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2019 AutoCAD Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

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?

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Image to 3D Model – How to Create a 3D Model From Photos

Give life to your favorite images and learn how to create a 3D model from photos. No professional experience required. (JPG to STL / PNG to STL)

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7 Free STL Editors + How to Edit and Repair STL Files

How to edit and repair an STL file with 7 free STL editors: FreeCAD, SketchUp, Blender, Meshmixer, Meshlab, 3D Slash and SculptGL.

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7 Best 3D Scanner Apps in 2019 (Android & iPhone)

Looking for a 3D scanner app for your smartphone? Check out the best 3D scanner apps for Android and iPhone, all of which are fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware to use.

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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 turn your print-ready file back into a 3D model!

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3D Printer Filament Guide – All You Need to Know in 2019

Check out our 2019 guide to the 25 most popular 3D printing filament types, showing you their uses, properties and where you can buy them.

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Best 3D Modeling / 3D Design Apps in 2019 (iPad & Android)

The old days are behind us – 3D modeling has gone portable! Check out the 6 best 3D apps (3D modeling/3D design apps) for iPad and Android that are available right now.

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HDPE (3D Printing Material) – All You Need to Know

HDPE is a type of plastic that is turning the 3D printing world towards a more sustainable future. It's a great recyclable filament, but it's not without its quirks.

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Top 10 Free & Easy 3D Modeling Software Tools for Beginners

3D modeling takes a lot of practice and skill. Check out 10 free & easy 3D modeling software tools for beginners that will get you 3D modeling in no time.

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34 Best Online 3D Printing Services in 2019

What's the best 3D printing service for your project? Check out our guide to the 34 best online 3D printing services worldwide. Plus, how to choose the right 3D print services and how they calculate their prices.

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2019 Simplify3D Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

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?

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2019 Metal 3D Printer Guide – All About Metal 3D Printing

Check out our 2019 Metal 3D Printer Guide to learn about the latest advancements in metal 3D printing, including new metal 3D printers, 3D printing services, technologies, applications, materials and more.