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To Buy or to not to Buy
2018 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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Want more Pi?
Best Single Board Computers 2018 (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 15 best Raspberry Pi alternatives of 2018.

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Problem Solved
2018 3D Printing Troubleshooting Guide: 41 Common Problems

Got 3D printing issues? Check out our 2018 3D printing troubleshooting guide to common FDM and SLA 3D printing problems and their solutions.

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For Consumers & Small Businesses
2018 Metal 3D Printer Guide – All About Metal 3D Printing

Check out our 2018 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.

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To Buy or to not to Buy.
2018 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 How to
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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The Ultimate Filament Guide
2018 3D Printer Filament Guide – All You Need to Know

Check out our 2018 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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To buy or not to buy
2018 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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Free Software for Professionals
2018 SolidWorks Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for “Solidworks 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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Shining Light on the Confusion
3D Laser Printer – What Exactly Is It?

In the always-growing world of 3D printing, there are two types of 3D printers which use lasers to build solid parts. If you are new to 3D printing, you might have already wondered what is a "3D laser printer". Well, let make it clear for you.

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3D Printing Technology Guide
All 10 Types of 3D Printing Technology in 2018

Check out our 2018 3D printing technology guide to learn about all 10 types of 3D printing technology that 3D printers use today. Terms like FDM, SLA, DLP, SLS, DMLS, SLM, EBM, Material Jetting, DOD, and Binder Jetting simply explained.

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Working Outside the Box
10 Must-Have Creality CR-10 Upgrades and Mods

Among the most popular kits and hobby printers is the Creality CR-10, a beast to be reckoned with. But even a beast isn't perfect out of the box, so we've put together a list of the best Creality CR-10 upgrades and mods.

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It’s easier than you think
2018 AutoCAD Tutorial – 6 Easy Steps for Beginners

Learn AutoCAD in just 6 easy steps! Our 2018 AutoCAD Tutorial for beginners will guide you step by step to design your first object.

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PET Your Printer
2018 PETG Filament Guide – Explained, Compared & Reviewed

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.

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Two Techs In One
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

The new industrial-strength power in additive manufacturing is here: HP's Multi Jet Fusion. Take a look at how it works and why it's a game-changer for 3D printing.