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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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To Buy or to not to Buy
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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To Buy or to not to Buy.
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

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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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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One Axis Too Few
Image to 3D Model – How to Create a 3D Model From Photos

Give life to your favorite images using a 3D printer and create unprecedented personalized objects. In this article, we show you how to create a 3D model form photos to 3D print, no professional experience required.

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Icing on the Cake
5 Must-Have Cura Plugins

Some things just make other things better. Plugins for Ultimaker's Cura are good examples. Check out our top 5 picks.

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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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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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What Wood You Print
Wood 3D Printer – All You Need to Know About Wood 3D Printing

Wood filament can produce some exceptionally beautiful prints, which look, feel, and smell like the real thing! Learn all you need to know about 3D printing with wood.

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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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2018 Cura Tutorial – Deep Inside the Cura 3D Slicer Software

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!

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We Can Rebuild It, We Have the Things
Thingiverse Things for Your Anet A8 – 7 Best Addons

If you've built and used an Anet A8 3D printer, you may find some aspects of it are lacking. Don't stop reading now! We present some of the best Anet A8 mods, all of which can be found on Thingiverse!

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From Home Fun to Grand Scan
5 Best 3D Scanner Apps of 2018 (Android & iOS)

3D scanner apps are a great way to get started with scanning. We take a look at five, all of which are fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware to use.

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2018 3D Printer G-Code Commands – Tutorial & Manual

G-code is the programming language of your 3D printer. Quickly learn all G-Code commands using our full guide and reference.