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12 Best Free AutoCAD (DWG) Viewers in 2019

Looking for a free DWG viewer? Check out our 2019 guide to the best free AutoCAD viewers. Plus an explanation of the file formats: DWG, DXF, and DWF.

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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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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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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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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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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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10 Free & Easy 3D Modeling Software Tools for Beginners

To achieve good results using 3D modeling software, it takes a lot of practice and skills. We've created a list of easy software that will help you start modeling in no time.

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Best Online 3D Printing Service – 2019 Guide

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 they calculate their prices.

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The Ultimate Filament Guide
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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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.

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Low-Poly 3D Models – All You Need to Know

Interested in making your own low-poly 3D models? Learn how to do it using two of the most popular 3D software: Blender and Sketchup.

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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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Filament Spool – 8 Ways to Safely Store Your Filament

Proper storage of filament spools is very important. If stored improperly, moisture and dust can adversely affect the quality of prints and also clog nozzles.

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Printrun – A Beginner’s Tutorial

The Printrun Suite has been around for a long time but is still a valuable go-to resource for creating great prints. Find out the basics of this useful tool, and how to get started with it.

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3D Printing Technology Guide
All 10 Types of 3D Printing Technology in 2019

Check out our 2019 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.