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The Ultimate Filament Guide
3D Printer Filament Guide – 25 Types for Every Need

Itching to print but unsure which 3D printer filament to use? Here's our guide to the most popular 3D printing filament types, showing you their uses, properties and where to buy them.

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

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.

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To buy or not to buy
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 version?

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To Buy or to not to Buy
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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PET Your Printer
PETG Filament Guide 2018 – Explained, Compared & Reviewed

In this 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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3D Scanner Guide
3D Scanner Guide 2018 – Top 27 3D Scanners, Apps & Software

What's the best 3D scanner in 2018? Read our guide to 3D scanners, apps & software plus an overview of 3D scanning technologies.

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Everything You Need to Know!
Home & Desktop Laser Cutter Guide 2018

Looking for an affordable laser cutter machine for home use? Read our desktop laser cutter guide to the best home laser cutters, laser cutting services, techniques, and technologies plus an introduction to laser cutting and laser cutter types.

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Slice and Dice
Cura Tutorial – Deep Inside the Cura 3D Slicer Software

This easy to understand Cura tutorial explores the hidden features of the Cura 3D slicer software - that’s where the fun really starts!

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3D Printing, Open Source Style
4 DIY Arduino 3D Printers You Can Build Yourself

Arduino 3D printers are a rare breed indeed. But if you want an Arduino 3D printer and have some tinkering skills, you should take a look a these DIY Arduino printer projects.

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All you need to know about 3D file formats
8 Most Common 3D File Formats Simply Explained

What different 3D file formats are there? How do they compare? Which one should you use?We explain them in detail in this article.

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Standard Tessellation Language
STL File Format for 3D Printing – Simply Explained

What is an STL file? What is it good for? How does it work? We simply explain the STL file format for 3D printing in depth.

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Feeling Flexible?
TPU Filament – Explained and Compared

Flexible filaments like TPU are becoming popular to test 3D printer capabilities and, of course, print objects that can stretch, bend, and curl. The question is, what is this TPU we keep hearing about, and which brands offer the best varieties? Keep reading to find out!

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

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

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Ceramic 3D Printers
Ceramic 3D Printer Guide 2018 – All About Ceramic 3D Printing

3D printed ceramics are practical and decorative. Read our guide to learn more about ceramic 3D printing or even build your own ceramic 3D printer.