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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
3D Printer Filament Guide 2018 – The Top 25 Types

In this 3D printer filament guide 2018, we explain and compare the most popular 3D filament types and we show you where you can buy them right now.

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

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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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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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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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Precise Parametric Modelling
OpenSCAD Tutorial for Beginners (5 Easy Steps)

OpenSCAD is a powerful, free and open source modelling tool that lets you make precise 3D models with just a few lines of code. With the right setup, you can even make adaptable, "parametric" models. In this OpenSCAD tutorial, we'll get acquainted with the software, review a simple example and then discuss how to make parametric designs.

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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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If That Print Won’t Budge
6 Safe Ways How To Remove 3D Prints From The Bed

Is your 3D print stuck to the bed? Here are 6 ways how to remove 3D prints from the bed without ruining your build platform. Get ready for some really unusual methods. 

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3D Printing Technology Guide
10 Types of 3D Printing Technology – Simply Explained

Learn about the seven 3D printing processes and the 10 different types of 3D printing technology available today. Terms like FDM, SLA, DLP, SLS, DMLS, SLM, EBM, Material Jetting, DOD, and Binder Jetting simply explained.

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To Buy or to not to Buy – that's the question.
ZBrush Free Download – Is there a Free Full Version?

Looking for “ZBrush free download” and don’t want to commit to buy the popular CAD software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?