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Want to learn something new? Check out our helpful tutorials, guides, how-tos, and FAQs for 3D printing, CAD and more.

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3D Concrete Printing – Most Promising Projects

You've heard of 3D printers making plastic models, but how about 3D printers that print concrete houses? With amazing implications for the future of housing and construction, here's an overview of 3D concrete printing and its most promising projects.

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Blow Molding Technology Guide

What is blow molding? Read this guide to understand all about the technology, how it differs from injection molding and the companies that offer blow molding services.

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Obamify: Create and Print Your Own 3D Selfie

Learn how to create a 3D Selfie of your head using only a smartphone (or DSLR) and your computer in three basic steps: Catch, Make & Print.

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Selling 3D Printed Items on Amazon: a Step by Step Guide

Learn all about selling 3D printed items on Amazon, plus tips and tricks to ensure that your custom designs will sell like hot cakes.

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The Most Popular 3D Printing Sites

The world of 3D printing is a big and confusing place. Handily there are legions of 3D printing sites out there that help make sense of it all. In this article, we describe some of the best sites for model downloads, news and printing services to help you to wrap your head around the always growing 3D printing industry.

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Autodesk 123D Tutorial: How to Make a Little Elf Hat

In this tutorial you'll learn how to use Autodesk 123D for 3D printing - in our example, you'll create a cute little elf hat.

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Running a Small Business? 8 Maintenance Tips for your 3D Printer

Your small business needs top quality 3D-printed objects to sell. Here’s how to ensure your customers will get the best possible service.

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TPE Filament – Explained and Compared

Hailed as 3D printable rubber, flexible filaments like TPE are as squishy, stretchy, and rubbery as it gets. Here, we've broken down what TPE is good for, how to print it, and the purchase options that are available.

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3D Printed Jet Engines – The 4 Most Advanced (with Videos)

3D printing is set to become a huge game-changer in many fields of manufacturing, from shoes to houses, and even to engines! Here's a curated list of the most advanced examples of 3D printed jet engines, complete with videos.

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Weekend Project: How to Properly Polish & Oxidize Your Metal 3D Prints

Metal 3D printing filaments are perfect for busts, figurines, and other 3D models. But in order to achieve that true metal look, you have to know how to properly post-process your metal 3D print. This weekend, get familiar with polishing and oxidizing techniques that will help your 3D print shine. 

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Makerbot Industries: Company Profile in 11 Facts

Looking for information on Makerbot Industries? We‘ve accumulated the most important company facts in this MakerBot Industries Company Profile.

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XYZprinting: Company Profile in 11 Facts

Looking for information on the 3D printing company XYZprinting? We‘ve accumulated the most important facts in this company profile.

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FreeCAD: How to Build a Case for Your BBC micro:bit

This is a step-by-step tutorial on designing a case for your BBC micro:bit computer using the popular FreeCAD software. Newbies welcome!

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Bio Filaments for 3D Printing – Explained and Compared

We humans love making things out of non-renewable resources like fossil fuels. And though they'll eventually run out, we use them to make everything, including 3D printer filament. Here's some filament you can use that takes a greener path.

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Can I print in multiple colors?

3D printing in multiple colors? Yes but only when you have the right hardware. And most of it is not in the stores, yet.