Tutorials & Guides

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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Really Different Business Cards
3D Printed Business Cards: How to Make Your Own Portrait Card

If you're hoping to make an impression in the business world but want a quirky way to stand out, then this 3D printed business card is for you.

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3D Printing How To
What kind of materials can I use in 3D printing?

There is a myriad of materials you can use in 3D printing. Most desktop 3D printers, however, are limited to various plastics.

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Bargain Hunt
Used 3D Printer for Sale (A Buyer’s Guide)

Spotted a used 3D printer for sale? Read our guide to the benefits and potential pitfalls of buying a second-hand 3D printer.

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Like Google, but for 3D Printing!
Yeggi & Co. – Which is the Best 3D Print Search Engine?

Yeggi is the most popular 3D print search engine, but is it also the best? We have compared Yeggi to its competitors. Find out which is the right one for you.

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LEDs and Lasers
Weekend Project: Make Your Designs Glow with a Laser-Engraved LED Acrylic Sign

Have you ever wanted to make a cool sign for your desk or workplace? Look no further, for here we have a step-by-step guide to creating an amazing-looking display, using a laser cutter, LEDs and acrylic sheeting, as demonstrated by pardy73 on Instructables!

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Titanium 3D Printing – How to Get Titanium Parts 3D Printed

Need titanium for that project you are secretly developing in your garage, the one that'll disrupt the aerospace industry? Or perhaps you need a titanium replacement hip or knee and want to take matters into your own hands? In any case, you'll need to know who the Titans of titanium 3D printing are!

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It’s easier than you think
3D Printing Architecture Models – A Beginner’s Guide

3D printing architecture models have become an interesting alternative. Learn how to easily 3D print your architectural models.

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Overcooked or Al Dente
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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9 Important 3D Printing Concepts Everyone Should Know

When learning about additive manufacturing, 3D printing concepts can be easily explained though 3D printed models. Try it for yourself.

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Stone Cold Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel 3D Printer – How to 3D Print Stainless Steel

Looking to 3D print your parts in stainless steel? We expound the possibilities: outsourcing, buying your own stainless steel 3D printer or using metal-filled PLA like SteelFill

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The Root of the Problem
PLA Not Sticking to Print Bed / Build Plate – Easy Fixes

The beginning is a wonderful place to start. In 3D printing, however, it is often the most frustrating. Sometimes, PLA prints simply won't stick. Other times, they'll pop right off the platform, mid-print! Here are some easy fixes to eliminate the problem.

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The Right Choice for Filament
3D Printing Filament Buyers Guide

To find the best 3d printing filament for your needs, there are many things you should consider. Here are the most important questions answered.

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A Duel with Lasers
SLA vs SLS – 2018 3D Printing Technology Shootout

Two similar technologies, two similar uses, two different results. It's SLA vs SLS, with comparisons, contrasts, and general descriptions of how these methods work. Sound interesting? Then keep reading!

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25 Best YouTube Channels About 3D Printing

Want to see some smart folks doing clever things with 3D printing? Here's a list of the best YouTube channels about 3D printing.

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The Double the Better
Dual Extrusion – 3D Printing Simply Explained

The introduction of dual extrusion FDM 3D printers to the market has opened up countless possibilities. We take a look at what exactly dual extrusion is and some of the ways it's achieved.