3D Printing Tutorials, Guides, How-tos

Helpful tutorials, guides, how-tos, and FAQs for 3D printing, CAD and more.

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G-Code Commands – Simply Explained

G-code is the programming language of your 3D printer. In this tutorial, you’ll easily learn all G-code commands.

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Best Industrial 3D Printer 2017 – The 20 Most Advanced

Curious about the latest advancements in commercial 3D printing? Here are the 20 best industrial 3D printers on the market.

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6 Best Free Online CAD Software Tools

While many free models are available through sources such as Thingiverse or MyMiniFactory, the most satisfying aspect of 3D printing for many is when you've finally printed a model that is completely yours. Unfortunately, modern CAD software is an investment most users aren't willing to empty their wallets for. Instead of shelling out $1000+ on a program like Solidworks or Zbrush, many of these free online CAD software tools offer the same design power as industry "big boys." But won't have you skipping out on this month's rent. Check out the most important free online CAD software tools here.

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MeshMixer Tutorial for 3D Printing Beginners

This MeshMixer tutorial for beginners will show you how to use Autodesk Meshmixer and how to make your model ready to 3D print.

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FDM vs SLA: 3D Printing Explained and Compared

FDM vs SLA: All3DP compares these competing 3D printing technologies, explains the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies and which one to use for which purpose.

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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?

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3D Printing Service Guide 2018 – 34 Best 3D Printing Services

Looking for a 3D printing service? Here are the 34 best 3D printing services in 2018 for consumer & small business. All of them are available online. Most of them offer industrial-grade 3D printing, instant quotes, and worldwide shipping.

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SolidWorks Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for “Solidworks 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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15 Best Single Board Computers & Raspberry Pi Alternatives

Looking for a single board computer with a little more "oomph" than the standard Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? Here are the best Raspberry Pi alternatives you can buy in 2018.

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3 Best DIY 3D Printer Plans (Prusa & RepRap)

So you want to build a RepRap 3D printer from scratch (not from a kit)? Here are the best DIY 3D printer plans to start with.

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The 4 Most Important 3D Printer File Formats – Simply Explained

What are the most common 3D printer file formats? Which format should you use? What features should you look at? We have the answers.

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4 Best 3D Printer Hotends You Can Buy

When shopping for a 3D printer hotend, there are some things that you should consider. Here are the best 3D printer hotends you can buy.

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SketchUp for 3D Printing: A Tutorial for Beginners

Welcome to All3DP’s SketchUp 3D Printing Tutorial for Beginners on how to make your first 3D model for 3D printing.

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What Resolution Can 3D Printers Print?

When we talk about 3D printer resolution, we have to take all 3 dimensions into consideration: resolution along the X and Y axis, and resolution along the Z axis.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy a 3D Printer for Home Use

Need a reason to buy a 3D printer for home use? Here are the ten most solid reasons for buying a 3D printer for yourself.