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Best Industrial 3D Printers of 2018 – The Most Advanced

Curious about the latest advancements in commercial 3D printing? Check out the most advanced industrial 3D printers of 2018.

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To Buy or to not to Buy.
2018 Fusion 360 Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "Fusion 360 free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular 3D modeling software from Autodesk? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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3D Printing, Open Source Style
Arduino 3D Printer – 4 DIY 3D Printer Projects to 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 at these DIY 3D printer projects.

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2018 PLA Filament Guide – Explained, Compared & All Blends

Read our 2018 PLA Filament Guide, to learn everything you need to know about PLA, including the various blends, how PLA compares to ABS and where you can buy the best PLA filament.

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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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FreeCAD Tutorial
FreeCAD Tutorial for 3D Printing

In this FreeCAD tutorial for 3D printing, you'll learn how to create your first 3D print model. No CAD or 3D printing experience required.

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5 Best 3D Scanner Apps (For Your Smartphone)

3D scanner apps are a great way to get started with scanning. We take a look at five, all of which are fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware to use.

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Fusion 360 vs Inventor – CAD Software Compared

Fusion 360 vs Inventor: What are they, how do they compare, and which one should you use? Find out what makes these CAD platforms from Autodesk unique.

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12 Vital Facts About Food Safe 3D Printing

If 3D printing mugs or plates for the kitchen, they must be safe for contact with food. Here are 12 vital facts about food safe 3D printing.

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Ceramic 3D Printers
2018 Ceramic 3D Printer Guide – 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.

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3D Printing Tutorial
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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To Buy or to not to Buy
Autodesk Inventor Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "Autodesk Inventor 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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FDM vs SLA – 2018 3D Printing Technology Shootout

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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Tinkercad Tutorial – 5 Easy Steps for Beginners

In this Tinkercad tutorial for beginners, we will show you in just five easy steps how to create 3D models in Tinkercad. You can do it!

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It's What's Inside That Counts
5 Fantastic 3D Printer Controller Boards

The controller board is the heart of any 3D printer, responsible for orchestrating components like the extruder, heated bed, motors, and sensors. Evolving rapidly, 3D printer controller boards are branching out to offer some incredible features.