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3D Printing Technology Guide
All 10 Types of 3D Printing Technology in 2019

Check out our 2019 3D printing technology guide to learn about all 10 types of 3D printing technology that 3D printers use today. Terms like FDM, SLA, DLP, SLS, DMLS, SLM, EBM, Material Jetting, DOD, and Binder Jetting simply explained.

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10 Must-Have Creality CR-10 Upgrades and Mods in 2019

Among the most popular 3D printers is the Creality CR-10, a beast to be reckoned with. But even a beast isn't perfect out of the box. Check out the 10 best Creality CR-10 upgrades and mods.

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3D Printer Calibration Guide – How to Calibrate Your 3D Printer

Check out our 3D printer calibration guide, to learn about the best ways to manually calibrate your printer and how to fine-tune your slicer settings for different filaments.

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3D Printer G-Code Commands – 2019 Programming Tutorial

G-code is the programming language of your 3D printer. Quickly learn all G-Code commands using our full guide and reference.

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PET Your Printer
3D Printing with PETG Filament – All You Need to Know in 2019

Check out our 2019 PETG guide, where we explain and compare PETG filament, and test and review the best brands. Includes tips and tricks for the best PETG print settings and more.

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STL File Converter – 12 Best Tools to Convert STL Files

The STL file format is the best choice to get the best 3D printing result out of your 3D model. With the help of a 3D file converter, you can easily convert 3D files to STL. Introducing the best STL file converters.

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To Buy or not to Buy – that's the question.
ZBrush 2019 Free Download – Is there a Free Full Version?

Looking for a ZBrush free download but don't want to commit to buying 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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All you need to know about 3D file formats
8 Most Common 3D File Formats in 2019

Which 3D file formats are there? How do they compare? What should you use? We simply explain the 8 most common 3D file formats used today: STL, OBJ, FBX, COLLADA, 3DS, IGES; STEP, and VRML/X3D.

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What Is Material Jetting? – 3D Printing Simply Explained

Material jetting is a relatively new 3D printing technique that uses liquid photopolymer and UV light. Learn all about this speedy technology, including how it works, its pros and cons, and its ideal application areas.

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Support Structures Simplified
3D Printing Support Structures – All You Need To Know in 2019

Here’s everything you need to know about 3D printing support structures before you start printing overhangs and bridges in your models.

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Standard Tessellation Language
STL File Format (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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Make Your 3D Prints Shine
PLA Smoothing – Beginner’s Guide to Smoothing 3D Prints

Even the best FDM 3D printer produces layer lines. Check our guide to smoothing 3D prints to learn various methods of PLA smoothing, unlocking the door for anyone to achieve a professional finish.

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How to 3D Print Your Own Lithophane – Simply Explained

Looking to make those pictures on your mantelpiece literally stand out? Lithophanes offer a unique way to add some sophistication to your photos. In this article, we show you how to make your own!

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To Buy or to not to Buy.
2019 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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Blender: How to Merge Objects – Simply Explained

Sometimes in Blender, an object you're modeling is too complicated to model in a single object, so it's easier to make two (or more) objects and then merge them together later. However, it's only easier if you know how! Here's how to merge together objects in three different ways.