3D Printing Tutorials, Guides, How-tos

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

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Tinkercad tutorial
How to 3D Print a Name Tag Using Tinkercad

How to use the free Tinkercad web tool to build a 3D printable name plate, e.g. as a tag for your luggage or as a present.

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3D Printing 101
The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing – 101 Questions Answered

Interested in 3D printing? Read the most comprehensive guide to 3D printing answering 101 essential questions about 3D printing.

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3D Printing Materials Guide 2018

Read our comprehensive 3D printing materials guide to learn about the materials used for home and industrial 3d printing today.

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Support Is All You Need
3D Printing Supports Guide – All You Need to Know

3D printing supports is often essential when printing a difficult model. But what's the right type of support? Which settings work best? This step-by-step supports guide will lead you to the answer.

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3D Printers Explained: Delta, Cartesian, Polar, Scara

Cartesian vs Delta vs Polar vs Scara: FDM 3D printers come in many shapes and sizes. Learn to tell the differences and advantages.

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Should I Buy a Prusa i3 Clone or the Original?

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The Magic is in the Filament
PETG vs PLA – 3D Printing Filaments Compared

Does your next project call for the durable PETG used in plastic bottles? Or perhaps you want to go for PLA, the environmentally friendly bioplastic used in surgical implants? Continue reading for an in-depth comparison of the two!

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Sketchup tutorial
How To 3D Print Text Using SketchUp

Learn how to create text in SketchUp that you can print on a 3D printer - e.g. a signature or company name.

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Blender 3D Printing Tutorial
Blender Tutorial for 3D Printing: How To 3D Print Text

Welcome to All3DP's Blender Tutorial for 3D Printing. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create text to 3D print using Blender.

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Autodesk Inventor Free Download – Is There a Free Version?

Looking for a free version of Autodesk Inventor? Here are the best answers on how to get Autodesk Inventor for free, along with some of the best software alternatives.

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FreeCAD tutorial
How to 3D Print Letters or Text using FreeCAD

Have you ever wanted to see your name printed in 3D? Learn how to 3D print letters or text using FreeCAD.

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

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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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 vs CNC: Explained and Compared

3D printing vs CNC milling: All3DP compares these competing manufacturing technologies and explains which one to use for which purpose.

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Updated: 3D Slash 2.0
3D Slash Review: 3D Modeling Made Super Easy

3D Slash proves that 3D modeling doesn't need to be rocket science. It can be fun, and productive. Version 2.0 is even easier to use. For more details, read this 3D Slash review.