3D Printing Tutorials, Guides, How-tos

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

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Octoprint on Anet A8 – How To Set Up Octoprint

Octoprint is a great resource for remotely controlling and monitoring any 3D printer. In this article, we are going to show you how to set up use Octoprint with the budget-friendly ANET A8 3D printer using a Raspberry Pi 3.

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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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15 Best Professional 3D Printers of 2018

Running a business and looking for a professional 3D printer? Let’s help you. Check out our 2018 buyer's guide to the 15 best FDM, SLA, and SLS 3D printers of 2018.

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2018 3D Printing Materials Guide

Read our easy-to-understand 2018 3D printing materials guide to learn about all materials used for home and industrial 3d printing today.

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Cost of 3D Printing – 20 Great Ways to Reduce It

Here are 20 great ways to reduce the cost of 3D printing. Avoid unnecessary costs and become a frugally-minded maker with the following tips.

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Should I Buy a Prusa i3 Clone or the Original?

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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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8 Best 3D Printer Controllers and Components on Amazon

Building your own 3D printer? Choose your 3D printer controller wisely using this list of 3D printer controllers you can buy on Amazon.

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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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Anet A8 MOSFET Upgrade – Does It Help and How to Do It

The Anet A8 is one of the most popular budget 3D printers due to its massive community following. However, its control board has a reputation for not being as reliable as it should be. The solution? Add an external MOSFET to help improve the overall safety of your Anet A8.

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3D Printer Firmware – Which to Choose and How to Change It?

A central component to any 3D printer setup is its controller board and firmware. Changing your firmware can sometimes be a tricky process, but it can make massive improvements to the performance of your printer if done correctly. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of changing up your 3D printer firmware, give you tips on how to change it, then go over the most common firmware choices available right now.

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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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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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25 Best Selling 3D Printers on Amazon (Last 30 Days)

Shopping for a 3D printer on Amazon? Read our Amazon 3D printer buyer's guide to learn about the best selling 3D printers of the last 30 days.

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OBJ File Format – Simply Explained for CAD and 3D Printing

The OBJ file format and 3D printing go hand in hand. Find out all you need to know about OBJ file format for CAD and 3D printing in this guide.