Helpful 3D printing and CAD tutorials, guides, how-tos, and FAQs.
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.
Our weekly roundup of the latest 3D printer projects live on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Which Kickstarter 3D printer is worthy of your support?
Have you ever wanted to see your name printed in 3D? Learn how to 3D print letters or text using FreeCAD.
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.
In this 3D Slash tutorial for beginners, you learn how to use 3D Slash by making Star Wars items. This tutorial will help you become a 3D Slash Jedi. Make your own lightsaber!
Here is a complete overview of all PLA filament blends available today? Algea, Aluminum, Bamboo Wood, Beer, Birch Wood, Brass, Bronze, Carbon Fiber, Cedar Wood, Coconut Wood, Coffee, Color Changing, Conductive, Copper, Cork Wood, Ebony Wood, ...
Did you know you can manage your 3D printer over LAN? It's easy to with OctoPrint and a Raspberry Pi 2. Learn how to set up Octoprint.
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!
Looking for free resources for 3D printing classes? Read our guide to get 3D printing curricula, videos and materials for your classes.
Learn about best practices for 3D slicer settings in this guest post from 3D printing community Pinshape. Slice like a champ and get better prints!
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.
You want to view an AutoCAD file without buying the program? Read our guide to free AutoCAD viewers. Plus, learn all there is to know about AutoCAD File Formats!
3D printing architecture models offer a lot of advantages - but you do have to consider some things first. Here‘s what you need to know.
If you’re new to 3D printing, things can be a bit overwhelming. But where do you start to educate yourself? Here are the ten best 3D printing tutorials we could find.
In this Autodesk Inventor tutorial, you’ll learn the basic knowledge on how to create, modify and edit 3D models.
Can't tell the difference between FDM or SLA? Get to know the terminology. Here is a glossary of the most important 3D printing terms.
Basically, there is one software you do need: that is a slicing software. Optionally, you may want to use a 3D modeling software.