Tutorials & Guides

Want to learn something new? Check out our helpful tutorials, guides, how-tos, and FAQs for 3D printing, CAD and more.

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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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The Kinect as a 3D Scanner – An Easy Beginner’s Tutorial

3D scanning technology has been around for a while, but upgrading your Kinect to have one at home? Yes, it's true! You can now have a Kinect 3D scanner without breaking the bank.

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Bumps, Oozes, and Ringing Begone!
12 Easy 3D Printing Tips on How to Improve 3D Print Quality

A great 3D print rewards you for investing your time and money. Check out these simple 3D printing tips to improve the quality of your prints!

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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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The Magic is in the Filament
PETG vs PLA – Filaments for 3D Printing 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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3D printing basics
What software do I need for 3D printing?

Basically, there is one software you do need: that is a slicing software. Optionally, you may want to use a 3D modeling software.

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14 Best Sites for 3D Artist Freelancers in 2019

Whether you’re full-time 3D artist freelancer, looking for a digital side-hustle, or trying to sell your 3D models online, check out the best sites for working as a 3D designer/3D modeler.

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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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The Perfect PET
5 Easy Tips for 3D Printing with PETG & Print Settings

How to succeed in 3D printing with PETG? Check out these five easy tips, plus the best print settings for PETG.

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5 Must-Have Prusa i3 MK3 Upgrades

There's always better, even for the best. Take your printing to the next level with these Prusa i3 MK3 upgrades.

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3D Printer Extruder Guide – All You Need to Know in 2019

Check out our 3D printer extruder guide to learn the basics of direct drive and Bowden extruders, hot and cold ends, nozzle sizes, and materials.

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Background Knowledge
Blender: Background Image – Simply Explained

Ever wondered how to set a background image in Blender? If you're tired of switching between your software and your reference image, this tutorial is for you.

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FDM vs SLA – 3D Printing Technologies Compared

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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Fusion 360 vs Solidworks – CAD Software Compared

How are Fusion 360 and Solidworks the same? How are they different? Which one is best for me? Let's dive straight into the arena: It's Fusion 360 vs Solidworks.

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Blender: How to Reduce Polygons – Simply Explained

When modeling in Blender, models can sometimes have too many polygons, gobbling computer memory and adding an undesirable level of complexity. In this article, we show you how to reduce polygons in Blender.