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When it comes to 3D printing, infill is a very important factor to a print's strength, structure, and weight. We look at the various forms and shapes of infill in order to find out why they're necessary and what makes them different.
Imagine downloading a 3D printable model for a stylish pair of shoes, only to discover that they don't fit your feet! This article takes a look at a technique that allows you to easily customize not only shoes, but all kinds of models: parametric 3D modeling.
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.
To produce models, 3D printers need files, typically in STL format, to be sliced into G-code. One type of software used to make these models is 3D sculpting software, which can recreate organic curves and freeform shapes.
Layer height is among the most trivial of 3D printer settings, and yet it often plays a huge role in the entire 3D printing process. This little factor has a lot to do not only with print speed, but also detail. Why? Keep reading to find out!
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.
Whether you're new to 3D printing or a seasoned user: These 10 tricks will help you avoid 3D printing quality issues and get better results.
Is PLA food safe? We delve into the details of what you need to know and provide evidence that tries to answer this question
3D printing architecture models have become an interesting alternative. Learn how to easily 3D print your architectural models.
If your 3D print cools unevenly, it can lose its grip on the build plate and curl up, creating a warped bottom layer. But there are solutions, and here we present 10 easy and effective ways to fix 3D print warping.
Much can be made with a laser engraver, from decorations to advertisements to toys to gifts! Yet, not all engravers are made equal. Here we specifically focus on CO2 laser engravers, in which category a wide variety of machines are available.
Flexible filaments like TPU are becoming popular to test 3D printer capabilities and, of course, print objects that can stretch, bend, and curl. The question is, what is this TPU we keep hearing about, and which brands offer the best varieties? Keep reading to find out!
Yeggi is the most popular 3D print search engine, but is it also the best? We have compared Yeggi to its competitors. Find out which is the right one for you.
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.
Our weekly roundup of the latest 3D printer projects live on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Which Kickstarter 3D printer is worthy of your support?