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PETG Stringing – 3 Easy Ways to Prevent It

PETG is a great material to print with. It's more durable, more flexible, and easier to print than many other materials. However, while it may not warp or shrink like ABS, it is notorious for stringing. Here are 3 easy ways to fix PETG stringing.

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CoreXY 3D Printer – Is It Worth Buying?

CoreXY 3D printers offer a number of advantages over other styles of FDM 3D printers, but they are also more of a hassle to get running, and oftentimes more expensive. The question is, is a CoreXY 3D printer worth the trouble and expense? Let's take a closer look at this unique 3D printer style.

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How to Set Up OctoPrint for Your Ender 3

OctoPrint is a great way to remotely control any 3D printer. In this article, we show you how to set up Octoprint with the cheap and cheerful Creality Ender 3 3D printer using the latest Raspberry Pi Zero.

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The Perfect PET
3D Printing with PETG – How to Succeed

Easily printable PETG plastics have quickly come to replace ABS for temperature-resistant, high-strength parts. Here's how to succeed printing with PETG.

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Ceramic 3D Printers
2018 Ceramic 3D Printer Guide – All About Ceramic 3D Printing

3D printed ceramics are practical and decorative. Read our guide to learn more about ceramic 3D printing or even build your own ceramic 3D printer.

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How to Build a 3D Printer from Scratch
3D Printer Blueprints – 3 Best DIY 3D Printer Plans

Looking for 3D printer blueprints to build a RepRap 3D printer from scratch (not from a kit)? Check out the 3 best DIY 3D printer plans to start with.

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3D Printing Layer Height – How Much Does It Matter?

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!

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Feeling Flexible?
TPU Filament – Explained and Compared

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!

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To Buy or to not to Buy – that's the question.
10 Reasons Why You Should Buy a 3D Printer for Home Use

Need a reason to buy a 3D printer for home use? Here are the ten most solid reasons for buying a 3D printer for yourself. 

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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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Support Is All You Need
3D Printing Supports – 3 Easy Steps to Success

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 Printed Gears – Get the Gear That Fits Your Needs

Gears are a great thing to 3D print! Gear designs are surprisingly complicated, but with the right tools, models, and materials, you'll soon be on your way.

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What Is 3D Bioprinting? – Simply Explained

3D printing interest in and biomedical demand for bioprinting continue to increase. In this article, we take a look at what bioprinting is and why it's important.

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3D Printer Firmware – Which to Choose & How to Change It

Changing your 3D printer firmware can sometimes be a tricky process. Check out the pros and cons of changing it, tips on how to change it, and the most common firmware choices.

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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.