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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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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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If That Print Won’t Budge
6 Safe Ways How To Remove 3D Prints From The Bed

Is your 3D print stuck to the bed? Here are 6 ways how to remove 3D prints from the bed without ruining your build platform. Get ready for some really unusual methods. 

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Beauty Comes From Within
3D Printing Infill – The Basics

When it comes to 3D printing, infill is a very important factor to a print's strength, structure, and weight. Quickly learn what it means and how to use it.

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Your printer will never be free!
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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Transforming the Transformable
STL to G-Code – How to Convert STL Files to G-Code

A stereolithography file, or STL, is a common method of expressing a 3D concept model. Most manufacturing systems, however, require G-code. To this end, you might be wondering how to convert STL to G-code. Find out in the following!

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3D Printing, Open Source Style
Arduino 3D Printer – 4 DIY 3D Printer Projects to Build Yourself

Arduino 3D printers are a rare breed indeed. But if you want an Arduino 3D printer and have some tinkering skills, you should take a look at these DIY 3D printer projects.

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Tinkercad Tutorial – 5 Easy Steps for Beginners

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!

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Feeling Flexible?
TPU Filament – Simply Explained & Brands Compared

Flexible filaments like TPU are becoming popular. The question is, what is this TPU, and which brands offer the best varieties? Keep reading to find out!

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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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Desktop-Sized, Professional-Grade
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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The Easiest Way to Change Filament on Your Ender 3

The Creality Ender 3 is a great 3D printer that's very easy to use! Learn how to change the filament quickly and easily, opening up many more options with your prints!

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STEP by STEP
STEP to STL – How to Convert STEP Files to STL

CAD lets you construct complex 3D models that can later be 3D printed. Find out how to bring these models to life by converting STEP to STL.

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4 Best 3D Printer Extruder Hotends of 2018

When shopping for the best hotend for your 3D printer, there are some things that you should consider. Here are the best 3D printer extruder hotends on the market.

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Who Does it Better?
PLA vs PLA+ (PLA Plus) – Filaments for 3D Printing Compared

PLA and PLA+ have a number of similarities that make it hard to differentiate one from the other. In this article, we try to clear the air around the PLA vs PLA+ mystery by comparing them.