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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Support Is All You Need
3D Printing Supports Guide – All You Need to Know

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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Blender 3D Printing Tutorial
Blender Tutorial for 3D Printing: How To 3D Print Text

Welcome to All3DP's Blender Tutorial for 3D Printing. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create text to 3D print using Blender.

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Teacher’s Guide to 3D Printing Classes and Curriculum

Looking for free resources for 3D printing classes? Read our guide to get 3D printing curricula, videos and materials for your classes. 

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Sketchup tutorial
How To 3D Print Text Using SketchUp

Learn how to create text in SketchUp that you can print on a 3D printer - e.g. a signature or company name.

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A Flat Bottom is a Happy Bottom
3D Print Warping – What It Is & How to Fix It

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.

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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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Firm Filament Foundations
3D Printer Bed Leveling – Step by Step Tutorial

Leveling the print bed on an FDM 3D printer is a necessary two-step process if you want the foundation of your 3D print to succeed. This 3D printer bed leveling tutorial takes you through the steps and explains them along the way.

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Tinkercad tutorial
How to 3D Print a Name Tag Using Tinkercad

How to use the free Tinkercad web tool to build a 3D printable name plate, e.g. as a tag for your luggage or as a present.

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Best DIY 3D Scanners of 2018 (You Can Build or Buy)

Did you know that you can make your own 3D scans without any special or expensive equipment? Did you know that making your own 3D scanner can actually be a very fun DIY project? Here are a number of ways you can build your own DIY 3D scanner.

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Too Free to Be True
Fusion 360 Free Download – Is There a Free Version?

Fusion 360 by AutoDesk is available as a free download. But is it really free? The short answer is: Yes. The long answer: it’s a limited free trial (but with possible extensions to the 'trial' period). Keep reading for more details!

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

A great 3D print rewards makers and users for their investments in time and money. Make your prints look better by paying attention to details. Here's some tips to help!

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Free Software for Pros
Download Maya For Free And Other Free Alternatives

Maya ranks among the most popular 3D modeling software solutions for visual effects. Here is how you can download Maya for free. In addition, you could also try free 3d modeling software alternatives.

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How To Make Money With 3D Printing (Part 2)
Sell Your 3D Printed Items On Etsy, Amazon and eBay

Want to make some extra money with 3D printed items? How about selling on Amazon, eBay or Etsy? Here’s how you do it.

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Better Than Styrofoam
How To Make A 3D Printed Architecture Model

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.

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These Paper Cuts Feel Good
Laser Cutting Paper – How to Get Started

Imagine being able to produce amazingly detailed and precise paper cutouts at a low cost. In this article, we introduce the basics of laser cutting, why this technique is adapt at cutting paper, and some tips and online services for laser cutting paper.