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What is a DLP 3D Printer? – Simply Explained

Apart from material extrusion 3D printers, there are also 3D printers based on Vat polymerization technologies such as SLA and DLP. In this article, we'll take a closer look at DLP 3D printers and discuss their benefits and limitations in comparison to SLA machines.

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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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3D Printer Prices – How Much Does a 3D Printer Cost in 2019?

How much does a 3D printer cost today? That's a good question! Check out our overview to learn about the different price ranges for 3D printers in 2019.

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5 Must-Have Cura Plugins

Some things just make other things better. Plugins for Ultimaker's Cura are good examples. Check out our top 5 picks.

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3D Printing Materials – All You Need to Know in 2019

Check out our 3D printing materials guide to learn about all materials used for home and industrial 3D printing today.

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3D Printer Glass Bed – What to Consider & Which to Buy

The ideal build plate for the job typically depends on the materials you are printing. However, if you're in search of a perfect first layer and effortless print removal, a glass print plate is exactly what you need. Read on as we look at the benefits of a 3D printer glass bed and what to look for when shopping for your own.

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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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20 Best Sites to Download Free DWG Files in 2019

Finding the best sites for free DWG files for AutoCAD or other CAD programs is no easy task. We've curated a list of our favorites to help you decide which one is right for your needs.

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SketchUp for 3D Printing: A Tutorial for Beginners

Welcome to All3DP’s SketchUp 3D Printing Tutorial for Beginners on how to make your first 3D model for 3D printing.

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Concrete 3D Printing – How it Works & The Applications

Concrete 3D printing is the shiny new tool in the toolbox of architects and construction companies. It offers a quick and cost-efficient way of building homes. Here's an introduction explaining how concrete 3D printing works, different concrete 3D printing applications, and what the benefits and limitations are.

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PLA vs PLA+ (Plus) – 3D Printer Filament 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.

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Best CAD Software for Professionals of 2018

Looking for the best CAD software? Check out our 2018 buyer's guide to the best professional CAD software tools on the market right now.

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Blender: How to Select All Objects in a Scene

Scenes can get messy in Blender, and sometimes you need to transform a bunch of objects together. In this tutorial, we'll go through the basics of selecting multiple objects, grouping them, and hiding them.

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LCD vs DLP – Resin 3D Printing Technologies Compared

Resin 3D printing is a technology that utilizes a photosensitive resin and a light source to produce very detailed, smooth parts. Let's take a look at the differences between LCD and DLP, two variations of resin 3D printing.

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3D Printer Nozzle Cleaning – The Easiest Way to Do It

The nozzle is the last thing that comes in contact with your 3D printed part. With such an important role, it's important to keep it maintained, ensuring the quality of your 3D prints. Here we show you a few methods to do just that.