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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Multi-Material 3D Printing – 2018 Overview

Additive manufacturing using multiple materials is an exciting avenue of research and development in 3D printing technology. Whether you're interested in multi-color or full multi-material printing, here we review the most current and interesting options available.

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8 Best 3D Printer Controllers and Components on Amazon

Building your own 3D printer? Choose your 3D printer controller wisely using this list of 3D printer controllers you can buy on Amazon.

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OBJ File Format – Simply Explained for CAD and 3D Printing

The OBJ file format and 3D printing go hand in hand. Find out all you need to know about OBJ file format for CAD and 3D printing in this guide.

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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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Whirlwind vs Powerhorse
Tevo Tornado vs Creality CR-10 – 3D Printer Shootout

Two printers. Similar designs. Unbelievable prices. Thus comes the question we all want answered: How do they perform in comparison to each other, and which offers better specs? Introducing our 3D printer shootout: TEVO Tornado vs Creality CR-10.

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How to 3D Print Letters or Text using FreeCAD

Have you ever wanted to see your name printed in 3D? Learn how to 3D print letters or text using FreeCAD.

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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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3D Printing vs CNC: Explained and Compared

3D printing vs CNC milling: All3DP compares these competing manufacturing technologies and explains which one to use for which purpose.

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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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Setup Guide to OctoPrint on the Raspberry Pi 2

Did you know you can manage your 3D printer over LAN? It's easy to with OctoPrint and a Raspberry Pi 2. Learn how to set up Octoprint.

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Turn Your Prusa i3 MK3 into a Laser Engraver

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Space: The 3-Dimensional Frontier
3D Printer Axis – All You Need To Know

A 3D object needs three axes to be represented within the 3D printing space and to be printed. Here, we explain the 3D printer axis system, how it works, and what aids its movement.

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Auto-Leveling 3D Printer – Do I Really Need It?

A leveled “bed” is a prerequisite for an accurate print, but it doesn’t make an auto-leveling 3D printer a need. Tinkerers who want to level their printing platform can either do it manually or opt for auto-calibration.

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Updated: 3D Slash 2.0
3D Slash Review: 3D Modeling Made Super Easy

3D Slash proves that 3D modeling doesn't need to be rocket science. It can be fun, and productive. Version 2.0 is even easier to use. For more details, read this 3D Slash review.

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25 Best Selling 3D Printers on Amazon (Last 30 Days)

Shopping for a 3D printer on Amazon? Read our Amazon 3D printer buyer's guide to learn about the best selling 3D printers of the last 30 days.