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Like a Knife Through Butter
Laser Cutting Wood – How to Get Started

Laser cutters are powerful tools, perfect for big projects that require high strength and high precision. In this article, we discuss the basics of laser cutting wood projects, including material considerations, basic design and where to get your projects cut!

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Repairing is caring!
How to Make DIY 3D Printed Parts for Just About Anything

Got broken things that need a little TLC? What if a fix was as simple as whipping up your own 3D printed parts? Read on to see how.

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Earth's Biggest Selection
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.

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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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Straight to the Core
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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3D Slash Tutorial
3D Slash Tutorial for Beginners: How to Use 3D Slash

In this 3D Slash tutorial for beginners, you learn how to use 3D Slash by making Star Wars items. This tutorial will help you become a 3D Slash Jedi. Make your own lightsaber!

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Organs for Everyone!
5 Most Promising 3D Printed Organs for Transplant

3D bioprinting, the process of using bioink composed of tissue or human cells, has come a long way over the last decade. The goal of developing functioning whole organs, such as kidneys, livers or hearts, is becoming more and more of a reality.

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Prusa - now with lasers
Turn Your Prusa i3 MK3 into a Laser Engraver

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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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The Tip of the Iceberg
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.

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Waste Less Want Less
3D Printer & Recycled Plastic – Tips for Your Waste Plastic

Most 3D printing enthusiasts find themselves with a mountain of waste piling up after a few weeks of printing. But what can you do about it? In this article, we'll discuss the recyclability of common 3D printer plastics and how to cut down on plastic waste.

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Gotta STARTT Somewhere
Build a Cheap DIY 3D Printer Kit for $99: The iMakr STARTT

A DIY 3D printer kit for beginners, the STARTT stands apart for good reason: it costs just $99. Learn how to build your own with our guide.

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Accessible Aluminum
Aluminum 3D Printer – How to Get Aluminum Parts 3D Printed

If you're interested in printing in aluminum, you can either use a 3D printing service or, if you have the cash, buy an aluminum 3D printer. Read on to find out more!

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Get Great Filament for a Low Price
20 Best-Selling 3D Printer Filaments on Amazon

If you're going to buy filament, why not buy the most popular 3D printer filaments at the most popular online retailer?

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Better Safe than Sorry
Is PLA Food Safe? – What You Really Need to Know

Is PLA food safe? We delve into the details of what you need to know and provide evidence that tries to answer this question