Tutorials & Guides

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Two of a Kind
Blender – How to Merge Objects

Sometimes in Blender, an object you're modeling is too complicated to model in a single object, so it's easier to make two (or more) objects and then merge them together later. However, it's only easier if you know how! Here's how to merge together objects in three different ways.

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What Should You Buy?
3D Printing with Kids: What You Need To Know

So you want to get into 3D printing? Or you already started and are eager to share your new hobby with your children? Perfect! But there are some things you should consider before you start.

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It’s easier than you think
3D Printing Architecture Models – A Beginner’s Guide

3D printing architecture models have become an interesting alternative. Learn how to easily 3D print your architectural models.

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Like Google, but for 3D Printing!
Yeggi & Co. – Which is the Best 3D Print Search Engine?

Yeggi is the most popular 3D print search engine, but is it also the best? We have compared Yeggi to its competitors. Find out which is the right one for you.

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Defying Gravity
How To Master 3D Printing Overhangs Exceeding 45°

Your print is not immune to the law of gravity and requires support structures for overhangs beyond 45°. In this article, we tell you how to become a master of such overhangs.

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The More the Merrier
Multi-Material 3D Printing – An 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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Maker for a Day
3D Printer Rental – Why and Where to Rent

Is 3D printer rental a doable way for boosting 3D printing all around the world? In any case, you'll need to know the possibilities offered by renting 3D printers.

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Down to the Nitty Gritty
3D Printer Nozzle Size & Material – What to Know & Which to Buy

When it comes to dialing in your 3D printer, the nozzle is often overlooked. As the last part to be in contact with filament, the nozzle can influence strength, print time, and print material. Here we take an in-depth look into 3D printer nozzle size and material.

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Back to Basics
Blender – How to Reduce Polygons

When modeling in Blender, models can sometimes have too many polygons, gobbling computer memory and adding an undesirable level of complexity. In this article, we show you how to reduce polygons in Blender.

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Make It Automated?
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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Bling Up Your Prints!
Gold 3D Printing – How To Get Gold 3D Prints

Ever wondered whether you can 3D print gold? It's more common than you think, especially with printing services available to bridge the gap between industry machines and the average consumer. Here's how gold 3D printing works, and how you can get your hands on a golden print of your own.

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Fusion Powered Printers
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

FDM 3D printers are one of the most common hobby machines of today, but what exactly does fused deposition modeling mean, and how does it work? Keep reading to find out!

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3D printing basics
3D Printing Quality Issues: 10 Tricks To Avoid Them

Whether you're new to 3D printing or a seasoned user: These 10 tricks will help you avoid 3D printing quality issues and get better results.

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Simply Explained
What is 3D Printing? – Simply Explained

3D printing explained: What is 3D printing? What’s 3D printing good for? How does 3D printing work? We simply explain this exciting technology in depth.

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No More Melting
Liquid 3D Printer and 3D Printer Ink – What is it?

In contrast to an FDM 3D printer, which extrudes melted plastic through a heated nozzle, a liquid 3D printer uses a UV light to solidify photopolymer resin. The result is a much finer resolution, but it comes at a cost. Read this article to find out more!