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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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10 Best 3D Printing Tutorials On The Web

If you’re new to 3D printing, things can be a bit overwhelming. But where do you start to educate yourself? Here are the ten best 3D printing tutorials we could find.

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3D Printing Price Report 2018

Trying to figure out 3D printing prices? Here is all of the 3D printing price information you need to figure out the cost of 3D printing, from owning a 3D printer to using professional 3D printing services for all major applications.

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3D Printer Power Supply – How to Choose the Right One

Want to upgrade your 3D printer? Maybe you're building one from scratch and need a good power supply? Before you go and buy just any old PSU, read this article to learn why specs are important, how to pick the right PSU, and what to do when it arrives!

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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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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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Extruder Calibration – 6 Easy Steps

Having troubles with over and under extrusion? Or perhaps your prints just aren't turning out as they should? You probably need to calibrate your extruder! Keep reading to find out how.

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14 Most Important 3D Printing Terms (Glossary of Terminology)

Can't tell the difference between FDM or SLA? Get to know the terminology. Here is a glossary of the most important 3D printing terms.

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PETG Stringing – 3 Easy Ways to Prevent It

PETG is a great material to print with. It's more durable, more flexible, and easier to print than many other materials. However, while it may not warp or shrink like ABS, it is notorious for stringing. Here are 3 easy ways to fix PETG stringing.

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3D Print Ringing – 3 Easy Fixes

Ghosting? Ringing? Horrifying surface finish? Check out this quick guide to find out what causes 3D print ringing, along with 3 easy fixes.

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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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The Most Common 3D Printed Prosthetics

Thanks to its relatively high accessibility and affordability, 3D printing is slowly changing the face of prosthetics. In this article, we take a look at some of the most common and most promising prosthetics that can be 3D printed.

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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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Direct vs Bowden Extruder – 3D Printing Technology Shootout

We've all heard of printers with direct and bowden extruder setups. But what's the difference, and which is better? We explore the differences, looking at the pros and cons of both direct and bowden extruders.

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7 Best Thingiverse Alternatives of 2018

As a 3D printing enthusiast, or even as a 3D modeler, you've probably heard of Thingiverse. Launched in 2008, the platform has provided us with several trinkets and 3D printable models, but what are some cleaner and less crowded alternatives?

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DLP vs SLA – 3D Printing Technologies Shootout

The principles of DLP vs SLA are fundamentally the same. Both use light to induce polymerization of a photo-sensitive resin. But the way they go about applying this principle is what sets them apart. Here we take a deeper look at that divide in an DLP vs SLA shootout.