Tutorials & Guides

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Fusion 360 – 3D Printing Tutorial for Beginners

Fusion 360 is one of the best CAD tools on the market for 3D printing. Many are often intimidated by its learning curve -- but never fear! This tutorial will take you through the very basics, step by step.

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3D Printing Filament for Beginners
ABS 3D Printer Filament (Explained and Compared)

ABS 3D printer filament is the most used home 3D printer filament after PLA. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of ABS filament? Let’s take a look.

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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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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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Best-Selling 3D Printer Extruders and Extruder Parts at Amazon

Looking for a 3D printer extruder? Find the best-selling 3D printer extruders and extruder parts at Amazon in our list.

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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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3D Pen Tutorial: 3D Sketch and Create Free 3D Pen Stencils

Learn how to sketch with a 3D pen and to create 3D pen templates in this 3D pen tutorial. Also, transform any 3D files into 3D pen stencils!

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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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Wax 3D Printing – How To 3D Print Wax

In the following article we'll tell you everything you need to know about wax 3D printing – including how wax 3D printing works and when it should be used. We'll also share some of the premier 3D printing services that offer wax 3D printing.

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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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3D Printer for Miniatures – What to Consider & Which to Choose

Do you like making miniature models? Do you play tabletop games and want to expand your miniature world? 3D printing could be the solution for you! Keep reading to discover how to pick the printer or service that is ideal for you and your miniatures!

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FDM 3D Printing Post Processing – An Overview for Beginners

FDM 3D prints generally have a rough surface finish, which is visible to the eye, but they can be easily post-processed to achieve the desired look and feel. Throughout this article, we highlight 3D printing post-processing techniques to help you get the best out of your FDM 3D prints.

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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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3D Printing Raft – When Should You Use It

If you're having problems with warping or bed adhesion, it's worth considering a 3D printing raft. In this article, we look at what a raft is as well as when and how to use one.

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IdeaMaker – A Beginner’s Guide to Raise3D’s Slicer

IdeaMaker is one of many slicing platforms, but what distinguishes it is its sleek compatibility with dual extruder printers and highly customizable print settings. In this tutorial, we go through the basics of slicing with Raise3D's IdeaMaker.