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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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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

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Best Industrial 3D Printers of 2018 – The Most Advanced

Curious about the latest advancements in commercial 3D printing? Check out the most advanced industrial 3D printers of 2018.

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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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Silicone 3D Printer – All You Need to Know in 2019

3D printing continues to make breakthroughs by adding new materials into the game. Learn how silicone has become part of the 3D printing family in the following article.

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Extrusion Multiplier (Cura) – 5 Ways to Improve Your Prints

Let's take a look at the extrusion multiplier in Cura, called flow rate. What is it? And how can you adjust it to fix certain print issues? All aboard the train to better prints!

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3D Printed Food: A Culinary Guide to 3D Printing Food

Creating food is the most delicious application of 3D printing. Read our guide to learn more about 3D printed food and 3D food printers.

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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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Blender 3D Printing Tutorial – 16 Easy Steps for Beginners

Blender is a free, open-source 3D design software that's useful for creating models to 3D print. This tutorial will show you how to get started, taking you through the steps of making a pyramid box!

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What is a DLP 3D Printer? – Simply Explained

Apart from material extrusion 3D printers, there are also 3D printers based on Vat polymerization technologies such as SLA and DLP. In this article, we'll take a closer look at DLP 3D printers and discuss their benefits and limitations in comparison to SLA machines.

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PETG Print & Bed Temperature – All You Need to Know

If you want a printing material with the ease of PLA and the durability of ABS, PETG is what you're looking for. Get the best out of it by printing with optimal hot end and bed temperatures.

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2019 Fusion 360 Tutorial for 3D Printing – 4 Easy Steps

Intimidated by the learning curve of Fusion 360? Never fear! This Fusion 360 tutorial for 3D printing will take you through the very basics, step by step.

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What is CNC Milling? – Simply Explained

How much do you know about 3D printing's subtractive rival, CNC milling? We take a deeper look into the technology, including what it is and what types of machines and tools exist.

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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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Z Offset (3D Printing) – How to Adjust It

Having trouble getting your prints to stick even after manually leveling the build plate? Would you like to print on top of an existing object? Try using Z offset to adjust where your 3D printer starts printing.

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Chocolate 3D Printer – All You Need to Know in 2019

Ever wondered whether it was possible to 3D print chocolate? Spoiler alert: It is! If you want to make some of these delightful delicacies yourself, or if you want to know more about a chocolate 3D printer works, read on.