3D Printing Tutorials, Guides, How-tos

Helpful tutorials, guides, how-tos, and FAQs for 3D printing, CAD and more.

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Weekend Project: How to Properly Polish & Oxidize Your Metal 3D Prints

Metal 3D printing filaments are perfect for busts, figurines, and other 3D models. But in order to achieve that true metal look, you have to know how to properly post-process your metal 3D print. This weekend, get familiar with polishing and oxidizing techniques that will help your 3D print shine. 

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3D Slash: How to Design a Cup for 3D Printing

In this workshop you'll learn how to construct a round and hollow 3D object like a coffee or a soft drink cup in the free 3D Slash software.

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How Much Does a 3D Printer Cost

With 3D printers popping up everywhere, it's hard not to want one... The question is, how much does one actually cost? In this article, we take a look at the different price ranges for 3D printers.

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3D Modeling Skills: Learn with Free Tutorials

You'll need time, practice, and a bit of trial and error to develop your 3D modeling skills. Here are some free resources to get started.

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3D Printing Skirt – When Should You Use It

A lot can go wrong when finally filament starts to flow. A good way to keep those early issues away from your precious 3D print is to use a skirt. Keep reading to find out how what exactly a skirt is and why it can help!

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5 Best 3D Scanner Apps (For Your Smartphone)

3D scanner apps are a great way to get started with scanning. We take a look at five, all of which are fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware to use.

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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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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!

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How to 3D Print Your Logo Using 3D Slash

In this workshop you will learn how to use 3D Slash to turn a 2D logo into a three-dimensional model for 3D printing.

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Doob Group: Company Profile in 11 Facts

Looking for information on 3D printing company Doob Group? We‘ve accumulated the most important facts in this company profile.

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Autodesk: Company Profile in 11 Facts

Looking for information on 3D printing company Autodesk? We‘ve accumulated the most important facts in this company profile.

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3D Printed Business Cards: How to Make Your Own Portrait Card

If you're hoping to make an impression in the business world but want a quirky way to stand out, then this 3D printed business card is for you.

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Bio Filaments for 3D Printing – Explained and Compared

We humans love making things out of non-renewable resources like fossil fuels. And though they'll eventually run out, we use them to make everything, including 3D printer filament. Here's some filament you can use that takes a greener path.

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Obamify: Create and Print Your Own 3D Selfie

Learn how to create a 3D Selfie of your head using only a smartphone (or DSLR) and your computer in three basic steps: Catch, Make & Print.

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How to 3D Print a Rubber Stamp with Sugru

Would you like to create your own personal rubber stamp? It's easy! Learn how it's done using modelling software and a 3D printer.