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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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25 Best-Selling 3D Printer Parts & Accessories at Amazon

Bring your 3D printer to the next level. Here are the essential 3D printer parts & accessories you can find at Amazon.

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How to 3D Print Rubber-Like Materials

3D printing isn't just limited to hard plastics -- from phone cases to adorable octopuses, rubber-like filaments open up a whole new world of printable ideas. But how do you print with flexible filament? Here are some tips and tricks.

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Redditor 3D Prints WiFi Password as a QR Code Coaster

Ever wish there was an easy way to share your WiFi password with your friends? Here's the answer: A 3D printed QR code coaster!

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Cheap 3D Print Bed Adhesion Stickers – Are They Any Good?

Getting your prints to stick to your build plate is one of the most important aspects of FDM 3D printing. We decided to test some cheap 3D print bed adhesion stickers that we found online to see if they're worth using.

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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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ASA Filament – Explained and Compared

Looking to try your hand at a new, application-specific 3D printing material? In this guide, we take a look at the benefits, uses, and brands of ASA filament.

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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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3D Printer Ringing – Easy Fixes

Ghosting? Ringing? Horrifying surface finish? Here's what causes them, along with 3 easy fixes.

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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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3D Printing Raft, Brim and Skirt – All You Need to Know

In order to ensure a good first layer, slicers have three features called rafts, brims and skirts. All three features are unique and address different problems. Choosing the right one goes a long way in guaranteeing a successful print.

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WAZER – The First Desktop Waterjet Cutting Machine

With roots in mining dating back to the mid-1800's, waterjet cutting uses a high pressure stream of water to cut materials in industrial applications. Today, waterjets add flexibility to the traditionally tedious process of cutting hard stuff.

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9 Important 3D Printing Concepts Everyone Should Know

When learning about additive manufacturing, 3D printing concepts can be easily explained though 3D printed models. Try it for yourself.

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Used 3D Printer for Sale (A Buyer’s Guide)

Spotted a used 3D printer for sale? Read our guide to the benefits and potential pitfalls of buying a second-hand 3D printer.

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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.