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

Cosplayers have moved beyond the needle and thread into 3D printing technology, which allows creators to bring their favorite characters to life. Today, creators are using the 3D printing technology to adapt intricate designs from movies and video games. The first step is choosing the right 3D printer, and we're here to help you with that decision.

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Filament Dryer – All You Need to Know

If you're running FDM 3D printers, you'll likely need to dry out your filament from time to time. Here, we've broken down what filament dryers are and the purchase options available.

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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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Blender: Recalculate Normals – Simply Explained

Normals are a small but important part of your Blender model. They define what's "outside" and what's "inside" your model. So how do you recalculate normals that are facing the wrong way? Read on to learn more.

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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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3D Printer Stepper Motor – What to Consider & Which to Choose

Without stepper motors, 3D printers as we know them would not exist. This guide explores how to find the best stepper motors to build a printer from scratch or upgrade an existing one.

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25 Best Selling 3D Printers on Amazon (Last 30 Days)

Shopping for a 3D printer on Amazon? Read our Amazon 3D printer buyer's guide to learn about the best selling 3D printers of the last 30 days.

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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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What Is 3D Bioprinting? – Simply Explained

3D printing interest in and biomedical demand for bioprinting continue to increase. In this article, we take a look at what bioprinting is and why it's important.

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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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History of 3D Printing – When Was 3D Printing Invented?

What many people don't actually know is that 3D printing is not a new technology. In fact, the first-ever patent for 3D printing was successfully issued in 1986. Let's take a closer look at the history of 3D printing and how it all came about.

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Weekend Project: Make Your Own Filament Sensor

To avoid occasional printing errors, you're better off with a sensor that lets you know whenever your filament breaks, runs out, or gets tangled on the spool. Read on to learn how to make your own.

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Whirlwind vs Powerhorse
Tevo Tornado vs Creality CR-10 – 3D Printer Shootout

Two printers. Similar designs. Unbelievable prices. Thus comes the question we all want answered: How do they perform in comparison to each other, and which offers better specs? Introducing our 3D printer shootout: TEVO Tornado vs Creality CR-10.