3D Printing Tutorials, Guides, How-tos

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

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Warp: Finally, There’s a Way To Measure it

The control of the warp is an everlasting problem of the 3D printing scene. But at least we now can measure and classify it. Here’s how to do it.

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How To Make Money With 3D Printed Products

3D printing means turning files into physical objects. Here’s some practical advice how and where to sell your creations.

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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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XYZprinting: Company Profile in 11 Facts

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

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3D Systems: Company Profile in 11 Facts

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

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7 Basic 3D Printing Tools to Get Started

You plan to do some 3D printing sessions? You will need some tools you may not have thought of. Make sure to get these basic 3D printing tools.

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Can I print in multiple colors?

3D printing in multiple colors? Yes but only when you have the right hardware. And most of it is not in the stores, yet.

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What is a 3D Selfie?

I know what a selfie is - but, what the heck, is a 3D selfie? And where do I get one?

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How I 3D Printed A 3D Printer from Scratch

It seems ridiculous that someone without any 3D printing knowledge should, or even could, build a 3D printer entirely from scratch, but I did just that. Here's why, and how.

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BigRep: Company Profile in 11 Facts

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

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Ultimaker: Company Profile in 11 Facts

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

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8 Epic 3D Printing Fails (and Why They Failed)

If at first you don't succeed, bash your head against a wall and scream in fury. Truly EPIC 3d printing fails from the ALL3DP family album.

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3DBenchy is a Jolly 3D Printing Torture Test

Meet 3DBenchy, a 3D model specifically designed to test and benchmark 3D printers. Best of all, it's free to download, make and share.

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Filament advice – 5 things to consider before you buy

New to the world of 3D printing? Never fear! This article serves up some practical advice regarding the "bread and butter" PLA/ABS filament.

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How to Keep Your LulzBot Mini in Tip-Top Shape

It's a tidy powerhouse of a desktop 3D printer, but it still needs some TLC. Here are some Lulzbot Mini maintenance tips from Aleph Objects.