Tutorials & Guides

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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Getting the Best out of Nylon
Nylon 3D Printing – How To Get Nylon 3D Printed

Nylon 3D printing is both popular and well-suited to 3D printing functional parts. Its superior properties over PLA and ABS make it a great 3D printing material. Continue reading to find out more about 3D printing nylon.

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Precise Parametric Modelling
OpenSCAD Tutorial for Beginners (5 Easy Steps)

OpenSCAD is a powerful, free and open source modelling tool that lets you make precise 3D models with just a few lines of code. With the right setup, you can even make adaptable, "parametric" models. In this OpenSCAD tutorial, we'll get acquainted with the software, review a simple example and then discuss how to make parametric designs.

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Down to the Nitty Gritty
3D Printer Nozzle Size & Material – What to Know & Which to Buy

When it comes to dialing in your 3D printer, the nozzle is often overlooked. As the last part to be in contact with filament, the nozzle can influence strength, print time, and print material. Here we take an in-depth look into 3D printer nozzle size and material.

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These Paper Cuts Feel Good
Laser Cutting Paper – How to Get Started

Imagine being able to produce amazingly detailed and precise paper cutouts at a low cost. In this article, we introduce the basics of laser cutting, why this technique is adapt at cutting paper, and some tips and online services for laser cutting paper.

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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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3D Printing Tools
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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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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UV Resin 3D Printer – What Is It?

If you've ever wondered what a UV resin 3D printer is and how it works, you've come to the right place. We'll explain resin 3D printing and then go into more detail about specific types of resin 3D printers.

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Never Fear, the Bounce is Here!
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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Carbon Fiber Filament – Explained and Compared

In this Carbon Fiber Filament Guide, you will learn about the different types, use cases, and compare some brands of carbon fiber filament.

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Improve your Printer
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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News, Models, Services
The Most Popular 3D Printing Sites

The world of 3D printing is a big and confusing place. Handily there are legions of 3D printing sites out there that help make sense of it all. In this article, we describe some of the best sites for model downloads, news and printing services to help you to wrap your head around the always growing 3D printing industry.

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

Selective last sintering is a 3D printing technology that uses a laser to fuse a thermoplastic powder to build parts. We'll explain how this technology works, discuss its pros and cons, and point out where it's utilized.

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Info For Early Adopters
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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The Printer's the Limit
3D Printed Jet Engines – The 4 Most Advanced (with Videos)

3D printing is set to become a huge game-changer in many fields of manufacturing, from shoes to houses, and even to engines! Here's a curated list of the most advanced examples of 3D printed jet engines, complete with videos.