Professional 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

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Best CAD Software for Professionals of 2018

Looking for the best CAD software? Check out our 2018 buyer's guide to the best professional CAD software tools on the market right now.

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Acrylic Laser Cutting – Best Ways to Get the Job Done

Acrylic is a fantastic material to create intricate designs. With a Laser Cutter, you can cut any 2D design you want! In this article, we explain the process of creating a vectorial design and share a few hints to simplify the intricate process of laser cutting acrylic.

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Best Industrial 3D Printers of 2018 – The Most Advanced

Curious about the latest advancements in commercial 3D printing? Check out the most advanced industrial 3D printers of 2018.

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2020 Intamsys Funmat HT Enhanced Review

The Intamsys Funmat HT Enhanced prints engineering-grade materials such as PEEK for a price tag that’s suited for small businesses. Find out more about it in our hands-on review.

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Gold 3D Printing – How To Get Gold 3D Prints

Ever wondered whether you can 3D print gold? Here's how gold 3D printing works, and how you can get your hands on a golden print of your own.

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MakerBot Method 3D Printer: Review the Specs

MakerBot has started shipping the MakerBot Method, a performance 3D printer that integrates industrial-grade features into a desktop-sized machine. Review the features and specs here.

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Surface Modeling (CAD) – Simply Explained

Solid modeling -- manipulating and combining blocks -- can only take you so far. This article explains what surface modeling is, exploring the benefits it delivers compared to solid modeling.

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Stainless Steel 3D Printer – How to 3D Print Stainless Steel

Looking to 3D print your parts in stainless steel? We expound the possibilities: outsourcing, buying your own stainless steel 3D printer or using metal-filled PLA like SteelFill

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20 Great Ways to Reduce the Cost of 3D Printing

Here are 20 great ways to reduce the cost of 3D printing. Avoid unnecessary costs and become a frugally-minded maker with the following tips.

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Graphene 3D Printing – Can It Be Done?

As discoveries around graphene applications abound, many are wondering if it can be scaled to 3D. This could have revolutionary effects, but it begs the question, have scientists been successful in graphene 3D printing? Find out!

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Revit vs SketchUp: CAD Software Compared

Revit and SketchUp are two powerful programs commonly used in architectural design, but there are some clear differences between them. Follow along to find which one is better for you!

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3D Printing Architecture Models – A Beginner’s Guide

3D printing architecture models have become an interesting alternative. Learn how to easily 3D print your architectural models.

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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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CraftBot 3 Review: The Supervisor Needs Supervision

Could the CraftBot 3 be a worthy entry to the dual extrusion market or does it lack the reliability to truly stand out? Check out our review to see how it holds up.

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Modix Big 60V2 (Version 2): Review the Specs

The Modix Big60 V2 (Verison 2) is a large-format 3D printer at an incredibly affordable price. Review the specs here.

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