3D Printing Tutorial

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3D Printed Maps: How to Make a Topo Map to 3D Print

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D topographic model of any landscape you and have it output on a 3D printer.

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3D Slash: How to Add Your Name in 3D to an Object

3D Slash has no text feature, so you need to import an image of the name as a stencil and use that to extrude the letters in 3D.

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Hydrographic Printing: Affordable Full-Color Prints for Everyone

If you want full, vibrant color on 3D models, your best bet is to use hydrographic printing. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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Thomas Sanladerer Converts Printrbot Play into Off-Grid Printer

YouTuber and maker Thomas Sanladerer turned a two-year-old Printrbot Play into an off-the-grid printer, which can print for six hours in the harshest of conditions. You can follow his video instructions to make your own.

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How to Make a Yo-Yo in Autodesk 123D

A 3D printed yo-yo is an ideal beginner's project - it is easy to create a 3D model in a modeling tool such as Autodesk 123D and 3D printing it is straightforward.

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Better Book Binding Thanks To 3D Printing

Bookbinding is an intricate and complex process that involves having a high level of skill and requires a lot of time. But one Dutch craftsman is set to change this through his use of 3D printing.

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3D Slash: How to Design a Cup for 3D Printing

In this workshop you'll learn how to construct a round and hollow 3D object like a coffee or a soft drink cup in the free 3D Slash software.

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How to 3D Print Without a 3D Printer

No access to a 3D Printer? No problem. Choose from a selection of 3D printing services or 3D printer networks to take care of the job.

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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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3D Modeling Skills: Learn with Free Tutorials

You'll need time, practice, and a bit of trial and error to develop your 3D modeling skills. Here are some free resources to get started.

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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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3D Printing Search Engines: An Overview

Looking for free models ready for 3D printing? There are two major meta search engines covering all relevant 3D model repositories.

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How to 3D Print Your Logo Using 3D Slash

In this workshop you will learn how to use 3D Slash to turn a 2D logo into a three-dimensional model for 3D printing.

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Kirakira Want to Inspire Girls to Learn Engineering

A Kickstarter campaign is aiming to break the stereotype that links masculinity to technology. It helps to bridge the gap between the amount of men and women that are working in engineering.

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How Does 3D Printing Work?

Everybody has heard about 3D printing. But what is? And how does it work? All3DP gives a short overview over the various 3D printing methods.

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How to Use All3DP’s Price Comparison Service

Step by step guide to All3DP's price comparison tool: How to get the best price when using a 3D printing service.

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STL File Format: For Now, the Standard in 3D Printing

The most popular file format for 3D printing is STL; most 3D modelling applications export files to the de facto standard STL format.

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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 kind of materials can I use in 3D printing?

There is a myriad of materials you can use in 3D printing. Most desktop 3D printers, however, are limited to various plastics.

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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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