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BLTouch Sensors Guide – All You Need to Know

BLTouch sensors are contact-triggered proximity sensors used for auto bed leveling on some consumer 3D printers. Though they're not as popular as inductive sensors, their slightly different function make them an appealing option for some applications. Check out this comprehensive guide on BLTouch auto bed leveling sensors.

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2020 3D Printer Buying Guide: How to Buy a 3D Printer

So you want to buy a 3D printer? Before you do, check out our 3D printer buying guide to find out what's the best 3D printer for your needs and your budget, and where to buy it.

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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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3D Printing for Beginners: Getting Started With 3D Printing

How to start 3D printing? Check out this simple guide to 3D printing for beginners. It helps you getting started with 3D printing easily.

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FDM 3D Printing – Simply Explained

What exactly is FDM 3D printing? Let's simply explain how it works, and what the advantages and disadvantages are.

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What is a Delta 3D Printer? – Simply Explained

You may have heard of delta 3D printers, but what are they really? How do they work? Should you get one? Here are the answers, simply explained.

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The Biggest & Most Expensive 3D Printers in the World

What's the most expensive 3D printer? Usually, that’s the largest one. Check out our list of the 35 biggest and most expensive 3D printers in the world right now.

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Qidi Tech X-Maker: Review the Specs

The Qidi Tech X-Maker is an affordable FDM 3D printer with some impressive features considering the price. Review the specs to learn more.

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3D Printer & 3D Scanner: All You Need to Know

Looking for a device combining a 3D printer and 3D scanner? Learn more about both processes and find out how they can work together.

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How to Design Parts for FDM 3D Printing

Thingiverse can only take you so far when you crave complex geometries. In this guide, we open the doors to geometric freedom by presenting the fundamentals of FDM design requirements.

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New 3D Printer Firmware Uses Raspberry Pi to Speed Up FDM Printing

GitHub user KevinOConnor has created Klipper, a 3D printer firmware that uses a Raspberry Pi to parse G-code, map out curves, and set accelerations, improving the speed of FDM 3D printing. 

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History of 3D Printing – Who Invented the 3D Printer?

We remember Gutenberg as the inventor of movable type and Edison as the inventor of the light bulb. Each made critical advancements, but each had important predecessors as well. And so it was with 3D printing.

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Atom 3 Delta 3D Printer Combines SLA and FDM Technology in One Machine

Looking for a fast FDM 3D printer? And the precision of an SLA machine? The Atom 3 3D printer delivers both benefits in one machine.

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New Algorithm Cuts 3D Printing Times by Half

Algorithm developed by engineering researchers at University of Michigan allows desktop 3D printers to boost speed without impacting quality.

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Trinus 3D Printer: Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about the Trinus 3D printer on Kickstarter? Of course you are! Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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