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How to Get an A with PLA
The Perfect PLA Print & Bed Temperature

What's the best PLA print temperature? Check out this quick guide to learn all you need to know about PLA print & bed temperature.

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Make Your 3D Prints Shine
PLA Smoothing: Beginner’s Guide to Smoothing 3D Prints

Even the best FDM 3D printer produces layer lines. Check our guide to smoothing 3D prints to learn various methods of PLA smoothing, unlocking the door for anyone to achieve a professional finish.

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How to Smooth PLA Prints Without Using Sandpaper

Maker and YouTuber 3DSage shares an informative tutorial on how to create incredibly smooth 3D prints out of PLA without needing to use sandpaper or other post-processing techniques! 

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Who Does it Better?
PLA vs PLA+/Plus Filament: The Differences

PLA and PLA+ (PLA plus) filaments have a number of similarities. But what makes them different? Learn the differences when we compare them side by side.

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A Flat Bottom is a Happy Bottom
3D Print Warping: 10 Easy Fixes for PLA, PETG & ABS

If PLA, ABS, or PETG prints cool unevenly, they can lose their grip on the build plate and curl, creating a warped bottom layer. Here are 10 easy ways to fix 3D print warping.

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PLA Time
The PLA Filament Buyer’s Guide

Read our buyer's guide to learn about PLA filament, it's various blends on the market, where you can buy them, and how PLA compares to ABS.

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The Magic is in the Filament
PETG vs PLA: The Differences – Simply Explained

Does your next project call for durable PETG filament? Or do you want to go for environmentally-friendly PLA? Learn the differences between PETG and PLA.

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Life In (PLA) Plastic, It's Fantastic!
PLA Plastic/Material: All You Need to Know in 2020

Check out our guide to PLA plastic to learn all about PLA material: How it is made, benefits, drawbacks, properties, types, applications, sustainability, production methods and more.

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The Root of the Problem
PLA Not Sticking to Print Bed / Build Plate – Easy Fixes

The beginning is a wonderful place to start. In 3D printing, however, it is often the most frustrating. Sometimes, PLA prints simply won't stick. Other times, they'll pop right off the platform, mid-print! Here are some easy fixes to eliminate the problem.

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What Doesn't Melt You Makes You Stronger
Annealing PLA Prints for Strength – 2 Easy Ways

When it comes to making your PLA objects stronger and more heat resistant, all you need is some time and heat...

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What’s Soft PLA Filament & How Does It Compare to TPU?

Although soft PLA and TPU have a lot in common, minor differences affect their applications. Explore the differences between soft PLA and TPU in this handy guide.

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Printing... Plywood?
Hatchbox Wood 3D Printer Filament Review

Many people are intrigued by so-called "exotic" wood-infused PLA blends. Let's try Hatchbox's version, which comes at their typical low price point!

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One Filament to Rule Them All
What Is PLA? – 3D Printing Materials Simply Explained

PLA is by far the most popular FDM 3D printing material. Get down to business with this quick rundown of its ideal print settings and applications.

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Filament Friday
ColorFabb HT (Clear) Filament Review – Strong & Heat Resistant

If you are looking for a strong, durable material that can withstand heat, Colorfabb HT is an interesting choice. Join us as we take a spool of ColorFabb HT Clear filament for a test ride.

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More Bang for Your Buck
AmazonBasics Premium PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

AmazonBasics offers a number of budget 3D printing materials, including many colors of PLA. But for a few bucks more, they also offer a "premium" PLA. Is this worth the extra cash? Let's find out!

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