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Something from Nothing
How 3D Printers Work – Simply Explained

3D printing is neither new nor limited to parts created from extruded plastic. Let's learn more about the established technologies, including how they work and what makes them unique.

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3D Xeroxing
3D Scanner and Printer – All You Need to Know

Interested in the process of reproducing real objects through 3D scanning and 3D printing? In this article, we take a look at both technologies, paying special attention to how they differ and how they can work together.

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Blinded by the Light
DLP vs SLA – 3D Printing Technologies Shootout

The principles of DLP vs SLA are fundamentally the same. Both use light to induce polymerization of a photo-sensitive resin. But the way they go about applying this principle is what sets them apart. Here we take a deeper look at that divide in an DLP vs SLA shootout.

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Making History
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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Shine On
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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Beauty Just Got Better
3D Printer for Jewelry – How They Work & Which to Choose

In the past few years, the jewelry industry has been transformed with the introduction of 3D printers, which are capable of producing easily-castable, high detail parts. Let's take a look at some of the most popular 3D printers for jewelry.

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SLAying Post-Processing
SLA Post-Processing – The Best Ways to Clean Resin 3D Prints

Post-processing is critical for achieving the full resolution of your SLA 3D printer. Here are the best ways to go about cleaning up your SLA prints.

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Achieve Real Detail
SLA Printing – 5 Tips and Tricks for Great Resin Prints

Unlike thermoplastic filament printers, which typically use a 0.4-mm nozzle, a resin 3D SLA printer may have a laser spot size of 140 microns. The result? The smoothest and most precise 3D prints you've ever seen, if you know what you're doing...

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Shining Light on the Confusion
3D Laser Printer – What Exactly Is It?

In the always-growing world of 3D printing, there are two types of 3D printers which use lasers to build solid parts. If you are new to 3D printing, you might have already wondered what is a "3D laser printer". Well, let make it clear for you.

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A Duel with Lasers
SLA vs SLS – 2018 3D Printing Technology Shootout

Two similar technologies, two similar uses, two different results. It's SLA vs SLS, with comparisons, contrasts, and general descriptions of how these methods work. Sound interesting? Then keep reading!

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This Had Better Be Good!
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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Living on a Prayer
Stunning Stained Glass Window is 3D Printed from Plastic

When is a stained glass window not a stained glass window? When it's 3D printed and hand finished to look even better than the real thing.

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Spec Sheet
2018 Monoprice MP Mini Deluxe SLA – Review the Specs

Let's review the specs and features of theMonoprice Mini SLA Deluxe 3D Printer 3D printer.

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Flying Sparks
SparkMaker 3D Printer: Interview with Co-Founder Blue Zeng

Burning up crowdfunding is the SparkMaker, a budget SLA 3D printer with an impressive feature set. ALL3DP interviews co-founder Blue Zeng.

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Tiny Town
3D Print a Tiny Town to Help You Better Arrange Apartment Furniture

A Formlabs engineer is using SLA 3D printing to model and arrange his awkwardly designed future apartment, dubbing it "Tiny Town."