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Build Plate Supported 3D Printing

3D printing unique objects with large overhangs and bridges often requires the printing of support materials. Supports break away (hopefully) from your print when it is finished. However, supports add time and material to the print, and can leave the surface of your print rough where it connected with the supports. People who print on 3DHubs  will want to save…

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Printing with Flexible Filaments

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When it comes to exotic filaments  flexible filaments hold a special place in the hearts of many 3D printers. These flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) filaments let you 3d print squishy toys, RC car wheels, and other practical pieces. The main appeal of flexible materials is the ability to print non-ridged items. The new Lulzbot Taz 6 has NinjaFlex washers in…

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3D Printer G-CODES – The newbie guide!

How can a g-code help me to make better 3D prints? and how to use it? In this tutorial you will learn the most useful commands, and also how to use it! Please, keep in mind that this tutorial designed for Marlin / Repetier firmwares, it is not guaranteed to work with another firmware, What is a G-code? G-code (a.k.a…

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How to: Timelapse of 3D Prints

Watching 3D printers print is interesting however they are slow, it is much better if you can see those 1,2,3,4 hour prints in 30 seconds to see how a 3D printer works. In this article I will be explaining each step from camera to rendering the video. You can use just about any camera for this tutorial : DSLR, compact,…

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3D printer Bed Auto-Leveling (A must have!)

What is the bed auto leveling feature? See this video! RepRap Bed Auto Leveling – Alex Borro Now, this is a MUST HAVE for most printers. Had you ever felt tired of having to re-calibrate the endstop on the Z axis? Or tightening the screws on the bed every day? Well, unless you have high-end printer, you probably know what…

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How to Justify a New 3D Printer

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3D printers are an emerging and exciting technology field. As printers continue to grow, the cost is will continue to plunge, but a decent printer still runs $300 and up. If you have not purchased one yet, you may be looking for reasons to justify your excitement and financial investment. Others around us (family, significant others, friends) are skeptical. They…

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Marlin a beginners guide

So many times it seems the simplest thing is the most complex and annoying, like a dirt road that you just can’t get to the end of but there is hope a light at the end of the tunnel. Marlin is one of the many flavors of code that is used to run a 3d printer. It is an operating…

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The Tantillus Part 1

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The Tantillus 3D Printer Is a truly portable opensource 3D printer . Tantillus provides easy computer-less printing in a stunning beautiful small package. With the ability to reproduce its entire case Tantillus comes the closest any RepRap has become to being a self reproducing machine. The designer of the Tantillus on youtube Sublime and the Tantillus Please click the link above…

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