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3D Printer Maintenance

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Your 3D printer was printing great and now it’s not. 3D printers print great when you first get them and if you don’t properly maintain them, they will fail. In this article I will explain how to maintain your printer to ensure your ability to continue turning out great prints. All 3D printers require some amount of routine maintenance to continue printing.
Solid, Surface and Mesh Explained

Solid, Surface and Mesh 3D Design Formats Explained

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There are three different formats you can work with in the 3D design process: solid, surface, and mesh. In this article, we’ll briefly explain these formats and what applications they are typically good for.
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A Step By Step Guide – Your First 3D Printer

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So you are now the proud owner of your first 3D Printer and you have questions? In this article I will explain the first use of your new printer. No matter what model your first 3D printer is, the steps I provide here will be useful to you.

Adafruit tells you How to make 3D Printed molds for custom stamps!

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Adafruit's Guide to 3D Print molds for custom Stamps Hey guys, Any printing ideas going? Well, I was diving in some of my favorite blogs...
hydro dipping

Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts with Hydro Dipping guide by Adafruit

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Learn how to Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts using Hydro Dipping technique! Hey guys! guess what? I just found that, a few...
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Top 10 3D Printing Projects for Kids you’d love to try this weekend!

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When it comes to 3D printing, most people will exaggerate about your 'apparently expensive' hobby. On the other hand, your partner might be skeptical...
3D Printing Layer Chart

3D Printing – Layer Height Under The Microscope

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3D Printed Layer Height And Its Effect On Part Strength And Print Speed I was participating in an online discussion recently regarding layer height and...

Best Youtube Maker’s you have to be subscribed right now

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Learn to Build Things Whether you're a beginner or an old school maker I'm sure you'll find some Youtube Maker's worth it subscribed. I love...

How To Give Your 3D Prints A Battle Damaged Metal Finish!

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For this tutorial I decided I wanted to recreate the helmet from the latest Batman movie, so I'm going to make a Metal finish...

Finishing & Painting A 3D Printed Alien!

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This is going to be a write up on a Painting process that I have used a lot to create a semi realistic looking paint...

Build Plate Supported 3D Printing

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3D printing unique objects with large overhangs and bridging surface prints often requires the printing of support materials, Supports break away (hopefully) from your print when...

Smoothiefy your 3D Printer

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I had backed a Kickstarter a couple of years back called the Cobblebot and received the kit last year. The kit and instructions were...