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3D Printing Dictionary

Glow Filament

3D printing is becoming more popular to the general public. As we talk to friends and family about what we 3D print, they may not understand some of the terms that we use. To address this, I have developed a short lexicon of terms used in 3D printing. As a teacher I like teaching with analogies, so when possible I’ll…

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SLS, FDM, SLA, LOM… What 3D printer meets your needs?

Lulzbot 3dprinterchat.com

3D printers are making their way into homes and businesses around the world. As more people shop for 3D printers, they are presented with a wide range of options. All 3D printers work by laying down a layer of material at a time to build a 3D object. The difference in the machines is in how the materials are placed…

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Selecting Good 3D Printing Filament

Beer filament

You just spent a few paychecks on a fused deposition modelling (FDM) type 3D printer. Desktop printers use plastic filament as the source materials to 3D print an object on these printers. How do you keep your printer from turning into a boat anchor due to bad filament? Just like inkjet printers, there are good and bad brands of filament….

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