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Best 3d pens and ultimate 3d pen buying guide

I recently bought a 3D pen, some stencils, and 3D pen filament. Imagine being artistic (I’m not), creating a drawing, then lifting it off of the paper and turning it into a three dimensional object. That’s a 3D pen. Seriously, my 2 year old daughter’s eyes lit up when I wrote her name with the … Read more

What is the difference: PCL vs PLA filaments?

If you’re just getting into 3D printing the filament names can start to feel like a forest of acronyms. PCL, PLA, ABS, NBC, ABC, etc. (ok the last two are broadcasting companies, also I hate acronyms). But I keep running into both PCL and PLA, especially using my 3D pens. So… What is the difference … Read more

How to Unclog a 3D Printer Nozzle – What You’ll Need in 2022

There’s no such thing as a ‘pristine’ environment when it comes to 3D printing. Inevitably, some form of clog will eventually form in the nozzle of your machine. Filament-based printing isn’t without its advantages, but slowdowns like this are one thing you’ll have to navigate. On this page, we’ll explore how to unclog the printer … Read more

Best 3D Printer Under $2000 – 10 Great Options

Looking for the best 3D printer under $2000? We’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best options out there. Those thinking of picking up a 3D printer for the new year are in the right place. We’ve considered printing quality, printing speed, and a slew of other factors to come … Read more

Anycubic Photon Review: A Superb Budget DLP/SLA Printer

The Anycubic Photon is one of the very first DLP and SLA printers to be retailed at an under $500 price tag. However, it had to face extremely tough competition from more expensive printers such as Lulzbot, Ultimaker, and Formlabs. So without further ado, let us start this Anycubic Photon review. The Anycubic Photon: An … Read more

What is Cura’s Gyroid Infill and should you use it?

As far as slicer engines are concerned, the Ultimaker Cura is arguably one of the single most popular and commonly available programs out there. It’s what I learned on and, even though it’s both free and open source, Cura is also absolutely loaded with tons of great features. Let us take a quick look at … Read more

Anet A8 vs Ender 3: Two Super Popular Printers Compared

The world of 3D printing today is becoming increasingly dominated by low price models that pack a lot of functions that had only been seen by their more expensive counterparts. This has made them accessible to a whole new world of budget-conscious consumers and hobbyists who now want a 3D printer for their home for … Read more

How to 3D Print Miniatures and Settings To Use

3D printers are a great way to improve your other hobbies – that’s why they go hand in hand with things like radio control and tabletop games like Warhammer and Dungeons and Dragons. If you’re looking to 3D print miniatures for your tabletop gaming, you’ve come to the right place. This tutorial will help you … Read more

Best Infill Pattern For Your 3D Prints

Most of the time when we slice a 3D print, we only care about the infill density, and hardly give a thought to the infill pattern. With the latest releases of Cura, there are a lot of different infill patterns to choose from, which got us thinking: what’s the best infill pattern? As you might … Read more

How To Change Filament On an Ender 3(Pro/V2)

Changing filament on a Creality Ender 3 printer is fairly simple. Whether you want to change filaments between two prints, or change a filament mid-way through a print, we’ve got you covered. These instructions apply to the Ender 3, Ender 3 Pro, and Ender 3 V2. The Creality Ender 3 is one of the most … Read more

Ender 3 Bed Leveling How To: A Step-By-Step Guide

Ever since the Creality Ender 3 and the Ender 3 Pro first appeared on the world 3D printing scene, they have taken the market by storm. This has a lot to do with the fact that they offer awesome value for money. It would not be wrong to assert that the Ender 3 family is … Read more

Is Simplify3D Worth It and is the Price Tag Justified?

All 3D printers require a companion computer software to operate them. Some of them use proprietary software; others are dependent on free open source engines, while others rely on off the shelf market products. It is entirely up to you and your requirements to determine what is needed for that perfect 3D printed object. Basically, … Read more

Best ABS Filament: 6 Top Picks For Strong Prints

Every 3D filament printer requires some sort of raw filament material with the help of which it can print the required object. The 3D printer works on the same principle as your average, run of the mill conventional 2D printer. If you have used bad printing ink, your prints will be spoilt. Here, too the … Read more

Best 3D Printer Camera: 5 Picks To Monitor Your 3D Prints

With a 3D printer camera, you can keep an eye on your prints from wherever you are. You can also use apps like OctoPrint to take really cool timelapse videos of your prints. We’ve gone ahead and listed the best 3D printer cameras. These cameras will help you keep an eye out for all of … Read more

3D Printer Parts List: What’s in a typical FDM 3D Printer

To be successful in 3D printing, you need to know and understand the separate components that make up your 3D printer. 3D printers are quite simple devices, when you think about it. The simplicity is what makes them so brilliant! Essentially, a 3D printer is controlled by a main board that drives 4 stepper motors … Read more

How to 3D Scan Yourself With A Phone or A Camera

One of the most appealing things to try and do with your new 3D printer is to 3D scan yourself and 3D print a model of your head. Although some would consider having a bust of yourself quite vain, 3D scanning yourself is a really fun project you can do. Thanks to the wide variety … Read more

Which is The Fastest 3D Printer? Comparisons and Reviews

3D printers have exploded in popularity over the past several years. Nothing works better for tinkering with, creating, and designing awesome new creations. If you’re looking for the fastest 3D printer money can buy then you’re in the right place. We’ve scoured the internet, looking at online reviews, comparison pages, and customer comments to compile … Read more

Ender 3 Hotend Upgrade: 3 Options For Your Printer

The Ender 3 is one of the single most successful budget 3D printers around. This has a lot to do with the quality of its components as well as its low price. However, a key feature that makes it so endearing to its dedicated fan following is its extreme flexibility. This is very easy to … Read more

Best Filament for Miniatures: 10 TPU, PLA, PETG Picks

The world of miniature printing has taken on a life of its own thanks to the proliferations of some of the best printers as well as best 3D printing filaments out there. You will of course need the best filaments to get the best possible miniature prints. Let us check for ourselves, the best filaments … Read more

Best 3D Scanner: 5 Picks For Capturing 3D Models

The 3D scanner market is a highly diverse space and it comes with its very own wide range of products. One that comes in all manners of open source 3D scanners and objects, especially with regard to shapes capabilities, sizes, and prices. Such choice amongst the desktop 3D scanner market is a great thing in … Read more

3D Print Ghosting or Ringing? Here’s How To Fix It

If your 3D print looks kind of haunted by the ghosts of layers past, you’re probably running into an issue known as ghosting. 3D printing has a lot of different terminologies, so ghosting is also known as ringing, echoing, rippling, or just plain ol’ vibrations. Ghosting can really ruin the finish of a 3D print, … Read more

Delta Vs Cartesian 3D Printer: What’s The Difference?

As someone looking for a 3D printer, one question that you will come across in your buying process is whether you should get a delta or a Cartesian 3D printer. The main differences between a delta and a Cartesian 3D printer are speed, size, and weight. Delta 3D printers are much faster than Cartesian printers, … Read more

3D Printer Stringing? 8 Ways To Fix It

Stringing is a very common issue in 3D printing and it can make your 3D prints look really messy. The good news is that stringing is usually very easy to fix. Let’s take a look at how to fix your 3D print stringing issues. In order to fix stringing, it’s useful to understand why it happens … Read more

Best Anet A8 Upgrades & Mods: Things You Can Buy and Print

The Anet A8 is undoubtedly one of the best known 3D printers currently available to both professionals as well as hobbyists. It is widely considered to be one of the least expensive 3D printers currently available in the market. It is an extremely flexible printer. This is partly due to the fact that it is … Read more

Ender 3 Bed Wobble: Why It’s bad and how to fix it

The term bed leveling does not mean leveling it with the ground. Actually, it denotes the fact that the nozzle tip of your printer is always at the very same, correct distance when it comes to the whole surface of your 3D object. In this case, it is imperative that you get rid of Ender … Read more

Bowden Vs Direct Drive Extruders: Pros and Cons

Today we’ll be looking at the benefits and drawbacks of the two types of extruders found in Fused Deposition Modeling, Bowden tube and Direct Drive extruders. The key difference between Bowden and Direct Drive extruders is where the stepper motor and feed gears are located – for Bowden it’s on the 3D printer’s frame VS … Read more

PLA vs PLA+(Plus): What’s the Difference?

PLA is one of the most common filaments used in 3D printing, but it’s not without its shortfalls. Manufacturers have tried to produce an upgraded form of PLA called PLA+ or PLA Plus. So what’s the difference between the two, if any? Let’s take a look. PLA and PLA+ are quite similar in terms of … Read more