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Category: 3d printing

3D Printing – which slicer is right for you?

With the world of 3d printing growing so large so fast, the software to use your printers properly and optimize your print quality are growing just as fast. I’ve personally used about seven different slicers, and now that I have found what I need for my demands maybe I can direct you to what your […]

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3D Printing – Personal and Mechanical Versatility When Changing Material

Like most who start printing, I’ve started with PLA filament and love how easy it is to print with. Recently I’ve moved to printing with PETG and tried ABS. PETG is almost just like PLA, but with a stronger structural integrity. But the average print temp is 240 degree Celsius, and bed temp 80 degrees […]

Extruder Fail Guide- 3D Printing

*CLICK* *CLICK* “Why is my motor clicking?”, was the first thing I thought when my machine stopped pushing material. “Is the material jammed?”, so I removed the filament and cut it down all the way to the extruder motor. But when I reloaded the machine….. *CLICK* *CLICK*. Not good… so then I began thinking: “well, […]

3D Printing – Bed leveling

Your machine can vary significantly from another, but nowadays most 3D printers will have some sort of auto bed-leveling in its program. But the lower dollar amount machines will not, unfortunately. I’m still rocking the Ender 3 Pro, and it does not have auto bed leveling. The next upgrade from Creality would be the CR-10. […]

3D Printing “Strings”

Retraction sucks I’ve tried for an entire year, many different test prints and many failed prints just to enhance my ability of printing. Retraction in my opinion is going to be one of the main reasons why 3d printing would make some not even entertain the idea of a printer. Not very much information is […]

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