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What Software Do You Need for 3D Printing?

If you’re looking to set out on your 3D printing journey, you might be a little lost as to where to start exactly.  One of the starting steps is knowing what software to use when you’re 3D printing.  It’s basically divided into 2 things: The 3D modeling tool and the Slicers and 3D printing hosts.  You can use […]

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PLA vs ABS: What’s the difference?

PLA and ABS are the 2 most common FDM desktop printing materials. Both are thermoplastics, which means that they turn into a soft, moldable state when they’re heated and become solid when they’re cooled down. Through the FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) process, both are melted then extruded from a nozzle to create a final print layer by […]

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Future of 3D Printing: A Spotlight on The Future of 3D Printing

With 3D printing becoming a blooming technology, it’s opening new paths for democratizing the manufacturing of some goods.  Apart from the micro-level innovations, we’re going to look at the higher-level effect of 3D printing advancements such as the distribution of manufacturing power.  3D printing is becoming more consumer-friendly as it’s becoming more accessible to the public. Sustainability and […]

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The Most Common 3D Printing File Formats

Why does it even matter? Well, a file format is the standard way that your encoded info is stored in a computer file. It indicates how bits encode information in a digital medium for storage.What is a 3D Printer File Format?A file extension/format/suffix is the group of characters found at the end of the file. […]

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How to Design Parts for SLA 3D Printing

SLA is short for Stereolithography which is a 3D printing technology that uses a laser to cure photopolymer resin very accurately to enable a designer to create a complex model with full details. Just like a typical 3D printing process, SLA begins with a 3D model –a digital representation of what your object is supposed to […]

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A Brief History of 3D Printing

3D printing is one of the most fascinating modern technologies, right? Wrong. It is indeed fascinating, but it’s actually not modern. It’s almost 40 years old. Additive manufacturing technology has been around since Reagan. And here’s a brief history of how 3D printing came to be. Read more: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing.3D Printing HistoryFrom […]

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing

What is 3D Printing?3D printing is a technique of an additive manufacturing process that transforms your virtual designs into realistic 3-dimensional products. It can easily be considered the most accurate method of developing physical prototypes. If you want to learn about making 3D prototypes, there are a couple of things that you should know. These include setting up […]

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