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3D Printing Blog APM Designs Releases Thorough, Comprehensive Guide to the MakerGear M2

3D Printing Blog APM Designs Releases Thorough, Comprehensive Guide to the MakerGear M2

Before the Internet emerged, you had few options if you were having trouble with an appliance or device. Things like VCRs (remember those?) or other electronics would come with instruction booklets that were either so thin and sparse you’d be convinced they left out half the information, or so novel-thick that it was maddening to […]

Before the Internet emerged, you had few options if you were having trouble with an appliance or device. Things like VCRs (remember those?) or other electronics would come with instruction booklets that were either so thin and sparse you’d be convinced they left...
A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a 3D printed prototype, but the path was similar to what we have today. Therefore, my first experience was very similar to what I saw over the years with […]

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a 3D printed prototype, but the path was similar to what we have today....
Tips on How to Resume a 3D Print Job After Turning Off the Printer

Tips on How to Resume a 3D Print Job After Turning Off the Printer

Due to the amount of time (and money) it costs to design a 3D model and then 3D print it, we ideally want to be in a situation where we can start a 3D printer when we need to and turn it off when the print job is done. But let’s face it. We aren’t […]

Due to the amount of time (and money) it costs to design a 3D model and then 3D print it, we ideally want to be in a situation where we can start a 3D printer when we need to and turn it off when the print job is done. But let’s face it. We aren’t always...
AstroPrint Offers the 'Ultimate' Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You'll Want to Save

AstroPrint Offers the 'Ultimate' Cheat-Sheet Buffet of 3D Printing Tips You'll Want to Save

We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing, space travel, and, most impressively—medicine. And yes, sometimes it seems like nearly everything is being 3D printed for one reason or another—from the luxurious to […]

We’re hard pressed today to find someone, anyone, who doesn’t know at least a little bit about how 3D printing is changing the world in so many areas like manufacturing, space travel, and, most impressively—medicine. And yes, sometimes it seems like nearly everything...
Reduce Your 3D Printer Noise with These Simple Tricks

Reduce Your 3D Printer Noise with These Simple Tricks

A recent popular Reddit thread speaks to a common problem that many people who regularly use 3D printers have encountered: noise level. Of course, many 3D printers are guilty as charged for making enough noise to have the neighbor complaining — and no one wants that, right? After all, 3D printing is supposed to be a […]

A recent popular Reddit thread speaks to a common problem that many people who regularly use 3D printers have encountered: noise level. Of course, many 3D printers are guilty as charged for making enough noise to have the neighbor complaining — and no one wants...
Try the "Overkill Cooling" Method for High-Quality Small 3D Printed Parts

Try the "Overkill Cooling" Method for High-Quality Small 3D Printed Parts

While 3D printing technology hardware gets more refined as the industry becomes more aware of the needs of its users, makers and hackers continue to play a huge role innovating DIY solutions to some of our more pressing 3D printing problems. Take, for example, the issue of printing smaller parts. Parts printed in PLA, which is […]

While 3D printing technology hardware gets more refined as the industry becomes more aware of the needs of its users, makers and hackers continue to play a huge role innovating DIY solutions to some of our more pressing 3D printing problems. Take, for example, the...
Thanks, Josh! Check Out These Tips from Authentise for Avoiding Pesky 3D Print Failures

Thanks, Josh! Check Out These Tips from Authentise for Avoiding Pesky 3D Print Failures

An online connection gives us access to so much we did not have years ago. The world is before us from our screens, whether that be a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Allowing us to do, learn, and purchase practically everything we need, our lives can be as streamlined as we wish. When it comes to […]

An online connection gives us access to so much we did not have years ago. The world is before us from our screens, whether that be a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Allowing us to do, learn, and purchase practically everything we need, our lives can be as...
Using Hot Glue on the Fly to Save Failing 3D Prints

Using Hot Glue on the Fly to Save Failing 3D Prints

Andrew Terranova, an electrical engineer, writer, and electronics and robotics hobbyist, is an active member of the Let’s Make Robots community. He’s also a 3D printing enthusiast. Terranova has come up with an excellent trick to save a 3D print that turns south during the printing process. Rather than tossing out the failed print and starting […]

Andrew Terranova, an electrical engineer, writer, and electronics and robotics hobbyist, is an active member of the Let’s Make Robots community. He’s also a 3D printing enthusiast. Terranova has come up with an excellent trick to save a 3D print that turns south...

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