Tuning your 3D Printer

Once you have a 3D printer, “dialing in” and maintaining it can make all the difference. Nothing is more frustrating than a 3D printer that is not correctly adjusted.

As you may have guessed, we like the Ender 3 from Creality. Our webmaster got one for about $225 from Amazon. The print quality is amazing and you can’t beat the price. Highly recommended.

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3D printer assembly and pro build tips

While some 3D printers come fully assembled, most 3D printers require some final assembly before you can start printing. Here's an example of what you're looking at. If…  learn more

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5 ways to ruin your filament (and how to fix it)!

Sort of a "what not to do" video. Thomas Sanladerer goes thru five things not to do with your 3D printer filament. You want to avoid: Tangling the…  learn more

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Better Quality 3D Prints Using MAGIC NUMBERS

The stepper motor(s) that control your Z axis (height) has a magic number. Figuring out that magic number and specifying a layer height that's a multiple of this…  learn more

Filament Issues

Never underestimate the difference your filament can make. We've use both CCTREE and AMZ3D PLA filament with our Ender 3 printer. Both cost about $20 for a 1…  learn more

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How to tune your slicing settings

As some have noted, 3D printing is as much an art as a science. "Dialing in" – correctly adjusting your printer values – will make a huge difference.…  learn more