The 10 Best Enclosed 3D Printers for Warpless Printing

Early-day 3D printers all had enclosed designs. Before the popularity of Prusa i3-style printers, enclosures were commonplace on both consumer and professional-grade 3D printers. Simply said, an enclosed design improves the printer’s safety, compatibility using materials, and gives it a more professional, industrial appearance. For instance, consider Qidi’s newest product, the …

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One of the best enclosed 3D printers - the Dremel Digilab 3D45

What is SLA 3D printing?

SLA or stereolithography is an additive manufacturing process in which a 3D printer creates an object using photochemical processes. The 3D printer cures resin material layer by layer to create the entire 3D printed model. Parts created with stereolithography are accurate and have a smooth surface finish. There are numerous aspects …

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What is Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing

Is PLA Filament Food-Safe?

If you’ve looked through Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory, or other STL sharing sites, you’ve probably seen several kitchen utensils and other food-contact projects to 3D print. With PLA filament being the most common 3D printing material, “Is PLA food-safe?” is a common question. In this article, we’ll explain whether or not PLA is …

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Is PLA filament food safe?

51 Cool Things to 3D Print

One of the struggles of owning a 3D printer is deciding what cool prints to make next. With so many 3D model sharing websites, there are endless 3D print ideas to try. In this article, we’ll give you our top picks for the coolest 3D printer projects and show you where …

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3D Printing Inspiration in the Form of Cool Things to 3D Print

What is FDM 3D Printing?

FDM 3D printing is a manufacturing technology in which a 3D printer lays molten plastic material in layers to create an object. It is also known as additive manufacturing because material is being added to build something, instead of it being removed from a workpiece. What exactly is the Fused Deposition …

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What is FDM Technology?

The 6 Best 3D Printers for Cosplay

For cosplayers, 3D printers are useful tools for fabricating large and complex props and costume pieces like armor, helmets, jewelry, and other accessories that would otherwise be difficult to replicate. Since cosplay props can be quite large and detailed, it’s important to choose the right type of printer for them. In …

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What is the Best 3D Printer for Cosplay?

FDM vs FFF: What is the difference?

You might have come across the terms fused filament fabrication (FFF) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) in the 3D printing world. On the surface, there is no clear difference between the terms. Even 3D printing experts aren’t always careful to make a distinction. Similarly, many product descriptions on Amazon and other …

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FDM vs FFF 3D Printing Technologies

DIY Filament Dry Boxes

When left out in the open, 3D printer filament can absorb moisture from the air. “Wet” filament can ruin our prints, and thus this is something that we want to avoid. In order to prevent filament from absorbing moisture, we need to properly store it. This means we have to keep …

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Three 3D printer filament storage boxes containing various rolls of colorful 3D printer filament.