Getting Started Guide

Getting Started Guide

Getting Started 6 – Advanced Materials

So you’re ready to get deep into more complicated and durable materials? Stepping past the basic PLA+ and unlocking more reliable arms? Good Materials PETG – Polyethylene terephthalate A very good first step into advanced materials is PETG. It offers a more durable print than PLA+ and while not quite as robust as ABS its […]

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Getting Started Guide

Getting Started 0 – Introduction

Welcome to the getting started guide. This is a compilation of tips and tricks for beginning your 3D printing journey and maximizing the performance of your 3D printer, assembled under the guidance of one of our senior developers (Jstark) and vetted through hundreds of additional printers and developers. Peruse the online version here – Getting […]

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Getting Started Guide

Getting Started 5 – Learn To CAD

—Fusion 360 has made some modifications to their license and is no longer the recommended software going forward. A new recommendation will be made in the near future — –Fusion 360 has added STEP export back to their software. Diversification is needed but for now they remain the standard for getting started.– *Guide assembled by […]

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Getting Started Guide

Getting Started 4 – What Upgrades?

Congratulations! You’ve mastered the basics of printing and are looking at improving your machine for better prints and a better printing experience. You’ve come farther than most and deserve a drink. Cheers. The essential upgrades: Absolute must have in order to get into printing super complex items. Borosilicate glass print bed – Most print beds […]

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Getting Started 3 – My printer is broken and my print is shit…

I love it when other people have done my work for me. 2019 Troubleshooting Guide to Common 3D Printing Problems Alternatively if you want a paper copy 3d Print General has written an awesome book 3D Printing Failures: 2020 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing Issues If this didn’t help you […]

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Getting Started 2 – Now what?

So you’ve gotten your printer, calipers, filament, and you’ve put everything together and everything powers on. Now what. Start printing dummy! 😀 Seriously though. Start by leveling your bed. all3dp.com has a great tutorial here You’re going to need a model to verify your bed level. This is my preferred one. Also – The quick […]

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