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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

*Guide assembled by the community. Join them on keybase. Partake in the shenanigans*  All killer, no filler, worn brakes learn to cad with Fusion 360.

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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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Getting Started 1 – What Printer should I buy?

There have been many many attempts at an entry level 3D printers, none have been more popular than the Creality Ender 3. Its large enough to do most jobs, sturdy enough for it to be repeatable, reliable enough to be entry level friendly. Helpful links:  Amazon Ender 3 CR 10 – If you’ve got more […]

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