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Layer height: Does it really matter for a 3D part?

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Layer height may be considered as one of the most trivial of the 3D printer settings. However, it often plays a huge role in the entire 3D printing process.

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3D Printing  VS Injection Moulding – Which one suits your project

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Both injection moulding and 3D printing are popular in the world of product development and manufacturing nowadays. Each of this method is versatile and well-suited to certain conditions.

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5 things to learn on Extruder – Core part of a 3D printer

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Extruder is considered as one of the important components of a 3D printer. It is the part of the 3D printer responsible for drawing in, melting and pushing out the filament.

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Introduction to the most commonly used 3D printing technology: FDM

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3D printing has been widely used by designers and engineers to create prototypes. It also became a standard process for producing consumer items.

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How to surface finish 3D printed parts

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A 3D printed part is still a incomplete product after it comes out from a 3D printer. Thus, it will at least require some amount of post-processing particularly in aesthetic terms and functionality. This is where surface finishing comes in. It is a technique that turns a raw 3D printed part into a finished product.

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4 important aspects that help understand Stereolithography (SLA) better

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From a historical point of view, SLA is considered to be the process behind 3D printing. The first 3D printing patented application was file by Chuck Hill in 1984.

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How support structures affect 3D printing process

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Support structures is an important aspect to produce successful 3D printed parts. Although the key advantage of using 3D printing is the ability to create parts with freeform designs and intricate geometries, some of its design freedom wouldn’t be possible without using support structures.

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3D printer calibration and tuning tips

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Owning a 3D printer provides designers and engineers with opportunities to be creative and experimental. However, they may encounter machine failure, technical issues and certain difficulties during 3d printing process especially for beginners.

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Top 10 Slicer software for 3D printers

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Slicer software is known to be an essential element of 3D printing process. A slicer software cuts up the .stl file into different parts according to the layers to be printed

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4 common types of 3D printer file formats and when to use it

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File formats are like the blueprints for printing three-dimensional objects. A 3D printer file is known to be the carrier of information from CAD model to 3D printer. It can encode a 3D model’s appearance, geometry, scene and animations. However, not all 3D printer file formats can carry all kinds of data.

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