Author: Micheal Kelly

Micheal Kelly is a technology journalist from Los Angeles, California. His specialties include 3D printing technology, music, and everything else that is reshaping the world. Kelly enjoys riding his motorbike, playing drums, and eating cheeseburgers while he is not banging away at his computer keys.

Layer lines are an unavoidable feature of FDM 3D printing. Learn smoothing 3D prints and hide wrinkles with our essential guide to PLA smoothing! Some individuals adore the 3D printed texture, while others despise it. However, there are various reasons why you might want to “finish” a print. It could be a display piece or anything that requires a smooth surface to prevent friction between moving elements. PLA is the most prevalent FDM 3D printing material; thus, it is essential to post-process it. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the material, smoothing 3D prints with acetone isn’t a possibility. Still,…

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The best 3D print software can help you achieve your objectives, from reducing waste during rapid prototyping to turning 3D models into tangible products. Using the correct 3D printing software to scale up your 3D printing designs is critical. In this article, I evaluate and review the best 3D printing software, as well as my top five recommendations, so that you can choose the best one for you. 3D print software has improved at a breakneck pace in the last decade.From construction and manufacturing to technology and healthcare, 3D printing is still in its infancy. Still, it can generate lifelike…

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Is your first layer of 3D printing not sticking to bed? The first layer of your print must be securely attached to the printer’s build platform. If the first layer is not sticking to build plate, problems will arise later because the rest will be constructed on top of the first layer. There are many ways to deal with first-layer adhesion issues; we’ll go over a few common causes and how to fix them below. Common Solutions to 3D Printing Not Sticking to the Bed The build plate is not level Many printers come with an adjustable bed controlled by…

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Ender 3s is an excellent 3D printer for beginners but stringing may be a problem. Learn how to reduce stringing with the perfect Ender 3 retraction settings! How to Reduce Stringing: Ender 3 Retraction Settings A Crucial Setting Retraction, or pulling the filament back during travel, relieves pressure on the nozzle. Every 3D slicing software has retraction settings, and we’ll go over them to help you get to a “no stringing” zone with all of your Ender 3 prints, Ender 3 Pro prints, or Ender 3 V2 prints. We’ll concentrate on Cura settings for your Ender 3. Follow along…

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In the world of 3D printing, Creality’s hot end is a workhorse. Its simple design makes it suitable for use in one of the most popular 3D printers, the Ender 3, and its successors, the Ender 3 Pro and the Ender 3 V2. The Ender 3 nozzle size is 0.4mm and Ender 3 printers come standard with a 0.4mm brass nozzle size that fits the heat block via an M6 thread. The nozzle configuration is an MK8 hot end in the RepRap 3D printer community. These printers employ the MK8 because of its simplicity, efficacy, and open-source nature, with a…

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3D printed lithophane is a one-of-a-kind way to add elegance to your photos. We’ll figure out how to make your 3D Print Lithophane in this article! What exactly is a 3d Printed Lithophane? Back lighted and normal view of 3d printed lithophane Making photos into 3D objects adds emotion and a new dimension to them. 3D print lithophanes are a simple way to improve your favorite images among the various methods. Lithophanes are embossed photos produced by a 3D printer. The print results don’t appear to show much at first but shine a light through one, and you’ll be amazed…

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