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Guide: How to Upgrade an E3D V6 Hotend Clone

E3D has led the hotend market for years, and the latest E3D V6 has been the gold standard for nearly half a decade. As an open source hardware manufacturer, they release their engineering diagrams under a General Public License (GPL), providing the necessary schematics for others to view, replicate and further improve upon. Patents are… Continue reading Guide: How to Upgrade an E3D V6 Hotend Clone

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Guide: How to Install a Silicone Heater Build Plate

Printed circuit boards (PCB) have long since been the gold standard for heated beds. The main advantage of a PCB heating source is the thermal distribution, keeping the temperature spread evenly across the entire surface. While these work great for small volume 3D Printers, larger sizes can take an excessive amount of time to reach… Continue reading Guide: How to Install a Silicone Heater Build Plate

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Guide: 3D Printing onto Fabric

Maybe you have been inspired by some awesome fabric prints you’ve seen online. Maybe you have a particular fabric printed project in mind. Or maybe (like me) you’re a serial skill-collector and you’re just looking for the next fun tool to add to your arsenal. Whatever the reason, this fun 3D printing technique will open… Continue reading Guide: 3D Printing onto Fabric

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Black Friday Deals 2018 (3D Printing Edition)

Black Friday is right around the corner and everything from 3D printers to filament will be going on sale. Some retailers already have promotions active, while others are waiting for this weekend before the discounts go live. Last year we saw great black friday deals from Creality, Lulzbot, Monoprice and more, where we can expect… Continue reading Black Friday Deals 2018 (3D Printing Edition)

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Guide: How to Upgrade the Extruder (Ender-3)

While the Ender-3 is easily one of the best 3D printers in the budget market, they have cut a few corners to reduce the manufacturing costs. The extruder is one glaring example, made from cheap plastic and an inferior brass drive gear. Having already purchased it’s big brother (the CR-10) a year prior, I was… Continue reading Guide: How to Upgrade the Extruder (Ender-3)