Guides

Guide: Replacing the Y-Carriage Plate (Maker Select v2)

In recent weeks, replacing the Y-Carriage Plate has become one of the most popular mods among the Maker Select and Wanhao Duplicator community. The plate included with these printers is stamped metal which tends to easily warp with usage, making it vastly more difficult to properly level the bed. After taking my Y-Carriage plate off the printer… Continue reading Guide: Replacing the Y-Carriage Plate (Maker Select v2)

Contests

The Micro Swiss Giveaway Contest (Finished)

I am pleased to announce the first Let’s Print 3D contest, sponsored by our friends over at Micro Swiss LLC. They specialize in CNC Swiss Machining Services and have contributed some fantastic prizes for the 3D Printing community! Manufacturing some of the finest parts available for our machines, you will not find better quality for the price or… Continue reading The Micro Swiss Giveaway Contest (Finished)

Articles

5 Calibration Tests to Achieve the Perfect 3D Prints

Let’s face it, we spend more time tinkering with settings, leveling our beds and performing upgrades than we do actually printing. Unless you spend several thousand dollars on the absolute top of the line printers, you are probably going to need some form of calibration out of the box. Many hobbyist printers invest hundreds of hours… Continue reading 5 Calibration Tests to Achieve the Perfect 3D Prints

Guides

Guide: Upgrading the Extruder Gear (Maker Select v2)

Replacing the stock extruder gear is a cheap, quick and easy upgrade that can drastically improve print quality and reduce defects. The extruder gear’s job is to pull your filament from the spool and feed it into the hotend. The original brass gear however has large, widely spaced teeth with dull edges that can result… Continue reading Guide: Upgrading the Extruder Gear (Maker Select v2)

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10 Best Free 3D Modeling and Design Tools to replace Autodesk 123D

After Autodesk 123D, one of the most popular free 3D design suites announced that it will close up shop this month, many are left scrambling to find a new set of tools. This line of products was already discontinued as of last year, where the download links and account creation were removed from their website. As of April 1st however, any… Continue reading 10 Best Free 3D Modeling and Design Tools to replace Autodesk 123D