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Guide: How to Make a Filament Dryer for $30

When it comes to 3D printing, I am notorious for leaving my filament exposed to the environment. With rolls left out for weeks (sometimes months) at a time, they start to absorb moisture from the air and ruin the print quality, long before I ever decide to use them again. This is where the Filament… Continue reading Guide: How to Make a Filament Dryer for $30

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Guide: How to Assemble the Creality Ender-3

Following the immense success of the CR-10, Creality has once again outdone themselves with the new Ender-3. Taking notes from its big brother, this budget friendly machine is nearly identical in many regards, with small yet effective design changes to meet a lower price point. Review: The Creality Ender 3 (3D Printer Kit) Despite the… Continue reading Guide: How to Assemble the Creality Ender-3

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Guide: How to Upgrade the Y-Carriage Plate (Anet A8)

One of the most frequent problems that new owners face is difficulty when leveling the bed. Given the low price point, 3D Printer companies often cut corners in manufacturing that can affect the overall quality of parts. The Y-Carriage plate is an essential piece of these machines, yet it is no exception to such issues,… Continue reading Guide: How to Upgrade the Y-Carriage Plate (Anet A8)

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Guide: 3-Point Bed Level Conversion (Maker Select v2)

When I first purchased my Maker Select, I found bed leveling to be the most tedious and frustrating part of 3D Printing. The problem actually became progressively worse over time, at which point I realized the original Y-Carriage Plate was warped. As I was very close to throwing it out the window, I purchased an… Continue reading Guide: 3-Point Bed Level Conversion (Maker Select v2)

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Guide: Upgrading the Linear Shaft Bearings (Anet A8)

When my brand new Anet A8 arrived from Ebay, I inspected all of the parts to make sure everything was included. Although it was packaged well, I noticed the bearings were practically destroyed, with many of the balls having fallen out. Without any replacements readily available, I opted to assemble the printer and change them… Continue reading Guide: Upgrading the Linear Shaft Bearings (Anet A8)