Guide: How to Upgrade the Y-Carriage Plate (Ender-3)

In contrast to most budget 3D Printers, the Ender-3 doesn’t require an aftermarket Y-Carriage Plate to fix problems. Considering this machine is among the cheapest on the market, Creality3D did an excellent job on the build quality and the stock carriage is perfectly sufficient. There is always room for improvement though and the traditional 4-point […]

Guide: How to Setup Auto Bed Leveling (Ender-3)

Auto Bed Leveling (ABL) is one of those convenience features I’ve heard about for years, but it seemed complex and unnecessary for most 3D printers. My thoughts changed when I picked up the Ender-3 a few months ago, the build plate was warped in the middle and raised several millimeters higher than the outer edges, […]

Guide: How to Flash a Bootloader on Melzi Boards

If you want to add new features on your 3D Printer, such as Auto Bed Leveling or Power Loss Resume, you will probably need to flash new firmware on the electronics board. The problem is that in order to do so, the board must already have a bootloader pre-installed. Melzi boards, often used in budget […]

Guide: How to Install Stepper Motor Dampers (Ender-3)

One of the most frequent questions among 3D printer owners is how can we quiet down our machines? While some embrace the beeps and boops, even using custom g-code to play their favorite theme songs, most of us would prefer not to hear it from across the house. There are plenty of ways to reduce […]

6 Critical Safety Mods to Upgrade the Anet A8

In the last few months alone, the budget friendly Anet A8 has been responsible for more than half a dozen fires and counting. The “It won’t happen to me” mentality is all too common and nearly as dangerous as the 3D printer itself. Often hailed as the perfect beginner machine, many reviews fail to point […]

How to Make Money with 3D Printers

If you missed out on the fidget spinner craze, it was the pinnacle of 3D printing for profit. Makers were churning these out by the dozens and selling to coworkers, gas stations and even their children’s friends. For those that jumped on this fad early, the machines more than paid for themselves during the span […]

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