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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guide: Installing the Micro Swiss All-Metal Hotend (Maker Select v2)

While I have installed a rather extensive list of mods on my Maker Select 3D Printer, the Micro Swiss All-Metal Hotend has been by far my favorite. Living in an apartment, my ventilation options are extremely limited, making certain toxic materials such as ABS a no-go. With the All-Metal Hotend in place, I can instead […]

Guide: Installing a MOSFET Board (Maker Select v2)

After countless hours of choosing a 3D Printer, I fell in love with the Maker Select (a.k.a. Wanhao Duplicator i3). I read every review on Amazon, Reddit discussion and web article I could find before finally landing there. The one major drawback was a problem from the factory… they are ticking time bombs. Without making some changes, […]

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