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How Long Does a 1KG Roll of 3D Printer Filament Last?

I’ve been 3D printing this same roll of 1KG PLA for a while now and I was thinking to myself, just how long does a 1KG roll of 3D printer filament last? There are clearly going to be differences from person to person, but I set out to find out some average expectations. The average…

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PLA 3D Printing Speed & Temperature – Which Is Best?

Being an avid printer of PLA material I was thinking to myself, is there a perfect 3D printing speed & temperature that we should all be using to get the best results? I set out to answer that very question in this post so keep reading to see what I found out. What is the…

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MK6 Vs MK8 Vs MK10 Vs E3D V6 – Differences & Compatibility

Being in the 3D printing field I’m sure you would have seen these MK6, MK8, MK10 and E3D V6 terms thrown around without knowing the actual differences. I’ve made this post for that exact reason, to set out and explain, compare and answer what makes each nozzle different. Depending on what 3D printer you have,…

What is the Best Stepper Motor/Driver for Your 3D Printer?
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What is the Best Stepper Motor/Driver for Your 3D Printer?

If you’ve wondering just which stepper motor/driver is best for your 3D printer, you’re in the right place. It’s a quite overlooked part of a 3D printer and it deserves a bit more of an informed decision rather than just sticking with what your printer came with. Many people have reported prints improving after installing…

How to Fix PLA That Gets Brittle & Snaps – Why Does It Happen?
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How to Fix PLA That Gets Brittle & Snaps – Why Does It Happen?

The problem of PLA filament snapping isn’t one that goes unnoticed and it does affect many people. But the question remains, why does PLA filament snap in the first place? I’ve wondered this myself, so I decided to look into the causes and offer up some solutions too. Why does PLA filament get brittle and…

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3D Printer Nozzle – Brass Vs Stainless Steel Vs Hardened Steel

Your printer’s nozzle has started wearing out and negatively effective the quality of your prints, even to the point where your first layers won’t stick down properly. Or you received your new 3D printer and don’t like the factory nozzle that comes with it. Now you want to replace your nozzle but have a choice…

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Best Dual Extruder 3D Printers Under $500 & $1,000

Dual extrusion is the process of 3D printing with multiple filaments. You can mix colors or different materials with a print head that has two extruders and nozzles. With two spools loaded, the printer alternates between them by printing one at a time. 3D printers have a reputation for being a product that will break the bank, but…

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The Original Prusa Mini Review – Buy Or Not?

The Original Prusa Mini is a smart and compact 3D printer made for everyone, from rookie to expert. It was created with the users in mind, so it has several modern useful features and a lower price compared to the usual Prusa line, while keeping its high standard of quality and reliability. The main unique…

An Honest E3D Hemera Extruder Review
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An Honest E3D Hemera Extruder Review

The time for performance is now, with the E3D Hemera Extruder (formerly known as the Hermes Extruder). Simply put, the E3D Hemera, is a state-of-the-art dual drive extrusion system which has put performance and user-friendliness at the forefront of its features. It’s one of the best extrusion systems brought out on the market, so keep…

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The Ultimate 3D Printing Filament & Materials Guide

3D printers are versatile in the fact that they can use numerous types of materials to create a desired object. The materials you can use include plastics, metals, ceramics, powders, resins, and much more. The most popular material you’ll see is plastics, more so PLA and ABS because of their ease of use and compatibility…