3D Printer Extruder Calibration Steps per mm

Calibrated Extrusion Multipler

Extruder Calibration could be one of the most important factors for your 3D Printer and the quality of your parts. This is often overlooked especially with pre-assembled printers. There are some key factors to concentrate on when finding your optimal steps/mm settings for your extruder. Once you have found the perfect number, the next step […]

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MKS SBASE V1.3 32bit 3D Printer MainBoard Controller

Sbase 3d printer

MKS SBASE is made by Makerbase a.k.a MKS (Makerbase), a Chinese manufacturer of 3D Printer controller boards also know as a mainboard that can run Marlin, Repetier and other firmware. MKS SBASE V1.3 Overview This is a 32-bit control board for your 3d printer with an ARM-Cortex M3 LPC1768 micro controller. It supports 12V-24V DC input. Buy this board on […]

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QIDI Tech X-Pro 3D Printer Review

QIDI Tech X-Pro model was released last year in 2017 which is an upgraded version of the Tech I 3D Printer. QIDI Tech has made some significant improvements to construction and features of this 3D Printer. This printer features a dual head extruder, removable magnetic build surface and removable magnetic case panels with swing open […]

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Marlin Custom Fan Pins 3D Printer Firmware

configure fans in marlin

Marlin Custom Fan Pins can be designated in the Marlin Firmware by setting the override pins. This is very useful when adding part cooling fans or additional extruders. This is one of the many great new features since the release of Marlin 1.1.x. Marlin Custom Fan Pins (configuration_adv.h) Extruder Cooling Fans These instructions assume you […]

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3d print wont stick or How to Get Prints to Stay Down

3D Print Stick PEI

3d print wont stick or bed adhesion is sometimes very hard to get right when 3D Printing. Here are the best ways we have found to get your 3d prints to stick no matter what… We often get asked this and see a lot of posts on the web about how to get 3D Prints […]

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Octoprint vs Astroprint Control your 3D Printer Remotely

3d printer remote control

Octoprint vs Astroprint what are the differences, how to do choose and what’s the best option for you. These article will discuss the two web interfaces that allow you to remotely control your 3d printer from anywhere! Octoprint is an open source project started by Gina Häußge a.k.a foosel over 5 years ago. Astroprint is a company […]

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QIDI Igus Bearing Upgrade X-One and Tech 3D Printer

Qidi 3D Printer

QIDI igus upgrade for X-One or Tech 3D Printer with igus polymer bushing. This replaces the noisy ball bearings that come with the machine. This is one 3D Printer upgrade that is cheap and easy to do. There are two ways we have made this possible. Method 1: Cut the Igus Bushings to size or […]

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Install OctoPrint Beginner Guide for your 3D Printer

Octo-pi 3d printer software

Octoprint is a free open source platform to control your 3D Printer remotely from any web browser. In this guide we will go over step by step what it takes to install OctoPrint. Octoprint has many features and plug-ins including webcam, slicer, an easy to navigate GUI and much more! If you are still controlling […]

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What 3D Printer parts break, wear or need replacement the most?


We ran a 24 hour poll on social media and we asked What breaks, wears or needs replacement the most on a 3D Printer (besides the nozzle)? We thought it would be interesting to see what are the most common part failures and how they can be improved upon. We tabulated the results based off […]

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Top 3D Printers to buy on eBay for RepRap Conversion

Reprap Consersion

Here is a list of some common 3D Printers seen frequently on eBay being sold for parts, not working, used, or just printers that people have given up on. These printers make a great candidate for a reprap conversion. This makes it affordable and fun to upgrade your printer into a high end 3d printing […]

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