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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32 Bit 3D Printer Board Comparison Chart

32 bit 3d printer arm

32 Bit 3D Printer Boards are becoming more and more common. With recent firmware releases and new developments x32 3d printer boards are the new trend in 3D Printer control. These boards have more powerful processing power and operate the machine with more capabilities. Here is a brief overview comparison of 32 Bit 3D Printer Boards […]

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MKS Gen V1.4 3D Printer MainBoard Controller

mks main board 3d printer

MKS Gen V1.4 is made by a Chinese manufacturer Makerbase. MKS (Makerbase) are manufacturers of 3D Printer controller board also know as mainboards that run Marlin, Repetier and other firmware. MKS Gen V1.4 Overview This is an 8-bit control board for your 3d printer with an Atmel Mega 2560 micro controller. Buy this board on Amazon for only $34.59! This […]

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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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Best 3D Printing Tools and Hardware Everyone Should Own

Tools for 3D Printer

Here is a list of some 3d printing tools and hardware for 3D Printing enthusiast that can sometimes be too obvious or hard to find. One thing is for sure they will make your life a lot  easier and you’ll be prepared for anything. 3D Print Removal Tool A.K.A. Spctula, Paint Scraper, Wall Scraper, Joint Knife, […]

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ANET Mainboard 3D Printer Controller and why it rocks

Anet Controller Board

Anet 3D Printers are quickly becoming a popular choice for 3D Printers. These 3D printers come in various kits that require extensive assembly and feature an acrylic cut frame. These printers are great for beginners and hobbyist with a build volume of 220x220x240mm. The manufacturer is continually upgrading their models as I am now seeing […]

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The Extruder Which One to Choose for your 3D Printer

Direct Drive Extruder

If your new to 3D Printing or have never upgraded your machines hotend it can be intimidating will all the information that can be found. In this article I’m going to break down the most common type of HotEnds and how they work with 3D Printers. The Proprietary Hotend This is the type of hotend […]

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3D Printer Wiring, Connectors and Terminals

22AWG Wire

3D Printer Wiring is one of the most important parts of a 3d printer build. If your looking to build your own 3D Printer, you’ve come to the right place.  Building your own 3D Printer Wiring harnesses can be a challenge for some. In this article, I will give some examples and explain some of […]

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