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I am pretty sure, at least once, you asked yourself: What is the lowest you can spend to have a quality 3D print. Through my articles, I have always said that are lots of variables that determine the quality of the final product. But, how can you have a performant 3D printer at the lowest cost?

Gyroid infill is another trick to use wisely, which can be really helpful if you want to reinforce the prints without excessive use of material. Moreover, like any natural structure, besides having amazing mechanical properties, it is also beautiful to the eye. In the photos, you can see the harmony of the shapes that gives the feeling of lightness and amazing resistance. This is nature!

Octoprint works on tiny computers like the raspberry P. It is easy to use and rich in features which makes it very personalizable. Through this mini operating system, we can add all sorts of plugins to have complete control of our printer. 

I guess all of you stod there, watching the first layer getting printed and hoping for a perfect “first layer porn”; When we achieve that kind of first layer perfection, other than the satisfaction, we also know that most certainly the print from there will go great! 

It can feel chaotic when trying to figure out the best practices, brands, materials, etc and you can easily become confused. So, why do we need to take into count the quality of PLA brands?

Essentially non-planar 3d printing makes your printer move on all 3 axes at the time. When it reaches the concave area the printer will go up and down on the y-axis, following the curve, and it will also move the x and y-axis to create a curved surface, as opposed to using discrete layers in the z-axis.

When it comes to optimizing your 3D printer, one of the aspects to consider is definitely the printing speed. The duration of a print is already eternal, so why not optimize this parameter properly? You may be wondering, “just raise the speed in the slicer”, yes ok you are right. But how far can we raise it without imploding the printer? Take some time and calmly follow these basic concepts related to movement speeds.


Learn how to compile Marlin 2.0 easily with this guide. I will go through all sections and explain every detail on how to configure it properly for the Tevo Tarantula and the new Homers Printers

How can we prevent warping? In this short article, I will explain why warping occurs and how to prevent it. Based on the material used, and the external environment, we can have different warping issues

Have you taken into consideration that the failures of your 3D prints could be caused only by the way you store 3D filaments? Filament humidity is a more common problem than you think.

Very intuitively we can deduct from the name where the problem derives, and that is a matter of layer changes. Is this the only thing that matters? No, not really, In fact, the change…

In this guide, I will discuss the 3 fundamental Cura build plate adhesions which are Skirt, Brim, and Raft. I will demonstrate how they work and what are the differences between these three techniques that have distinctive purposes.

Everybody who owns a 3D printer has experienced a clogged nozzle at least once, or most probably it will happen sooner or later. A clogged nozzle is a common problem and afflicts printers worth 200$ as well as printers worth 2000$.

The literal translation of the term is a voltage reference. Stepper motors drivers have a device designed to maintain an accurate, low noise, constant output voltage. This is the exact description of what the driver does. The driver is the electronic device that takes care of guiding the stepper motor through the translation of the signals(an electric current) that are given to it by a processor.

best thingiverse alternatives

Even if it’s the most known platform to find STL files for 3D printing it isn’t the only one and for some of you, there are far way better alternatives than Thingiverse. You will find that some will accommodate your needs better.

The best resources to get you started in 3D printing! From design to troubleshooting.

As they always say, those who start well are halfway through the work.

E3DV6 first thoughts and review.I talk about the most common issues with this hotend but also the benefits of the genuine E3D V6…                            

Salmon skin is a recognizable print defect, for some, it is horrible to see, others find it characteristic. Despite all of this nobody wants it.

When somebody tries for the first time a transparent filament usually they remain dissatisfied. It is very difficult to achieve crystal clear prints and the result is more a translucent white than anything.

how to 3d print face shield

It’s important these days to help and contribute every way it’s possible to fight against Coronavirus. Lots of makers started printing medical devices to protect the persons that are in the front line.

In this article I will describe the most common issues when printing with these 2 materials and how they react with different buildplates.

Making your miniatures is amazing, I’ve met lots of hobbyists that use 3D printing particularly to create models and paint them. But if you don’t have a resin printer it can be a hard challenge achieving good quality prints…

If you want flawless prints then you need to adjust properly your retraction settings.
This is because the most common aesthetic issues originate from oozing, this effect occurs when the hotend shifts from one place to another letting behind strings on our printed design…

I bet loads of people have struggled to connect their 3D printer to a personal computer! Usually, these persons don’t succeed for two main reasons

More and more often we need to surf across the web to find the correct Gcode for some task.Here you can find the most usefull ones.                                 

Increasingly, a question arises among makers and in 3D printing communities: Which 3D material is suitable to use regularly for food and beverages?


We all love printing personalized things for our own, and what better thing than 3d printing a photo!