Your Guide to 3D Printing

The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing Lego

When it comes to 3D printing projects, the one for me that has the most superlatives attached to it is Lego. It can be the most fun. Consider that there are literally thousands of different Lego shapes out there in the world, and a huge percentage of those can be…

What Is OctoPrint and How is it Used with 3D Printers?

If you spend time browsing 3D printing forums or have watched some 3D print videos on YouTube, you probably have heard the name OctoPrint come up. If you’ve ever wondered “What is that?” then you are not alone. I’m here to help you learn more about what OctoPrint is and…

The Main 3D Printer Settings to Help Reduce Stringing

What is stringing, why does it happen, and how to get rid of unwanted stringing? Stringing is generally referred to as the strings, hairs, or goop that appears between walls and in gaps during 3D printing. This happens when the liquid filament oozes out of the nozzle during non-printing moves…

Marlin Firmware and why is it the Top Choice for 3D Printing

The majority of FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling sometimes called FFF, for Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printers run Marlin Firmware. But why is that? And what does it do? Marlin is the software that is embedded on your 3D printers control board. It controls the hardware of your 3D printer and…

How to Deal with a 3D Print that is Stuck to the Bed

One of the biggest challenges somebody new to printing can face is getting the first layer to stick, but what happens if you have the opposite problem and your print won’t release? What can be done to remove it? What can you do to prevent it from happening in the…