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The Joy of 3D Printing – What You Need to Know

Have you recently bought your first 3D Printer? I've provided a series of articles to try and help you get the best from your printer, from calibration to trouble shooting, please take a look and let me know your thoughts or if the articles helped you.

3D Printer – X,Y and Z Axis Calibration

To get the best prints, especially if you're creating prototypes from CAD designs, calibrating your printers X, Y and Z axis is key. I'll show you how to calculate the steps needed to adjust in your printer.

3D Printing – Retraction Calibration

Are you suffering from stringing on your prints? If so, it could be that you need to run calibration on your extrusion distance, speed and possibly a temperature tower test. We'll cover this off in today's article.

3D Printing – Manual Bed Levelling

Having a level bed makes the difference between a good print and one that is fraught with issues. In this article I'll cover some of the basics with Bed Levelling and additional tips if you're using an Automatic Bed Levelling Touch Sensor.

3D Printing – 3D Touch

You want to add Automatic Bed Levelling to your 3D Printer? This article covers the basics of installing the hardware and compiling updated firmware and installing it to your printer.

3D Printing – Slicing Software and Tools

If you're new to 3D Printing then you need to know some of the Slicer tools available to you that help bring your prototypes and creations to life. I cover some of the tools I use which may be useful to you as you start your journey.