r/3Dprinting 9d ago

Discussion I think I got everything bit of life out of this nozzle.

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r/3Dprinting 1d ago Helpful

Discussion Did you know you can use taps/dies on 3D prints to cut threads?

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r/3Dprinting 13d ago Helpful

Discussion Going to be teaching a few kids about 3D printing in about 30 min! Excited! Please ask questions!

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r/3Dprinting 5d ago

Discussion 3D Printing a baby? I was wondering if anyone has 3D printed a Ultrasound scan before? Is it possible?

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r/3Dprinting 17d ago Silver Helpful Take My Energy

Discussion How good a full 3D printed car is? Yesterday I had a 5km endurance test without failure, enjoy the video and let's discuss in the comments what do you expect from a 3D printed RC car

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r/3Dprinting Aug 31 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Wholesome Gold

Discussion Mods should enforce a “Commercial” flare if someone is advertising paid SLTs


I’ve noticed a lot more posts that are basically just an ad for STLs to be paid for.

Personally this is a hobby sub, I’d sooner just ban paid STLs but I think at the very least, they should be required to tag the post “commercial”.

It’s extremely standard and the rule is quite common on most hobby subs to allow users to filter or skip posts they have no interest in purchasing STLs.

r/3Dprinting 15d ago Helpful

Discussion I bought this entire roll just for this part. I can't be the only one who does this...?

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r/3Dprinting 10d ago Wholesome

Discussion I have never printed a Benchy. Who's with me?


I have 3D printed things for like 4 or so years now... I've printed huge models, miniatures... all sorts.

Never printed a benchy.

r/3Dprinting 25d ago Helpful

Discussion A good ROS sander makes sanding down layer lines a breeze! What’s a trick you have learned for finishing 3D Prints?

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r/3Dprinting Sep 01 '22 Helpful

Discussion Purchase Advice Megathread - September 2022


Welcome back to another purchase megathread!

This thread is meant to conglomerate purchase advice for both newcomers and people looking for additional machines. Keeping this discussion to one thread means less searching should anyone have questions that may already have been answered here, as well as more visibility to inquiries in general, as comments made here will be visible for the entire month stuck to the top of the sub, and then added to the Purchase Advice Collection (Reddit Collections are still broken on mobile view, enable "view in desktop mode").

If you are new to 3D printing, and are unsure of what to ask, try to include the following in your posts as a minimum:

  • Your budget, set at a numeric amount. Saying "cheap," or "money is not a problem" is not an answer people can do much with. 3D printers can cost $100, they can cost $10,000,000, and anywhere in between. A rough idea of what you're looking for is essential to figuring out anything else.
  • Your country of residence.
  • If you are willing to build the printer from a kit, and what your level of experience is with electronic maintenance and construction if so.
  • What you wish to do with the printer.
  • Any extenuating circumstances that would restrict you from using machines that would otherwise fit your needs (limited space for the printer, enclosure requirement, must be purchased through educational intermediary, etc).

While this is by no means an exhaustive list of what can be included in your posts, these questions should help paint enough of a picture to get started. Don't be afraid to ask more questions, and never worry about asking too many. The people posting in this thread are here because they want to give advice, and any questions you have answered may be useful to others later on, when they read through this thread looking for answers of their own. Everyone here was new once, so chances are whoever is replying to you has a good idea of how you feel currently.

Reddit User and Regular u/richie225 is also constantly maintaining his extensive personal recommendations list which is worth a read: Generic FDM Printer recommendations.

Additionally, a quick word on print quality: Most FDM/FFF (that is, filament based) printers are capable of approximately the same tolerances and print appearance, as the biggest limiting factor is in the nature of extruded plastic. Asking if a machine has "good prints," or saying "I don't expect the best quality for $xxx" isn't actually relevant for the most part with regards to these machines. Should you need additional detail and higher tolerances, you may want to explore SLA, DLP, and other photoresin options, as those do offer an increase in overall quality. If you are interested in resin machines, make sure you are aware of how to use them safely. For these safety reasons we don't usually recommend a resin printer as someone's first printer.

r/3Dprinting Jul 10 '22 Helpful Wholesome Silver

Discussion Chinese companies have begon illegally mass producing my 3dprinting models without any consent. And I can not do anything about it!

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r/3Dprinting 10d ago

Discussion Found a use for the flyers politicians keep leaving at my door

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r/3Dprinting Aug 07 '22 Gold Wholesome Helpful

Discussion cheap alternative to buying an expensive 'air duster'

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r/3Dprinting 13d ago

Discussion Venting: “Print Aborted”

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r/3Dprinting Aug 30 '22 Helpful

Discussion I've never 3d printed a benchy, should i be concerned?


r/3Dprinting Aug 06 '22

Discussion PLA printed GoPro holder left in the hot car 🔥

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r/3Dprinting 1d ago

Discussion 3D printer by DALL-E

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r/3Dprinting 5d ago

Discussion 3D printed 3D ultrasounds you say? yes, it's possible! meet my adorable baby girl Riley, who is now officially one day old :)

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r/3Dprinting 10d ago

Discussion Is a 3D printed RC car robust enough for crawling? Enjoy the video and let's discuss in the comments what do you expect from a 3D printed RC car

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r/3Dprinting 15d ago

Discussion Ok, yeah, Klipper is amazing... had to give it a go, currently printing a benchy at 200mm/s speed and 1200mm/s acceleration and it's coming out so well!

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r/3Dprinting Aug 30 '22

Discussion Cura really does whatever tf it wants lately.

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I don’t even know how to explain this one lol.

r/3Dprinting Aug 28 '22

Discussion Why are people moving away from Thingiverse?


I’ve noticed more and more people are talking about ditching the site, when I’ve never had any problems with it. Is there a reason beyond the aesthetic of the site?

r/3Dprinting Aug 24 '22

Discussion Note to self: Don’t get too close when checking on a print when you have a mustache. Ow.

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r/3Dprinting Aug 25 '22 Bravo Grande! Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

Discussion POV: Youre a struggling artist turning down long term work

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r/3Dprinting Aug 11 '22 Helpful

Discussion Thingiverse "Download all" is back!


Looks like Thingiverse has resurrected the button of convenience.