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How Many People Have 3D Printers?

How Many People Have 3D Printers?

The figures may be high… Sometimes it is hard to track how many people own a 3D printer. Sales figures only track the number of units sold, not how many people actually own a 3D printer. The reason for that is that you can’t track who is buying a replacement unit, a gift or even […]

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How Many Hospitals Have 3D Printers?

How Many Hospitals Have 3D Printers?

The medical industry has seen the light … Not every invention is for every person. Sometimes an invention has a little niche that fills a big need and fits that niche the best. That seems to be the way it is for the 3D printer as some of its biggest contributions to civilization is in health […]

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How Long Do 3D Printers Last?

How Long Do 3D Printers Last?

Longevity is always important… When you are spending hard earned money for something you want that object to last. Plus, some people may even want it to last a long time before they start doing any repair work. No one wants to waste money on poor quality merchandise. But that is a problem in today’s […]

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How Hot Do 3D Printers Get?

How Hot Do 3D Printers Get?

That depends on their design… When you are working with heat, heat settings are important. If the 3D printer does not get hot enough the filament will not melt and your print project will be ruined. That means that before you buy, you need to check all the specs out to make sure the 3D […]

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How Fast Are 3D Printers?

How Fast Are 3D Printers?

In today’s want it now era… 3D printing speed is a major concern. Back in the good old days when there was not a lot of technology to speed up manufacturing, people learned how to be patient and do a quality job building their products. In comparison, with speed all the rage, quality takes a […]

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How Do Resin 3D Printers Work?

How Do Resin 3D Printers Work?

If everything was created equal… The world would be a very boring place. Everything would be the same, work the same and there would be no challenges. No one would be excited about 3D printing because every printer would be the same using the same materials. Thankfully nothing is really created equal and there are […]

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How Do 3D Printers Work for Kids?

How Do 3D Printers Work for Kids?

Yes, you read the title correctly… This is not an article that will be very beneficial to those 3D printers who are in the intermediate and advanced or expert levels. This article is for kids and those adults who are thinking of getting on the 3D printing bandwagon. It is all about the basics and […]

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How Do 3D Printers Transform Data?

How Do 3D Printers Transform Data?

That is an interesting question… Simply because it is not the printer transforming the data. It only receives instructions on how to move, where to lay the filament and so on. The 3D printer merely receives instructions and has no real data transforming powers. 3D printers need 3D data already transformed to their operating language […]

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How Do 3D Printers Make Moving Parts?

How Do 3D Printers Make Moving Parts?

Moving parts add to a design… It makes the print more complicated but it also makes it more interesting. In older 3D printers you had to print the moving part separately from the rest of the object. Today there are 3D printers which can print moving parts in one print task. This upgrade simplifies the […]

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How Do 3D Laser Printers Work?

How Do 3D Laser Printers Work?

There are those people… Who love to figure out how things work. They have had this passion since they were little kids and took apart their dad’s radio. As they grew up they turned to not taking things apart to putting new inventions together. The 3D laser printer is one of those inventions. It is […]

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