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Tech Breakdown - The Panucatt Azteeg X5 Mini
3D Printing MatterHackers Product Review
MatterHackers pros take an in-depth look at this fast-processing, 32-bit controller board that will help produce cleaner 3D printed parts.
Tech Breakdown - Ultimaker 3
3D Printing MatterHackers Product Review
Our engineers examine why the Ultimaker 3 is the perfect machine for print-to-production parts.


Choosing the Best 3D Printing Bed Surface
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From general purpose print beds to tips and tricks with acetone, finding the right bed surface to print on is an important step in the 3D printing process.
How To - Acetone Vapor Smoothing
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Vapor polishing is the process of smoothing the surface of 3D printed ABS parts. The results give your models the look of professionally made injection molded parts. If you want to achieve this look, read on.
Anatomy of a 3D Printer
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Get an understanding of how 3D printing works, from the inside and out. This guide will walk you through each of the critical components of a 3D Printer, answering the question: “How does a 3D printer work?”


How to Print Your Ships from Kerbal Space Program
3D Printing KSP MatterHackers Tutorial
Fan of the game Kerbal Space Program? Ever want to bring your customized space rockets to life? Well look no further! This helpful guide will put those little rockets right in the palm of your hand.
How To - Coat Your 3D Prints with Hydrographics
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This guide walks through the process of succeeding when using Hydrographics or Hydro Dip Films. Hydrographics is a way of applying complicated graphics and intricate patterns to 3-dimensional objects. The dissolvable hydro dip film is floated on the surface of a tub of water, and the object is literally dipped into it.