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Dual extruder 3d printer printing two objects. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Reflexpixel
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5 Best Dual Extruder 3D Printers in 2022

By Team Xometry
 9 min read
3D printed object made with resin. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Pixel B
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8 Best Resins for 3D Printers

By Team Xometry
 10 min read
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3D printer printing small yellow house. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Artshake Media

5 Best Cheap 3D Printers for 2022

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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SolidWorks logo on a computer screen. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/monticello

CREO vs. Solidworks® — Software Comparison

By Team Xometry
  10 min read
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Close up of engineering using CAD software. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Gorodenkoff
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3D printing file type icons. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/aiconsmith

9 Most Common 3D Printing File Types

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Engineer working on CAD software. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Gorodenkoff
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Red 3D printed object. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/guteksk7
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Blue 3D printed sneaker. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/asharkyu
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3D printing software on a screen. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Oleksiy Mark

22 Best Free 3D Printing Software

By Team Xometry
  15 min read
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Engineer working with CAD software. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Gorodenkoff

10 Best STL Editors of 2022

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Desktop computer with CAD software open. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Gorodenkoff
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SketchUp logo on computer screen. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/monticello
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3D printer printing an object. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Sergi Lopez Roig
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3D printing software. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/cigdem

10 Most Important 3D Printing Slicer Settings

By Team Xometry
  10 min read
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AutoCAD logo on computer screen. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/monticello
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3MF file type icon. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/IYIKON
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Dark gray file icon. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mr.Creative
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Purple file icons. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Pendimarfuad Adv
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AMF file type icon. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/IYIKON
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DIY 3D printer extruder design. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Ulas Tigin

5 Best 3D Printer Extruders

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Multicolored filaments of plastic for 3D printing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

Types of 3D Printer Filaments

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Large inkjet printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mumemories
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File conversion icon. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/vectorchef
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CAD software on desktop computer. Image Credit: Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock.com

10 Best Slicer Software for 3D Printing

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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STL file name. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Profit_Image
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EBM 3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Moreno Soppelsa
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DXF file icon. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/IYIKON

All About DXF File Format for 3D Printing

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Plastic propeller turbo made from automatic 3d printer - Image Credit: Shutterstock/Surasak_Photo
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Dual extruder 3d printer producing two bicolor egg model - Image Credit: Shutterstock/Reflexpixel

DXF to STL: How to Convert DXF to STL Files

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Models printed on 3D printer isolated on white background. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

Material Jetting: Applications and Process

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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.STL file extension. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Profit_Image

Complete Guide to 3D Printing STL Files

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Digital Light Processing 3D Printer in Action - Image Credit: Shutterstock/luchschenF
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3D printing machine in lab. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Studio Peace
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3D printing software. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Gorodenkoff

10 Best 3D Printing Software for Beginners

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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3D printer additive manufacturing and robotic automation technology. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/asharkyu

7 Different Types of Additive Manufacturing

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Alex_Traksel

25 Best 3D Printer Upgrades in 2022

By Team Xometry
  10 min read
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File conversion. Image credit: Shutterstock.com/AdresiaStock

OBJ to STL: How to Convert OBJ to STL Files

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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OBJ file format icon. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Iconstar

All About OBJ File Format for 3D Printing

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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3D printed metal piece. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/sspopov

4 Best Materials for Metal 3D Printing

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Three-dimensional object created by high-precision 3D printing technologies - Image Credit: Shutterstock/MarinaGrigorivna
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A 3D printer in action - Image Credit: Shutterstock/Aasharkyu

TPE vs. TPU: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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PLA and ABS filament for 3D printing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/luchschenF

PLA vs. ABS: Differences and Comparisons

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Object printed on metal 3d printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

DMLS vs. EBM: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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3D printer printing metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

EBM vs. SLM: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Dental technician modeling frame for implant production from a 3d printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/asharkyu
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Stereolithography 3D printer in process. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/asharkyu
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Stack of colorful 3D printer filaments. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/cigdem

PETG vs. PLA: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Large Format 3D Printer in Action - Image Credit: Shutterstock/Aasharkyu

ABS vs. PETG: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Up close of modern 3d printer. Image Credit: asharkyu/Shutterstock.com
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3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/leungchopan

SLA vs. DLP: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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3D printing process up close. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Alexander Tolstykh

SLA vs. FDM: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Multicolored filaments for plastic 3D printing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

FDM vs. DLP: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Plastic 3D printing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Alex_Traksel

SLS vs. SLM: Differences and Comparisons

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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A variety of SLS and HP MJF parts, vapor smoothed

SLS vs. MJF: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/leungchopan

PolyJet vs. SLA: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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DLP printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/luchschenF

DLP vs. LCD: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Polyjet 3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Moreno Soppelsa

FDM vs. PolyJet: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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3D printer printing metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

PolyJet vs. SLS: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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3D prototype. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

FDM vs. MJF: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Object printed in laser sintering machine. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

DMLS vs. SLM: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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An FDM 3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/R_Boe

FDM vs. FFF: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Metal 3D printing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

SLS vs. DMLS: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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A stereolithography 3d printer in the laboratory. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Scharfsinn

SLS vs. SLA: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Pixel B
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Metal 3D printed object. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

SLS vs. FDM: Differences and Comparisons

By Team Xometry
  8 min read
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Object printed on metal 3d printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna

DLP vs. SLS: Differences and Comparison

By Team Xometry
  10 min read
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a collection of 3D Printed Parts

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of 3D Printing

By Nathaniel Miller
  1 min read
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3d plastic printer. Image Credit: Alex_Traksel/Shutterstock.com

Everything You Need to Know About 3D Printing

By Team Xometry
  10 min read
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a ceramic-filled SLA part, made from Somos® PerFORM

When to Use Ceramic-Filled SLA Materials

By Nathaniel Miller
  3 min read
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a collection of 3D printed Xometry logos
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Tensegrity

10 Cool Things to 3D Print in 2021

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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3d printed metal part 2021

The Best 3D Printing Software in 2021

By Team Xometry
  6 min read
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3D printed part with lattice structure
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Metal 3D printer from EOS

How Much Does a Metal 3D Printer Cost?

By Team Xometry
  5 min read
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Xometry logo in PLA and ABS

PLA vs. ABS: What is the difference?

By Team Xometry
  4 min read
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thermoplastic parts on a table
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3D printed metal lattice structures in DMLS stainless steel
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Photos of webinar participants
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SLS nylon 3D prints with brass threaded inserts
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3d printing production
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various 3d printed parts

Video: Will It Beat the Heat?

By Serena Ngoh
October 9, 2020
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Carbon DLS Sample Part
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3D print sample cube

Now Available: 3D Printing Sample Cube

By Serena Ngoh
  1 min read
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Xometry Image
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How to Select an Online 3D Printing Service

By Greg Paulsen
  4 min read
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HP MJF 3D printed parts
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SLS part
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Getting Your Part Ready for Binder Jetting

By Team Xometry
  2 min read
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MJF printed abstract models. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarinaGrigorivna
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SLS 3D printed plastic parts
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DMLS Part

To DMLS or not to DMLS

By Team Xometry
  2 min read
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Xometry Image
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SLA parts in a row
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SLS part

3D Printing is Not a Cheat Code

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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CAD fantasy football trophy
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DMLS Part

Video: 3D Printing Complexity Paradox

By Team Xometry
October 8, 2020
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FDM infill options

Comparing Infill Options for FDM

By Team Xometry
  2 min read
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3D printed wheels
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Trends in 3D Printing for 2020

By Greg Paulsen
  14 min read
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6 Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

By Serena Ngoh
  4 min read
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12 sided 3D printed part

Maximum Print Sizes for 3D Printed Parts

By Team Xometry
  1 min read
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Xometry Image

The 3D Printing “Complexity Paradox”

By Greg Paulsen
  4 min read
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rubber-like material part

Manufacturing Rubber-Like Materials

By Team Xometry
  2 min read
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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Mini-Guide

By Team Xometry
  5 min read
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SLS finishes

Visual Guide to SLS 3D Printing Finishes

By Team Xometry
  1 min read
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Comparing 3D Printing Processes

By Team Xometry
  4 min read
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3D printed prototype

3D Printed Prototype – Test & Iterate

By Team Xometry
  2 min read
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The Advantages of Additive Manufacturing

By Greg Paulsen
  6 min read
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PolyJet vs CNC vs Something Else?

By Greg Paulsen
  2 min read
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What is SLS 3D printing?

By Greg Paulsen
October 2, 2020
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Will It Break Engineering Challenge

Video: Will It Break?

By Greg Paulsen
September 29, 2020
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5 Easy Ways to Reduce 3D Printing Costs

By Greg Paulsen
  7 min read
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The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printed Text

By Team Xometry
  3 min read
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3D Printed Parts in Video: Will It Wrench?

Video: Will It Wrench?

By Team Xometry
  1 min read
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What Will It Look Like Video

Video: What Will It Look Like?

By Team Xometry
  1 min read
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lego mating parts

Video: Will It Fit?

By Team Xometry
  3 min read
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Xometry Image

Video: How Will It Grow? Part 2

By Team Xometry
  3 min read
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Video: Will It Melt?

By Team Xometry
September 18, 2020
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A metal 3D printed aluminum part with its support structures

Video: How Will It Grow?

By Team Xometry
  3 min read