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How to use Start and End Gcode Scripts – 3D Printing 101

In this 3D Printing 101 we cover Gcode scripts within your slicer and how you can use them to improve your prints!   Start and End Gcode scripts can be used to home your machine before printing, control heating or cooling elements and even be used to present your finished part at the end – but not many people know what they are, or how to change them.  

Stop the stringing with Retraction! 3D Printing 101

Retraction is a super useful setting you can use within your slicer to greatly improve the quality of your 3D Prints, but it’s very misunderstood! In this 3D Printing 101 we’ll go through the basics of what retraction settings are and how you can tweak them.   You’ll be amazed by how much of a difference correct retraction can make!  

Add smoothness to your meshes using remeshing! 3D 101

In this video we’ll take a look at how to add more detail to 3D models, to smooth out files and make them look better for use in 3D Printing or modelling.   The 3D 101 series on Maker’s Muse is a no-assumed knowledge series to help you learn about 3D Modelling for use in 3D Printing, Design, Animation and Game development. We use only FREE and accessible software.  

The most dangerous 3D Printing Tool – Scraper Blade Safety – 3DP101

Scraper blades are an indispensable 3D Printing tool, but can also cause huge injury if mistreated! Get your 3D Prints off the print bed safely with a few of the tricks I’ve picked up over the years.   3D Printing 101 on Maker’s Muse is here to help you get started in 3D Printing easily and quickly! We’ve made all the mistakes before, so you can avoid them. Be sure to check out the whole playlist.  

How to use Support in your 3D Prints! Part 1 – 3D Printing 101

In this 3D Printing 101 on Maker’s Muse, we cover how you can use support material to expand your 3D Printing horizons!   We cover the theory behind how support material works and why it’s needed (or not needed) as well as more advanced support features!   3D Printing 101 on Maker’s Muse is here to help you get started in 3D Printing easily and quickly! We’ve made all the mistakes before, so you can avoid them. Be sure to check out the whole playlist.  

What is Infill? 3D Printing 101

Choosing the best Infill settings for your 3D Print can be tricky – too little and your part might not be very strong, but too much and you waste time and material!   In this 3D Printing 101 here on Maker’s Muse we’re talking about what Infill is, how to choose the right settings and how you can even print some objects completely hollow!   3D Printing 101 on Maker’s Muse is here to help you get started in 3D Printing easily and quickly! We’ve made all the mistakes before, so you can avoid them. Be sure to check out…

What is Layer Height and Nozzle Diameter? – 3D Printing 101

In this episode of 3D Printing 101 on Maker’s Muse we’ll tackle how layer heights and nozzle diameter go hand in hand to create your 3D Print.   3D Printing 101 on Maker’s Muse is here to help you get started in 3D Printing easily and quickly! We’ve made all the mistakes before, so you can avoid them. Be sure to check out the whole playlist.  

How to Set your Nozzle Height and Level your Bed – 3D Printing 101

Believe it or not there is many different ways of setting correct nozzle height and leveling your 3D Print bed!   In this video we’ll go through 7 different 3D Printers and 7 Different approaches. Regardless of which kind your 3D Printer uses, ensuring correct nozzle height and a level bed is the first step towards getting awesome 3D Prints!   3D Printing 101 on Maker’s Muse is here to help you get started in 3D Printing easily and quickly! We’ve made all the mistakes before, so you can avoid them. Be sure to check out the whole playlist.  

Top 10 Tools for 3D Printing Success – 2014

Welcome to episode 1 of Maker’s Muse, a series on 3D Printing, design and making.   In this episode I look at, in my opinion, the top current 10 tools everyone with a low end FDM 3D printer should own – and how to use them! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on upcoming episodes!  

Setting up a compact Workshop on a Budget – 2014

Hey all! I decided to put together a video showing how I turned a tiny storeroom into a fully functional workshop, using budget techniques over the years to build up my tools and set-up.   Yes, it was a tiny hole in the wall. But not for long!   If you’re interested in getting involved with making projects then I highly recommend having a watch and adapting my setup to your own space and needs!  

How Long does 3D Printing Take? – 2014

The media has made 3D Printing look like a fantastical, instant process… But how long does 3D Printing actually take?   As this video came out in late 2014, some information may now be incorrect or out-dated as newer machines and technologies have been made since then. A new video regarding this question is in the books for the future!  

Save Money on your 3D Printing! – 2014

Getting your files 3D printed is easy, but did you know there’s simple ways you can shave heaps of cash off the cost? 🙂 Watch and find out more!   As this is quite an old video, I am planning to revisit the content in this video and make an updated one in the near future, so stay tuned!  

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