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Top 3 FREE 3D Printing Slicers 2017

We’ve come a LONG way since the 2015/16 Maker’s Muse Slicer shoot out and you can get a LOT for free these days. Here’s our top picks for free yet powerful 3D Printing slicers you can use with your 3D Printer.  

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How to do a nozzle wipe before every print – Gcode Scripts part 2

A nozzle wipe or purge line is a really handy way to make sure your extruder is ready to go as soon as it starts the first layer of your print – watch to learn how.   In this video we’ll take some ideas from a profile for the Prusa i3 Mk2 and use it for the Wanhao i3 V2 by adding to the start gcode script.  

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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.  

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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!  

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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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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…

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