Intro to 3D Printing - A Series

My blog and youtube channel has always been about things i'm interested in, things i build, and things i fix around the house.  And a few months ago i got a new 3D printer.  So i thought it would be a great thing to write about and record video's about.

Intro to 3D Printing - A Series


More 3D printing blog posts and video's i've done or will do:
1 - Introduction to 3D Printing 1 - Introduction to 3D Printing
2 - Best Beginner 3D Printer 2 - Best Beginner 3D Printer
3 - Monoprice MP Select Mini - Printer Setup 3 - Monoprice MP Select Mini - Printer Setup
4 - Things I Learned as Beginner 4 - Things I Learned as Beginner
5 - What are my Gcode & Cura Settings 5 - What are my Gcode & Cura Settings
6 - Make Filament Spool Holder 6 - Make Filament Spool Holder
7 - Different Filament Explained 7 - Different Filament Explained
8 - 3D Printer Enclosure 8 - 3D Printer Enclosure
9 - Filament Dry Box 9 - Filament Dry Box
10 - Glass Print Bed & Z Spacer 10 - Glass Print Bed & Z Spacer
11 - Granite & Marble Print Bed 11 - Granite & Marble Print Bed
12 - Fix Clog in Extruder & Nozzle 12 - Fix Clog in Extruder & Nozzle
13 - Insulate Hot End - Prevent Clog 13 - Insulate Hot End - Prevent Clog
14 - Install 50mm Fan and Shroud 14 - Install 50mm Fan and Shroud
15 - Insulate Print Bed 15 - Insulate Print Bed
16 - Drawing/Modify 3D Parts - Best Program 16 - Drawing/Modify 3D Parts - Best Program
17 - Install New V6 Hotend 17 - Install New V6 Hotend
18 - MOSFET Hot End Replace - Main Board 18 - MOSFET Hot End Replace - Main Board

F1 - Filastruder - spool.works E3D Edge F1 - Filastruder - spool.works E3D Edge
F2 - colorFabb - NGEN F2 - colorFabb - NGEN
F3 - Monofilament Direct - PLA F3 - Monofilament Direct - PLA
F4 - 3D Universe - PLA F4 - 3D Universe - PLA
F5 - FormFutura - HDglass & EasyFil PLA F5 - FormFutura - HDglass & EasyFil PLA

I highly recommend that if you are someone that loves building and designing, you definitely need to try using a 3D printer.
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In past years that meant spending thousands of dollars.  But as more and more people and companies have gotten into 3D printing, the prices have come down.  I will be getting more into things like features and costs, but the printer i have can be purchased for $200.

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I plan on making video's and writing about everything i've learned and built over the past months:
 - How to pick out a beginner 3D Printer
 - My opinion of this Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer
 - Things i've learned in 3D printing
 - Settings
 - Filament Spool Holder
 - 3D Filament Explained
 - Enclosure
 - Dry Box Storage
 - Glass, Marble, Granite Print Bed and Cutting
 - Fix a Clog in Filament

Here's a simple enclosure i made to keep the printer quiet, hold in heat, and light the work surface.
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Here'e a big pile of all my 3D printing stuff.
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Typical Thingiverse page where you can download all sorts of 3D parts.
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Close-up of a 3D print.  I was trying to figure out how to remove those little blobs.  What to adjust in the settings?
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Here's the 3D printer i have, the Monoprice Select Mini.
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A design i did on AutoCAD for a filament spool holder.
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This is a close-up of the hotend that comes with the MP Select M
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I will be showing you what to look for when buying a 3D printer, how much 3D printers cost, how i built a printer enclosure, how i tested different print beds like glass, marble and granite, how i tested all different filaments and all the settings, tips and tricks to help people just staring out with printing.  I will try to make things short and to the point, focusing on what you need to know and what's important.

I will also be doing Filament Reviews of several different filaments from different companies.
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Right now it's purely a hobby for me.  But it is fun knowing that if i spent more time designing parts in 3 dimensions, that i would be able to print anything i could draw.  I will definitely have to improve my 3D CAD skills, using programs like SketchUp.

Considering that 3D printing is relatively new, I assume that most people are also beginners.  So i would be focusing everything i do toward someone just starting out with 3D printing.

So i hope that this is something that everyone is interest in as well and will enjoy the video's, pictures, and write-ups.

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