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χ4Welcome to my website about 3D printing!◊

3D printed object

My goal for this site is to give each reader a thorough but enjoyable way to learn about 3D printing and to get started with 3D printing their own objects. 3D printing technology has advanced greatly since its creation in the early 1980's, with multiple methods of printing, several programs for model slicing, and a dizzying array of materials to print with now available to anyone willing to spend less than $300 for their own 3D printer.

For absolute beginners, please check out my walk-through guide that explains core concepts of printing and points you to a good starting printer and software to use. People that already have some or lots of experience with 3D printing can check out the different types of 3D printing technologies, along with a list of modeling and slicing software to use for model creation.