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Flsun Q5 Review: Delta printer for beginners

I have a lot of printers, but the Flsun Q5 is my first delta machine. For some reason I never got my hands on a delta and I was really interested in testing one. What are delta printers? Most common FDM 3D printers right now are cartesian and...

Mingda D3 Pro Review Sidewinder X1 Alternative - Large Format Printer

Mingda D3 Pro Review: Sidewinder X1 Alternative

I was browsing AliExpress and I found the Mingda D3 Pro, which looked like a good Sidewinder X1 alternative with more features. I didn’t know about Mingda, but I learned that they have some experience with building industrial 3D printers for a while. Let’s see if the Mingda...

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IdeaMaker Review: Why it’s my favorite slicer?

I have been using IdeaMaker for a few months and it quickly became by favorite slicer. In this article I will try to share a few reasons why I love it so much and why I think IdeaMaker is currently the best slicer available What is IdeaMaker? IdeaMaker...

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NF Smart Review: Bi-Metal Hotend Upgrade

Most of the stock hotends you get with a cheap printer are low quality. The NF Smart is a new hotend from Mellow which incorporates the Bi-Metal technology developed by Slice Engineering to offer a low cost all-metal hotend upgrade. In this review I will cover both the...

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BMG Wind Review: Sidewinder X1 Upgrade Guide

Since I found out about the BMG Wind, I wanted to test it because it looked like a really nice compact extruder. The BMG Wind is an excellent Sidewinder X1 upgrade which should improve thermal performance and flexible filament print speed. So, without further ado, let’s see if...

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Ultimate 3D Printer Nozzle Comparison

I always wanted to do a 3D printer nozzle comparison to see what are the differences between nozzles and if it’s worth buying more expensive nozzles. Well, this finally happened and in the following article you will find a visual comparison between a large selection of nozzles. Testing...

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Ultimate 3D Printer Upgrade Purchase Guide

I thought it would be a good idea to do a list of my recommended 3D printer upgrade. I tested a lot of hardware for 3D printers, I’ve played around with more than a dozen different machines and I have a good understanding of how things work. The...

Install Klipper on Sidewinder X1

Install Klipper on Sidewinder X1

The Sidewinder X1 is a capable printer but it’s held back by it’s 8-Bit board. If you Install Klipper on Sidewinder X1, you will be able to print a bit faster. Besides faster printing, it’s much easier to change firmware settings from a single config file. Without further...

BIQU B1 IdeaMaker Profiles (1)

BIQU B1 IdeaMaker Profiles – PLA / PETG

I previously reviewed the BIQU B1 (BIQU B1 Review: Ender 3 V2 Killer?) and during the process I also tuned the BIQU B1 IdeaMaker profile for it. In this article, I will share my IdeaMaker profile for BIQU B1 made for PLA and PETG. These profiles are tuned...

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BIQU B1 Review: Ender 3 V2 Killer?

Since BIGTREETECH announced the BIQU B1 I was really interested in getting one. It looks like an amazing machine for only 250$. It comes with a SKR 1.4 and TMC2225 drivers, it includes a TFT35 touchscreen and also a PEI spring steel sheet. These are all upgrades a...