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Custom Build Plate Collection for Prusa Slicer

I started using Prusa Slicer a lot more in the past few weeks with great results so i thought i make it look better. For each of my printers i added a custom build plate. This improves looks and it also makes it easier to see what printer...

How to Improve Print Times for Functional Prints

How to Improve Print Times for Functional Prints

Since the new Covid-19 pandemic started, the 3D printing community started to print masks and visors for medical professionals to help fight the virus. Here are a few tips on how to improve print times in order to finish those prints faster. Nozzle Size and Layer Height The...

SKR 1.3 upgrade for Sidewinder X1

SKR 1.3 upgrade for Sidewinder X1

The SKR 1.3 upgrade for the Sidewinder X1 is a big improvement over the stock configuration. It updates the printers’ capabilities to 32 bit, makes it a bit quieter and allows for easier firmware upgrades. I previously reviewed the Sidewinder X1 and it’s a good machine in its...

Enable OctoPrint Baby Stepping – Live-Z Probe Offset

OctoPrint Baby Stepping – Enable Live-Z Probe Offset

Beginners often have issues with the first layer when starting a print. It’s either a bit too high or too low causing issues with layer adhesion. If the nozzle is too high, the print will not adhere to the heated bed properly. If it’s too low there’s a...

Install OctoPi on Raspberry Pi

Install OctoPi on Raspberry Pi – OctoPrint install guide

OctoPrint is an open-source project that adds a lot more functionality for your 3D printing needs. From remote monitoring and better time estimations to gorgeous time-lapses, OctoPrint is the best tool to use in order to improve your 3D printing experience. In this article, I will show you...

Custom Screen Firmware for Sidewinder X1 and Genius

Custom Screen Firmware for Sidewinder X1 and Genius

I am working on a guide for upgrading the Artillery Sidewinder X1 and Artillery Genius to 32bit with the BIGTREETECH SKR 1.3 and TMC2208. Unfortunately, the stock screen firmware has issues communicating with the board. I was looking for a fix online, and stumbled upon delwinbest’s github repo...

Artillery Genius Profile for Simplify3D and Prusa Slicer

Artillery Genius Profile for Simplify3D and Prusa Slicer

I previously reviewed the Artillery Genius which is an awesome printer. The stock profile is decent, but can be improved. After a few prints, i managed to dial in the profile and get really good results with it. Here is my tweaked Artillery Genius profile for Simplify 3D...

Artillery Genius Firmware with Marlin 2.0.1

Artillery Genius Firmware with Marlin 2.0.1

The Artillery Genius is awesome and the firmware it comes with is properly configured, but unfortunately it uses an older variant of the Marlin firmware and it lacks some features. It is recommended to upgrade the Artillery Genius Firmware to Marlin 2.0.1 in order to get all the...

PETG Printing - Tips For Good Quality Prints

PETG Printing – Tips For Good Quality Prints

I have struggled with PETG printing for a while now but I am finally getting beautiful prints – as good or better than PLA. Here are a few little PETG tricks I have learned along the way. These came about after spending countless hours watching my printer and...

Dragon Hotend Review - CR-10S PRO Direct Drive Setup

Dragon Hotend Review – CR-10S PRO Direct Drive setup

A few weeks ago, Trianglelab has released their new Dragon Hotend. This hotend takes features from multiple successful hotends like the E3D V6 and Mosquito Hotend and integrates them into a small and effective package. I ordered one, and decided to install it on the Creality CR-10S PRO...