Skip to main content

3D Printing Lithophanes - All You Need to Know

17 min read

The first Lithophanes in the 1820s were made out of porcelain material. It was a pretty labor-intensive and expensive process. But, with the rise of 3D printing technology and affordable 3D printers, you can single-handedly 3D print exquisite lithophanes at your home.

That said, 3D printing quality Lithophanes is still a relatively challenging process. You need to fine-tune several little parameters and carefully set your slicer settings to get the best-looking Lithophane on your 3D printer.

In this article, we鈥檒l break down the science behind 3D printing lithophanes. We鈥檒l look at the various tools you can use to prepare a lithophane and understand the crucial factors to consider while 3D printing it.

Let鈥檚 print some 3D images.

Klipper Input Shaping for Ender 3 - All You Need to Know

15 min read

Klipper鈥檚 Input Shaping functionality stands out particularly well owing to its excellent execution and utility. It lets you print at higher speeds while ensuring that the print quality is not affected due to the 3D printer鈥檚 fast movements. It鈥檚 probably one of the most sophisticated and our favorite features in the Klipper firmware.

Yet, for several users, Input Shaping is still a mystery and a concept that seems too technical and complex to understand.

In this article, we鈥檒l break down Input Shaping in Klipper for you and help you understand how it can assist you in achieving excellent print results. We鈥檒l start by understanding it in detail and learn more about how it works in Klipper. We鈥檝e also included a step-by-step guide that鈥檒l help you configure Klipper for your 3D printer. In this guide, we will tune input shaper on an Ender 3 3D Printer, but this guide is relevant for similar 3D printers as well.

Let鈥檚 start shaping our Klipper 3D printers!

Prusa Slicer - Getting Started with Prusa Slicer (for Any 3D Printer)

9 min read

PrusaSlicer UI Courtesy of Prusa

PrusaSlicer is a powerful open-source slicing software with advanced 3D printing features and customization options. This blog post will walk you through the process of getting started with PrusaSlicer, from downloading and installing the software to setting up your first print.

Whether you are new to 3D printing or an experienced user, this guide will help you get the most out of PrusaSlicer.

Prusa Slicer Supports - All You Need to Know

12 min read

Image Courtesy of Prusa 3D

PrusaSlicer is one of the most popular 3D printing slicers used by many 3D printing enthusiasts. Its ease of use, broad printer compatibility and rich features make it a powerful slicer available today.

One such key feature of the PrusaSlicer is its Support Generation which lets you 3D print complex designs easily. Supports in PrusaSlicer have come a long way, and each new update brings some improvements to the PrusaSlicer's supports.

In this article, we'll understand everything there is to know about using the Supports in PrusaSlicer. We'll review the support settings and various options and understand how you can optimize the supports to get clean-looking, high-quality 3D models.

Without any further ado, let's start this 'support' full article.

Remote 3D Printer Software - Choosing the Best Software for Your Needs

13 min read

Gone are the days in 3D printing where you constantly need to be tethered to a 3D printer. There are now automated software tools that allow you to monitor and control your printer without being present in the same room. Some of these applications give you unrestricted access to your machines and let you operate them from anywhere in the world.

In this article, we鈥檒l look at eight remote 3D printing software you can use to run your 3D printers remotely. These programs are suited equally well for hobbyists and professional 3D printing farms and can be a great way to ease out the manual workload in your workflow.

Let鈥檚 power up your remote 3D printing setup!

Obico G-Code File Management Revamped!

4 min read

We have redesigned the G-Code file management system to include some exciting new features such as folders, a detailed view and more! You'll probably be able to find all of the new features by opening the web or mobile app for yourself, or you can continue reading to learn about everything you can do with the new G-Code flow!

Orange Pi Zero 2 For OctoPrint Easy Installation

2 min read

Update on the Orange Pi Zero 2 for OctoPrint Project

In an ongoing effort to get find an easy way for makers to install OctoPrint with the Raspberry Pi shortage ongoing, we developed an easy to install raspberry pi alternative for OctoPrint using the Orange Pi Zero 2.

Installation works similarly to installing OctoPi on a Raspberry Pi. You can get a complete OctoPrint Kit that includes a webcam and everything you need to get started, or just the Orange Pi Zero 2 Board in our online store (available for U.S and Canada only).

How to Use Cura Slicer with Klipper 3D Printer Firmware

8 min read

Introduction

Klipper is quickly ranking its position as one of the best 3D printing firmware in the community. Using a combination of Raspberry Pi and web interface, Klipper significantly improves your 3D printer鈥檚 speed, print quality, and user experience.

Pair it up with Cura, and you open up a world of new possibilities for your 3D printing workflow. Cura is one of the most widely used and popular 3D printer slicers with top-notch features that help you achieve high-quality 3D prints.

Yet, as good as they are, there are some pointers you need to be mindful of when using Cura and Klipper together. In this article, we鈥檒l understand how you can use these two software side-by-side to get the best quality results from your 3D printer.

Let鈥檚 Klip and Slice.

How to Use Prusa Slicer with Klipper 3D Printer Firmware

5 min read

Klipper as a 3D printer firmware and PrusaSlicer as a 3D printing slicer have become widely popular in the past few years. They鈥檙e both completely free to use and loaded with features, and you get the benefits of open-source development with either of these programs.

It makes sense to use them together to streamline your 3D printing workflow and make the most out of these two pieces of software. In this guide, we鈥檒l go over the process of setting up Prusaslicer with your Klipper 3D printer. It鈥檚 simple and quick and can help save you from the hassle of manually uploading your print files.

We鈥檒l begin with understanding the benefits of using these two software together and then look at the detailed setup process. Let鈥檚 begin!

Klipper PID Tuning - How to Guide

6 min read

Klipper firmware is getting all the praise lately owing to its vast range of features and top-notch performance. It also offers several configuration options to calibrate your printer to deliver high-quality 3D prints.

One crucial parameter we鈥檒l be configuring today is PID tuning for your 3D printer. Setting the correct PID settings ensures that your hot end and print bed are heated in the least time possible and maintain the set temperature with great precision.

This article will guide you through the PID calibration process for your 3D printer using Klipper. It鈥檒l help you to understand more about these PID settings and sort out any heating issues with your machine.

Let鈥檚 start tuning up these beds and hot ends!