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Obico First Layer AI (codename: Celestrius) Alpha Program!

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Since our early days as The Spaghetti Detective, Obico has been at the forefront of 3D print failure detection. Today, over a hundred thousand makers trust our technology, with almost one million failed 3D prints caught to date!

The Obico team has been working on something new for a while, and we are excited to announce it today!

We are launching the Alpha Program of our nozzle camera-based First Layer AI Inspection (codename: Celestrius)

For the past several months, we’ve been working with about 50 early pilots (thank you if you are one of the pilots!) to collect millions of images. With a huge amount of effort, we were able to successfully build an initial version of the AI.

Now we are ready to invite you to participate in the alpha program to get early access to this amazing technology!

Ten Must Have Upgrades for Prusa Mk3 3D printers in 2023

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Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D printer/Courtesy: Prusa

Every maker around the world knows that the Prusa i3 MK3 S/MK3S+ 3D printer is a best-in-class 3D printer that not only delivers high-quality prints but is also accurate and reliable. However, as technology evolves and the needs and desires of the user and the customer change, it becomes necessary to keep your printer up to date while also making the process simple. As a result, we've compiled a list of the top ten must-have upgrades for your Prusa i3 MK3 S/MK3S+ 3D printer.

Need for Upgrades

If you own a 3D printer, you are probably aware that 3D printing is not as simple as it may appear. It has a steep learning curve and can be irritating at times. But what makes it all worthwhile are the custom products you can create with it, the time you save, and the money you can save and even earn with your printer. To ensure that you are always eager to print more and more, it is important that you regularly upgrade your printer.

These upgrades are not only required because they can improve the capabilities of your printer, but they also help you make the process a lot easier, friendlier, fun, and organized.

Upgrades for your Prusa i3 MK3 S/MK3S+ 3D printer

Printer Enclosure: To improve print quality

Original Prusa Enclosure/Source: Prusa

Klipper Interfaces - A Quick Overview

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Picture Source : LazaroFilm via Reddit

Tired of the limited and uninspiring interface options that come with your 3D printers? Need a full-fledged user interface that’s easy to use yet rich with features? Well, Klipper is here to save the day!

Klipper is an open-source firmware that revolutionizes how you interact with your 3D printers. With its various interface options, you can control and access your machines like never before. These interfaces provide a refreshing experience that enhances your entire 3D printing process.

This piece goes into detail about Klipper Interfaces, explaining what they are, why you need them, and which ones are the best. Our goal is to tell you about the different interface choices Klipper has and help you choose the one that works best for you.

So, buckle up, and let’s Klipp-on some interfaces!

The Best Octoprint Plugin Pack for Beginner Users

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Alt text Octoprint has changed the way we use 3D printers in more ways than anyone could have thought. Wireless 3D printing, failure detection, smooth time-lapse movies, and a ton of other features make it one of the best 3D printing software on the market today.

Some of these features are built into the program, and others are made possible by the plugin system. The "plugins" allow users to perform a wide variety of operations and increase Octoprint's use.

It can be difficult to know which plugins to install first and what they do as a newbie while setting up a 3D printer. In this article, we’ll help you figure out this ''plugin'' situation and guide you through installing them simply via a Plugin pack.

We’ve compiled a list of the best 11 plugins in Octoprint that you, as a beginner, should take notice of. The purpose is to get you up and running quickly with Octoprint and ensure that you get the most out of it.

Let's get started!

ABS Smoothing - All You Need To Know

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Picture courtesy : adonutforeveryone via Reddit

ABS is an amazing material for 3D printing. It's a type of industrial plastic that was used as one of the first materials for 3D printing in the 1990s. But even ABS can't escape the problem of FDM 3D printing: layer lines.

Fused deposition modeling inherently produces layer lines. It makes your 3D-printed parts special, but let's face it, layer lines don't look good on every model. They make your models look less professional and take away from their visual charm.

Thankfully, you can entirely conceal these layer lines in your ABS components with little post-processing. ABS Smoothing is a process in which the layer lines totally melt, giving your parts a smooth, shiny surface.

In this piece, we'll learn everything there is to know about this process and show you how to make professional-looking 3D prints. Let's print some ABSolutely amazing creations!

The Best Klipper 3D Printers in 2023

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Picture Courtesy: Voron Design

Klipper is quickly becoming a popular 3D printing software among both hobbyists and pros. Klipper firmware for 3D printers has a bright future because of its high printing rates, impressive feature set, and open-source architecture.

In this piece, we'll surf this new wave of Klipper 3D printers. We'll go over the basics of Klipper firmware, look at what makes it so great, and find out which printers use Klipper as their default firmware.

Let’s Klipp some printers!

Klipper Webcam Setup using Mainsail

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Klipper and Mainsail are one of the best software pairings for 3D printers you can find today. Both of these programs keep getting better over time so that users can have a better printing experience.

Today, we're going to look at the camera streaming part of Mainsail-Klipper. Mainsail's Crowsnest streaming service recently added the camera-streamer project. This makes it easy to get high-quality video from your webcam without using a lot of data.

Everything you need to know about this revision is included in this article. We'll look at how to add a single camera or multiple cameras, as well as how to get a high-quality video stream of your 3D printer to your laptop.

Let's set sail and get the cameras ready!

How to Install Klipper Themes

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Klipper is fast, it's smooth, and it's really cool. It is quickly becoming the most used software for 3D printers. More and more commercial printers are being built using Klipper, and even more and more printers are being upgraded by enthusiasts so they can use Klipper.

Every day, more and more people hop on the Klipper train, which means that customization is more important than ever. Why shouldn't the printer's firmware be personalized by the user, much like the printer's brand, symbol, and 3D prints?

Today, we'll talk about how you can change the look and feel of your Klipper 3D printer to make it your own. This piece will go over Themes in Mainsail and Fluidd and help you personalize your machine to your liking.

Let’s Klipp away and custom-fit your machine to your taste!

OrcaSlicer- An Introduction and How to Get Started

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Alt text The Bambu Slicer goes well with how fast and good the Bambu machines are. It has a lot of features, is easy to use, and produces high-quality prints. Still, it's not perfect and has some flaws of its own.

OrcaSlicer comes into play at this point. OrcaSlicer adds some interesting features to the basic Bambu Studio. You get more printer presets, more detailed print settings, and a bunch of other advanced tools that all make 3D printing better.

This page will talk about everything OrcaSlicer. What it is, why it exists, and why it is a good option to its original source. Hold on to your boats because we're going to go deep into OrcaSlicer and look at it in detail.

12 Best Free 3D Printer Test Models

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Photo Courtesy- 3D Benchy via Flickr

The 3D printer calibration is crucial to ensure that your machine creates parts as intended. To 3D print your part as closely as possible to the original design, you need to adjust the 3D printing temperatures, material flows, tolerances, and many other factors.

There are several calibration models you can use to find and tune your print settings. But not all of them are needed, and to be honest, some of them are not even good models.

This article aims to do two things. We want you to adjust your machine and make it as accurate as possible so you can make the best 3D prints. And we want to help you find the best calibration models among the hundreds that are already out there.

This will help you save valuable printing time, materials, and work while getting the best calibration results possible. So, without further ado, let's get your 3D printers squared away!