External guides (How to's)

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e-NABLE Educational ResourcesOnline guideenabling the futureAccessibility
What is 3D Printing: The definitive guide to additive manufacturingOnline guide3D HubsAdditive Manufacturing
The Free Beginner’s GuideOnline guide3D Printing IndustryAdditive Manufacturing
CNC Milling and 3D Printing – Find Out How They Work Together!Online guidePinshapeAdditive and Subtractive Manufacturing
Discover the Best Adhesive for Your ProjectOnline guidePinshapeAdhesives
Tips for 3D Printing Press-Fit PartsOnline guideKurt Hamel for MakeDesign
Designing parts for FFF 3D PrintingOnline guide3D HubsDesign
Design for 3D Printing: Scanning, Creating, Editing, Remixing, and Making in Three DimensionsBookSamuel N. Bernier, Bertier Luyt, Tatiana ReinhardDesign
How To Master 3D Printing Overhangs Exceeding 45°Online guideAll3dpDesign
3D Printed Drone Parts – What to Consider & How to Do ItOnline guideAll3dpDrones
35 Challenging Dual Extruder 3D Printer ModelsOnline guideAll3dpDual Extrusion
7 Free STL Editors + How to Edit and Repair STL FilesOnline guideAll3dpEdit and Repairing files
30 Types of 3D Printer Filament – Guide & Comparison ChartOnline guideAll3dpFilament
Flexible 3D Printing FilamentsOnline guide3DPrint.comFilament
Wevolver: Open Knowledge & Files for Engineering projectsWebsiteWevolverInspiration
3D Printing Materials Guide 3D Printing Materials GuideOnline guide3D HubsMaterials
The Best PETG Filament Tested & ReviewedOnline guideAll3DPMaterials
Metamaterial Mechanisms: 3D Printed Door Handle & No Moving PartsOnline newsAll3DPMaterials
Metal 3D Printer Guide 2017 – All About Metal 3D PrintingOnline guideAll3DPMaterials
Medical applications for 3D PrintingOnline guide3D HubsMedicine
3 Tips for Stronger 3D Printed PartsOnline guidefictivModeling
Key Considerations when 3D Designing Articulated ModelsOnline guidePinshapeModeling
Non-manifolds: Your Worst 3D Printing NightmareOnline guide3dprintingninjaModeling
Best Practices for Adding Ribs and Gussets to 3D Printed Parts for Structural IntegrityOnline guidefictiveModeling
How to Conduct a Tolerance Analysis for 3D Printed PartsOnline guidefictiveModeling
MatterHackers Lab: Design 3D Printed AssembliesOnline guideMatterHackersModeling
Remesh Tool: How to remesh / convert a CAD file into a better STLOnline guide3dprintingninjaModeling
The Top Essential Thing to Know for 3D Design ModelingOnline guide3dprintingninjaModeling
A guide to free holiday related 3D modelsOnline guide3dprintingninjaModels
3D Printing low-run injection moldsOnline guide3D HubsMold Making
Low-Cost Injection Molding Using 3D PrintingOnline guidePinshapeMold Making
How to Paint your 3D Printed ModelOnline guide3dprintingninjaPost processing
10 Easy Steps For Painting 3D Printed PartsOnline guidePinshapePost processing
How to Spray Paint 3D ModelOnline guidefictivPost processing
Ultimate Guide to Finishing 3D Printed PartsOnline guidefictivPost processing
3D Printer Guide 2016Online guide3D HubsPrinters
How Do 3D Printers Work? The 4 3D Technologies You Should KnowOnline guidePinshapePrinters
Make: 3D Printer Buyer’s GuideOnline guideMakePrinters
Gourmet’s Essential Guide to 3D Printed FoodOnline GuideFranklin HouserPrinting Food
How to 3D Print with NylonOnline guidePinshapePrinting
4 Things You Need to Know About 3D Printing ResolutionOnline guidePinshapePrinting
3D printing guides: Setting up auto bed tramming leveling tilt compensation!VideoThomas SanladererPrinting
Infill and Strength: Functional Design Doesn’t Stop at the CAD DeskOnline guide3dprintingforbeginnersPrinting
A visual Ultimaker troubleshooting guide A visual Ultimaker troubleshooting guideOnline guide3DVerkstanPrinting
3D Printing Troubleshooting: 34 Common 3D Printing ProblemsOnline guideAll3DPPrinting
16 Common 3D Printing Problems and Their SolutionsOnline guideAll3dpPrinting
Infill and Strength: Functional Design Doesn’t Stop at the CAD DeskOnline guide3dprintingforbeginnersPrinting
G-codeOnline guide3dprintingninjaPrinting
Getting better printsOnline guide3DVerkstanPrinting
How to Solve the Most Common 3D Printing ProblemsOnline guide3dprintingforbeginnersPrinting
OrientationOnline guide3dprintingninjaPrinting
RaftOnline guide3dprintingninjaPrinting
SupportsOnline guide3dprintingninjaPrinting
The 3D Printing Design GuideBecome a Better 3D DesignerOnline guidePinshapePrinting
Tricks Every New 3D Printer Owner Should KnowOnline guide3dprintingninjaPrinting
What You Need to Know for 3D Printing Large ObjectsOnline guidePinshapePrinting
What is 3D PrintingBlog postMakerBlogPrinting
Guide to Green 3D Printing – 4 Ways to be More Sustainable!Online guidePinshapeRecycling
Easy Guide on How to Repair Your STL FilesOnline guidePinshapeRepairing
Fixing Non-Manifold ModelsOnline guideShapewaysRepairing
Non-manifolds: Manual Fixing MethodsOnline guide3dprintingninjaRepairing
Slicers and user interfaces for 3D printersOnline guideEdutech WikiSlicers
3D Slicer Settings for Beginners – 8 Things You Need to KnowOnline guidePinshapeSlicing
Walls, and Nozzles and Cura, Oh My! (Or: QuickPrint is broken)Online guideextrudable.meSlicing with Cura
Discover Which CAD Tool is Best for YouOnline guidePinshapeSoftware
22 Best 3D Modeling/3D CAD software ToolsOnline guideAll3dpSoftware
20 Best 3D Printing Software Tools (Most are Free)Online guideAll3dpSoftware
What 3D Design Software Should I Use?Online guideShapewaysSoftware
3D Printing Guide: Software and TrainingOnline guideHarold B. Lee LibrarySoftware
10 Steps to STL File Modification: A Beginner’s GuideOnline guidePinshapeSTL files
Guide to Green 3D Printing – 4 Ways to be More Sustainable!Blog postPinshapeSustainability