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3D Printing Resources

 

Below is a list of invaluable resources for the i3 and/or 3D printing in general.

 

i3 Specific Resources

Wanhao Duplicator I3 3D Printing Facebook Group - One of the best Facebook groups I've been apart of ... period.

Wanhao Duplicator i3 Wiki - A must have bookmark for i3 users ... from setup to mods.

Maker Hacks Upgrades - A nice overview for many of the settings and mods that improve performance.

 

Print Quality Resources

Cura Print Quality Troubleshooting - Very useful pictorial resource for troubleshooting print errors with Cura specific tweaks.

Simplify 3D Print Quality Troubleshooting - Very useful pictorial resource for troubleshooting print errors with Simplify 3D specific tweaks.

Reprap Wiki Print Quality Troubleshooting - A more general pictorial troubleshooting guide.

3DVerkstan Guide - A nice guide to help with print quality concepts.

 

3D Model Repositories

Thingiverse - Perhaps the most well known site for uploading and downloading 3D models.

MyMiniFactory - Another 3D model repository that is gaining a lot of steam.

STLFinder - A 3D model search engine.

 

CAD and Modeling

TinkerCAD - A free online cloud-based CAD program.  IMHO it's the easiest to learn CAD program out there.

AutoDesk Fusion 360 - A more advanced cloud-based CAD program that is also free for students, hobbyist, and small businesses.

Online-Convert.com SVG Converter - A free online tool to convert images to SVG files that can be imported to create 3D models.

 

The Obvious

Youtube - Tons of great 3D printing channels that cover everything from reviews to how-to guides.

Google - I tried listing some of the most useful resources I have personally used but there are plenty more out there.