How to improve your 3D prints with annealing

Guides

Probably everyone involved in practical 3D printing has been thinking about improving the physical and mechanical properties of their prints. You could try out some special materials, but those are usually both expensive and hard to print. The only other obvious option is to tweak your print settings, which has its own limitations. Surely there […]

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Black Friday: free shipping worldwide, free gifts with MK3S and SL1, and filament discounts + MINI shipping info

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We’re launching Black Friday deals in our e-shop – and it’s more than just free shipping this year! Also, I have some important news about the Original Prusa MINI 3D printer, which will start shipping in just a few days!   Black Friday deals are here Last year, our Black Friday deals were all about […]

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Win the Original Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer in our Winter Designer Contest!

Contests, Featured

Our first designer contest at PrusaPrinters.org was a massive success! With over 150 submitted models, we had a really tough time deciding who was the best. Huge thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to winners! And ever since the contest ended, we’ve been getting dozens and dozens of messages, asking us when the next […]

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3MF file format and why it’s great

Guides

The most common and universal file format for 3D printing is STL. It was released in 1987 and it’s dead simple. An STL file describes a raw, unstructured, triangulated surface. It doesn’t contain any scale, color or material information. There is no validation, it’s just a bunch of triangles, so it doesn’t prevent you from […]

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Announcing results of the PrusaPrinters.org Halloween design contest

Contests

The first PrusaPrinters.org contest just ended! And because we were running it for the majority of October, it was pretty clear what theme we should choose: Halloween. The festival of fright, time of terror and ghastly galore of ghouls and ghosts! And what shocked us even more than a spooky scary skeleton was the number […]

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Prusa Dev Diaries #2: How we made the heatbed silent

Dev Diaries

We continue with our series of articles, which give you a unique glimpse into the world of Prusa Research’s development, design and programming. In our last article, we explained how we tackled an improved Mesh Bed Leveling routine. This time, we’ll explain how we made the heatbed virtually silent. Silent operation is one of our […]

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3D printed railway models, part III: The final model

In the first article, we’ve shown you several cool gadgets that make the creation of landscape a lot easier: We’ve used Original Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printers to create basic landscape parts, we’ve printed the body of the electrostatic grass applicator and also a simple tool for applying the track ballast. In the second article, […]

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Original Prusa MINI is here: Smart and compact 3D printer for everyone!

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We still have a couple of weeks until the holiday season, but here’s an early gift for you: I’m excited to announce our brand new Original Prusa MINI, a smart and compact 3D printing workhorse with all the bells and whistles you’re accustomed to when you buy an Original Prusa 3D printer. While we know […]

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Win the Original Prusa i3 MK3S in new designer competition!

Contests

PrusaPrinters.org community website is rapidly growing in many respects. We are working hard on further development, with a lot of help from our users and their models. We are focusing both on new features and optimizations, which considerably speed up the print saving process. For example, you can add donation links, using various payment services […]

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Prusa Dev Diaries #1: Mesh Bed Leveling

Dev Diaries

We’ve promised that we would start publishing dev diaries to give you a unique opportunity to see what’s happening “behind the curtain” – and here’s the first one! Today, we’ll take a look at the Mesh Bed Leveling routine and the changes we made in recent firmware releases. This includes the new community-requested 7×7 Mesh […]

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