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How J-Head™ M3 Stud Thermistors are Made

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At J-Head™, we take pride in producing high-quality thermistors that provide accurate readings of the internal temperature of your heater block. Our M3 Stud thermistors are designed to be a step above the rest, with a unique construction that sets them apart from other products on the market. Here’s a closer look at how we […]

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Optimizing Your 3D Printer’s Motion with Hotends.com’s RepRap Calculators

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Accuracy and consistency are key to producing high-quality 3D prints, and it all starts with your printer’s motion. The new 3d Printer Calculators section on Hotends.com offers two REPRAP essential tools to help you get the most out of your 3D printer’s motion: the String Drive Steps per MM Calculator and the Belt Drive Steps […]

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Startup Manufacturing: How 3D Printing Can Help You Bring Your Product to Market

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3D printing technology has revolutionized the way products are designed, manufactured, and brought to market. In this article, we will explore how a startup company can use 3D printing to prove out their product, handle low volume sales, and potentially even handle their entire production run. We will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of […]

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It’s 2023: Should I Still Be Printing With A Raft?

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As we enter 2023, 3D printing technology has come a long way from where it was even just a few years ago. One question that many 3D printing enthusiasts may be asking themselves is whether or not they should still be using a raft when printing their models. What is a raft, and why is […]

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The Ultimate Solution for Changing Nozzles?

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The J-Head Farmer hotend is a versatile and reliable tool for your 3D Printer that allows you to easily change nozzle sizes on your 3D printer. With its ability to use standard nozzles and swap kits, the J-Head Farmer offers a range of options for different printing needs. Swapping Nozzles? One of the major benefits […]

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So You Got A 3D Printer For Christmas Eh?

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Welcome to the exciting world of 3D printing! If you’ve recently received a 3D printer as a gift or purchased one for yourself, you’re in for a treat. With a 3D printer, you can create all kinds of amazing objects, from toys and figurines to functional parts and tools. We all know that this article […]

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3D Printing In Space: What This Means For Humanity

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*Warning – This article is a bit of a read but I am a total nerd when it comes to space! 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of creating a physical object from a digital design by building it up layer by layer. It has the potential to revolutionize the way […]

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Get A Perfect First Layer With Any 3D Printer

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When it comes to 3D printing, getting the perfect first layer is crucial. Not only does it set the foundation for the rest of the print, but it can also be the difference between a successful print and a failed one. In this article, we’ll go over some tips and techniques for getting a perfect […]

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Power Supplies: Considerations To Keep In Mind For Your 3D Printer

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The power supply is a crucial component of any 3D printer. It’s responsible for providing the necessary electricity to operate all of the components of the printer, including the hotend heater cartridge, the motors, and any additional electronics. Choosing the right power supply is essential for ensuring that your 3D printer operates smoothly and produces […]

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Get Spare PTC Fittings For Your Bowden Tube: Or?

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Surely there is a better solution? Bowden PTC fittings, or push-to-connect fittings, are commonly used in 3D printing setups to connect Bowden tubes. While they may seem like a convenient and cost-effective solution, they are prone to several issues that will impact the quality and reliability of your 3D prints. Bowden Fitting Broken Teeth: One […]

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