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Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing by Cameron Coward

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CHAPTER19

Modifying Your Printer

In This Chapter

  • Adding fan shrouds or heated beds
  • Making the switch to all-metal hot ends
  • Installing extruders and extending axes
  • Modifications for milling or laser cutting
  • Sites for purchasing parts or finding 3D models to upgrade your printer

Once you’re comfortable with your 3D printer and have gotten bored with printing pencil holders and coasters, you’ll probably start thinking about how you can upgrade or modify your 3D printer. There are an endless number of modifications you can do to your printer to make it bigger and better, and if you’re the tinkering type (which you probably are if you’re reading ...

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