Printing for the First Time
At this point, you either have a new 3D printer1 or you have just finished calibrating the hardware of the printer you’ve built yourself. Either way, you are now looking at the exciting possibilities of printing your first object. To get the most out of your printer and indeed your first printing experience, you need to take some time to prepare your printer. Yes, there are still more things you need to work on—even for a printer right out of the box. While this sounds like more tedious procedures and fiddling, that isn’t the case.
This chapter begins with the steps you need to take to ensure that your printing ...