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Practical 3D Printers: The Science and Art of 3D Printing by Brian Evans

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CHAPTER 3

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Calibrating Your Printer

Now that we have a basic theoretical understanding of how the diverse components of our 3D printer work together to build 3D models, it’s time to take our new 3D printer and put it to work. Remember though, we are not quite to the point of being able to hit a print button in our software and have the printer build a model. This is especially the case if you have just built your 3D printer from a kit—and even more so if you built the printer from the ground up. Instead, we need to go through a process to verify the operation of the printer to better prepare it to properly and accurately make prints. This process ...

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