3D Education Material

Hi All

Doug the newbie here; this Snapmaker has certainly triggered a bug in me to learn and do more.

I have just ordered a book from Amazon “The 3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications” to add to my new need for education on this topic.

Can our more experienced users suggest any other text or training material to improve our understanding and work with 3D prints?

Have a great weekend


Hi Doug,

I did something similar when I first started with 3d printing 4 years ago. Sorry to say, but if it was released today, it would most likely be out of date by the time you receive it and most 3D printers are nothing like the Snapmaker. However, you may find a few pointers. Honestly, there is nothing you would not find on the web for free. Finding the right places can be challenging though.

After our brief exchange about the dust cover for the CNC, I went and bought a Tevo Tornado which has a larger print bed and no more problem. LOL Of course I did not buy just for the cover… I moved to the US .5 years ago and left my printer in Germany. I simply needed a printer!

In any case, here are a few that I use;

I also use web sites of other vendors that I do not want to show here because I do not want to lead customers to a different site.

3D printing is a moving target and the Snapmaker is unique. But a lot of topics discussed here can be found in the web, years old. With that technology changes as well as the filament. Getting things to stick or, as in my case, with the Tevo, getting things off the bed are the most prominent. Then every printer has a life of its own, what works for some doesn’t work for others.

A friend and I had the identical printer model and had to use different printing configurations to be successful.

Find a few sites like I listed above and save your money on a book. Unless, you are old school, like me, and like to write your own notes into the book.

Hope this is a little helpful.
Best regards,
Andrew - still waiting for mine…


Hi @andrew

A huge thanks for the information, it is much appreciated.

In my own evolution of learning I ham finding a plethora of information on the internet, text and video suggestions.

I am also coming to the realisation that all 3D printers are unique and have their own idiosyncrasies of behaviour. What is good though, is listening to other users and hearing about the problems they have experienced and how they addressed them; this also leads to how to avoid the problems.

It certainly is an entertaining art from, with new skills and understandings to learn.

As a newbie to this art from I am have having great fun. Touch wood, I have experienced no problems with my Snapmaker.

Once again thanks for the information. We live and learn.

Keep having fun


Hi All

ALL3DP published a list of 34 web where you can obtain printing projects see https://m.all3dp.com/1/free-stl-files-3d-printer-models-3d-print-files-stl-download/



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