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Cost-Effective Prototyping with 3D Printing

Explore the world of cost-effective prototyping with 3D printing. This technology allows for rapid, affordable creation of prototype parts and models, reducing both time and cost. Discover how 3D printing is revolutionizing the design process, making it more efficient and accessible for businesses and individuals alike.

Exploring & Preserving History Through 3D Printing

A few months ago we were approached by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA to create 3D prints of some of their Egypt exhibit artifacts. These 3D printed replicas were put on display and give museum goers the opportunity to touch the pieces of history and explore them in new and interactive…

Just-In-Time Manufacturing: Embracing the 3D Printing Advantage

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, the demand for efficient and streamlined production processes has led to the rise of just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing. JIT is a production strategy that emphasizes producing goods in response to customer demand, eliminating excess inventory, and minimizing waste. One technology that aligns perfectly with JIT manufacturing is 3D printing. Understanding…


What is Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing?

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is an advanced additive manufacturing technology that has transformed the world of 3D printing. This innovative process has enabled industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer products to create complex, functional parts with unmatched precision and strength. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating world of SLS 3D…

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Creality CR-30 Belt Adhesion Issues

TLDR: Download the custom CR-30 adjustable angle BondTech LGX Shortcut mount here! When setting up a new printer for our farm, the most important aspects are reliability and repeatability. In order to stay profitable, we need to ensure that our printers work every time with minimal need for tuning and intervention (save for the occasional…


Choosing the Right Options for Your Custom 3D Print Project

When ordering a custom 3D print online, there are a number of options that most manufacturers will generally ask for, however not all of these options are common knowledge. By varying different elements of your print, you can either make more robust, strong pieces, or you can save time by cutting down on filament densities…

Advantages of Prototyping with 3D Printing

3D printing is a great technology with so many uses and advantages for countless industries. One of the most wide-spread uses for it is what’s referred to as “rapid prototyping”. This is an industry term for using fabrication techniques that quickly bring an idea from digital file to physical model. 3D printing has given engineers…

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What is Additive Manufacturing?

3D printing is part of a wide category of manufacturing methods known collectively as “additive manufacturing”. These methods all share one theme in common: they produce a finished product by adding materials together and building it up.

Welcome to the Farm: Our Custom Upgraded Creality Printers

At 3D Print Pittsburgh, we definitely have a love for consistency and quality. That’s why we have a high standard for everything we choose to use for our print farm, especially our printers! Through a lot of personal experience, we landed on the Creality Ender 3 Pro as our go-to printer. Between the inexpensive cost…

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The Recipe for a Perfectly Tuned Ender 3 Pro

When you run a print farm at scale, you quickly find that the fundamental metric that determines your success is uptime. Uptime is determined both by incoming demand, as well as printer upkeep, maintenance, and tuning. If printers aren’t maintained well, you’ll find prints being to fail for various reasons, all of which can be…