This collection of articles is great for everyone who is new to 3D printing, as well as for experienced fabricators who are looking to brush up on their 3D printing knowledge.

Each article focuses on either a type of machine, a type of filament, or has troubleshooting tips that can be used once the journey into 3D printing has begun. Of course, if you can't find the answer to your question in these informative articles, please reach out to our Customer Success Team via phone or email at 949-613-5838 or

How To: Setup a Desktop Fabrication Station for 3D Printing

Preparing your workspace for your new 3D printer can be exciting, just make sure you take into consideration some key tips before getting started.

How To Succeed When 3D Printing With PLA Filament

Discover the best tips for 3D printing with PLA filament - from finding the right temperature, to which surfaces to 3D print on, this step-by-step guide will help you succeed with 3D printing PLA.

How to Succeed when Printing with PETG Filament

Durable and easy to print, PETG filament is likely to take over as the most commonly-used filament. This in-depth guide provides a few tips and tricks on how to get started and embrace the fantastic properties of this material.

3D Printer Troubleshooting Guide

Use this guide to help you identify and solve the most common issues that may occur while 3D printing.
We also have a ton of great videos on our YouTube channel dedicated to helping you troubleshoot various parts of your 3D printer. You can find the Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer playlist at the link below:

Top Ten Prints to Calibrate your 3D Printer

Get the most out of your 3D printer with these calibration tests which are designed to reveal small adjustments you can make to get your 3D prints to really shine.

3D Printing 101 Web Series with YouTube's 3D Printing Nerd

We know what challenges come your way when you first start printing. Get a head start and solid guidance with MatterHackers' web series, 3D Printing 101 hosted by YouTube's 3D Printing Nerd, Joel Telling.

Extruders 101: A crash course on an essential component of your 3D printer

The extruder, a piece that could determine the success or failure of your print. Shoot for success with this simple guide that can improve your print quality.

3D Printer Filament Comparison Guide

There are many different kinds of 3D printer filament, and each one has it's own strengths and is ideal for different projects. Knowing these differences is key to a successful 3D printing experience and so we have created a Filament Comparison Guide with everything you need to know about every type of filament available.

The Top Ten Tips For Getting Started With 3D Printing

We were all noobs at one point! Here the ten best tips for getting started with 3D printing - whether it's your first time 3D printing or you need to brush up on the basics, this guide will help you out!

How to Succeed with Your First 3D Print

If your obsession with 3D printing is just beginning, check out these easy steps to a successful first print. Seasoned vet? Never hurts to brush up!

3D Printing Essentials: How to Succeed with a Perfect First Layer for Every 3D Print

The first layer of your 3D print is the foundation of everything that comes after, which makes it such an important part of the 3D printing process.