How to Print Miniature Figures on a 3D Printer

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How to Print Miniature Figures on a 3D Printer

I have seen some pretty impressive-looking gaming miniatures come from FDM 3D printers, even fairly cheap, low-end machines. But getting good-quality results can require a fair amount of tweaking and fine-tuning.

In this episode of The Tomb of 3D Printed Horrors, they carefully run through all of the things you need to know in printing as high a resolution miniature as is possible with your home 3D printer. They discuss how to set up your printer for maximum impact and the optimal settings for your slicer software.

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This is only part one of a two-part video. In part two, they plan on covering post-printing clean up and finishing techniques.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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