Getting Started

When do I need to use support material in my prints?
"Support" is a printed portion of an object that is removable after the print is finished. It serves as a.. support for any part of the object dir...
Wed, 14 Mar, 2018 at 11:44 PM
Applying Hairspray to the Build Plate
If your part comes off the plate you may see it stick to the nozzle and create a blob. Even worse - the part may not stick to the plate at any point and you...
Wed, 14 Mar, 2018 at 11:44 PM
What is the correct distance from the nozzle to the bed for my 3D printer?
The illustration below is a good illustration of how important it is do dial in your first layer. For more info on your first layer, see our help articl...
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020 at 1:29 PM
What is infill?
From our Polar Cloud guide, infill is defined as: Each model to be printed is comprised of an exterior and an interior. While the exterior is typically p...
Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 at 12:33 PM
Where can I learn about basic 3D Printing/Slicing terminology and see examples?
Our polar cloud guide has a glossary that is a great place to start. Thingiverse user: okayauco has great visualizing models for shell thickness, inf...
Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 at 3:17 PM
What 3D Printers work on the Polar Cloud?
Great question. We ask that you check out our Printer Compatibility search tool on the cloud. [But really... This list has not been updated since 2017] ...
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 at 9:17 AM
CAD Tips for 3D Printing
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020 at 1:30 PM