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NEW USER GUIDES FOR THE ORIGINAL PRUSA SL1

Welcome to the family of the Original Prusa SL1 owners! Thank you again for purchasing a 3D printer directly from its developer Josef Prusa. Your purchase supports us in further development. Josef Prusa, one of the core developers of open source project RepRap and creator of Prusa i3, started Prusa Research as a one-man startup in 2012. The company rapidly expanded and now has a team of more than 350 people. Currently, we ship more than 6000 Original Prusa 3D printers per month to over 135 countries directly from Prague. And we continue to improve both user experience and reliability of 3D printing every day.

However, a 3D printer is not a maintenance-free machine - at least not yet. You need to learn a few things about how a 3D printer operates, so you can enjoy trouble-free printing. But don't worry! Most problems are really easy to fix. Plus, we are here to help you. This page contains links to a whole bunch of useful videos and articles, which will guide you through your first steps in the 3D printing world. Some of them are for more advanced users, but no worries - you'll be one of them soon enough 😉

In case you can't find the answer to your question on our websites, we are providing full 24/7 customer support via live chat (available at shop.prusa3d.com) and e-mail in several languages. There are also unofficial user groups on Facebook, where makers help each other.

SL1 new user guides videos

In this video, we will show you how to successfully get first print on your Original Prusa SL1

How to slice 3D objects for the Original Prusa SL1?

The FEP foil on the bottom of the resin tank is a consumable and its surface will degrade over time. In this video, we will show you how to easily replace the old FEP foil with a new one

3D printing tips & tricks

How to slice 3D objects for the Original Prusa SL1

Slicing for the SL1 is different, it uses more supports than FFF/FDM 3D printers, but they are also easier to remove. Let's tech some basic tricks.

3MF file format and why it’s great

VIDEO INCLUDED | Meet 3MF – a new open-source file format designed specifically for additive manufacturing.

HOW TO REPAIR CORRUPTED 3D MODELS FOR PRINTING

VIDEO INCLUDED | You’d be surprised how many 3D models you can find on the internet are broken in some way. We will tell you how to repair them.

PHOTOGRAMMETRY 2 – 3D SCANNING SIMPLER, BETTER THAN EVER!

Creating a 3D model just by taking lots of pictures of a real object? Yes! Photogrammetry is back – and it’s easier to use, gives better results and it is still completely free!

3D printed railway models

Series of articles, in which we will show you how to make your own railway model: from the landscape basics to highly-detailed trains.

HOW TO PRINT MAPS, TERRAINS AND LANDSCAPES ON A 3D PRINTER

What about to create a plastic model of terrain for school education, a small-scale national park, or perhaps a tiny version of a mountain you climbed in the past?

3D print your own tabletop game

How to 3D print your own tabletop RPG, Warhammer 40K terrain objects and all sorts of interesting tabletop accessories with your Original Prusa i3 3D printer?