Questions tagged [terminology]

For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to 3D printing.

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What is homing? What is the purpose of homing?

A 3D printer needs to be homed (homing) before the print starts. What is homing? What is the purpose of homing? Is it necessary?
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What is ABL or UBL? Is this the same?

When looking at Marlin firmware or reading on leveling of the printer bed the term ABL and UBL are frequently used. What are ABL and UBL? Are they the same?
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Bolt hole terminology for "tight" and "loose" bolt holes

When a hole is created for a bolt, it might be "tight"; the intent is for the hole to be tapped. Or it might be "loose", and the intent is for the bolt to slide into the hole and ...
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Where did Marlin get its name?

Does anyone know how the developers of Marlin decided to name it that?
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What the adjective "downstream" is used for? [closed]

I'm working with a project involving 3D printing's terminology, but I'm not such an expert... so I was asking myself if someone can explain the meaning of the "downstream" adjective in this field. ...
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Is there a difference between 3D printing and additive manufacturing?

Is there a difference between 3D printing and additive manufacturing if any then explain?