Tag: tips


19

Apr 2013

Quick 3D Printing Glossary

Raft – A technique used to prevent warping. Instead of directly on the build surface, parts are built on top of a “raft” of material that you remove and dispose of post-print. The raft is larger than the part and so has more adhesion. Support material – For any part of the model where there is an overhang or gap between parts, a support material is laid...

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Where to find free 3D CAD models for 3D Printing

08

Feb 2013

Where to find free 3D CAD models for 3D Printing

There are several places to find 3D models on the internet. If you still learning how to design, but want something to print we have put together a list of some of the most popular online collections of objects for you. Sharing is Caring


27

Nov 2012

123D Design – iPad

Do you have an iPad and a desire to design? Why not check out 123D Design. Or you can use it on your Windows or Mac computer! You can download it from the Apple Store here or view the product on the Autodesk website If you fancy yourself as more of an artist, be sure to check out 123D Sculpt, more akin to working with clay than...

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Tinkercad – CAD for everyone

06

Aug 2012

Tinkercad – CAD for everyone

Looking for the easiest CAD application around? Look no further. Tinkercad is a simple, easy to use, webapp for design. Primarily for children but can be used by anyone to get started in 3D design. It has lessons to take you from your first design, all the way to making a linked chain. If you aren’t ready to start creating your own projects from scratch, you can...

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Don’t have time to draw?

01

Aug 2012

Don’t have time to draw?

You have a 3D printer, but you don’t know what to make. We have all had this problem at one point or another. But there is a solution! Bring out Thingiverse, Digital designs for real, physical objects. A Universe of Things! With thousands of uploaded STL files, you are bound to find something interesting to print. Be it a working padlock or even a flower! Hey, why...

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3DMe!

01

Aug 2012

3DMe!

Have you ever wanted a mini you? Well now you can, grab Kinnect (Windows or Xbox) download ReconstructMe. We have been using the Xbox 360 Connect with great success on a Windows 7 platform with the Nvidia graphics cards. Using this amazing software (free for non-commercial use) with your new 3D scanner, you will be able to start scanning everything around you! Well … not...

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I want to create 3D printed objects …  but what?

13

Jul 2012

I want to create 3D printed objects … but what?

If you have a 3D printer, or even access to one, a big challenge is to actually have the 3D models to print. A great article on Fabbaloo has the main way of creating or obtaining 3D models to print. From a 3D print service Design it yourself in you favourite CAD package Download it. From sites like Thingiverse Scan it. With your camera or 3D scanner...

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Export to STL

05

Jul 2012

Export to STL

Our little guide to export from your CAD application to STL. If you cannot find your chosen application, let us know and we will try and  add it on for you. form – Z/bonzi3D File > Export > STL AutoCAD Click Output tab > Send panel > Export In the Export Data dialog box, enter a file name. Under Files of type, select Lithography (*.stl). Click Save. Select one...

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