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3D Design

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The last few years have seen a revolution in the world of 3D Design. What was once the preserve of specialist aerospace manufacturers has become available to everyone. To give you an idea of the scale of this revolution, over 70% of all design currently being done in Europe is performed in 3D. Everything from the humble light bulb to the most complex space vehicles are being designed in 3D, and here at DesignSpark we think that’s exciting!

We can help you get involved in the fascinating world of 3D design. The first thing you'll need is a 3D design software package. The good news is that there are a wide array of tools available to help you start designing. The bad news is the cost - many of these software tools are aimed at the professional user, and the license can cost the same as a new car! But there is help at hand!


 

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3D Printing

 

Use 3D printer to print the enclosure…

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Use 3D printer to print the enclosure for pcDuino3 box.…

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RepRap Ormerod 3D Printer Kit…

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I'm in 3D Heaven…

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3D Printers

 

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3D Printing Software

 

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DesignSpark Mechanical is an intuitive new 3D modelling software brought to you by RS Components/Allied Electronics.

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