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If you are a professional engineer, 3D printing and design methodology can bring your creations to production faster and can be an ideal tool for producing prototypes to show to potential manufacturers.
If you are a hobbyist it can be a means of creating interest fun projects, or if you simply want to design a custom case for your mobile phone, the concept is the same. Whatever reason you have for your design concept, there is only room for its improvement with 3D printing and design.
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Hi, sorry you experienced registration issues. The form is a general one to cover all users from beginners to professionals, just use the 'best fit' and all should work OK. Don't worry about an RS account...
Hi I'm sure that the community can help you out and get you up and running. Which software are you have problems with? Have you tried entering "Retired" when you're asked for a company or job title?Hi I'm sure that the community can help you out and get you up and running. Which software are you have problems with? Have you tried entering "Retired" when you're asked for a company or job title?There is an open source CAM software called FlatCAM (http://flatcam.org/) which is able to import a Gerber and output G-code. You can then load the G-code profile into Cura and modify it for the print.It may be that when you saved the file you inadvertently picked the 'Overide units' box to millimeters in the Save as dialogue window.
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