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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3 weeks agoGreat article!!! keep it up.
4 months agoReally nice print, two quick questions.
1. What printer did you use?
2. Can you share the print files?
1 year agoThis 3D printed bust of Daenerys is particularly cool and could have made the list. I think I will try a couple of these.
https://www.myminifactory.com/object/ga ... busts-1886
1 year agoAmazing project!
1 year agoAn excellent CAD program. I don't know of many CAD programs that allow you to annotate a drawing so quickly. Thanks for making a free and reasonably priced professional version.
April 4, 2017 08:44
All too often parts are designed perfectly in a CAD software, yet when it comes time to 3D print for prototyping/volume production purposes we run into tolerance issues.
April 4, 2017 08:34
Does the idea of an open source, affordable, self-replicating 3D printer that can utilise an entire room to print large objects like a 5ft tall Tower of Babel appeal to you?
March 21, 2017 15:27
With all the 3D printing buzz over the last several years, I’m sure you are now familiar in one way or another on what the term means. Chances are many of you have had something made with a 3D printer (maybe an enclosure, or a jig?) or perhaps you...
January 30, 2017 11:22
This instalment of ‘What You Can Do in a Day’ started out primarily as a fix to my personal gaming dilemma for PC-based flight simulator games. It developed as I discovered a whole host of other applications for this kind of input device.
January 27, 2017 09:16
If you are spending a lot of time trying to get a good result from your 3D printer then it is time to get a printer which makes a task easier, not harder. Any well designed tool should be like this.
January 24, 2017 15:22
Robox is a 3D printer designed in the UK which has been awarded best of PlugnPlay 2 years running by 3D hubs. Robox remote connectivity was lacking and this Kickstarter campaign provides the add-on required to give network connections and much more.
December 19, 2016 11:04
3D Printed in our Technology Centre A the RS Trade Counter in Southampton
December 7, 2016 14:17
Association Sikula Robotik - French Robotic Cup robots design. How an untrained member of the team used Design Spark Mechanical to go from hand schematic to a 3D printed part of one of our autonomous robots. Designing a freewheel mechanical adaptor.
November 3, 2016 13:39
Print-your-own wearables made easy with the powerful CAD package from RS
October 7, 2016 08:45
Using DesignSpark Mechanical to model parts for a Rohde & Schwarz power meter
September 19, 2016 17:39
Combining additive and subtractive manufacturing with DesignSpark Mechanical- I draw and fabricate a simple assembly consisting of laser-cut acrylic sheets and 3D printed joining parts, covering tools and techniques within DesignSpark Mechanical.
September 7, 2016 14:31
An overview of the ROBOX brand history and 3D Printer.