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3D Printing and Design

3D printing goes hand in hand with the design process, visualising a concept, you can use a design tool such as DesignSpark Mechanical to create a 3D image of your idea. Once you are confident that a prototype is your next step, using DesignSpark Mechanical you can create an STL file for a 3D printer to interpret and print your design using one of the many 3D printers available, such as those that can be found at RS Components.

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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