3D Printing and Design
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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Is there a tutorial?
Can you still use the templates/ cutting tools?
3 days agoHi Snowdan, The custom case integration to DesignSpark Mechanical was removed as we sought to replace it with a better process which will be more seamless & intuitive to use. The new concept is still being...
1 week agoChange the 'Units' in File - DSM Options.
2 weeks agoIf you just want to know the 'Volume' for the amount of material used in 3D printing. Then this can be found in 'Nettfab' free software.
To find the 'Mass' you will need to give your model...
2 weeks agoDepending on the compexity of the model.
It will only work with one opening.
Selecting one of the inside faces.
In the Structure Pane pick Selection. 'Offset Faces' should show.articleSteveCox3D
October 17, 2017 08:18
New 3D printing materials are being introduced onto the market with increasing frequency. This article reviews one launched recently that could have a significant effect on the time taken to produce complex partsarticleRobbieDunion
August 11, 2017 08:21
Did you know that a major car company is using 3D Printing to help reduce their development time by 95% and as a result are also saving more than 90% in their production costs?articlehuijay
June 5, 2017 09:06
A review of Verbatim's 3D printer filaments which is used with Ultimaker2 3D printer for printing of various models to test the filament's strength/maximum load.articlekarlwoodward
May 22, 2017 09:48
Putting a 3D printer through its paces and making minor repairs.articleKiana - SD3D
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.articleTen22
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?articleSD3DPrinting
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...articleConnector Geek
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.articlePete-Robox
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.newsPete-Robox
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.