3D Printing and DesignSubscribe
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 hours agoYou may be able to do this via a Mechanical CAD package such as DesignSpark Mechanical. DesignSpark PCB allows the export of the design via IDF into DesignSpark Mechanical.
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5 days agoAn update on the 3D printed dash cam clamp. It has operated reliably since being printed, which is longer than the OEM part, so a complete success! As I have purchased a new dash cam I examined the original...
5 days agoGreat timing! Looking to get back into DS Mech over the holidays... Thanks
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Can you just reset the account I already have? I already have over 200 accounts that I have to keep track of and this just makes no sense, to have to keep making new accounts...
December 11, 2017 14:31
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December 5, 2017 16:15
DesignSpark Mechanical is one of our most popular too downloads. If you are a new user or perhaps need to brush up on some skills, these tutorials are ideal!
October 31, 2017 14:23
This week, Ultimaker feature in The Telegraph Business Club!
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 parts
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?
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.
May 22, 2017 09:48
Putting a 3D printer through its paces and making minor repairs.
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.