icons-our-software-d&iicons-our-software-d&iicons-our-software-d&i

Innovation for Every Engineer

  • Brought to you by
  • RS Components
  • Allied Electronics

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.

Recommended 3D Printing and Design Articles


3D modelling for multi-mode fabrication

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.

Read More
Robox desktop 3D printer and micro-manufacturing platform

An overview of the ROBOX brand history and 3D Printer.

Read More
Five reasons to get into 3D printing and design

3D design and printing have hit the mainstream, where you can explore your ideas as quickly as you can think of them.

Read More
Capturing 3D images with a SCANIFY

Scanning natural models and artifacts with the new SCANIFY from Fuel3D in a couple of the famous Oxford Museums.

Read More

Latest Activity Stream

article
stuartChilds

3D Printing and Design

September 19, 2016 17:39

3D modelling for multi-mode fabrication

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.

Related Image
article
DesignSpark

3D Printing and Design

September 7, 2016 14:31

Robox desktop 3D printer and micro-manufacturing platform

An overview of the ROBOX brand history and 3D Printer.

Related Image
article
stuartChilds

3D Printing and Design

August 3, 2016 11:00

3D printing with DesignSpark Mechanical

Rapid prototyping a holder for the Raspberry Pi Camera

Related Image
article
stuartChilds

3D Printing and Design

July 4, 2016 08:45

Refreshing a well-used 3D printer

After 1200 hours of printing, this Ultimaker 2 is not ready to be retired yet.

Related Image
article
RS-India-Guest-Blogger

3D Printing and Design

June 30, 2016 15:43

Learn 3D Printing with ultimaker

'3D printer' a term relatively unknown until recent time. It is a widely used generic term for Rapid prototyping. 3D printing is an Additive manufacturing technique through which an object can be made with a single computer file.

Related Image
article
Designerz

3D Printing and Design

May 29, 2016 11:56

Few tips to successfully 3D print bearings with the IGUS tribo-filament

Igus Tribo is up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional 3D printer materials. igus® has been researching the 3D printer filament field to provide its customers with even more flexibility.

Related Image