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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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  • Boss

    3 hours ago

    You 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.
    The DSPCB 3D view is...
  • Boss

    5 days ago

    An 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...
  • Boss

    5 days ago

    Great timing! Looking to get back into DS Mech over the holidays... Thanks
  • Boss

    1 week ago

    Can you let us know which Design you are referring to?
  • jaimenow

    1 week ago

    @RS Components Support
    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...
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