Designer Spotlight: Vincent Meens – Space Models

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Vincent Meens’ Shapeways store is totally out of this world — his designs are all intricately detailed parts for space models. How’d you link your passion for space with 3D design? I started building space models when I was a kid and I have continued this hobby until now.

Attention Modeling Maniacs: Don’t Miss Model Mania at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

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Back for its 20th year Model Mania® will once again be the place to be to prove you have the SOLIDWORKS modeling skills to top them all. Here’s how it works: First, go the Model Mania booth in the back of the Partner Pavilion, where you are first given a 2D drawing of a part.

The Best of Tutorial Tuesday: Create Mind-Blowing Designs With Parametric Modeling in Grasshopper

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Why create just one design when you can create infinitely many? Instead of designing a ring in just one size, you could use parametric design to control the ring size or the surface pattern, effectively creating many designs within one. A simple Grasshopper design.

Top 20: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing (2017 Update)

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Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing?

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing.

Top 25: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing

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Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing?

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing.

Save Money by Making Models Hollow

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For some designs and materials, hollowing out your 3D models can save you money when printing. Shapeways plastics such as strong & flexible plastic and frosted ultra detail allow for 100% hollow models and nearly unlimited geometries. upload your model now.

Frank Gehry Architects a Model Train Museum

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And soon, fellow living legend Frank Gehry is coming to North Adams to create a spectacular ode to model trains — and the towns and cities they transit through. Krens and Gehry scope out a teaser model of the Empire State Building (image via Extreme Railroading ).

3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models

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Sometimes a digital 3D design looks great in your software, but just can’t make it in reality. Here in the real world, a 3D model can only be so thin or fragile; models with very skinny wires or delicate parts might break after printing, or worse, not be able to 3D print at all.

NASA Helps 3D Printing Enthusiasts with Spacecraft & Planetary Models

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While the hype surrounding 3D Printing would lead one to believe that it’s easy to 3D Print anything, the truth is that when we get an original design file life is so much easier. NASA Model of Gale Crater on Mars. 3D Modeling NASA space

All Aboard With Boxcar Models

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Earlier this week, we showed you how to take 3D printed model trains from raw prints to gorgeous finished pieces. It’s all part of our holiday celebration of how our designers and makers bring Tiny Worlds to life. CNSM 203 – 214 MD by Boxcar Models.

5 Awesome Beginner’s 3D Design Programs

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3D printing your creations with Shapeways is easy, but designing your 3D models can get a little bit tricky. We’ve compiled a list five design software that are used extensively in the 3D printing world which you can start using today, regardless of your skill or budget.

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Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

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Conceptual design of stylized products often starts with hand sketches, and may involve several disconnected software applications for sketching, surface modeling, and sharing the concepts with others. They need our help designing a new body for this electric carving knife.

Experience World War I with this 3D-Printed Model of the Atlantikwall Coastline

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You don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate this model of the Belgian coastline during World War 1. Using aerial photographs of the coast taken during 1914-1918, researchers at the museum recreated a basic 3D model of the coastline. Applying color to the model.

Understand Generative Design – 1 minute read

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And, with enough practice, you can model just about anything you want, as long as you know what the best design will look like. To make you even more comfortable: Generative Design is super easy to use, AND it does not care if you dont know what the best design should look like.

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How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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Are you thinking of learning 3D modeling? Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? Jonathan, you are a professional 3D modeler with years of experience. Doesn’t the world have enough 3D modelers already? It all starts with a model.

Design and Print Your Own Model Railroad

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In most cases, model trains are seen as a hobby for old men, so its a wonder that its joining forces with the likes of. 3D Printing Design Education model railroad teaching

How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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Are you thinking of learning 3D modeling? Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? Jonathan, you are a professional 3D modeler with years of experience. Doesn’t the world have enough 3D modelers already? It all starts with a model.

More than a Model

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Dave Halley assures me such mounting configurations are fairly standard for a Honda GX35 engine, but not much of the model airplane he designed and built himself is “standard”. The post More than a Model appeared first on Solid Concepts Blog.

How WhiteClouds’ 3D Printed Architectural Model of Dream Kitchen May Be The Future of Design

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WhiteClouds 3D prints models in monochrome and in full color, and their architectural models are something to behold. The models printed in full color require no painting and they’re made of a gypsum-based powder... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3-d printed architectural models 3d print home model 3d printed models 3D Systems Projet 660 architectural design jerry ropelato projet 660pro scale models whiteclouds

Organic Modeling with SolidWorks

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Most of my 3D-printed guitar designs include organic 3D shapes. I begin by breaking down the entire design into as many separate features as I can. If one looks at a honey bee, for example, its body is a very complex shape that could be a serious challenge to model as a single feature. When breaking the bees body into the head, neck, waist, and main body, each individual part is much less complex than the whole, making the object simpler to model.

Model Based Definition is Beyond 3D Drawings

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That post led to an interesting discussion about what is a 3D drawing and what is a model-based definition (MBD). It simply converts 2D annotations onto a 3D model as shown in Figure 1 (above). A model annotated with intelligent GD&T callouts.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: In 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and that it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing.

Empower the Model-Based Enterprise with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. One frequent use case is sheet metal designs, widely used in computer enclosures, automotive, consumer electronics and so on.

Desktop Metal Introduces New, Enhanced Model to…

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“Desktop Metal Introduces New, Enhanced Model to Production System Platform” Featured on D2pMagazine. The Production System is capable of customizing batches of generatively designed gears at varying amounts with mass production efficiency.

Fifth Grader Spends Summer Vacation Designing and 3D Printing a Model of His School

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3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed building 3d printed model 3d printed models 3D printed school Armenian Mesrobian School makerbot Michael Krikorian STEAM education STEM education TinkercadThe other day, I was talking to a friend about the arts and crafts projects we were assigned back in elementary school. It seems that some types of projects are universal – no matter where you. View the entire article via our website.

CAD vs. Modeling: Which 3D Software to Choose?

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One of the most common questions we get from those who are new to digital manufacturing is “If I want to design something, which software should I learn?”. There are lots of great software packages for 3D design out there, each tailored to a different type of product design.

Evolutionary Design – Intuitive, Featureless Modelling in 3D

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Since the company was founded in 1994, the name Canto stood for quality and innovation in development, design, prototype and tool engineering. The project also was a huge chance for young designers and students to gain some experience out of the classroom.

The Best of Tutorial Tuesday: Beginner 3D Design With Tinkercad

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If you’ve never designed a 3D model before, then this post will show you how to get started. We’ll start with showing you how to design simple 3D models with a free program called Tinkercad, and then how to send those models to Shapeways for 3D printing.

3D Printing Tutorial: Print Your Autodesk Maya 3D Model

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When turning your 3D model into a 3D print, the software you’re using may require some extra editing before you end up with a printable piece: the wall thickness needs to be checked, the model needs to be watertight, and your final printing size needs to be defined.

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MIT CSAIL Program Breaks Complex CAD Models Down Into Simpler Shapes for Easier 3D Printing

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3D Design 3D Printing 3D cad models acm siggraph asia algorithms cad CAD modeling Massachusetts Institute of Technology mit mit csail MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) reverse engineeringAt the ACM SIGGRAPH Asia conference, a group of MIT researchers presented a paper describing their development of a system that applies what’s called program synthesis, which constructs. View the entire article via our website.

CAD Tip: Model with All Features!

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Great tip from @robcohee from twitter: Model the same part using different techniques. Design and Manufacturing 3D Autodesk CAD CATIA PTC Siemens Solidworks TipsExtrude, Revolve, Sweep and Loft. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

Tutorial Tuesday 34: Thickening 3D Models With Blender

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So, you have a 3D model, but it’s too thin to print reliably — or too thick to have the fine detail you want. In this week’s Tutorial Tuesday , we’ll focus on that one specific modeling skill. Load the 3D model into Blender using File < Import < STL.

Tutorial Tuesday 48: Family Design Time

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This Tutorial Tuesday we’ll highlight some of this year’s 3D design tutorials that even the youngest (or oldest!) If you want a 3D sandbox to play in, check out how to get started in Tutorial Tuesday 3: Beginner 3D Design With Tinkercad. Quick Personalized Models.

Designer Spotlight: Daren Strange – East Tower Design

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Daren Strange is the designer behind East Tower Design , a Shapeways Shop that boasts some beautifully designed architectural models and cityscapes from around the world. I have sold more Houston and Los Angeles models. Los Angeles, California by East Tower Design.

Designing Jewelry? Get Some Basic Modeling Tips from the i.materialise Experts

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3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D design tutorials 3D jewelry modeling 3D model sizing 3d printed jewelry hollowing 3D models i.materialise Jewelry modeling tips wall thickness for 3D modelThere’s hardly a better feeling than getting lost in that creative spirit, caught up in what can absolutely only be described as magic. It’s something artists know well—and having the proper tools to. View the entire article via our website.