Designer Spotlight: Vincent Meens – Space Models

Shapeways Blog

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.

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

Shapeways Blog

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.

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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 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?

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?

Designer Portrait: Model Train Designer Kees-Jan van Vessem Builds Incredibly Detailed Scale Model Worlds

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And that’s exactly what Dutch railway and model train designer Kees-Jan van Vessem has been doing with his “ Rail-Kees ” label and webshop for years now. We haven’t seen many designers that put more effort, precision and passion into their designs than Kees-Jan.

3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models

Shapeways Blog

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.

Save Money by Making Models Hollow

Shapeways Blog

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

Shapeways Blog

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 ).

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.

5 Awesome Beginner’s 3D Design Programs

Shapeways Blog

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

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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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All Aboard With Boxcar Models

Shapeways Blog

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.

Design and Print Your Own Model Railroad

3D Printing Industry

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.

What software should I use when starting 3d design and modelling for desktop manufacturing?

DIY 3D Printing

There are many options and variables when choosing the 3d design software that suits your needs when you get into 3d printing. cad design software

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.

Model Based Definition is Beyond 3D Drawings

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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.

JOB POSTING: CAD Designer – Hydraulic/Mechanical

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DASI customer North American Controls, located in Shelby Township, MI, is seeking a qualified candidate with SOLIDWORKS experience to join their their team as a CAD Designer. MI Pay: Salary commensurate to … Continue reading → Job Opportunities 3d design CAD designer defense modeling North American Controls solidworks solidworks-jobs

Sketchfab - 3d model sharing and embedding

DIY 3D Printing

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models online in real-time without plugin. fbx), Design Web Format (.dwf), ply), Virtual Reality Modeling Language (.wrl), x), Designer Workbench (.dw),

Evolutionary Design – Intuitive, Featureless Modelling in 3D

The Solidworks Blog

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.

More than a Model

Stratasys

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.

Organic Modeling with SolidWorks

Wohlers Talk

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.

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

i.materialise

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.

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

Shapeways Blog

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.

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

Shapeways Blog

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.

DIY 3D Printing: Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine

DIY 3D Printing

3D design and printing software. Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine. Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine. It searches for 3d models on other repository sites based on input keyword. I took a look at those models and many of them are not optimized for 3d printing.

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!

Designer Spotlight: Daren Strange – East Tower Design

Shapeways Blog

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.

Tutorial Tuesday 34: Thickening 3D Models With Blender

Shapeways Blog

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.

Video Tutorial: Make Your Video Game Models 3D Printable

Shapeways Blog

The magazine also features a three-page tutorial on how to make video game models 3D printable, authored by Lauren Slowik. Check it out: The post Video Tutorial: Make Your Video Game Models 3D Printable appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

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Tutorial Tuesday 48: Family Design Time

Shapeways Blog

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.

Ron Olsen: The Man of 1000 Models (and counting)

Shapeways Blog

For Ron Olsen, scale models have been a way of life for over five decades. His shop, 3D Model Specialties , currently has over 1,000 different parts, and he keeps adding dozens every week! How long have you been working with models? .

Design Differently’s Model of the Month

Studio Fathom

Congratulations to FATHOM’s Director of Research, Carlo Quiñonez, whose 3D printed Aquino Thermal Chamber was chosen as Design Differently’s Model of the Month for May!

Converting images into 3D Models

3D Printing Systems

By the way, the second most common question we get asked, “Can you take this single 2D photo of my cat and provide me with a full 3d printed (in colour of course) model of. Tips and tricks.jpg.SVG 3d printing converting designHaving been involved in 3D printing on a daily basis for about 5 years now, one of the most common requests we get is, “Can you 3d print my logo?”.

Tutorial Tuesday 50: Using Meshmixer to Make 3D Models Thick Enough to 3D Print

Shapeways Blog

When you’re designing for 3D printing, one challenge a lot of designers face is that 3D models often have thinner walls than can be supported by 3D printing materials. Why would you want to thicken just part of a model? Import your model into Meshmixer.

Tutorial Tuesday 52: Design Your Own Satisfying Fidget Bead Bracelet

Shapeways Blog

Today’s 5-step intermediate-level Tutorial Tuesday can work in a number of different design softwares, so we focus on the basics of how the design is created. Step One: Design a single bracelet link. . Inspect the chain by temporarily splitting the design in half.

INTERVIEW: Biologic Models founder Casey Steffen on the Power of the Stratasys J750 Printer

Shapeways Blog

As you may have heard, a few days ago we announced some big news: Shapeways is teaming up with Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printers, so every inspired designer and creator will soon be able to access one of the world’s only full-color, multi-material 3D printers, the Stratasys J750.

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

Petersen Automotive Museum: How Design-Assist Models Are Transforming Façades

3D Perspectives

Petersen Automotive Museum | Photo by David Zaitz (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Click to Tweet: How Design-Assist Models Are Transforming. The project called for the design of 26-foot long unitized pieces that spanned from one anchorage point to another.