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.

You “Heart” 3D Models. Dr. Mac Quantz 3D Models Hearts.

The Solidworks Blog

Some of us began using it upon getting a new job, or, perhaps, when our existing companies chose to begin bringing our designs to life in a different way. Mechanical designers and engineers love SOLIDWORKS. So I thought: ‘This would be a great model for surgical simulation.’”.

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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

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

i.materialise

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?

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.

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

i.materialise

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.

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 it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing.

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.

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.

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

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Design Your Own 3D Model for Printing in CAD Software — All Online!

3DPrint.com

It’s the last week to sign up for 3DPrint.com’s online crash-course Design Essentials for 3D Printing starting October 23. 3D Printing 3D modeling 3d printing course class education online eductationOver one week, you’ll catch two live presentations from industry. View the entire article via our website.

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 ).

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

i.materialise

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.

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

Autodesk releases generative design addons for 3D modelling software Fusion 360

3D Printing Industry

Award-winning multinational software company Autodesk has released new add-ons for its entry-level 3D modeling software Fusion 360. Among the latest updates is a cost estimation tool combined with generative design. 3D Software aPriori Technologies autodesk Creo Die-casting fusion 360 generative design PTC Siemens Solid Edge solidworks Stephanie Feraday

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.

MyMiniFactory Releases Customizer Beta Tool for Personalizing 3D Printable Models

3DPrint.com

3D model sharing community platform MyMiniFactory, headquartered in London, is working to create the top decentralized community for guaranteed 3D printable content. 3D Printing 3D Software 3D modeling tools 3d models 3d printable models beta customizable myminifactory personalization personalized design stl file

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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.

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

i.materialise

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.

How to Self-Learn 3D Modeling

3DPrint.com

Developing 3D modeling skills becomes a must for anyone who no longer wants to be limited to basic designs and models that can be downloaded or bought on the Internet. 3D Design Sponsored 3D cad models 3D CAD software 3D printed 2d images cad CAD applications courses images learning SelfCADThe post How to Self-Learn. View the entire article via our website.

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.

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.

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.

Understand Generative Design – 1 minute read

cadcamstuff.com

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Stacking 3D Models for Bulk Printing

Shapeways Blog

Sometimes printing multiple copies of a design can make it much more affordable. Understanding pricing and then designing to optimize price can make ordering your own prints more affordable, and allow your store products to be more accessible and attractive to customers.

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.

Student creates physical interface for 3D modelling: TAC.TILES

3D Printing Industry

We asked the creator of a new 3D modelling interface about his design project. Belgian product design student Simon Van Pottelbergh has designed a physical interface for. Design 3D designing 3d modelling Belgium CAD CAD software design hardware LUCA School of Arts Product design product design student Simon Van Pottelbergh TAC.TILES Ultimaker Ultimaker 3

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.

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.

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.

CAD Tip: Model with All Features!

cadcamstuff.com

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!

Children’s Hospital in Argentina Finally Gets 3D Printed Presurgical Models

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3D Design 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed aortic valve model 3d printing challenges aortic valve pressurization device aortic valve repair argentina Boston's Children's Hospital congenital heart disease Garrahan Hospital Harvard Medical School Ignacio Berra Leeds Teaching Hospitals LEW presurgical 3D models Stratasys Objet30 surgery

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: Using 3D Design Data Throughout Entire Supply Chain with Model Based Definition

The Solidworks Blog

We sat down with Oboe Wu (Product Manager of SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition ) to discuss the the importance of using MBD for minimizing the re-creation of data when working with partners and your supply chain.

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Google releases virtual reality 3D modelling software: Google Blocks

3D Printing Industry

Google has launched a new virtual reality (VR) 3D modelling application; Google Blocks. Design 3D Design 3D designing virtual reality 3d modelling Blocks google Google Blocks Gravity Sketch HTC Vive MakeVR Oculus Oculus Medium Virtual Reality vr VR designThe free application has been released on both Oculus Rift and HTC.

Tutorial Tuesday 47: Design Exploration with Vectary

Shapeways Blog

Today’s 3D printing advice: Figure out what your design software is good at doing and THEN design something, not the other way around. Experiment with the different design tools and see what you can do, then check out the videos and articles below for more guidance and ideas.

Design of the Week: Picadilly Circus Architectural Model

Fabbaloo

» designA huge 3D print of London’s Picadilly Circus by RPS and Fixie [Source: Fabbaloo]. Read the whole entry. »