How to design 3d printable parts that don't need supports

DIY 3D Printing

Angus from Maker's Muse YouTube channel has created another great tutotrial on how to design parts that don't need supports. cad how to support material tutorial

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Tutorial Tuesday 51: How To Create a Custom Pendant in Five Steps Using Fusion360

Shapeways Blog

What if you want to get started with 3D printing, but aren’t interested in plastic tchotchkes and want to make something you will actually keep? Step up your design game and learn to create a custom engraved bar pendant. Download your file and upload directly to Shapeways.

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How To Repair a Molten Extruder

DIY 3D Printing

GuruBrew had an extruder melt down and he made this extensive video guide on how to repair the damage. Very useful learning material. Here you can see the extruder gear bent out of axis due to heat melting it: extruder guide how to repair

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How to make translucent 3d printed parts transparent?

DIY 3D Printing

This free webinar will teach you how to get 3d objects optically clean by polishing, buffing, photobleaching, sanding, clear coating and applying other techniques. It is focused on Stratasys VeroClear material but it can be applied on other surfaces to get better finish.

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

i.materialise

Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? And what you should do when you are staring at a blank screen with no idea what to do next? 3D modeling is omnipresent in today’s world and it is only going to grow as a sought-after skill.

How to Make Money with 3D Printing: 5 Easy Tips That Will Boost Your Sales and Won’t Cost a Dime!

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In this tutorial, we aim to help designers, makers, and entrepreneurs get their products online, learn how to present their prints properly, and build their own brand. ”) to find other marketplaces that could work for your product. How do they present themselves?

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

i.materialise

Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? And what you should do when you are staring at a blank screen with no idea what to do next? 3D modeling is omnipresent in today’s world and it is only going to grow as a sought-after skill.

How to Choose the Perfect Wall Thickness for 3D Printing

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Since each 3D printing material and 3D model is different, choosing the right wall thickness for 3D printing can be confusing. Assign wall thicknesses to your 3D model. When using your 3D modeling software it is possible to design a surface without a wall thickness. to 2.5

How to build the cheapest DLP SLA 3d printer for under 500$ including projector

DIY 3D Printing

Here is the project description from the makers: How it works? A DLP projector is used to cure UV setting resin one layer at a time while a moving axis drops incrementally into the vat of resin. It uses a DLP projector rather than a laser to cure each layer. Kudos to you sir!

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How to make DIY ultrasonic vapor polisher for 3D printed objects

DIY 3D Printing

Micheal , well known for his TestrBot made another useful and easy DIY project that enables you to build ultrasonic vapor polisher for your 3d printed objects. I'm also forgetful so I don't want my parts to be destroyed if I forget that I left them in the machine.

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How to learn SolidWorks 2014

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Gandhi. I for example will never forget the 1st time I had to change a car tire, it happened on a country road a late raining evening.

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How To: Make a Component Phantom and Exclude from a Bill of Materials (BOM)

DASI Solutions

Written by: Mark Downey, Application Engineer On some occasions, it is necessary to exclude components in an assembly from the Bill of Materials (BOM).

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

i.materialise

Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? And what you should do when you are staring at a blank screen with no idea what to do next? 3D modeling is omnipresent in today’s world and it is only going to grow as a sought-after skill.

How to use SOLIDWORKS PDM Export Rules for Bill of Materials (BOM)

Javelin Tech Tips

Is there a way to export specific BOM (Computed BOM or CAD BOM) using SOLIDWORKS PDM export rules? An ability to only export activated BOMs is presented. Edit workflow and add new transition action with type ‘Export data to XML’. Transition Action – Export data to XML.

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DIY 3D Printing: How to heat form 3d printed PLA parts to perfectly fit.

DIY 3D Printing

How to heat form 3d printed PLA parts to perfectly fit your body. Andreas Bastian from e-nable project made this tutorial on how to heat form prosthetic gauntlets to custom fit on different bodies. Forming PLA to fit your body (hand) directly with wet towel.

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DIY 3D Printing: How to unclog your 3Doodler

DIY 3D Printing

How to unclog your 3Doodler. Here is easy tutorial how to clean it and unclog the nozzle. You will just need some simple tools and to watch out for heated parts. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. How to unclog your 3Doodler.

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How to 3D print unbreakable threads

Leslie's Blog

When it comes to making objects with an additive printer, the obvious or assumed natural part orientation is not always the best choice. The filament sensors tell the additive machines when the material is about to run out, and when the printer should pause printing to reload the filament.

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How to Design Snap-Fit Ball Joints for 3D Printing With Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

Find out why below: When designing an action figure to be 3D printed, the best way to create articulated components that are pose-able is with snap-fit ball joints. The Nylon also has a slightly granular surface that also help to make the parts to grip together.

No Snow? Here’s How to Make Your Own

Shapeways Blog

Snowflakes also happen to lend themselves well to parametric design, a method of creating around parameters that can turn one design into many. Today, we’ll learn how to turn one design, a simple snowflake, into multiple products in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials.

How to upgrade RepRapPro Huxley with "Fanned Up" modifications

DIY 3D Printing

They also summarized the maintenance needed for Huxley model: Daily Use acetone based cleaning solution (nail polish remover will work) to wipe the bed, ensure it is not heated. Run the printer fans for no less than 3 minutes before print to ensure smooth operation.

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DIY 3D Printing: Forlmabs guide on how to enable wireless printing.

DIY 3D Printing

Formlabs guide on how to enable wireless printing on multiple Form1+ machines. Formlabs just released a guide on how to print on multiple (up to 4) Form 1+ printers wirelessly using the IOGear Wireless 4-Port USB Sharing Station. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom).

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DIY 3D Printing: How to check your 3d models before printing and.

DIY 3D Printing

How to check your 3d models before printing and validate STL files. Here are two useful presentations on how to improve your prints with pre-print validations tools. Key parameters to validate a 3d model. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest.

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How to Turn a 2D design into a 3D print in three simple steps

Shapeways Blog

Here at Shapeways, we believe everyone has the potential to create something amazing; all you need are the right tools and support to bring your ideas to life. That’s why we’re so passionate about making 3D printing more accessible with easy-to-use 3D modeling tools and apps. So if you’re new to 3D modeling or simply want to mock up a new design quickly, keep reading for our expert guide on how to go from 2D to 3D with ease!

How to Choose the Perfect Wall Thickness for 3D Printing

i.materialise

Since each 3D printing material and 3D model is different, choosing the right wall thickness can be confusing. Assign wall thicknesses to your 3D model. When using your 3D modeling software it is possible to design a surface without a wall thickness. mm are likely to break.

How to Make It a Model (Train) Holiday

Shapeways Blog

For my family, one of these traditions was to put a model train set around the base of the Christmas tree. This week, we’re offering gift ideas from all the Tiny Worlds our designers create, and I hope you’ll be inspired to make model trains a part of your family’s holiday traditions.

How to Smooth PETG Prints

3D Printing Hub

Next to the ever-popular ABS and PLA filaments, PETG is probably the third most widely-used filament material in desktop 3D printing. Simply put, PETG combines the best properties of both ABS and PLA to create a material that is durable, heat-resistant, and easy to work with.

How to 3d print with TPE thermoplastic rubber filament by Airwolf3D

DIY 3D Printing

Here is a guide by Airwolf3D how to print with it, since it is more challenging that usual filaments. Some features of TPE material are: Flexible and strong TPE and retains shape after much manipulation. 3d printing filament airwolf3d filament how to rubber TPE

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Tutorial Tuesday 47: Design Exploration with Vectary

Shapeways Blog

If you start the design process with a rigid idea of what you want to make, then you’ll have to bang your head against the wall to try to get your software to do what you need it to. We just have to figure out what things Vectary likes to do.

DIY 3D Printing: How to make a DIY quadcopter propeller with 3d.

DIY 3D Printing

How to make a DIY quadcopter propeller with 3d drawing pen. Matt Quest made a quadcopter with 3d drawing pen , now he will teach you how to make fully working propeller for it with same technique. He uses a regular propeller as a model and "draws" over it to make a copy.

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Vectary Tutorial 1: How to Make a Necklace Pendant

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways recently launched a partnership that allows people to design and order 3D prints through Vectary , a free, browser-based 3D modeling tool. If you are completely new to Vectary or 3D modeling, this three-minute video will get you acquainted with the basics. Set Angle to 360.

How to Configure a SOLIDWORKS Material

Javelin Tech Tips

However, another advantage with this function is you can also configure SOLIDWORKS material. NOTE: To show the appropriate material appearance in each configuration, display states must be linked to configurations. Configure SOLIDWORKS Material.

DIY 3D Printing: How to pimp your acrylic framed 3d printer with LED.

DIY 3D Printing

How to pimp your acrylic framed 3d printer with LED strips. You will need to have acrylic frame and install some RGB LED strips, but then it will be WICKED! Full how-to guide is at: [link]. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest.

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How To Make A 3D-Print Of Your Brain

Shapeways Blog

A few weeks ago, I made a 3D model of my brain and sent it to Shapeways to get 3D printed. My little brain arrived a few days ago and I’m blown away by how good it turned out. I don’t want to be overly dramatic, but I think this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.

Tutorial Tuesday 46: Last chance to make a quick Fusion 360 vase for the holidays!

Shapeways Blog

If you’re looking for a unique personalized gift for someone, you still have time to design a custom 3D printed vase and have it printed and shipped before the holidays! It’s easier than you might think to make a unique custom vase design, even if you’re new to 3D modeling.

How to Use 3D PDFs

The Solidworks Blog

3D PDFs are a great tool for those who might not have the SOLIDWORKS software to view 3D models and annotations. 2. I want non-design teams that don’t have CAD software to view my models. 4. I want to see exactly which datum features are the datum symbols referencing.

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Tutorial Tuesday 43: Leveraging Math and Materials to Make Bangles That Fit

Shapeways Blog

A circular bangle bracelet has to be pretty big to fit over your hand, which makes it very loose around your wrist once you get it on. How do you make a design that’s optimized for the 99% instead of the 1%? Bangle bracelets are great, but they’re so darn bangly.

DIY 3D Printing: How to print NinjaFlex on Printrbot Simple with.

DIY 3D Printing

How to print NinjaFlex on Printrbot Simple with small 3d printed extruder upgrade. Good people of Adafruit made this tutorial on how to enable your Printrbot extruder to properly work with Ninjafelx filament. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest.