3D Printed Lithophane Tutorial from Stratasys Shows How to Turn Multiple Images into One Luminous Work of Art


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3D Print Your Own Mobile Bicycle-Powered Air Compressor


3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed bicycle accessories Brooks Ruhman Full Spectrum Professional Laser Cutter Inkscape Makerbot 3D Mobile Bicycle-Powered Air Compressor solidworks University of Texas Maker StudioWhen he’s not working at Rusty Taco in Plano, TX, Brooks Ruhman is a student at The University of Texas at Austin. He’s also a maker with a wicked sense of the absurd, and... View the entire article via our website.

Give your 3D Printer a Drawing Lesson with this Instructables Project


Instructables contributor Luke Rodley shared a 3D printing project that’s as much a course in 3D design as it is a 3D print job. 3D Design 3D Printing 2d printing 3D printer drawing 3d printing design drawing fun Inkscape instructables XQuartz Rodley’s step-by-step instructions for getting your 3D printer to draw... View the entire article via our website.

Showcasing the Beauty of a Trilobite through 3D Printing


3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed fossils 3d printed history 3D printed trilobite 3D printing ancient relics blender Dr. Allan Drummond field museum fossils Inkscape shapeways trilobiteAlas, the humble trilobite will probably never star in its own Saturday morning cartoon or make it into next year’s lineup of Beanie Babies, mostly because it is distinctly unhuggable. It has a. View the entire article via our website.

It’s Easy to Make a 3D Printed Stamp, or Even a Whole Stamp Collection


3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3d printed stamp 3D printing tutorial Chris Slyka holiday 3d prints holidays Inkscape make magazine Makezine tutorial Makezine.com OpenSCAD OpenSCAD DXF Exporter printrbot play pronterface Slic3r stampsAs a nostalgic craving for the simpler life has been enticing many people to return to earlier technologies like the typewriter, another trend is on the increase for those who want to work.

Tutorial Tuesday 7: What 3D Design Software Should I Use?

Shapeways Blog

Inkscape + Blender. This design used Inkscape to import a drawing and then create nested offsets (shapes within shapes) of that image. Inkscape is great for manipulating 2D images, but to extrude to 3D and add beveled edges and hinges, the designer had to move to Blender.

Paint-by-Number Meets 3D Printing

3D Printer

He also just found an awesome way to turn paint-by-number kits into 3D printing fun. To make it work, Hamel prints one color at a time and then switches filaments. The end result is a multi-colored print that is is limited only by the filament colors in your workshop. Others will require you to trace in Inkscape (or a similar program) and convert to a vector format like DXF that the 3D CAD program can import. Kurt Hamel is a maker that likes to make cool, fun stuff.

Day 109 - Sharpie print


This design was inspired by DesignMakeTeach ''s excellent post Sharpie to 3D Print in 30 Minutes on his blog designmaketeach.com. Such a fantastic idea for introducing someone to 3D printing and for helping kids make simple prints!

Upcycle your old Prusa into a laser cutter

DIY 3D Printing

The CAD models had to be simple to print, make what you can, buy what you absolutely must, and source locally. It was helpful to set a dummy thermistor value as this allows using the print bead and hot-end outputs as switches from gcode (M104 S100 and M140 S100, send S0 to turn off).

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel


A bunch of news aggregator websites devoted to 3d printing started picking it up and writing “articles” about it. Getting it to print successfully in Bronzefill was a whole other kettle of fish. Since before I even owned the GO!

Step by Step Guide to Creating 3D Printed Cookie Cutters with Christmas Motifs

3D Printing for Beginners

About a year ago, I published a tutorial on how to create 3D printed cookie cutters with seasonal motifs. Designing the actual motifs to be printed in the dough. Both elements must be connected in order to get the right 3D print result. 3D Printing Projects

Aztech Scenic Design: Taking 3D Printing To The Limit

3D Printing for Beginners

There is a whole lot of misinformation out there: technology-oblivious and badly informed people will readily try to convince you that you can print “anything” with a 3D printer. While that argument is easily disproven, the category of 3D printing opponents (i.e.

Day 107 - SEGA Sonic cartridge sleeves


Our ancient cartridges don''t have protective sleeves, so we printed some custom ones! Designed in Tinkercad with some help from Inkscape and the internet (specifically, the nice.svg images on Wikipedia here and here ).

Day 48 - Do it now!


Made in Tinkercad with Inkscape for the letters. STL file: [link] Tinkercad link: https://tinkercad.com/things/iINfAnHiVJ5-day-48-do-it-now Thingiverse link: [link] Settings: Standard MakerWare setting in under 30 minutes, printed upside-down on the glass (no tape

Day 30 - Engage lightswitch


Technical notes: I got the Roddenberry font from Fontspace and used the Inkscape technique described in Day 27 of this blog to import the word into Tinkercad. I miss ST:TNG.

Day 123 - "Ticket to Ride" card holder


A couple of days ago on Day 120 , we printed some train trays for the excellent game Ticket to Ride. So we printed a card holder for train cards, ticket cards, and used train cards.

If the Easter Bunny had a RepRap…

Simon Kühling

…i’m sure he would print an eggbot (or two).

Day 38 - 3-SPACE Afinia fan cover


The JMU logo was based on the true JMU athletic logo font , and the letters were brought into Tinkercad to combine with the fan cover after using the method of Day 27 to get non-text paths for letters from Inkscape

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


With 3D printing, you can create entire new worlds. Modern 3D printing technology helped the scale modeler to make his design come to life faster and more precisely. It even enabled him to print designs that he could never make with traditional manufacturing methods.

More 3D printing in the Math Classroom

Thornburg Thoughts

In this blog, we’ll look at another great project that brings 3D printing into the math classroom. And this is where 3D printing comes in. I’d say more, but the tiles are calling… 3D Printing

Great Software for 3D Printers

Thornburg Thoughts

Here are a few free titles that I think should be on your list: Inkscape (Mac, Windows, Linux) [link]. Inkscape is primarily a drawing program for two-dimensional designs. Drawings created in Inkscape can be saved in the SVG (scalable vector graphic) format so they look great at any magnification. You STL (Stereolithography) files are the format your printer expects to see when it starts the process of getting your model ready to print.

Day 60 - Peano curve


It takes a bit over an hour to print. Technical notes: The image of the Peano curve was opened in Inkscape and then "Path/Trace Bitmap" was applied before saving as an.svg file that Tinkercad could import and extrude.

Day 27 - Duck & Block resolution testers


So again I''m printing at home for work. This time we have some resolution testers, so students can see how much it costs in print time to increase resolution, and what kinds of shapes do well even at low resolution. Type the text you desire with the font tool in an Inkscape document.

Day 70 - Snowflakes, part 1


3mm makes these one layer thick, which makes printing very fast (about 3 minutes per snowflake). Technical notes: Today''s print is a simple example showing how to import a picture you find online into Tinkercad, via Inkscape. Open the graphic in Inkscape.

Tutorial Tuesday 25: Easy Pendant Creator Walkthrough

Shapeways Blog

There are lots of ways to go from a 2D image to a 3D model, but one of the easiest ways is with the Shapeways 3D Printed Pendant Creator. Remember that anything disconnected is going to end up printing as separate pieces, and to try to avoid lines that are too thin or delicate.

Mendel90 files


There is the OpenScad source code plus some Python scripts that, given a machine configuration, will generate all the STL files for the printed parts, DXF files for the sheets, SVG drill templates, a master BOM with a matrix showing where the parts are used and sub-assembly BOMs for each of the sub-assemblies. vitamins Models of the non-printed parts. ????sturdy I have put the Mendel90 files on GitHub.

MakerHome: Day 156 - Olee's designs


One 3D print every day from home, for a year. Current mission: If youre new to 3D printing, where do you start? Today we printed some custom bracelets for my niece, who mailed us a very nice letter that included some awesome designs to start from. MakerHome.

MakerHome: Day 313 - Designing a Penny Trap with Tinkercad


One 3D print every day from home, for a year. Current mission: If youre new to 3D printing, where do you start? On Day 307 we printed a Penny Trap. Printing the model is easy, but how do you make it in the first place? You now have a model that is ready to print!

Which hobbed bolt for a filament feeder? My homemade one!


Slipping is to be avoided because the quantity of extruded plastic is then less than expected: you get bad prints and it makes fine tuning impossible. Sorry for the drawing, I did not find a quick way to make it completely regular in Inkscape.

MakerHome: Day 216 - Tiling space with a weird squiggle


One 3D print every day from home, for a year. Current mission: If youre new to 3D printing, where do you start? Settings: Printed on a Replicator 2 with raft but no supports, on a glass platform with blue painters tape, at 80% scale, with two pieces of each color. MakerHome.