3D printing issues – wall thickness

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3D printing is a rapid way to turn digital designs into physical objects, but the process is so simple that it’s easy to forget some vital details. One of these is that while you can design almost anything you want on a screen, the printed end product has to obey the laws of physics. Too many projects fail because the printer, or more often the print material, can’t meet the expectations of the software. Often [Read More]

Buying a 3D printer – the convenient option

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As the last post says, the easiest way to get a 3D printer is to buy one. It costs more than building your own but if you want to have your printer up and running as quickly as possible this is definitely the way to do it. There are several advantages in buying a printer, and for many users these more than make up for the extra cost. Mostly it comes down to why you [Read More]

3D Printing techniques – The basics of supports

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Printing 3D objects isn’t always as simple as designing a model and sending it to your printer. It can be, but a lot of that depends on the shapes you want to print. The process of building up an object layer by layer offers unique possibilities that can’t be matched by any other manufacturing process, but it also has unique challenges. Imagine you want to print a horse. You design your model in a suitable [Read More]

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