Make: Design for 3D Printing: Scanning, Creating, Editing, by Samuel N. Bernier, Bertier Luyt, Tatiana Reinhard

By Samuel N. Bernier, Bertier Luyt, Tatiana Reinhard

France's Le FabShop has wide adventure trying out 3D printers and growing electronic versions for them. From an articulated Makey robotic to a posable elephant version, Samuel N. Bernier and the remainder of Le FabShop's workforce have created the various most-printed designs within the 3D printing global. This publication makes use of their paintings to educate you the way to get expert effects out of a laptop 3D printer while not having to learn in layout. via a chain of tutorials and case experiences, this e-book promises the concepts to show a product notion right into a 3D version and a prototype. concentrating on unfastened layout software program and cheap applied sciences, the workouts during this e-book are the right improve to any newbie wanting to begin designing for 3D printing.

Designing for the software and discovering an outstanding device to slot the design--these are on the center of the product designer's task, and those are the instruments this e-book may also help you master.

Foreword by way of Carl Bass, Autodesk's CEO, a passionate and prolific Maker.

In layout For 3D Printing, you'll:

study the several 3D printing technologies
pick out the easiest machine 3D printer
notice unfastened 3D modeling software
familiarize yourself with 3D scanning solutions
tips to move from a nasty to an exceptional 3D resource dossier, one that's ready-to-print

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123D Design is part of a free software and app package, ranging from 3D photogrammetric scanning (123D Catch) to virtual sculpture, (123D Sculpt), and even to a laser cutting and CNC assistant (123D Make). A downloadable model library is also available, as well as a storage space for online projects, linked to a user community. This software is very useful for creating functional or decorative objects. Its repeat, “loft”, and “tweak” functions will enable you to produce complex shapes without difficulty.

You can use most of the tools that are in the Pro version, except the Solid tool and the Layout technical drawing tool. SketchUp Is very simple to use, has a clean interface, and comes with a big bank of objects ready to be downloaded. The basic version of the software only has a few functions, but a plethora of plugins are available to meet your needs. However, this software is mainly optimized for 3D architectural modeling. Note that the 3D models you find in the 3D Warehouse are not necessarily printable.

You can ensure that the model will import correctly by snapping your 3D model to its environment’s origin (X=0, Y=0, Z=0) before you export it as a 3D printable mesh. 22 LEARN THE BASICS è EXHAUST PORTS If you’re planning to use powder (SLS, 3DP) or liquid resin technology (SLA, DLP), you have to provide ports which will allow substances to be released from hollow bodies. If not, the powder or resin will be trapped between the solidified walls. This tip also saves time and materials. è SCALING è TOLERANCES It’s better to check the scale of the model to be printed before exporting it.

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