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August 11th, 2018

Can anyone recommend a free, basic 3D modelling program for 3D printing?

I have a very simple project in mind that I want to design and print. No moving parts, just a configuration of relatively simple shapes. I'm generally aware of Strata Design 3D, LIbreCAD, Wings 3D and FreeCAD, but before I jump in, I wanted to pick brains to see what program would do the trick but has the shallowest learning …Continue reading →

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Playing around with perspective – inverted banzai bill!

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When you use tinkerCAD to design your roof rack

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Safety Resources for FDM and SLA

Hi all, I was recently hired as an intern for a lab that uses both FDM (Makerbot Replicator+) and SLA (Form 2) printers, and I have been tasked with researching safety of the machines and creating new safety guidelines for the lab. I was able to find very thorough safety information on the FormLabs website about SLA, but I have …Continue reading →

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Gotta print’em all

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Best Price/Site to purchase Ender 3

Looking at getting my first printer, and seems the Ender 3 is pretty popular.. Been researching online but wanted to stay away from any crap sites.. Any recommendations other than Amazon? submitted by /u/Booger27 [link] [comments] from 3D printing news https://ift.tt/2MijxMu via RSS

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Weak infill since I changed from black to white filament

My filament looks like its underextruding and has a lot of gaps between the layers, but the outer walls are printing comepletely fine, its from the same brand and no matter what temperature, it always looks the same.Anyone can help me out? submitted by /u/illuminatikartoffel [link] [comments] from 3D printing news https://ift.tt/2MdOmSr via RSS

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When the supports fail at 12 hours into the print

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Half way through the print this happened, do you think it’s moisture?

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Help! Ender 3 on the fritz! More in comments.

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