There’s a wide range of 3D modeling tools. How do you select which is best for your needs? There are a number of different factors at play, including: The skill of the designer; What’s being modeled or drafted; Your operating system; The output format you need; and Cost. Free Beginner Tools If you’re just starting […]
3D printing has arrived and is not going away and will speed up your prototyping and production processes considerably. Yet many people still hold onto older ways of prototyping hat are costlier and time consuming. A great deal of this is because 3D printing is still so new and has not yet made it into our […]
Learning the basic steps of a new technology is difficult, but when you’re struggling with 3D design there are places to turn. As you learn, experienced designers and 3D printing services can make good guides and long-term connections in the industry. You should be willing to reach out for help when you get stuck. Truth be told everything is […]
When you’re getting started in 3D printing, don’t be afraid to experiment you really cannot break the 3D printer. You’ll only learn by taking chances so be brave, bold and fearless. Beginner 3D printing refers to hobbyists and describes how many people initially get into 3D printing as a business. They start as hobbyists who got in […]
3D printing has come a long way in a short time, but there are still some hard and fast rules that are good to keep in mind. They can be broken, but only once you really know them well enough to know when. Here are three good rules to keep in mind when making your 3D designs: […]
Many people think 3D printing has only been developed in the last few years. It didn’t become accessible for most people until recently, but the reality is that it’s been around in one form or another since 1984. Hideo Kodama first wrote about the concept in 1981. The idea was the essence of 3D printing. A solid, […]
3D printing is being used in a host of new and different ways. The biggest change on the horizon will be the sheer number of different materials with which we can 3D print. The range of usable materials has increased every year. This lets us print greater and greater permutations of designs. It lets creators innovate in ways we’ve never seen before. As the capabilities of 3D printing expand, the only limitation seems to be an inventor’s creativity.