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=== Links ===
 
=== Links ===
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
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== Design Flows on a Budget ==
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=== Modelling Software ===
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==== Easy: 3DTin ====
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==== Medium: Google SketchUp ====
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==== Hard but Graphical: Blender ====
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==== The Coder Way: OpenSCAD ====
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=== Visualization, Assembly and Mesh Repair ===
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==== MeshLab ====
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==== CloudFabb and Netfabb Studio ====
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==== Pleasant3D (Mac Only) ====
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==== Blender (STL and GCode Plugins) ====
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=== Slice'n'Dice ===
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==== Cryptic but Necessary: Skeinforge ====
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=== Printer Interfaces ===
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==== ReplicatorG ====
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=== Models and Mash-Ups ===
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==== Thingiverse ====
  
 
= Resources =
 
= Resources =

Revision as of 10:22, 10 February 2011

Getting Started With 3D Printed Design

Workshop Outline

What Is 3D Printing?

  • 2D vs 3D vs 2.5D
  • Additive vs Subtractive CNC
  • Technologies
    • Fused Deposition Modeling
    • Selective Laser Sintering
    • Ink-Jet Powder+Binder

Links

Design Flows on a Budget

Modelling Software

Easy: 3DTin

Medium: Google SketchUp

Hard but Graphical: Blender

The Coder Way: OpenSCAD

Visualization, Assembly and Mesh Repair

MeshLab

CloudFabb and Netfabb Studio

Pleasant3D (Mac Only)

Blender (STL and GCode Plugins)

Slice'n'Dice

Cryptic but Necessary: Skeinforge

Printer Interfaces

ReplicatorG

Models and Mash-Ups

Thingiverse

Resources

Printers

Open Source

RepRap Project

  • Darwin
  • Mendel
    • Prusa Mendel

MakerBot

  • Cupcake CNC
  • Thing-O-Matic

Ultimaker

  • Protobox v1.0

Proprietary

Services

Ponoko

Shapeways

Software