While 3D printers are capable of doing many great things, you need the right modeling software. And today we’ll be taking a look at Fusion 360 v AutoCAD and comparing them to find out which software is better for creating models for 3D printing. We should preface by saying that they are both very popular products, used across… Read More »
One of the biggest factors in the adoption rate of new technology is how easily people can adapt to it. Users are much more likely to be drawn to something that is easy to understand and straightforward as the quicker they can master it the more they can enjoy it. Unfortunately, 3D printing is not the easiest to… Read More »
As technology continues to evolve, lesser-known markets are beginning to come into their own. One such area that is starting to spread its wings is 3D printing. This industry has shown that it has a place in the world of consumer technology during the past few years.
Even though this industry isn’t as mainstream as other technologies yet, it is still making significant noise in the tech sector. But what about those that aren’t as familiar with 3D printing?
That’s where we want to help. Choosing the right color 3D printer can be challenging. So, with that in mind, what should you consider when selecting a color 3D printer? Let’s take a look at some criteria to consider as you make your decision.
What Will You Use It For?
This Is arguably the most important item to consider while you’re mak
In the world of computer-aided drafting, Autodesk looms large. And for a good reason; its AutoCAD program was the first commercially available CAD software for home computers that were just starting to take off in the 1980s. This combination made CAD accessible for more price and skill points, paving the way for its current range of uses.
AutoCAD originally offered only 2D drafting capabilities – basically, it started as a computerized version of an engineer’s desk, pencil, and measuring tools. While AutoCAD still uses 2D as its basis, recent versions in the last five years have added 3D capabilities meant to give its users a full spectrum of design possibilities.
AutoCAD has also started offering modules that pertain to specific industries that depend on drafting as their base process, such as engineers who build electrical systems. The program has continued to bran
Even though 3D printing is just starting to become more of a mainstream technology, it has been around for a while now. Users can print many different items, pieces, and parts, ranging from medical supplies to personal collectibles. There really is no limit to what this technology is capable of doing.
If you’re already in the 3D printing game, then you have a decent idea of what you want to print and how to go about printing it. But what if you need some new, fresh ideas? That’s where platforms like Thingiverse come into play.
What is Thingiverse?
For those not familiar with Thingiverse, it’s a platform that provides various 3D printing designs to its users. These are designed by other 3D printing users and shared on Thingiverse. The site launched in 2008, however at that time it
Like 3D printers, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) routers are taking traditional craftsmanship to a new level. These computer and software directed cutting equipment deliver precision and allows craftsmen to produce factory-grade work in their workshops. CNC routers allow you to work with foam, plastics, wood, and many other materials to produce carvings, decorations, frames, furniture, moldings, panels, and… Read More »
Wax seems like the opposite of a good 3D printing material. Its defining property is how changeable it is, never quite hardening to settle into a definite shape, always moldable at the slightest push of a finger. But, when we learned that you could, in fact, get great 3D printed objects from wax material and filament, we were… Read More »
When you think of silicone and 3D printing, you’re more likely to consider it as a helping hand, rather than a star player. Silicone is commonly used as a mold material into which other material is poured to make a 3D object. But that’s limiting this versatile compound and your imagination to go along with it – you… Read More »
So, you’ve heard so many wonderful things about 3D printers and how you can use them. There are a variety of machines on the market that can help you create stunning 3D printing marvels. The Creality CR 10 vs. Prusa i3 guide will provide answers to the most pressing question – which 3D printer is better? Prusa i3… Read More »
We are a bit spoiled that some of the best 3D printers available are completely open source. There’s the LulzBot TAZ 6 and Mini, or Ulitmaker 3. All three are great 3D printers that are fully open sourced systems. While it benefits the whole, I am sure companies don’t make nearly as much as they would if their… Read More »