David Pechter is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.
When it comes to 3D printing, challenges abound in matching the capability of the most advanced magnets produced by traditional methods. Learn all about the possibilities in 3D printed magnets!
G-code generators create the detailed machine instructions necessary to create a part, either in 3D printing or CNC machining. Learn more about what a G-code generator is and how it works.
If you do it in your garage, it's "3D printing". If it's used to build a car, it's "additive manufacturing"? Where's line between these two terms? Let's see if we can't find it.
CNC is a computer controlled fabrication technique and about 30 years older than 3D printing. Fast, accurate, and versatile, it belongs in the advanced maker's toolkit.
We remember Gutenberg as the inventor of movable type and Edison as the inventor of the light bulb. Each made critical advancements, but each had important predecessors as well. And so it was with 3D printing.
Looking for 3D printed gears for a special purpose? Take a look at this simple guide to find the gear that perfectly fits your needs.
There's more to solid modeling, a cornerstone of computer-aided design, than meets the eye. Beyond the drawing, a solid model offers details that enable computer analysis and rapid prototyping like 3D printing and CNC machining.