Franz Grieser has been working as a freelance journalist/editor and book author for 30 years; his works have been published by German, American and British publishing houses. He is an expert in IT, printing technology, new media and 3D printing.
Basically, there is one software you do need: that is a slicing software. Optionally, you may want to use a 3D modeling software.
FDM vs SLA: All3DP compares these competing 3D printing technologies, explains the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies and which one to use for which purpose.
UPDATED: Here are the most pressing questions customers have regarding the Tiko 3D printer. All3DP compiled the answers from the Kickstarter thread and from manufacturer updates.
3D Slash proves that 3D modeling doesn't need to be rocket science. It can be fun, and productive. Version 2.0 is even easier to use. For more details, read this 3D Slash review.
What's the fastest 3D printing speed? And what impact does the 3D printer's speed have on the duration of the print process?
When we talk about 3D printer resolution, we have to take all 3 dimensions into consideration: resolution along the X and Y axis, and resolution along the Z axis.
You'll need time, practice, and a bit of trial and error to develop your 3D modeling skills. Here are some free resources to get started.
Got a new 3D printer? This article guides you through the first steps and provides you with a lot of ideas and free 3D models you can print.
You plan to do some 3D printing sessions? You will need some tools you may not have thought of. Make sure to get these basic 3D printing tools.
Which are the most wanted 3D printers in 2016? That's the question 3D Hubs asked its members, some of the most dedicated 3D printer users in the world.
3D Slash adds two new modes that allow you to create 3D text and 3D logos in a few seconds: Just type the text or import an image file - 3D Slash does the rest.
Looking for free models ready for 3D printing? There are two major meta search engines covering all relevant 3D model repositories.
In this workshop you will learn how to use 3D Slash to turn a 2D logo into a three-dimensional model for 3D printing.
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Step by step guide to All3DP's price comparison tool: How to get the best price when using a 3D printing service.
What can you expect if you have a 3D model printed by services like Shapeways? 3D printing services compared for quality, price and speed.