Designing A 3d Modeling Software

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Once you have a 3D model the next step is to prepare it in order to make it 3D printable. Preparing a 3D model to be 3D printed is called slicing. Slicing is dividing a 3D model into hundreds or thousands of horizontal layers. This is done with software. It can sometimes be done within a 3D modeling software application. Certain 3D printers require a certain slicing tool. Once the 3D modelTo begin 3D printing you first have to make a virtual design of the object that you want to create. The virtual design is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file. A CAD file is created using a 3D modeling application or with a 3D scanner. A 3D scanner is used to make a 3D digital copy of an object.
3D scanners: Microsoft and Google have recently created hardware that can perform 3D scanning. An example of this is Microsoft’s Kinect. Soon digitizing real objects into 3D models will become much easier. Smartphones may even have integrated 3D scanners.
3D modeling software: 3D modeling software comes in many forms. There’s industrial grade software that costs thousands of dollars a year, or there’s a free open source software, like Blender.

is sliced, it is ready to be sent to the 3D printer. This can be done via USB, SD, or wifi, depending on the brand and type of 3D printer you have. When a file is uploaded in a 3D printer, the object is 3D printed layer by layer. The 3D printer reads every slice and creates a three dimensional object.

Types of 3D Printing

Some 3D printers use different…
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