Tutorials

How to FDM Print for Part Sliding Clearance

13 3 Intermediate
If you are 3D printing parts that have to fit/slide together after printing, you will need to put some sort of clearance between those parts in your CAD system. A good starting place is a clearance 2x the layer height you are going to print at, but you should make a few smaller test prints at different clearances to see if the 2x layer height rule holds for your particular situation and orientation. Have fun and happy printing!

Part 1: A Look at Color Proofing

10 0 Beginner
This tutorial gives some background on color proofing and explains what to do when the color you print doesn't match the color you chose on screen. There will be future tutorials that expand on the topics mentioned here.

Matte or Glossy? Which Finish to Use for Your 3D Prints and When.

7 0 Beginner
Matte or Glossy? That is the question. PolyJet users often ask themselves whether they should print a part with a matte finish or a glossy finish. And not without reason. The type of finish can totally alter the look, feel, color, and even strength and durability of two otherwise identical parts. Each option has its own benefits and implications that need to be considered. In this tutorial we will give an overview of matte and glossy, compare the pros and cons of each, and offer examples that clearly show what each finish type has to contribute. Finally, we will wrap up with a quick breakdown of when to use what.

JP_005_GrabCAD Print: 部品摺動部の隙間をFDM造形する方法

0 0 Intermediate
造形後にはめ合わせるまたは摺動(スライド)させる必要がある部品を3D造形する場合、CADシステムで該当する部品の間にある程度の隙間を設ける必要があります。目安として、造形する際の積層ピッチの2倍の隙間から始めるとよいでしょう。ただし、小さいサイズで何度かテスト造形を行い、積層ピッチの2倍の法則が特定の状況や向きに当てはまるかを確認することをお勧めします。それでは3Dプリンタで楽しくモノづくりをしていきましょう!