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Finishing Options for FDM and PolyJet 3D Printed Parts

16 0 Beginner
Finishing or secondary operations encompasses a broad range of processes that change a manufactured part’s properties. Engineers can employ finishing simply to improve part’s appearance and reshape it to meet certain dimensions, or use it to enhance functionality, such as increasing strength, chemical resistance, electrical conductivity and more. Secondary operations basically turn raw parts into finished goods and this isn’t limited to traditional manufactured parts. 3D printed parts can also be enhanced with secondary operations, but much like designing for additive manufacturing, different processes and best practices apply. Throughout the product design and manufacturing process, engineers should also be thinking about how 3D printed parts can be finished. Determining the appropriate finishing operations depends on the additive process, material and geometry as well as the desired aesthetics and functionality. This guide explains the primary finishing operations additive manufacturing service providers implement for FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies, grouped by possible finishing objectives, and compatible materials and applicable design considerations.
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How to 3D Print from Adobe Photoshop

15 0 Intermediate
Every sculpture, product, installation and building (successful and unsuccessful) starts with an idea. When it takes physical form, the designer gets valuable aesthetic and practical feedback. Here are some tips on when and how 3D printing can feed this process.
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Understanding Design & Process of DMLS 3D Metal Printing

14 0 Intermediate
Over the last decade, metal 3D printing has seen significant growth and evolution in the additive manufacturing landscape. Major players like NASA and GE have incorporated additive metals into their programs, aided by industry-wide material development and process research. Additive metal parts are seen more and more in end-use production. This tutorial covers Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) design constraints and freedoms, available metal materials and the process controls that deliver incredible metal parts.
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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Design Guidelines

12 0 Intermediate
The following tutorial is a good starting point to understanding design considerations when 3D printing with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). FDM is an additive manufacturing technology that extrudes thin layers of thermoplastic layer by layer until a part is completed. FDM produces robust production parts in engineer-grade thermoplastic, with the added benefits of speed and design freedom possible with 3D printing. The cutting-edge technology is utilized across industries like aerospace, energy and transportation for production components.
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Helpful Injection Molding Design Guidelines

12 0 Intermediate
These guidelines are to be used as a starting point in understanding the basic aspects of design and preparation for injection molding.
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How to Insert Metal During an FDM 3D Print Job

11 1 Beginner
If not done right, metal that is inserted in FDM parts can look sloppy and unprofessional. With a few easy steps, a metal part can be inserted seamlessly and damage-free.
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How to Solvent Smooth 3D Printed FDM Parts

8 1 Beginner
The normal surface finish of FDM parts is suitable for most purposes, but in applications where a smoother surface is required, solvent smoothing is an alternative to sanding, filling, and mass finishing.
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NUT USING INTERSECT IN FUSION 360

7 0 Beginner
here in this video u can find how to create a nut model using intersect command
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Successful STL Tips for 3D Printing

6 0 Beginner
This document will help 3D printing users ensure their STL files produce successful 3D printed parts. It will help them become familiar with popular manipulation software, gain a basic understanding of how STL files work, learn to fix common STL faults for successful 3D printing and a few additional actions they can perform on an STL to expand their 3D printing options.
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How to Remove SUP706 Soluble Support on a 3D Printed Part

4 1 Intermediate
Removing SUP706 Soluble Support is quick and easy. Following the best practices ensures that you do not damage or break your part in the process. The following is brought to you by Stratasys.
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How to Orient a 3D Printed Part for Smooth Finishing

4 0 Beginner
This tutorial will show you the best practices for orienting a part in order to achieve a smooth finish. The following content was taken from Stratasys’ Resources Center.
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surface design in fusion 360

4 1 Beginner
here you can find how to use surface revolve and trim in patch using fusion 360
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How to Make GrabCAD Voxel Print Slices Using Matlab

3 0 Expert
This tutorial is intended for users who already have a passing familiarity with Matlab and J750 operation. It is NOT intended to be a comprehensive lesson on how to use the Matlab software or PolyJet printers. The following is brought to you by Stratasys:
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How to Orient Parts for Strenth, Speed or Surface Finish

3 0 Intermediate
Build optimization is dependent on a part’s function (conceptual model, functional prototype, manufacturing tool or end-use part). Based on the part’s function, the user must select the appropriate orientation to balance or optimize surface finish, strength, or build time of the part. By following these best practices, you can cut down on time and waste.
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How to Prepare STL files in Autodesk Inventor

3 0 Intermediate
Autodesk Inventor allows you to save both individual parts and assemblies in STL format, at all design levels. This details how to save out all parts and assemblies.