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3D Printing Design Guidelines

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3D Printing Design Guidelines ~ 9 Steps to consider while design for 3d Printing.
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How to Prepare Your 3D Model for Manufacture

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Using this ladies bike model found in the thousands of models available on GrabCAD I have made a step-by-step guide on how to break down your top level assembly for the workshop or for outsourcing.
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Gear train design | 3D Printing |mobile case

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in this video ll learn about gear train mechanism animation using software 3d Software
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How to Prepare Your SOLIDWORKS 3D model for 3D Printing ?

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Preparing SOLIDWORKS Models for 3D Printing :
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How to Solvent Smooth FDM Parts

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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. Solvent smoothing utilizes a chemical agent to smooth a part’s surfaces (Figure 1). This process modifies the surface of FDM parts by eliminating layer lines while preserving feature detail and part accuracy. The smoothing agent can be applied either as a liquid or a vapor and it is quick and nearly labor-free. The finish achieved can mimic that of injection molded parts. This tutorial is courtesy of Stratasys.
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How to Insert a Z Pause in a Stratasys Printer

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How do I use a Stratasys printer with multiple materials? Multiple colors? How do I add metal inserts in my 3D printed part? This tutorial explains how to use Stratasys software to insert pauses (Z-pause) during an FDM print job, to change materials, colors or to add metal inserts. Go to Step 1 for some documentation and examples of parts printed with Z Pause.
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Tutorial for MakerBot Print Software

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This Tutorial contains video of how to utilize makerbot print software for slicing a stl file to make it 3d printable and how to use the tools in makerbot print software
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How to Process STL Files for 3D Printing Using Insight

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This tutorial will give you a step-by-step procedure to aid in the generation of models. By following the steps of this tutorial, you can cut down on problems that can be easily overlooked. The following tutorial is brought to you by Stratasys.
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What You Need to Know When 3D Printing with Thermoplastics

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Today, a majority of consumer products and production parts are made from thermoplastics. Thermoplastics are typically used in manufacturing techniques like injection molding, compression molding and machining, but with the invention of 3D printing, they became available for additive extrusion and sintering processes. A new door to advanced manufacturing has opened with 3D printing materials similar to the conventional thermoplastics familiar to engineers and designers. Thermoplastics are plastic materials, or polymers, that become pliable when heated to a specific temperature and solidify upon cooling. Types of thermoplastics include acrylic, ABS, Nylon, PLA, polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene and other specialty, high performance materials. If your part requires strength, rigidity or high temperature tolerance, then thermoplastics are a great option to fabricate your production component or prototype. Using 3D printing, engineers can make parts with the most commonly used thermoplastics, such as ABS, polycarbonate, a variety of blends, as well as thermoplastics engineered for aerospace, medical, automotive and other specialty applications. There are two additive technologies at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing that utilize thermoplastics: Laser Sintering (LS) and FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling).
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Guidelines for 3D Printing

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Guidelines for 3D Printing This short guide will help fix, modify and export 3D design data to a format suitable for 3D printing.
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How to Make Pelton Wheel Turbine on 3D Printer

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Watch Video https://youtu.be/PCbqMFOO3do
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How to media blast FDM parts

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Common applications where media blasting is applicable: • Smoothing and polishing for: - Concept models - Prototypes - End-use parts • Surface preparation such as texturing and etching for: - Painting - Electroplating - Mold masters
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PolyJet Best Practices: How to Prototype Surfaces with Varied Friction Coefficients

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Friction is defined as the force that opposes the relative motion or tendency of such motion of two surfaces in contact. The friction coefficient of a prototype’s surface is a functional component, not an aesthetic one, and simulates the end product’s mechanical properties. A well-designed prototype that takes friction into consideration can have the following advantages: an improved grip for the end-user, reduced part wear, simulated movement functionality and sliding abilities. PolyJetTM ConnexTM 3D Printing systems provide a solution for prototyping surfaces with varied friction coefficients that were impossible or cost-prohibitive to prototype in the past. By being able to print several materials in one build process, Connex systems can produce prototypes with varying friction areas on one given part. Users determine the friction coefficients for different areas of a part according to the load factor. This saves time and money by providing an easy solution for prototyping complex parts whose dynamic friction coefficients can be tested in a single build process. The following tutorial is brought to you by Stratasys:
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SolidWorks 2013, Tutorial to create a Design Study to Optimize a Design,, 3D Printing ready! HD

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enjoy :)
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How to Paint FDM Parts

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There are many reasons for coating FDM parts. These include UV protection, sealing, shielding, or surface modification, but painting FDM parts for an aesthetically pleasing finish is the most common. Painting brings a product to life by adding depth, contrast and character. This is true for concept models, marketing samples, and finished goods. For product development and many production applications, paint completes the desired look and feel. With a little know-how and a touch of patience, models, prototypes, and parts can look like production parts. The following instructions are for creating top-quality painted parts. For applications that do not require this level of finishing, skip any unneeded steps. A good paint finish traditionally starts with sanding and filling.