Software tools for printing (e.g. Kudo3D host, Creation Workshop, MeshMixer, Materialise Magics, etc…), including information about using features, generating supports, and custom scripts.

Modeling

Making your model, perhaps via scanning, mesh modeling, or parametric (CAD) modeling.

Theory & General Techniques

  • Mesh vs. Parametric
  • Common standard interchangeable file formats

Tools

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Z-Brush

Model Preparation

Fixing triangle problems, hollowing, support generation

Theory and General Techniques

Triangle Problems

What are triangle problems…

Supports

Why do we need supports, how to design them, different types…

Hollowing

Why do we need to hollow models, when do we need to consider this…

Tools

  • Meshmixer
  • Netfabb
  • Creation Workshop
  • Materialise Magics

Build Layout

Orienting a single or set of part(s) on the build platform

Theory and General Technique

Tools

  • Meshlab
  • Meshmixer
  • Creation Workshop
  • Materialise Magics

Slicing

Theory and General Technique

Tools

  • Creation Workshop
  • Creation Workshop Host
    • Raspberry Pi based slicing and host control written in Java designed to take .cws files as input

Printer Control

Theory and General Technique

Tools