Software

As we are getting more involved in 3D printing, we have decided to post all our experience with different 3D printing software. There are several different types of software that can be applicable in 3D Printing. Design software creates 3D printable objects. Scanning software and applications capture objects that can be further adjusted for 3D printing. Repair software fix mesh and makes objects 3D printable. Slicing software prepares G-codes with the settings for the printer. Some software is for advanced users but it is possible to find software suitable for beginners.


Baby Thames Dolphin Toy - 3D Sculpting in Meshmixer

Since we’ve started learning how to design 3D models we see the world around us differently. Every time we look at a particular object, we cannot help thinking if it’s possible to make it 3d printable. Thames Embankment in central London is rich in historic artifacts. The lamp posts are […]

Baby Thames Dolphin Toy – 3D Sculpting in Meshmixer


Wall Mounted Spool Holder - 3D Printing Guardian

Disguised as a wall mounted spool holder 3D Printing Guardian watches over the whole 3D printing process. He immediately made our lives easier as now we can replace a spool in seconds. It is especially handy when changing filament for multicolor 3D printing. The idea was to design something functional […]

3D Printing Guardian Filament Spool Holder


Multicolor 3D Printing - Fire and Warning Signs by Obolski

Desktop FDM 3D printers have limited capabilities in terms of printing in color. The majority of such printers have a single extruder and for these, the idea of multicolor 3D printing has been a challenge for a long time. What makes it possible, however, is an option to pause, change […]

Multicolor 3D Printing With a Single Extruder


STL Repair Software for 3D Printing - MakePrintable

As we continue our journey in 3D printing world we want to give credit to a free online STL repair software that helped us out – MakePrintable. In December 2016 we found ourselves in an unpleasant situation. We wanted to print a trending model Baby Groot but could not slice […]

STL Repair Software – MakePrintable



3D Scanned and 3D Printed GW2 Cannon

The idea to 3D scan an object is very old. We have seen it in sci-fi movies and read about it in books. Recently, thanks to developed software like Autodesk ReMake we can implement this idea into life. This type of software is based on photogrammetry – the science of […]

3D Scanning – Autodesk ReMake


3D Design Software for 3D Printing - Cactus in a Pot 2 comments

After a new 3D printer is bought, it is recommended to test it by printing something simple. Thanks to STL sharing websites there are a lot of beginner-friendly printable files available for free. Once you gain the confidence in using the printer and the slicer, it may be time to […]

3D Design Software for 3D Printing – Tinkercad


3D Printing Filament Test 6 comments

Once your new 3D printer arrives it is good to understand its capabilities. There are many 3D printing test files to choose from on Thingeverse. The reason to use a proper test file is because it contains all hard-to-print bits. After printing such object it becomes clear what settings you need to complete tricky and detailed projects. Also these files are designed in a way that you don't use a lot of filament and printing time. Our 3D printing test is made on Delta Wasp 2040.

3D Printing Test – Cura Settings


Support in 3D Printing - Cura Settings

An object with overhangs over 45 degrees normally requires adding support in 3D printing. In a slicing software Cura there are options for 2 different types of support structures: Touching Buildplate and Everywhere. Everywhere may be a bit too much and requires extensive cleaning and polishing to perfect the result. […]

Adding Support – Cura Settings