Make: Design for 3D Printing: Scanning, Creating, Editing, Remixing, and Making in Three Dimensions
Samuel N. Bernier, Bertier Luyt, Tatiana Reinhard
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
France's Le FabShop has extensive experience testing 3D printers and creating digital models for them. From an articulated Makey Robot to a posable elephant model, Samuel N. Bernier and the rest of Le FabShop's team have created some of the most-printed designs in the 3D printing world. This book uses their work to teach you how to get professional results out of a desktop 3D printer without needing to be trained in design. Through a series of tutorials and case studies, this book gives you the techniques to turn a product idea into a 3D model and a prototype. Focusing on free design software and affordable technologies, the exercises in this book are the perfect boost to any beginner looking to start designing for 3D printing.
Designing for the tool and finding a good tool to fit the design--these are at the core of the product designer's job, and these are the tools this book will help you master.
Foreword by Carl Bass, Autodesk's CEO, a passionate and prolific Maker.
In Design For 3D Printing, you'll:
Learn the different 3D printing technologies
Choose the best desktop 3D printer
Discover free 3D modeling software
Become familiar with 3D scanning solutions
Find out how to go from a bad to a good 3D source file, one that's ready-to-print
Sometimes, a creator will put the native file used to create the model online: SKP (SketchUp), 3DM (Rhinoceros), MB, or MA for Maya, etc. If you use the same software as them, it will be easy for you to edit their model so you can make all the changes you want. ALL THE SAME PASSION, BUT NOT ALL THE SAME TECHNIQUE: An architect doesn’t use the same logic for design as an industrial designer who designs for manufacturing. On top of that, different software packages have different tools and
objects using the Netfabb Basic and Meshmixer software. This trick also works when you want to print a geometrically complex part without support material or when you want to create a flat surface on an object whose base is not. Here’s how to do it: Before beginning this exercise, download the Eiffel Tower from user B9Creations on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22051 This tutorial shows how to change the scale and split a file found on the Internet in order to make it into a
whether the filament used is 1.75 or 3 mm). A line of material has, as a result, a width of 0.4 mm. If you print a hollow cylinder, its minimal wall will be 0.4 mm, like the case of the famous “Stretchlet” bracelet by designer Emmett: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13505 Note that the scale of a 3D file can be changed at any moment and as often as necessary, whether it be directly in the modeling software, using the 3D printer’s software (MakerBot Software, Slicer, Cura...) or by means of a
for generating vases, lamps, jewelry, and abstract sculptures quickly. http://shapeshifter.io/ CREATE COMPLEX OBJECTS USING SHAPESHIFTER : A LAMPSHADE By understanding Shapeshifter’s interface, you will be able to use the application to create complex objects easily. After you open their web page, you can see the following: A menu at the top, enabling the model to be downloaded or shared. In the center, a generic violet prism. On the right, parameters to modify the generic prism. At the
978-1-4571-8736-0 [TI] DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING SCANNING, CREATING, EDITING, REMIXING, AND MAKING IN THREE DIMENSIONS SAMUEL N. BERNIER BERTIER LUYT TATIANA REINHARD BEFORE YOU START To follow the exercises in this book, you have to download several free software packages, which will allow you to learn the basics of modeling for 3D printing. On the www.123dapp.com/create website, you can easily download 123D Design and Meshmixer. If you have an iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android phone