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Design Guidelines

All you need to know about Design for Manufacture for 3D printing, CNC machining and Injection molding. Get your parts ready for production.


Key design considerations for 3D Printing
Key design considerations for 3D Printing
A list of things to keep in mind when designing a model for 3D printing - regardless of the technology that you will be printing with.
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How to design parts for FDM 3D Printing
How to design parts for FDM 3D Printing
Learn how to optimize common design features - such as bridges, overhangs, pins and vertical axis holes - for FDM 3D printing.
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Selecting the optimal shell and infill parameters for FDM 3D Printing
Selecting the optimal shell and infill parameters for FDM 3D Printing
Shell and infill properties impact the performance and cost of FDM 3D printing. Learn how to optimise these features for your 3D printed part
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How to design parts for SLA 3D Printing
How to design parts for SLA 3D Printing
A comprehensive guide for 3D printing with SLA covering the printing process, design specifications, material options and technology limitations.
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How to design parts for SLS 3D Printing
How to design parts for SLS 3D Printing
This article discusses how to design SLS 3D printed parts including technical design specifications, materials, limitations and an introduction into the post-processing options available.
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How to design parts for Material Jetting 3D Printing
How to design parts for Material Jetting 3D Printing
This article explains how to design Material Jetting 3D printed parts including technical design specifications, materials, limitations and an introduction into the post-processing options available.
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How to design parts for Metal 3D printing
How to design parts for Metal 3D printing
A comprehensive guide for metal 3D printing covering the printing process, design specifications, material options and technology limitations.
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How to design parts for Binder Jetting 3D printing
How to design parts for Binder Jetting 3D printing
A comprehensive guide on designing parts for Binder Jetting, covering the printing process, design specifications and material options.
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How to design parts for CNC machining
How to design parts for CNC machining
A complete guide to CNC machining with basic & advanced design practices and tips to help you achieve the best results for your custom metal parts.
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Minimizing the cost of CNC parts (13 proven design tips)
Minimizing the cost of CNC parts (13 proven design tips)
A comprehensive guide for reducing the cost of your custom metal and plastic CNC machined parts. Learn how to optimize your design and choose the right material to keep your project on budget.
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How to design parts for Injection Molding
How to design parts for Injection Molding
A complete guide to Injection Molding with basic & advanced design tips, including design guidelines for snap-fits, living hinges, undercuts and surface finishes.
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