I'm new at this with 3D printing. I'm going to make a new pump wheel to our old dishwasher. It's only 20 year old so I think it's too early to buy a new one, and I also thinking about the nature whit alls this electronic junk. My question is what material I'm going to use? The original is in some sort of plastic. Is there some good tutorials I can read on Internet?
HI! Does anyone have a copy of the original Marvin solidworks file? I love Marvin so much, I want to hollow him out and make a few mods for do-dads around the house and having the original model would be sweet - otherwise I guess I can reverse engineer him but that seems like a time waster. Best Regards, J
I'm looking for a simple way to create surface nurbes (iges format) from my scans to import into solidworks. I've been through all the solidworks solutions to no avail. I do simple but organic sheet metal scans with no intent to print. Obviously free solutions always welcome but cheaper solutions more realistic. Geomagic gets a lot of mention but at $10K it's not doable. Thanks for all your help.
I have a Dremel Idea Builder and I made a OSU symbol for my mom through Solidworks, and when I check on Solidworks it says all faces and edges are valid. But when I load the .stl file into the Dremel 3D program to get it ready to print, sections of the part loose a lot of quality in the football helmet and parts of the pistol.
Hi, I am trying to think how in SolidWorks, I would create an object to "wrap around" another. Let's make a concrete example to explain what I'm saying. If I have to draw a phone will there be a quick way to use SolidWorks in order to automatically construct the case?
Hi guys, I just finished my model in SolidWorks but when I upload it to the website, the size is way off! I think it might have to do with the settings I used in exporting the file. I basically used these steps: File > Save As STL > Options Resolution > Fine Save I must be missing something but what?! Please help!
Anybody here has any experience with lost wax casting? I'm making Han Solo's DL-44 and have created Mauser C-96 bodies in Solidworks, I was hoping to cast them in Aluminium as I can't afford the MGC replicas, and lost wax is really the only way to go for me
I'm working on a car model in Solidworks, which I'm planning to 3D print, and I'm not sure what is the difference in between the surface or solids? When should I go for one, over the other? Any tips?
I have an assembly that consists of 11 parts. Is there a way to convert it into a single STL file, instead of having to open every part individually and convert them to STLs? Does anyone know if this is possible in SolidWorks?
Hi, does anyone know if there are any 3D printers that print .AMF, or .3MF for that matter, files directly?
Which 3D printing technique should I go for my chess set prototyped in SolidWorks?
I'm looking for some good Solidworks for molding tutorials and so far I found these, which are a great start by all means. Do you have any other recommendations? I'm mainly looking to create some containers with patterned geometric like walls. Thanks!
MakerBot is hosting a series of Makeathons this summer to help educators bring 3D printing to classrooms across the country. Over the course of a weekend, we will collaborate on projects and lesson plans in STEAM subjects. You do not need to be a teacher to attend, just someone with some level of experience in 3D printing and an interest in helping educators.
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Hi, my name is Vadim and I'm a freelancer from Ukraine. I would like to offer my services. More than 3 years I've been working with computer graphics and I'm experienced in creating models for 3d printing. I work with CAD (SolidWorks, КОМПАС 3d, AutoCAD, Rhino) and also: Maya, Blender.Primarily specialized in the engineering and architectural directions. Here you can find samples of my works:
Yep, that's right! Turns out PLA is not only stronger than expected at the human-scale, but is also buoyant! Last week we had the pleasure of taking our intern Akshay's inspired 3D printed surfboard out on the waves in Sligo, Ireland. Seven surfers took it out in two locations and were able to stand up & hang ten.
Hi, I'm using solidworks to convert my files to .stl. However, there's a limit on setting the deviation and angle. (Max deviation is about 0.2mm) I need a low resolution stl export. (Yes, bad quality) Is there any software availabe which lets you customize the deviation? (Without limit obviously) Thank you, Patrick