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Different Settings for Different Regions of a Model. Today we are going to teach you how to use different slicing settings for different regions of your model.

Different Settings for Different Regions of a Model

This is a unique feature of the Simplify3D Software and it gives you the power to configure the perfect settings for every location on your part. It also opens up many interesting possibilities such as varying density, changing mechanical properties, or even different surface finishes. A great example of how we used this technology is the “Gnome Weeble” model by cerberus333. When we printed this model, we were able to configure the bottom spherical section with 90% infill density and 5 perimeter outlines. This created a very strong and heavy base. To explore this process further, we are going to look at another common digital model – the 3D Knot.

Configuring Different Settings for Different Parts of the Model Import the model into the Simplify3D Software. Now that we know where the transition between our two regions will take place, we can start configuring our FFF settings. 40 Cool Things to 3D Print Which Are Actually Useful. Could not resolve host: Stuck for ideas for what to 3D print?

40 Cool Things to 3D Print Which Are Actually Useful

Bored of pointless 3D printer projects? Here is a list of cool things to 3D print which are genuinely useful. Don’t miss: 34 Best Sites for Free STL Files and 3D Printer Files/Models Like us, you’re tremendously excited by the possibilities of 3D printing. Fight the tide of mediocrity! Don’t have access to a 3D printer? Cool Things to 3D Print #1: Sliding Door Bolt Obviously, this sliding door bolt will not protect you against breaking and entering. Cool Things to 3D Print #2: Monster Mouth Headphone Holder If you like to use a large pair of headphones at your desk, then this “monster mouth” could be just what you need. Cool Things to 3D Print #3: Out of Office Desk Sign. Wanhao Duplicator i3 3D Printer Review - 2015. Best 3D Printer 2015 - Top-Rated 3D Printers. From classrooms to design shops, 3D printers seem to be popping everywhere.

Best 3D Printer 2015 - Top-Rated 3D Printers

And as you would expect for a product that appeals to everyone from professional designers to educators to hobbyists, there's a wide array of 3D printers that vary wildly in both features and price tags. Based on our extensive evaluations and hours of testing of more than a dozen models in different price ranges, our top overall pick for those on a budget is the XYZ da Vinci Mini ($270), as its auto-calibration features are helpful to novices and it produces good prints at decent speeds. (If you want to save a little money, consider the da Vinci miniMaker, which is selling for $45 less than the Mini on Amazon, but is essentially the same printer. It connects via USB instead of wirelessly like the Mini.) Because 3D printer makers are constantly announcing new models that cost less, print things faster and produce larger objects than ever before, it's worth knowing about just-released printers before you buy. 3D Printing Materials: The Pros and Cons of Each Type.

If you've just bought a 3D printer, it probably arrived with a reel of filament for building your creations.

3D Printing Materials: The Pros and Cons of Each Type

But what do you buy when this initial filament runs out? Find out in our guide to the most popular types of 3D printer filament available now for fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3D printers. We'll look at the pros and cons of each material as well as which types will work with your 3D printer. A print made with ABS filament by the M3D Micro printerWhat it is: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a commonly used plastic material that melts at about 220 degrees C, then quickly re-forms into a tough, glossy, impact-resistant material. It is made from crude oil and is nontoxic; it can be easily dyed and retains color well. These properties make ABS very suitable for 3D printing.

A print using ABS will be very tough, as anyone who has stepped on a Lego will tell you. Pros: Tough, impact-resistant material; Commonly used; Nontoxic and water resistant Cost: $20 to $50 per kilogram.