Are you looking for a specific model; but can’t find the right size? Dave Cowden, a mechanical engineer with a passion for 3D printing, came up with the solution: Parametric Parts . An interview! What’s your background?
Today we bid a sad farewell to Tinkercad , one of the easiest 3D modeling apps plugging into the Shapeways 3D Printing API . When Tinkercad launched in early 2011 as a simple browser based, drag and drop interface for 3D modeling, it made it easy for anyone to create a 3D form. In August 2012 when Tinkercad plugged into the Shapeways 3D Printing API it also became one of the easiest ways for people to learn how to 3D print their own designs which is why we used it to teach everyone from 2nd graders to senior citizens how to design for 3D printing . With the introduction of the ability to import existing designs Tinkercad also became one of the easiest ways to modify and customize an existing design . Luckily we are seeing more and more 3D printing apps plugging into the Shapeways 3D Printing API to make it easier for people to access 3D printing but Tinkercad will be missed. For Tinkercad users they are rolling out the closure in stages:
I've just finished a set of improvements to the pather. Our default pather (source "shared/pather/simplecrosshatchpather.cpp") first traces the outer and inner contours twice, so that the object looks smooth on the outside. Then it fills in the shape with straight lines, and connects the ends of these lines together as well as it can: one level of an 11-sided psuedo-sphere On each successive level, it switches between vertical and horizontal lines, to make the structure stronger: