Mr. Lancett told me about the software Slic3r, which is used to convert file into gcode.
It includes real-time incremental slicing, 3D preview, toolpaths preview,3D honeycomb, customizable bed shape, integration with OctoPrint, pressure regulation.
For tutorials, I used http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/ to learn the basics of slic3r. With this software I’ll be able to change the print settings and export as a gcode file. I played around with it a bit, and it seems pretty easy to use especialy with the badic tutorial. However, I’ll still need to ask Mr. Lancett for the school printer’s information so I can add it into the program.
Site – do MLA later:
After testing out my sample, I realize that dimension of the model is one of the most important part in order to make my product successful. I found few sources that could be useful for this project. Click READ MORE. Continue reading
I’ll use Lynda.com for tutorials, since it is convenience (where I used it for my IT project too). I found a tutorial learning how to use 123D in one and a half hour. It’s pretty short (compare to Blender – 6 hours and AutoCAD – 7 hours).
Up and Running with 123D Design
- Adding primitives
- Drawing shapes, lines, and splines
- Trimming and extending
- Transforming and snapping
- Measuring and duplicating
- Modifying solids
- Extruding, sweeping, revolving, and lofting solids
- Splitting faces and solids
- Staying organized with groups and hidden objects
- Creating patterns
- Adding text
- Saving and exporting a 3D design
I’ll take notes as I watch the tutorial. Click READ MORE for the notes.
I asked Mr. Lancett whether I should use Blender or Autodesk 123D Design. Those two are more suitable for my project because it’s easier to use, where my product is focused more on designing. I summarized the features of both softwares below. Click READ MORE for information. Continue reading
This website has a really detailed explanation about types of filament that I can possibly use for the project. Click READ MORE for full content (summary of the website and analyzes). Continue reading
3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing, is used to make any three-dimensional objects by adding materials to the object layer by layer. This process is called “sterolithography” (Stephanie Crawford, 2011)To print an object, you need to design your object through software like AutoCAD. Then you send the file to your 3D printer to create the product. (Matt Petronzio, 2013) 3D printers would go through the process of “sterolithography”, which is similar to the process of forming stalactites except it is a lot faster.
This came from a Science One-World Essay I wrote last year in 9th grade. I became interested in this technique since then. Although my essay was focused on 3D printing’s advantages and disadvantages, it would still be a good idea for my background information.
C, Cadwalladr. “Environmental Impact.” ETHICS IN 3-D PRINTING. Weebly, 10 Feb. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.
Petronzio, Matt. “How 3D Printing Actually Works.” Mashable. Mashable, 28 Mar. 2013. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.