- What types of 3D printing are there
- How do I find 3D printable things
- How do I create my own things
Intro to 3D printing
Different types of 3D Printing
A shape is hardened in a vat of resin by drawing out a profile using an ultraviolet laser layer by layer.
SLS - Selective Laser Sintering
The printer creates a bed of powder, a laser selectively melts together powdered material, then spreads more powder on top, repeating the process to build the part layer by layer.
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) / Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
A length of material is melted and pushed through a nozzle, the nozzle is moved around to draw out a layer. The Nozzle is moved up one increment and the process is repeated.
These apps have a very limited scope of what they can do, that makes them super fast and powerful for making the right thing.
Convert sketches, images or logos into 3D printable files
It provides an easy way to create complex 3D Printable models in your web browser. With a simple tweak of sliders, you can control the object's shape and select a 3D pattern that wraps around it.