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How to Get Your Perfect Titanium 3D Print

How to Get Your Perfect Titanium 3D Print

Are you thinking about 3D printing in titanium? Then this blog post is for you. Back in 2011 we announced 3D printing in titanium, thanks to our state-of-the-art DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) printers. Titanium is still going strong and we wanted to make sure that you have all the information you need to produce high-quality titanium 3D prints. So let’s get started and learn the basics of DMLS 3D printing in titanium.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. We all use different software, print in different materials, and not only use different printers but also different printing technologies. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate list of mistakes to avoid when turning a 3D model into a 3D print.

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3D Printing With Rhino: Preparing Your Rhinoceros 3D Model for 3D Printing

3D Printing With Rhino: Preparing Your Rhinoceros 3D Model for 3D Printing

Rhinoceros, or short Rhino, is a powerful and versatile modeling software for creating 3D designs. When you’re looking to 3D print your Rhino model, some points are very important to keep in mind: it needs to be watertight, exported correctly, and have the right wall thicknesses. While this might sound complicated, Kyle Houchens, an expert at preparing a Rhino 3D model for 3D printing, will show you how it’s done. In this step-by-step video tutorial, he will show you what kind of models are perfect for 3D printing and how you can identify and fix common mistakes.

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