Whether you’re a total gearhead or not, cycling is fun, environmentally friendly and all-round awesome. And with 3D printing, these designers are making their rides even cooler! Pimp your own bicycle with their creative designs or get inspired to make your own custom bicycle gadgets.
Finding the right 3D modeling software for 3D printing is tough. That’s why we want to give you a complete overview about the best and most popular free 3D modeling software in this blog post.
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.
If you intend to 3D print a model, that doesn’t mean you always have to start designing from scratch. There are tons of websites out there that offer (both free and premium) 3D models to download. We took a look at 10 (+1) of the best and most popular 3D model databases and compared them for price, quality, selection, and printability.
3D printing in metal opens a world of possibilities for designers and makers. We’ve already talked about the different metal materials on the blog and today we are happy to announce the launch of new finishes for 3D printing in titanium.
Discover our selection of 3D-printed metal with more possibilities than ever!
The most common misconception about 3D printed jewelry is that it is printed in metallic plastic. This is not the case: it is produced as a real, solid piece of jewelry made out of the precious metal of your choice.
In this blog post, we will have a closer look at the four best and most popular materials for jewelry designers. (more…)
A few months ago we were glad to welcome a new member to our family of 3D printing materials and technologies: Multi Jet Fusion, the new 3D printing technology from HP, in Polyamide (MJF).
Since then, many of our customers have tried this new technology and have enjoyed its advantages, but today we wanted to explain more in depth how 3D printing in Polyamide (MJF) works, as well as digging into the differences between our 3D printing polyamides. (more…)
Since each 3D printing material and 3D model is different, choosing the right wall thickness for 3D printing can be confusing. Yet, keeping these simple tips in mind will ensure that you won’t receive an unpleasant surprise and the walls of your object will have just the minimum thickness they need.
Creating a model for 3D printing can be somewhat intimidating at first. In this blog post, we will cover some essential tips designers should keep in mind to get a stunning 3D print.
Sticking to this checklist will make sure that your 3D model is perfectly prepared to be 3D printed. (more…)
At i.materialise we work to make 3D design and 3D printing more approachable for everybody. That’s why we have been partnering with Microsoft. For a long time, i.materialise has been directly integrated in Microsoft’s 3D modeling app, 3D Builder, and it is now also possible to 3D print your creations on Paint 3D, directly with i.materialise.