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The i.materialise blog keeps you updated about outstanding 3D designs, the newest 3D printing technologies and the best 3D modeling software tutorials.
ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

ZBrush is hands down the most popular and powerful digital sculpting software out there. That’s why this program is mainly used for designing figurines, sculptures, game characters, or any other design that needs an organic shape. Some users have trouble turning these 3D models into 3D prints – and that’s where we come in! In this hands-on tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how you can prepare your ZBrush models for 3D printing.

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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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