How to Quickly Add Texture to FDM 3D Prints in SOLIDWORKS

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Adding texture to your FDM 3D prints is a cool and clever way to hide layer lines on vertical walls. Doing this can really make your parts look professional and practical. Follow along this simple tutorial to create your own textured parts in SOLIDWORKS. 1. Open your model. 2. Highlight the face(s) that you want to add the texture to and then go to edit appearance. 3. On the Right side of the screen, open the “Miscellaneous” folder and select […]

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Leveraging 3D Technology in the Product Development Lifecycle

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In previous blogs I introduced you to our new product, the Creaform hand-held scanners. I want to share a presentation in which we used our 3D technology to produce a part in production material. On a Wednesday morning we had a customer provide us with the following requirements for their legacy part… Customer didn't have CAD or paper drawings Is it possible to scan for electronic data? Add another outlet Incorporate LED lights 3D print for verification Produce in Delrin/Acetal […]

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3D Print a Ship in a Bottle With Objet 3D Printers

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I'm sure just about everyone has seen a ship in a bottle.  Using traditional methods, the ship is built entirely outside of the bottle with collapsible masts/sails and meticulously squeezed through the opening, raising the sails with strings once placed inside. Enter the 21st Century and the advent of Multi-Material 3D Printers from Objet; we can create a full ship(no assembly required) directly inside of the bottle.  "The ‘Ship in a Bottle’ created here features a solid bottle, 3D printed in Objet’s Clear Transparent material. […]

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