GrabCAD Print can work with almost any file you can throw at it. But sometimes you really need an STL file. There’s no ‘Export to STL’ option… is there?
GrabCAD Print does an outstanding job of repairing STL files by repairing missing triangles, overlapping triangles, stitching, etc. But one of my pet peeves is that while it will correct an STL file, it will not let you save the repaired STL file. I would like to export the repaired STL file for future use and not have to rerun the repair procedure each time I load it into GrabCAD Print. This is also true after you scale a part […]
Designing for Additive Manufacturing can be somewhat different than designing for traditional Subtractive processes (Mills, Lathes, etc.) We will break this down into 3 parts that impact your design, Design Considerations (part 1), Exporting Data (part 2) and Part Printing (part 3). In this blog let’s take a look at the next step – Part Printing. Part Preparation is extremely important to initiate the function in the equation of form, fit and function. We will also focus on understanding build […]
Designing for Additive Manufacturing can be somewhat different than designing for traditional Subtractive processes (Mills, Lathes, etc.) We will break this down into 3 parts that impact your design, Design Considerations (part 1), Exporting Data (part 2) and Build Preparation (part 3). In Part 1 we discussed Design Considerations. In this blog let’s take a detailed look at the next step – Exporting the Data. This can be equally important to define the form, fit and function intended for the […]
Setting up a Multi Body Print with a Stratasys 3D Printer – Polyjet Some of the Objet Polyjet line of Stratasys machines can print in multiple materials at the same time. You can get parts that have a hard plastic surface, clear/see through sections, and soft rubber over molding all in one print job. But how does the printer know where to apply the specific materials? The user interface in the Objet Studio software is very simple and easy to use. […]
SOLIDWORKS STL Automated workflow software eases 3D-Scan-to-CAD process It can take hours to clean up scanned 3D data, reducing the amount of time spent on the design process.3D Models Roland ASD has partnered with SOLIDWORKS to help solve this problem. Roland’s new LPX-60 reverse engineering system improves the 3D-scan-to-CAD process. The LPX-60 generates detailed models with a 0.008 in. resolution. It automatically scans, aligns, merges planes, fills holes, and decimates 3D models. It then exports complex organic shapes in point […]