How to 3D Print

1. Modelling

After selection of the object to be 3D printed is done, there is a need to model it. There are two broad ways in which this can be done.

CAD software. Source
Creating a 3D model through 3D scanner Pro

2. Printing

Before printing the created model, there is a need for error examination of the created AMF file. There are mainly 3 types of errors that need to be looked for- holes, intersections and face normal. Models that are 3D scanned may have a greater number of errors. Next step is slicing the 3D model which is done through a software called ‘slicer’ which converts the AMF file into G-code file format. This G- code file is ready to be fed into the 3D printer. The process of additive manufacturing will now be completed by your 3D printer in few hours or few days (depending on the speed and model).

3D Printing. Source

3. Finishing:

This is an optional step and depends on the amount of accuracy and precision required. For high accuracy models, slightly oversized version is 3D printed and then finishing is achieved by removing material through high resolution subtractive process.

Subtractive manufacturing. Source
  1. http://www.3dscanner.io/ and https://medium.com/@3DScannerApp/how-does-a-3d-scanning-app-work-52dc19f37606 : 3D scanning 3D printable models using a smartphone.

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