3d printed objects: 4 tips to create yours easily
You are completely into the 3D printing World and want really badly to create your own 3d printed objects? Altough we believe that anyone can use a 3D printer, mostly because of the new wave of desktop 3D printers that are revolutionizing the 3D printing concept, it’s also true that there are some things you must be aware of to create your own 3d printed objects. Find out some great tips and get started!
1. Before buying your 3D printer check, check, check
It’s no secret for anyone that we believe that many low cost 3D printers may be a pain if you want to create proper 3d printed objects – most of the cheapest ones miss many important features you’ll find essential once you’re getting the job done. On the other hand, you don’t have to spend all the money you have to get the most expensive 3D printer – that doesn’t mean you’re getting the best one.
2. Always look for the best build volume
Unless you want to print chairs for ants or for your children’s Polly Pockets, you’ll need for sure a good build volume for your 3d printed objects. Most cheap 3D printers have a small build size but don’t be tricked! – many expensive ones also have it. Check out our CraftBot that is capable of printing large objects: 250x200x200 mm (approx. 10x8x8 in) – one of the biggest build volume in its class.
3. The slicer software is as important as the printer you use
It’s true! Slicing is a very important of the 3d printing process and if you really want to create quality 3d printed objects, you must be really carefull on this part. On the slicing process your digital 3D model will be turned into the toolpath information understood by 3D printers. This means that the slicer software you use must be smart enough for that. Find out our CraftWare, it’s very simple to use and it’s free!
4. The materials you use are very important
Although you can print in many different materials, the main ones used for 3d printed objects are ABS and PLA. Depending on the kind of object you want to create, you’ll have to choose between them. Find out more about these two filaments on this article.