3D printer models: a beginners’ guide for you
3D Printing Technology is revolutionizing the world as you read this article. It is that fast and that important!
The use of 3D printers is gaining more and more acclaim and fans, and is not only part of modern science developments or applied within upscale market products. It is now also becoming an element with substantial presence in people’s homes. Especially in the USA, where they seem to be more popular still. This new trend has allowed people to get creative and actually make their own things. For that reason there is even a movement related to this technology named “The Makers Movement” and Makers work in office spaces called “Makers Spaces” where they create 3D objects using 3D printer models and printers.
So, how can you get 3D printer models?
There a few important and basic steps to follow when any Maker attempts to create a three-dimensional object. It goes without saying that firstly you need to have a 3D printer! But as important as the 3D printer, you also need the actual software that allows you to create 3D printer models.
The most commonly known and used software for creating 3D printer models is CAD (Computer-aided design), which assists in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design. The use of this software is directly linked to the increase in the designer’s productivity, as well as the quality of design, improved communications through documentation and it aids in creating a database for manufacturing.
But wait! Do not despair just yet. The good news is you don’t actually need to be a CAD ‘nerd’ to be able to be a Maker and integrate the 3D ever-growing printing technology community. If you do not possess any expertise using this kind of software systems, there is also an alternative. You may purchase a ready-made design from an STL file site and you can choose from a variety of 3D printer models available on the market. The cost will depend on various factors, but most of all size, precision and detail, theme, etc. This being said, there are sites where you can find 3D printer models completely free of charge. So pick yours and get going already!