Are you new to 3D printing? Looking for a free complete guide to take your idea from concept through to sale? My friends at Pinshape have been working hard to put together the complete guide, full of the most up-to-date information, and I have been lucky enough to be involved in contributing to it. Just click here to read it. The chapters include:
- Design 3D Models People Want
- Choose the Best 3D Modeling Software
- Apply Design Principles for 3D Printing
- Prepare your File for 3D Printing
- Price your 3D Models
- Choose Where to Sell your 3D Models
- Use Marketing Tips to Sell your 3D Designs!
- Choose your 3D Design Hardware
This is a really great resource, so please share it around! If you’re looking for more specific tutorials, you can also check out some previous blog articles I’ve written for Pinshape including How to Repair STL Files and How to Modify STL Files: A Beginner’s Guide.
– Posted by James Novak
UPDATE 30/03/2016: With the sad news that Pinshape has closed down (read more here), you can now read my contribution to this guide in the PDF below. Sections include:
- Free 3D Design Software
- Free 3D Scanning Tools
- Free .stl File Checking Software
- 3D File Conversion Software
2 thoughts on “The 3D Printing Design Guide”
Hi! I met a NYC fashion designer, Alexis Walsh, who is doing 3D printing, I wrote a show review http://wp.me/p6B9Dh-pc (her designs are towards the end) … Maybe you guys can touch base!!!
Naomi of http://www.brentandnaomi.wordpress.com
Thanks @brentandnaomi, at my university we actually teach a fashion technology course and have run entire fashion shows of 3D printed work – here’s an example from 2014 which combines student work with international designers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9rY5iF2jtg. Fashion is certainly one of the leading fields in pushing 3D printing technology!