Useful Links for 3D Printing

3D PRINTERS

ATOM
FormLabs
MakerBot

Ultimaker
Zotrax

MATERIALS

3D Printer Improvements – Review: What Materials can be 3D Printed?

3D MODELLING SOFTWARE – ENGINEERING/PARAMETRIC

AutoCAD
Autodesk 123D Design*
Autodesk Fusion360
Rhinocerous
Sketchup*
Solidworks
(*: Free)

3D MODELLING SOFTWARE – ARTISTIC/ORGANIC

3D Studio Max
Blender*
Maya
Sculptris*
SoftImage
Zbrush
ZbrushCore
(*: Free)

PRE-PROCESSING TOOLS & SOFTWARE

gcode2vtk
MeshLab
MeshMixer
Netfabb

SLICER PROGRAMS

CURA
KISSlicer
MakerWare
ReplicatorG
Simplify3D (*commerical)
Slic3r

3D MODEL PORTALS

3DShook
CGTrader
Cults3D
Pinshape
SketchFab
Thingiverse
Zotrax Library

3D CAPTURE SOFTWARE

Autodesk 123D Catch
Autodesk ReMake (formerly known as Memento)
Skanect (requires a Kinect-type scanner)

3D PRINTING SERVICES

Shapeways

PREPARATION OF 3D MODELS

Shapeways – Preparation of Blender Files for 3D Printing
Shapeways – Fixing Non-Manifold Models
3DArtist – How to Make a Model for 3D Printing

3D PRINTING PROCESS & SETTINGS

BusyBotz – Makerbot Quick Tips #1 – Quality Prints [Video]
BusyBotz – Makerbot Quick Tips #2 – Filament Options [Video]
BusyBotz –┬áMakerBot Quick Tips #3 – Print Removal [Video]

TROUBLESHOOTING & ADVANCED TIPS

ATOM – Mastering ATOM Guide
MakerBot Blog –
12 Ways to Fight Warping and Curling
Simplify3D Support Library
Ultimaker Visual Troubleshooting Guide

POST PROCESSING OF 3D PRINTS

Post Processing of 3D Prints (Edutech Wiki)

 

OTHER REFERENCE

Chinese-English List of 3D Printing Terms

Comments 2

  1. I’d suggest adding Craftware to your list of free slicing programs. It slices faster than any other slicer and has all teh features of Simplify3D except for dual-extruder support – which will be included in the next release

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      Hi Birk,

      Ah yes, we have heard some things about that too – will probably give it a whirl and see if its a good addition ­čÖé Thanks for the headsup!

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