Useful Links for 3D Printing

FDM 3D PRINTERS

ATOM
Prusa
MakerBot
Ultimaker
Zotrax

RESIN 3D PRINTERS

FormLabs
Peopoly
Wanhao D7

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 (FDM)

CURA
KISSlicer
MakerWare
ReplicatorG
Simplify3D (*commerical)
Slic3r

SLICER PROGRAMS (SLA/DLP)

B9Creator
ChiTu
NanoDLP
XYZNobel

3D MODEL PORTALS

3DShook
CGTrader
Cults3D
Pinshape
SketchFab
Thingiverse
Zotrax Library

3D CAPTURE SOFTWARE

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

3D PRINTING SERVICES

iMaterialise
Sculpteo
Shapeways

PREPARATION OF 3D MODELS

Sculpteo – Preparing your model for 3D printing with Blender
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 –¬†MakerBot 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