What Is Rapid Prototyping? Rapid Prototyping is a collection of procedures involving computer aided renderings and 3d printing used to quickly manufacture an initial, test version of a part or product. Other terms sometimes used to describe the processes used to create a prototype are computer automated manufacturing, solid free-form manufacturing, and layered manufacturing. Rapid prototyping is widely used as a way to ensure that ideas which look good on paper or in 3d rendering software are actually fit for

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What is the Best 3D Modeling Software? Preparing a 3D model is the first step in the 3D printing and product development process. With the help of 3d rendering software packages, an accurate model of the desired product or part can be created easily and quickly. After that, it’s a pretty straightforward process of running the rendered file into a 3d printing program. This is interpreted by a 3d printer, and then the design is printed

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3d Design Software – Should you Use a Free Download? Sometimes, it’s hard not to be amazed at the millions of possibilities that are made possible with 3D printing. Having a 3D printer at home allows you to take part in designing and developing a plethora of products limited only by the extent of your creativity. That could mean printing a LEGO Batman figure for your kid, a mask from your favorite horror movie for Halloween,

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Easiest 3D Modeling Software Whether you’re looking to make a personalized action figure for your kid, or designing a crucial part of a complex machine, after you’ve had an idea your work begins with 3D modeling software. There are plenty of 3d modeling packages available on the internet. Along with these plentiful options comes the eternal question, “which software is the easiest to use?” Ease of use, along with cost and suitability for your project (ie.

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How to make an invention So you’ve had a brilliant idea that’s going to change the world? Now how do you make that idea into an invention you can become known for and will make the lives of people around the globe a better place to live? If you’re anything like us, new ideas will keep popping into your head at all hours of the day. Sometimes we’ll we’re asleep even! Unfortunately not all these ideas are

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How Do Plastic Injection Molding Machines Work? Injection molding is a production process used for manufacturing plastic parts and commodities. It works via thermosetting and thermoplastic elements. Plastic injection is used to produce a broad range of plastic products, ranging from plastic PCB electrical enclosures to chairs, toys, and even lego! Plastic Injection Molding Process Plastic injection molding is a very quick method of producing intricate shapes that can be formed from both thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers. Injection molding

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Do-it-yourself (DIY) injection molding Injection molding is tricky business. You need a mold which is stable enough to handle large volumes of molten plastics and other materials, which means safety and quality concerns and possibilities of huge amounts of mess. If you’re a serious hobbyist it’s possible to achieve on your own (although whether you’d want to when you can outsource your manufacturing to a company like us is another matter). While the full process of

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Where can I buy a 3D printer? (and should you…) If you’ve ever thought about getting into 3D printing, you’ve probably considered whether you should buy your own 3d printer, or whether it would be better to outsource your work to a professional 3d printing service (like us here at Jcad!). There are lots of things to take into consideration when working through this decision: whether 3d printing is going to be a hobby or a business

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Explaining the 3D Printing Process 3D printing has taken the conventional concept of 2D printing and introduced a new horizon of opportunities in different sectors. What is 3D printing? 3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing is a procedure of making three-dimensional products by translating a digital CAD file into a printed product. A 3D printed article is produced using additive forms. In the additive method, an object is built by laying down progressive sheets of

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What is 3D character modeling?   It’s hard to imagine that a little more than two decades ago movie special effects depicting characters like dragons, griffins and other fanciful creatures were all done through makeup special effects, hand drawn animation overlays (think Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and stop motion claymation type sequences. How times have changed though. Thanks to 3d rendering software, movie special effects have progressed in leaps and bounds, to the point where we often can’t even

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