How to patent an invention or idea So you’ve come up with a brilliant product idea, something completely new that no-one has ever thought of before. You want to get it out to the world, but you’re worried someone will steal your idea, pass it off as their own and make millions out of it instead of you. This is where the patent application process comes in. Once you know how to file a patent application,

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How Much Does a 3D Printing Service Cost? Looking for a cheap 3d printing service? Trust us when we say that it’s better to go with affordable than cheap. Cheap can end up costing you more in the long run as low quality 3d printers will mean your printed products will break down quickly and need to be replaced sooner. While good quality printing can be more expensive initially, it pays off dividends in the long

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How to Make Plastic Molds In order to mass produce your product or part you’re going to need a mold. While hobbyists can make their own molds on a small scale, in order to mass produce your product you will need to outsource your mold making and manufacturing to companies specialising in mass production. If you’re unsure about whether you need a plastic mold, or one made from a different material please get in touch and

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Best Free 3D Modeling Software Preparing a flawless 3D design of your desired product is the very first step in the 3D printing process. For this to happen, you need the help of 3D modeling software (or even better yet, a CAD artist like those on the JCAD team with hundreds or thousands of hours using 3D modeling programs under their belt). If you want to try and do it yourself, 3D modeling software has plenty

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What is an STL File and What is it Used For? For almost 3 decades, STL files have provided a bridge for the gap between 3D printers and 3D CAD designs. STLs are a standard file format in the 3D printing industry. 3D printers were designed to accept the way STL files are formatted and these files make it possible for them to slice up an object design into 2D layers ready for printing, and

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What Can I Make With a 3D Printer? The easy answer to “what can you make with a 3D printer” is almost anything you can think of! From replacement hip joints to 3D printed concrete houses the possibilities are endless. However, that doesn’t really provide you with a clear understanding of the power 3D printers have. The truth is that just about anything you can print in 2D can be printed in 3D. In fact, here

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A prototype is a design tool used in the development of a new product, a physical model of what the future product idea will be. Some prototypes are rough drafts, others are trials of the final version. When designing a new product, if an individual wants to make his/her drawing more detailed, a prototype will help substantially, as they will allow you to notice any design flaws that might not be obvious on paper. The central objective

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How Does a 3D Printer work In the modern day and age of technology, anything and everything seems to be possible. What was considered to be a fantasy a few short years ago can now be converted in to physical realities. The world is moving forward at such a fast pace that it is actually difficult to keep up with it. The latest news which is doing the rounds today is that of 3D printing. Even

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Best 3D Printer Modeling Software 3D printing can be a very engaging and useful activity. It allows you to design, plan and print almost anything that your creativity can envision. The process starts with designing the product with the help of a 3D modeling software. After that, the final CAD design is exported as a .STL file which is taken apart as many horizontal layers by a 3D printer. These numerous 2D layers are stacked

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How Much Does DIY 3D Printing Cost and is a 3D Printing Service More Affordable? Unfortunately, there is no clear cut answer regarding how much a do-it-yourself (DIY) 3D printing project is going to cost. This is because all of the following is factored into the cost: The 3D Printer The Materials The Maintenance The Labor The Electricity The Cost of 3D Printing Involves Buying the Printer There are many different types of 3d printers, with

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