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Imagine 3D for 3D printing

Subject: Imagine 3D for 3D printing
by rokkor3D on 2018/1/6 11:06:15

Hello, I will open a new discussion and project on how to best use Imagine 3D as the modeling software for 3D printing.

It should be possible to use models created in Imagine 3D and print them into physical items using the most commonly available inexpensive printers. However, all this is experimental and the results created with Imagine 3D can not be guaranteed - at least not before all required steps and methods have been fully tested.

Here is a simple object that I created in Imagine 3D using Torus as the primitive:

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https://postimg.org/image/d2cp0t7ej/

I used some of the simple Imagine Detail Editor tools to modify and design the shape a little bit so that there is a disk with a hole in it and some rim is extruding from the outside of the disk.

What is not known currently

1 How to best save the object file so that it opens effortlessly and in tact in the 3D printing software.
2 How to give the object file the final print dimensions, for example if I wanted the diameter of the printed item to be 55 millimeters.
3 Something else that can not yet be foreseen at this point of development.

The development and testing is open for any input or insight. When the process makes progress, I will update this thread.

Eventually finished products should print correctly. A lot of the related information may have been gathered and learned of the process of creating physical items with 3D printing.
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