Well, it’s not a secret that 3D modeling can be quite tricky and tedious for most designers and engineers, a lot of people use different software and raw materials as well as printing technologies to cater to the ever-changing needs of clients who are the main target market.
So, once in a while you might find yourself get a little bit lost when it comes to designing a precise 3D model into a 3D print. Well, to avoid such common mistakes in this post we are going to delve deeper into mistakes that should be avoided when turning a 3D model into print.
Ignoring the material instructions and guidelines
In 3D printing, there is the use of a wide range of materials. Some may be versatile, brittle, strong, heavy, light, or robust, other maybe rough or even smooth. Your product or object design must be based on the materials used.
Printing material will be a key determinant when it comes to the design guidelines that you are going to use. To rectify this mistake, clients and manufacturers should strictly stick to the material guidelines when it comes to 3D printing.
Before starting on your 3D model, you should extensively read and understand your design guide before the commencement of the printing process for your project to be a success.
Not paying enough attention to the printing tech
Its not only the chemical features and attributes of your printing materials that are different but also the technology used during the printing process. Printing of interlocking parts such as resin, silver, the bronze of gold is not possible.
However, it’s possible to use polyamide, Rubber-like, Aluminum, and ABS. When it comes to 3D printing, it’s not about the material used but also the printing technology used for every material. For the ABS material, fused-deposition modeling with a nozzle plus other materials is the perfect technique.
For the best results, you can either use stereolithography or SLA for excellent results.
Ignoring the wall thickness
One of the reasons why most 3D models are not printable is due to the issues pertaining to wall thickness. The walls might be too thick or thin, if the walls are too thin, it will make it very difficult for the smaller parts to be printed on the model as they are delicate and fragile.
If the walls are too thick, it may lead to a lot of internal stress which can cause the 3D model to develop cracks or lead to breakage.
3D printing is somewhat complicated, but if you go with the right material and software the entire 3D printing process will be seamless and smooth.