3D Modelling Tutorial for Beginner
You don’t want to model yourself?
Then you can find objects on pages like yeggi.com and have them printed out by 3D printing service providers.
The best site to meet local makers and have your 3D objects printed is on 3D Hubs.
The basic principle in form of a simple pen
3D-pens allow uncomplicated learning and printing experience
These gadgets have come into existence after the 3D printing hype. They combine the basic idea of the technology without great costs or required knowledge. For example slicing and 3D modelling software are not necessary, since you can draw freely with your hand.
In addition, it helps learn the characteristics of materials, the cooling effects for material and angular behaviours in a playful way. Combined with the mentioned books and 3D modelling tutorial, 3D pens provide the perfect start into 3D printing for a Beginner.
The last step before your own 3D printer
What is a slicer?
It is a software which converts 3D objects into the required .stl format from the 3D modelling program (CAD). Since a 3D printer works layer by layer, the machine needs the information and receives them from the slicer. In addition, adding support material and performing other simple functions is possible.
Which slicer to use?
In principle you can always go with the in-house slicer of your chosen 3D printing manufacturer. Some companies force one to use their own software and others like the Zortrax M200 even offer semi-professional slicers that without additional costs to your machine. Look separately at each device and decide whether the supplied program is sufficient or you have the urge for more functionality. Typically Beginner are satisfied for the start with the received in-house solutions, but on the long-term different softwares can be useful. For this purpose, we have compiled a comparison table with different slicing softwares.