3D printing is quite cool, what I mean is “pretty cool”. There is no other technology that has affected a number of industries with quite the same fervor and potential.
3D printing is a breath of fresh air because it provides a unique solution to produce finished products that stand out from the rest. All you need is an eye for design and a passion to create, it has aided major breakthroughs in the medical, manufacturing and personal creative DIY made.
3D printing is a process of producing three dimensional solid objects from digital life. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created.
It starts with tech creation of a 3D model in your computer. A 3D model is either created by 3D modeling software or 3D scanner.
In order to help you on your journey from beginner to expert, we have compiled some 3d printing beginner tips to help.
1: Select A Right Printer
It has a huge range of 3D printer on the market, some printer may have multifunction that others don’t. You really need to clarify the purpose of your printer, will you use it for personal DIY made or commercial application.
Firstly, When you choose your favor printer, please ensure your printer is easy to install and use, you do not want to get crazy by a “devil machine”.
Secondly, An intelligent printer should be able to resume the printing while power off, you do not want to start your print all over again just because of an accident power off or lack of filament.
Further, please choose a brand power supply, it is a very crucial part to keep stable for your machine and last long time operating.
2: Choose correct Filament
Do you have an idea about what filament is compatible with your machine and whether it will have the desired finish once it’s done? As a beginner, we recommend you start with PLA filament, arguably the easiest to use filament and gradually progress to something like ABS, which is slightly more challenging.
3: Start with Easy and Simple
You may have seen some awesome and fancy design from Social media or Youtube, and be eager to create some something incredible as ambition.
Well, we understand that you want your first creation to be glorious, we highly advise to start from a small and simple model something like a square cube or triangle.It allows you to gain more understanding about how 3d printer machine works and how various material behaves. You can then confidently embark on a more complex project in your brainstorm.
Further, if you tend to print some complex model, please break down your objects into smaller chunks or components to reduce the chance of unaligned layers, any micro mistake will ruin your entire creation.
4: Always Calibrating
You can not even print the blob to the right dimension if you do not calibrate your 3d printer properly. Calibration is crucial if you want your models to be printed precisely and accurately.
Please make sure your extruder is accurate which both physically and in relation to your software, enduring hotbed is level and that general function of a printer is stable and precise.
For beginner suggestion, we strongly recommend using a 3d printer with Matrix automatic leveling function. You could save lots of time for bed leveling and go ahead with your printing journey.
5: Spend some time with 3D print software
Internet has massive models can be downloaded, most people use other’s 3D printing models from the internet. While this is a good starting point, you can’t keep doing this too long. Sooner or later, you will get tired of other people’s 3D printing models. You want to create your own 3D Model. This is why lots of 3D printing experts suggest beginners to start learning some kind of CAD software programme from the very beginning. You don’t even have to dive into this full force. You can just spend around 30 minutes to an hour on a regular basis is more than enough for you to start learning the ropes of designing.
6: Print safely
Please be aware of the potential hazards a 3D printer has if you aren’t aware of them. Most printers have several moving parts with high temperature, so handling them must be done with care, also heated filament can emit toxic fumes that will harm your health if you keep breathing in. so please make sure to choose a well-ventilated area when you print, rather than an enclosed room.
7: Join online forum or community
Before you purchase a printer, make sure the printer company has its own social community or related customer support.
3D printing is a community-based hobby due to its complication, join a responsive community could make your learning much faster than learn everything by yourself.
On the other hand, for the times where you just can’t decide what to start printing, an online community is invaluable to your inspiration. If you’re stuck with a technical issue or your creative streak is hitting a wall, a forum is one of the best places to seek help.
3D printing is an awesome hobby, so be wise and mindful to make the most of it.
As a beginner, 3D printing could be a difficult task to start off. It requires enough knowledge and skills about different concepts, processes, and applications in terms of 3D printing.
Please Keep reading, and asking, then practice constantly! Along with a large number of models, materials, and potential, you must understand sometimes it’s fairly inevitable that you may have some failures along the way to printing success.