Month: September 2015

Strata 3D University

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Strata 3D University

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According to the Strata 3D University,” This is an online resource offering tutorials and learning resources for Strata software products.  The primary Strata product covered is Design 3D. Design 3D is a professional level 3D modeling and animation software offered by Strata. Strata 3D University offers more than a thousand tutorial videos.  They offer a month-to-month subscription or a 12-month subscription.

Design 3D is a software offered by Strata that allows modeling of 3D objects that can be 3D printed. Design 3D allows exporting designs created to file formats that are accepted by many 3D printers. Since Design 3D is a very versatile tool for 3D modeling, not all designs created using Design 3D may be suitable for 3D printing.  Designers have to follow certain guidelines to create designs that can be 3D printed”.:)

https://www.strata.com/university/

strata.com/design-3d-cx-8-for-mac/

strata.com/design-3d-cx-for-windows/

support.strata.com/index.php?action=artikel&cat=7&id=456&artlang=en

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RepRap Project: A 3D Printer than can print its own components

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RepRap Project: A 3D Printer than can print its own components

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According to the RepRap project,” it is a self-replicating 3D printer.  RepRap is short for replicating rapid prototyper.  The RepRap project started as an open source project.  Therefore, all designs produced under the project are released under a free software license.  So, if you have a RepRap 3D printer, you can print parts of another RepRap printer and assemble it. Even if not all parts of the printer are 3D printed by the machine, being able to print most of the parts bring down the cost of the 3D printer significantly.

RepRap uses an additive manufacturing process called fused filament fabrication.  RepRap allows printing several common use articles.   The ability to print common articles by consumers is known to be environmentally friendly.  RepRap was founded in 2005 by Dr. Adrian Bowyer, of the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.  In 2011, RepRapPro, a company dedicated to open-source 3D printing was formed as a result of collaboration between RepRap Limited and eMAKER Limited.  RepRap kits are available for purchase from RepRapPro.  The customer purchases the kit and assembles it.  At present, there are four different kits available for Ormerod, Mendel, Huxley, and Fisher”.:)

http://reprap.org/

Wikipedia: RepRap Project

Wikipedia: Adrian Bowyer