Shelling for 3D Printing

Shelling for 3D Printing

Postby Simon » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:46 am

Shelling is possible, but not automated.

You can delete a small part of the mesh to make a hole. Then Copy, Scale down, and Reverse to make the inner surface. And finally there is a command "Stitch Holes" that will join the two surfaces with new triangles.

Of course this depends on the original mesh being a single continuous surface, and being able to shift the inner surface carefully to get the required width without accidental self intersections.

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Postby Mr.Nemo » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:26 pm

Interesting. This could be great for eyes.

Next week, I'm more than likely purchasing a Rostock Delta 3d Printer. I've been messing around in Blender and Sculptris for 3d printing. I was able to review a Lulzbot TAZ for about a week. Made a visor replacement for my Honda Element in Blender. It took about 3 to 3.5 hours to print. I printed it in halves and chemically bonded them together with acetone. Here are some pictures of the visor clip, the original clip, and then the new part working in my car. :)
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Postby Simon » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:29 pm

Wow, feels quite star-trek being able to print useful parts like that.
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Postby Mr.Nemo » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:36 am

My new Rostock Delta 3d Printer should arrive in the mail next week! Can't wait! I will most definitely print something from Curvy and upload it here. :) Stay tuned.
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Postby sculptor » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:04 pm

looking forward to seeing them Mr Nemo


accutrans 3d has a useful and quick function for testing for watertight meshes (may be useful for people doing 3d printing)
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Postby Mr.Nemo » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:10 am

Blender now has native 3d Printing support, which I use. I have a mini factory in my living room right now. :) 2 printers. I've gotten to use lots of brilliant filaments. Some good, some excellent, and some... just garbage. Nonetheless, it's been super fun 3d printing!
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Re: Shelling for 3D Printing

Postby drawsattention » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:52 pm

Very cool! I hear the space station has a really fancy one of these 3D printers in case they have to make a tool or something. Even the researchers are using some that make parts for humans using cells etc. etc. etc.
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Re: Shelling for 3D Printing

Postby Mr.Nemo » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:30 pm

And now that Graphene is making it's way into the spotlight, we may see graphene 3d printers soon... and the whole world changes.
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Re: Shelling for 3D Printing

Postby Ejennings » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:19 pm

I’m looking forward to try that in my Startrek models. And yes, I'm a bit excited to print something from Curvy with 3d2print's filaments. I have in mind a couple of things to print already like a mini helicopter and battleship for my son.
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