PrintLab

Designing for 3D Printing

In this video we take a look at the effects overhangs have on 3D prints, together with design tips to achieve the best surface quality

A bridge is a horizontal overhang that will print across 2 points. Let's take a look at them in detail

In this video we look at the best practices for designing thin walls

In this video we look at how to best position your model on your 3D printer's print bed

In this video we look at 3D printing tolerance and how to design parts that fit together

In this video we look at how to design small engraved or embossed features

In this video we look at how to ensure models stick to the print bed without warping

In this video we look at how fillets can reduce stress, whilst enhancing aesthetics

In this video we look at useful tips to print sharp and narrow points

In this video we look at how to simply respect the limitations of your 3D printer