If you want to create a 3d model, there are so many things you have to keep in mind. It is ideal to go about creating your model in a step by step manner. First of all, you will need a 3d printer. In order to choose your printer, you have to decide on the type of printing you want to undertake. There are many types of 3d printing like
To get the best 3d models, select your material according to your printer. Materials may differ according to the final product you want. Amongst the most popular ones used are ABS style plastic filaments. Other materials can also be printed on like ceramic, rubber, metal, plastic etc.
In order to get started, you will need a good 3d printing software. The Internet provides a huge variety of online resources for 3d files. You can look up databases such as Google Warehouse, Thingiverse, 123D etc.
You can also hire companies to print your models. Even though this would give you a wide array of options of 3d printers and materials, you won’t have the autonomy or the delight for 3d printing your own object.
Then you need to know the 3d formats for 3d printing. The most often used formal is STL file. As against that, you can use any CADD software based on your preference for creating your best 3d models. Some programs that can assist you with this are 123D, Blender, and Sketchup.
The final models need to be ‘water-tight’ which means that there should be no gaps or holes in the mesh or you will have to face issues when printing. Most programs have tools to help you check the water-tightness and fixation techniques.
Finally, when you have finished, you need to send the object or your 3d design to the printer. The programs convert the STL into commands for the printer on how to print the model. The printer then prints your model and there you go, you have your first 3d model.
Note that you might have to remove extras using a vacuum or brush depending on your material.