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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Chapter 2. Optimizing the Printing Process

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Inspecting the model with Meshmixer
  • Plane alignment with Meshmixer
  • Scaling the model with Meshmixer
  • Leveling the model with Meshmixer
  • Removing scanning artifacts with Meshmixer
  • Shaping the model with Meshmixer
  • Optimizing infill with Slic3r
  • Optimizing infill with Skeinforge
  • Printing without fill with Skeinforge
  • Tweaking shells and surface layers with Skeinforge

Introduction

In this chapter, we're going to take the models that we scanned with 123D Catch and make them better. We'll do this by using another free program offered by Autodesk called Meshmixer. It's a 3D modeling program that offers a variety of sculpting tools that manipulate the surface mesh of a 3D ...

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