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Beginning Design for 3D Printing by Joe Micallef

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CHAPTER 5

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Creative Applications for Simple Shapes

With Chapters 3 and 4 complete, the whole 3D-printing pipeline has been explored, from the initial design and file preparation for 3D-printing production to the final 3D-printed output. At this stage, you should be familiar with the entire design process for 3D printing, including creating a simple box in either Tinkercad or OpenSCAD, generating supports in Meshmixer, and creating the final g-code to make the box printable. Ideally, you also have access to a 3D printer and, with your newly attained knowledge, are now 3D printing boxes of your own (Figure 5-1).

Figure 5-1. A completed version ...

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