Mastering Desktop 3D Printing with Simplify3D

Video description

When the average person uses a desktop 3D printer to make finished physical objects, they are overwhelmed with decisions on profiles, settings, speeds, and materials. This, says 3D printing expert Richard Horne, almost always results in failure.

In this course, Horne explains everything you need to know about using Simplify3D to produce the highest quality desktop 3D printed models without wasting materials or your time. Understanding the Simplify3D software is the main focus of this course, but the information covered is useful to anyone seriously interested in desktop 3D printing.

  • Master Simplify3D - the 3D printing processing software compatible with most desktop 3D printers
  • Learn to import, scale, rotate, preview, slice, and repair 3D models before you print
  • Understand how to tune and calibrate desktop 3D printers for best results and speeds
  • Learn the essential settings for different types of materials and different types of objects
  • Identify and correct problems in the desktop 3D printing process that waste materials and time
  • Understand settings for layering, support, dual extrusion, Gcode, nozzle sizing, and more
  • Gain the confidence in 3D printing required to experiment with new materials, settings, and complex model printing
Richard Horne, better known as RichRap in the global 3D printing community, has worked with 3D printing for decades. He's been a developer, innovator, and designer with the RepRap project since 2009, and serves on the Advisory Board of the The 3D Printing Association. He co-wrote the 3D Printing for Dummies book, and blogs about 3D printing at

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome To The Course 00:01:26
    2. About The Author 00:01:40
  2. Setup And Configuration
    1. Setup And Orientation For Simplify3D 00:08:05
    2. Using The Configuration Assistant 00:05:17
    3. Setting Machine Size And 3D Printer Profile 00:04:50
    4. Setting The Machine Firmware Type 00:05:50
    5. Machine Control Panel Interface 00:05:09
  3. Importing And Preparing 3D Models For Printing
    1. Importing 3D Models, Positioning, Scaling, And Rotation 00:05:49
    2. 3D Model Errors And Types Of Model Repair 00:05:01
    3. Rotating Parts For Strength, Mirroring, And Infill Levels 00:06:29
    4. Models Imports For Dual Extrusion 3D Printing 00:06:10
  4. Configuration Of Essential Print Process Settings
    1. Manufacturing Process Settings 00:06:13
    2. Setup Of The Extruder And 3D Printing Tool Head 00:12:20
    3. Layer Heights, Perimeters, And First Layer 00:08:26
    4. Additions And Settings 00:05:24
    5. Infill And Settings 00:06:04
    6. Support - Using Support Material 00:06:40
  5. Configuration Of Further Print Process Settings
    1. Temperature And Settings 00:05:30
    2. Cooling And Settings 00:07:17
    3. G-code And Machine Configuration Settings 00:04:07
    4. Script Settings And Examples 00:04:55
    5. Other Settings 00:09:22
    6. Advanced Settings 00:07:02
  6. Dual Extruder Machine Settings
    1. Setting Up Dual Extruders - Multiple Material 3D Printing 00:04:48
    2. Additions And Infill 00:08:09
    3. Support Material Settings 00:04:34
    4. Temperature And Tool Change 00:04:14
    5. Advanced Settings 00:05:08
  7. Generating 3D Print Files, Verification, And 3D Printing
    1. Generating G-code For Single Extruder 00:04:02
    2. Generating G-code For Dual Extruder 00:02:04
    3. Support Structures For Single And Dual Extruder Printing 00:05:05
    4. Viewing The Tool Path And Various Print Features 00:02:59
    5. Using The Machine Control Panel Interface For 3D Printing 00:09:43
  8. Thank You
    1. Wrap Up 00:01:31

Product information

  • Title: Mastering Desktop 3D Printing with Simplify3D
  • Author(s): Richard Horne
  • Release date: August 2016
  • Publisher(s): Infinite Skills
  • ISBN: 9781491961230