About this Event
"Meshmixer is state-of-the-art software for working with triangle meshes." (Autodesk)
It features a robust toolkit for creating, editing, and fixing meshes that you can apply towards better prints.
Pretty simple, huh?
Well if all that is too vague,
Here's a class to explain some basics about Meshmixer,
and how to use it for modifying 3D files.
Meshmixer can be used for:
– Cleaning up errors in your models so that they print better
– Splicing multiple files together
– Cutting out the parts you want from larger assemblies
– Hollowing out parts
– and so much more.
In this class we'll break Meshmixer’s functions down into usable information for improving your 3D printing productivity. Learn about this free software and how it can aid your 3D print design, workflow, and part printability.
PLUS, COME LEARN ABOUT CURA!
Got a model?
No, not the catwalk kind.
The 3D kind.
Looking to get it made on a printer here at the Makerspace or at home, or wherever 3D printers can be found?
(Pro tip, they can’t be found in the wild. This isn’t Pokemon GO!)
Well.. you can’t just drag and drop your file into a printer queue.
First you have to slice it.
Wow, that kinda sounds scary, right?
Well, its not.
In fact, talking about slicing is what 3D printing people do.
And also slicing prints.
On a computer.
Because we’re nerds.
Slicing is the process of taking your virtual model and getting it ready in a way that a 3D fabrication machine can understand and follow.
Its basically the printer’s how-to-build manual.
And this manual is better than the one you get with your Ikea furniture.
Unless of course Ikea is selling 3D printers now, in which case I might be out of a job…
but probably not.
You've seen their instruction manuals.
Anyway, here at the Makerspace it can be as easy as a few button clicks to get printing.
And Cura is where we make those clicks.
Come learn about this wonderful user friendly slicing program.
Plus, Cura is completely free!
The Cura portion of the class will give a basic overview of:
<> the many slicing programs available,
<> provide an in-depth tutorial on using Cura to prepare your prints,
<> how to use Cura to slice your prints, with a focus on analyzing the default profiles and settings for the Makerspace Polyprinters and Rostock MAX delta printer,
<> tips for slicing prints in general.
Special Considerations and Warnings
This course is not required to use the Makerspace 3D printers, merely to teach the basics of the Meshmixer and Cura software. See the 100 series of 3D Printing courses for certification on the various machines available.