3D Printing Made Easy and Cheap

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3D printing today is capable of complexity
while insuring ease of use & operation
3D printing lets you turn 3-dimensional computer designs into actual, solid objects that you can hold in your hands (or sell for money). Creating 3D printed objects that look life-like is not science fiction any more. It is real and happening right now.

Modern 3D printers have stunningly innovative uses in a diverse range of products, services and industries. Just take a look at this indicative list to realize just a tiny "slice" of where all 3D designs are being used "right now".

Toy making, Chocolate making, Printable food supplies, Cell phone designs, Jewelry design, Electronic circuit boards, Prototyping and Concept design, Rare parts recreation, Car body design, Racecar engineering, Solar car battery packs, Architecture and interior design, Computer-aided manufacturing, Emergency medical and dental Equipment, Prosthetics in war fields, Weapons technology and Law enforcement, Military drone parts, Aircraft parts, Camera parts, Space exploration, Special effects for movies, Custom inventions that can be printed remotely.

Today's 3D machines are versatile, affordable devices that can print almost any object using a number of common materials.
  • Plastic
  • Ceramics
  • Wax
  • Nylon
  • Alumide (aluminum-plastic hybrid)
  • Sandstone
  • Acrylic
  • Silver

To Know How to Print and Sell your Own 3D Designs

You will also learn how to choose the right 3D printer cheaply, and get access to high-quality software to create custom 3D merchandise easily.

Types of 3D Printing Methods and the Bold Use of Lasers

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Lasers boost additive manufacturing accuracy of 3D printers
3D printing uses laser technology to convert digital files into natural-looking objects (as if they have been sculpted or carved by human hands, or a very precise machine).

Lasers are used in 2D manufacturing because they help in lending realism to the final product.They are an inherent part of what's called the additive manufacturing process-which is a way of adding layer upon layer of melted plastic, wax or sandstone to render a solid object in multiple hues, textures and colors.

The process itself is done by any of these three finely-tuned modeling methods:
  1. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  2. Stereolithography (SLA)
  3. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
SLA and SLS printing is usually reserved for industrial quality 3D printing. 3D printers for consumer use in homes, shops or small businesses employ FDM manufacturing. In other words, if you buy a 3D printer right now, chances are it's going to be an FDM machine.

3D Printers in 2015 - The Top 5 Quick List

As of 2015, these are the top 5 consumer grade 3D printer models you can buy off the shelf:
  • MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
  • FlashForge 3D Printer (Dual Extruder)
  • Printrbot Simple 2015 3D Printer Kit
  • UP! Mini 3D Desktop Printer
  • Printerbot Assembled Simple 2015 3D Printer

How Much Do 3D Printers Cost?

The top manufacturers and models of 3D printers are MakerBot, Cube X, Solidoodle, Ultimaker, Velleman, Up Plus, MendelMax, FlashForge and Alfinia H-Series.

If you look at costs starting with the lower end, you have Buccaneer 3D printer (supported by Kickstarter) that costs as low as $300 retail, and is aimed at the beginner market.

The flipside is, that's about as low as you're going to get, and is an exception rather than the rule. Expect to pay at least $499 for a good quality, affordable 3D printer like XYZprinting Da Vinci, on Amazon or other suppliers.

Keep in mind that the prices of 3D printers are coming down all the time, and even high quality printers that cost as much as $3290 are set to become cheaper by the end of this year.

Besides, the good thing about 3D printing is that you don't even need to own a printer to become a productive and profitable part of this fledgling industry. The right time is now, and the sooner you get started, the bigger your advantage, payoff and market opportunity will be. That's a guarantee.

You can rent a high-end 3D printer or even outsource the whole process to any of the dozens of specialty printing shops in your own neighborhood. That way, you get your own custom 3D designs produced (and sold) to a global marketplace for a fraction of the cost of buying a printer and printing yourself.

It all becomes clear once you know how.

How 3D Printed Models are Made on a Computer

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Create and sell your own high quality 3D printed designs on the cheap

Most 3D printers come with their own 3D modeling software, or you can download a free (but slightly complicated) software like Blender to create your own customized designs.

If you have prior experience in, or have knowledge of basic CAD (computer aided design) packages like Rhino, TinkerCAD, 3ds max, AutoCAD 2015 or AutoCAD 123D Design, then the whole process of 3D modeling should be second nature to you. (3D modeling is the part that precedes 3D printing. It's the stage where you create the digital copy of your intended 3D design, on the computer or laptop.)

Worry not if all of this sounds Greek and Latin to you. Even if you have no prior experience with 3D modeling, you can always download free 3D models from the internet and convert them to STL, OBJ or X3D formats that can be read by a 3D printing machine.

If you want better control over the final output and result then it's always a good idea to try your hand at basic 3D modeling techniques and tutorials. No more than a week or two is required to learn them.

Start with a user-friendly 3D software like ZBrush + Substance Painter, where you can literally push, pull, poke and sculpt "digital clay" into high resolution CGI models in no time. Once you start doing it, it's really very simple to achieve fantastic realism in design and quality.

Bottom Line

3D printing is set to revolutionize and radically change how computer-aided manufacturing (CAD) is going to work. the world over. It's also a great way for North American, British and Australian product creators to counter the effects of Chinese manufacturing and support local jobs.

Instead of relying on foreign companies or big businesses to create expensive products for you, you can create your own cheap, but high quality, 3D products at home, and even sell them for profit.

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