Staircase Effect: Learn how layer thickness affects your part quality

Staircase effect is omnipresent in 3D printing irrespective of the technology chosen. 3D printing is a manufacturing technology where parts are fabricated layer by layer, thus layers form an integral part of the process. Staircase effect is a phenomena associated with 3D printing when the layer marks become distinctly visible… Continue reading

Why do 3D Printed parts warp?

One of the most common phenomena experienced in 3D Printing is that of warpage. Warpage leads to undesired part deformations rendering the part inoperable. As a result, most of the time is spent on either re-fabricating the warped parts, or in post-processing to mitigate the same. In this article, we… Continue reading

How to repair a 3D CAD file?

In the previous article we talked about the dire necessity of making your 3D CAD file error-free before making the file go through the 3D printer. Understanding the situation, we should now focus on the process of repairing a 3D CAD file which has various lacunae. Different tools and algorithms… Continue reading

Common errors in a 3D CAD file

When we talk about 3D printing, the Standard Tessellation Language (STL) file format comes into picture. Any type of 3D CAD file needs to be exported into a *.stl file format, which can be easily done in any CAD software. These digital models created in the Computer Aided Design (CAD)… Continue reading