Category Archives: CAD Design

Importance of CAD files Versions and Revisions: How to handle them?

CAD or Computer Aided Design software is basically 3D design software that is used to create, modify or analyze a digital model on your computer in a convenient and detailed manner. While we have already gone over the basics of CAD software, there are certain important tips and tricks about such software that you might …

How to Make Light-Weight 3D CAD Models Using 3D Printing?

With the rapid increase in adaptation and utilization of the 3D Printing technology, it was about time that engineers started finding even more developments in the structures that are manufactured from a 3D printer. The development I’m talking about is to manufacture better and more efficient products by tuning the process in such a way …

Difference between Surface, Solid and Polygon Modeling Software!

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When we talk about 3D Printing, 4D Printing or any other type of technology related to manufacturing, we mention about creating models digitally on our computers. These models that we are referring to are prepared using software and tools that are called as CAD software. CAD stands for Computer Aided Design. As we delve more …

Design Guidelines for Embossing & Engraving features in 3D Printing

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Embossing & Engraving Done Right In 3D Printing Embossing & engraving features are done on parts to demarcate them from the rest. At times to convey important information related to the part geometry, and sometimes to give the parts a personal touch. A bad embossing/engraving can lead to a part that looks shabby. Thus, getting …

Why do Holes And Cavities Come Cut Undersized in 3D Printing?

It’s been a common complain that, although the part geometries have a near-net shape, some of the part features like holes and cavities are compromised at times. It’s been an observed trait in 3D printing that the holes oriented vertically (Z) w.r.t to the laser direction yield elliptical, undersized holes as compared to holes oriented …

Staircase Effect: How To Avoid it & Ensure Part Quality

STAIRCASE EFFECT 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 phenomenon associated with 3D printing when the layer marks become distinctly visible on the surface …

Basic Guidelines for 3D Printed Architectural models

If 3D printing can be used to create customized jewelry, then why not for modern-esque customized architectural structures? Additive manufacturing is stirring within the architectural industry, and creating prototypes has never been easier. For obvious reasons, prototypes are always encouraged; in fact, are often even a necessity for several professionals to understand the practicality, the …

5 Best 3D CAD softwares for your Architectural models

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The foundation of any structure, be it a building, or a bridge, or a shop lies in the proper drawing and design of the construction to be created! In earlier days, when there were no 3D CAD softwares, there would be an array of skilled draftsmen who would generate these designs by hand by spending …

Cost Reduction In 3D Printing

How To Reduce The Part Cost In 3D Printing It has been a common complaint with 3D printed parts that, the cost of the parts is a bit on the higher side. We have hereby compiled a list of some of the tips that may come in handy in saving part cost in 3D Printing: Make …

Why do 3D Printed parts warp?

Warp In 3D Printed Parts One of the most common phenomena experienced in 3D Printing is that of warp. 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 …