Designing 3D models can be as challenging as 3D printing. There are many different printing technologies, software, and 3D printers in the market today, and they can easily confuse you. However, if you are looking for quality 3D printing services, make sure that your printing company gets their materials from a reliable 3D printing filament manufacturer.
With that, even without much knowledge about 3D printing, you can handle a 3D modeling project successfully. There are mistakes you should avoid, especially in the 3D design process. They are:
Too Thin or Thick Walls
Incorrect wall thickness is one of the reasons your 3D model may fail to print at all. When your walls are thin, it is hard to print your model. If the printing were successful, your model may not last you for long before breaking. On the other hand, when the walls are thick, the model experiences a lot of internal stress after printing and may crack eventually.
Incorrect File Resolution
The standard triangle language is the common format for printing 3D models. The printer translates your design in 3D space into triangles. A low resolution offers you a print of inferior quality, while an extremely high resolution creates a large image and makes it impossible to create a high-quality print. It is advisable to create a file that does not exceed 100 MB to fit the right resolution.
Failure to Observe Material Guidelines
Designing a 3D model is a skill that you can master over time. However, before printing your model, always cross check your image, to avoid printing twice. Mostly, the quality of your model will depend on the 3D printing filaments you will use and the printing company from which you are sourcing the materials.