The start of many thing's to come...

Basically decided to create this blog to keep a record of all my University work neatly and tidily in one place! Currently studying at Staffordshire University (Stafford Campus) doing a Computer Games Design Degree! So this blog will mainly consist of many 3D artwork and maybe some of my programming work from previous years.

Feel free to comment or suggest anything and be honest. Bad feedback is better than no feedback!

Friday, 7 April 2017

3D Printing

So at work we had a bracket missing on one of the machines and was asked to model it so they could print it on their 3d printer.

The model was fairly simple but after printing a few problems arose that i thought would be good to mention for any one else modelling for 3d printers.

Below is the final model.

Before this final version there was 2 errors one being my fault and another because the printer does something I was not aware of.

The first was when I added some loops to Chamfer some of the edges I some how reduced the size of the wing clips on the sides and never noticed the mistake before exporting.

The second and the one I wanted to share with you was when the printer prints out the model the base is squashed.
This means even though i set the entire model to 1mm thick the base ended up 0.5mm meaning it flexes a little too much.

This is some thing that definitely needs considering or checking before printing as it will cost time and money.  Too solve it i simply I made the base 2mm.