Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a hollow model, part of Up and Running with 3D Printing.
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…If you want to have a print made at a commercial…print service, you'll generally save money if you hollow out your model.…In this video, we'll use the Shell tool to create wall thickness.…Notice that I'm using the private version of Netfabb.…To create shells, we'll need the premium…features of either Netfabb pro or Netfabb private.…The functionalities of these two programs is pretty much…the same, but the pro version is meant for…commercial use, and the private for noncommercial, or personal use.…So let's get started.…
So let's go up to the Extras menu and choose Create Shell.…Now we'll choose the wall thickness.…You'll want to check the design guideline at your 3D…printing service for the optimum wall thickness for your preferred material.…This value really varies from about a half a millimeter for high…detailed plastic, to 36 millimeters for something like ceramic.…We're going to use a value of 3 millimeters, so I'll enter that here.…There's a few options over here on the side.…Hollow part, which is what we'll use, means…
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