Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Measuring thickness, part of Meshmixer: Additive Manufacturing Job Preparation.
- [Male Instructor] One of the most important considerations…of additive manufacturing is that the things…you're printing need to meet a minimum thickness…to be strong enough to survive the printing…and cleaning phases of fabrication.…Now, what exactly that thickness is…depends on a lot of variables such as:…the material you're printing with,…the type of printer,…the size of the object,…how well supported the thin structures are,…how flexible you want it to be,…and how the object will be used, and so on.…
The amount of thickness that a print needs…can often be up for trial and error.…You'll probably get a sense for how thick…to make things on your own as you experiment.…Regardless of the thickness you're trying to achieve,…the first thing you need to know…is how thick the model is currently.…In this video, I'll show you how to measure that thickness.…Okay, so we've got our exercise file open.…I've got the front half hidden.…And, let's take a quick look at the size of the object,…because, you want to make sure…you've got your overall size locked in…
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- Checking and changing a model's scale
- Fixing mesh issues
- Checking a model's balance and adding a base
- Splitting a model into smaller pieces
- Making tab and slot connections
- Increasing thickness for printability
- Making a model hollow
- Exporting a model ready for printing