- Measuring with calipers
- Modeling in 3D with Tinkercad
- Creating holes and complex shapes
- Plating and printing
- Optimizing and reworking the design
Skill Level Intermediate
(upbeat music) - Hi, I'm Kacie Hultgren and welcome to 3D Printing Projects Creating a Replacement Part. Creating and customizing replacement parts are a great use of a desktop 3D printer. We'll be covering four main steps to a finished project. First, how to think about objects in three dimensions. How to measure, sketch and record a part on paper.
Then we'll translate those notes into a 3D part in a free online CAD program called Tinkercad. Then it's time to iterate. We'll print our design and look for ways to improve it, both by optimizing it for the process of 3D printing and adding your own personal flair. When you're finished, you'll not only have a 3D printed replacement part, you'll also have a design process that you can apply to future projects. So let's get started.