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November 10, 2020

What are the best 3D print programs to use?

In the last decade,
3D printing Toronto has improved drastically. This also counts for the required software. However, most people think that 3D printing UK is still in its infancy. In the future, it will have much more possibilities than it already has. At least, that is what they think. In order to do this, you need to use advanced 3D printing software as well. As said before, these programs have undergone many innovations in recent years. They have new features, more capabilities, et cetera. Nowadays the three programs below are seen as the best.

Autodesk (News - Alert) Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 is the best software to use for 3D printing if you are going to manufacture very efficient mechanical pieces. This program has several key features. For example, it has a feature called History Tree. This will help you to edit items faster and more accurately. Furthermore, Autodesk Fusion 360 offers the user full control over shape designs. This enables you to 3D print products of essentially any shape. Another key feature of this software is that it can generate high-quality designs. This will be done by manufacturing constraints easily and setting up material.

Autodesk AutoCAD

Another software that is seen as very good is also developed by Autodesk. It is called AutoCAD and is ideal for 3D printing professionals. They should have a lot of experience in programming models in an algorithmical way. If these professionals need a full-featured toolset, Autodesk AutoCAD is the program for them. It can easily convert 3D models into STL files, which makes the 3D printing process very efficient. Furthermore, it also has an application for smartphones. Another key feature of Autodesk AutoCAD is that it enables the user to modify and create mechanical designs in an easy way. 

Ultimaker Cura

Ultimaker Cura is another 3D printing program that has gotten tons of great reviews. It is a good option for beginners. This is partially the case since it is completely free to use. The starting 3D printing fanatic can thus experiment and print without having to pay. However, Ultimaker Cura has some good features as well. For example, the learning curve is quite quick. This is a big benefit for the beginners. On top of that, you can scale the 3D model quickly by leveraging the adjustment tools. Furthermore, it is easy to add printers and materials.

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