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Discussing CAD add-ins: Which ones are essential for you?
Hello community, I’d like to start a discussion about the add-ins or plugins you find indispensable for working with CAD software like SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Inventor, etc. Which add-ins can’t you live without and... read more
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Add threads to 3D print
How can I incorporate threads into 3D printed parts for functional prototypes?
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Infill pattern choice in 3D printing
Hello community, When choosing the right 3D printing infill pattern for PLA, what factors should I consider? And how do these choices impact the strength and weight of the final parts?
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Solidworks vs. Autodesk fusion for complex assemblies
Hi, seeking insights from the community: What are the notable differences between SolidWorks and Fusion 360 in terms of their capabilities for designing complex assemblies? Thanks
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Tolerances before or after anodizing?
Hey there, I have a question regarding the standard practice in the industry about specifying tolerances in relation to surface treatments like anodizing. Given the potential for anodizing to add a few to tens... read more
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Aluminium alloy for aerospace industry
Considering factors like weight, strength and corrosion resistance, which specific grade of aluminium is best suited for fuselage construction in aerospace engineering?
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Surface roughness in 3D printing
What is the average surface roughness of different additive manufacturing processes? I'm mostly interested in SLS and MJF, is there is a big difference between these two? I couldn't find much on this topic... read more
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Aluminium for sheet metal brackets?
Hey Community. Can anyone tell me if aluminium is a proper choice of material for sheet metal brackets?
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Materials suitable for snap-fit features in 3D printing
Hi community, can you suggest any 3D printed materials that would work best for a "snap-fit" feature?
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Food contact safe manufacturing
Hi everyone! Which is the best solution to 3D print a food contact and high temperature resistant kitchen utensil for manufacturing purpose? Which material? Which manufacturing process? What about compliance with EU regulation (https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/food-contact-materials)? read more
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