Thursday, November 3, 2016

Using Blender in 3D Printing

So, I've had this blog pretty much abandoned for a bunch of months, and I feel bad and all, but there's a reason for this, which is, for the past year I've been very busy working at a new 3D printing company in Barcelona, called Buy3D (here's the link to our website). I've been using Blender extensively at work, from fixing meshes to applying colors (yes, it is color 3D printing), checking for errors, generating new designs, you name it. Blender really does a good job when it comes to 3D printing capability. It's not as powerful as some of the high end software (Materialise Magics), but it can definitely be used in a wide range of applications. In the next few entries, I will share some of the hard-earned knowledge I've been gaining. So, stay tuned!

An interpretation of a painting by Magritte, designed entirely
in Blender, and 3D printed with a 3D Systems ProJet 660Pro machine.