3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. Mathematica makes it possible to take complex algorithmically generated geometry and immediately output it for 3D printing--allowing the creation of physical 3D objects and models. ...

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Can I Adjust Thickness of Spheres and Cylinders to Make Objects Printable in 3D?

I have a design of a crystal structure using Sphere and Cylinder in Mathematica. I then exported the result as an STL file and tried to print it. I was told that the objects were "too thin," that ...
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How to create a cylinder with where the walls represent the output of a cellular automaton [duplicate]

So i'm trying to do this implementation of cellular automaton which replicates some random patterns generated by 3D printers like the ones below. I'd basically like to create a model which looks ...
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STL exports as flat rectangle

I have this code to graph a 3D surface and fill it to the axis: ...
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Error Exporting STL --insufficient elements to export

I am trying to export the following code as an STL file: ...
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How to make hollow Graphics3D?

I keep seeing a notebook to use of Mathematica as a 3D Printing tool (e.g.: this link). In the notebook on slide 8/11, we find these pictures: I'd like to design it as such that, but I don't ...
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How to export a ParametricPlot3D as .stl for 3D printing

I am a attempting to render and export a model lorenz attractor to .stl using Mathematica, so that I may 3D print it! I was able to come across a notebook (from a deeper end of Mathematica than I swim ...
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Graphics3D from Mathematica to SolidWorks (for 3D-printing)

I have an 3D Graphic generated with Mathematica's Graphics3D, and want to use it later in SolidWorks. SolidWorks files are usually *.stp, *.step, *.stl extentions. google search hasn't given me a ...
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How to mathematically represent MMA 9 Spikey?

I am trying to figure out how to mathematically represent the MMA 9 Spikey in order to send to a 3D printer. According to this page, " In particular, spikeys for version 2 and up are based on a ...
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Changing Plot order for 3D printing

Alright, I got a my first 3D print done of a pseudosphere using parametric plot and a deflated sphere using a contour plot, but when I try ...
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3D Printing in Mathematica Tutorials

Are there thorough tutorials on 3D printing for Mathematica? It seems that being able to export Mathematica files for 3D printing is unfortunately still a novelty, but it's vital for my business ...
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Create a torus with a hexagonal mesh for 3D-printing

I am new to Mathematica, and I'm looking for a way to create patterns on the surface of 3D objects. One thing I have not been able to do is create a hexagonal mesh on a torus. What I would like to ...
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How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL for printing?

How do you export the result of a RevolutionPlot3D to STL (STereoLithography) file format for printing? I am a tyro when it comes to 3D rendering and printing.
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OpenSCAD like functionality with Mathematica?

I keep seeing reference to use of Mathematica as a CAD tool (for instance: http://www.makerbot.com/support/guides/design/). I'd like to use it as such if feasible, but I'm having trouble locating ...
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How to make hollow polyhedra?

I found a version of the Mathematica spikey in 3D printable format (STL) at the Shapeways site that was hollow. Here it is when viewed in MeshLab: You can see there's a bit cut out of the end, and ...
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My donut has holes in it!

More than one hole, I mean… I’m trying to export from Mathematica into the X3D format, with the longer term goal of generating 3D figures for PDF inclusion. But I'm stuck at the first step: ...