Questions tagged [3d-printing]

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. Mathematica also provides broad support for importing arbitrary 3D scanning data for immediate analysis and visualization.

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Revolution Issues

I'm trying to plot a surface of revolution but somehow when I do it the ends get cut off. Is there something wrong with my code? The graph looks fine when i graph it on a 2d plane.
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How to segment a 3D data automatically?

I have a data dataCube, which consist of some floating stones and a circular belt. I want to get the 4 biggest stones from the image, and segment out the outer belt ...
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Rotated ellipsoid exporting gives Export::type warning

I tried to export the following model for 3D printing but failed: ...
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Conversion of STL files to 3D Images

I am trying to convert some stl files to 3d images in MMA 11.3. I came across this post that contained some code making use of parallelization to speed up the process, as follows: ...
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How to export a 3D tube model without any error?

I want to export a 3d tube model but I get two errors. I found that I won't get any error if I use a different model. So, how can I solve this problem in a simple way? Thanks. ...
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How do I crop a DXF file in Mathematica?

I need to make DXF files at a certain size and crop ratio. How can this be done in Mathematica? There is nothing in the docs that show it can be done. So I have no "starting point" In my ...
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How to get the image data of AnatomyPlot3D?

If I have a 3D plot, I can get its image data by using ImageData as below:- ...
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(Updated) How do I fix a Discretization error?

I am attempting to model a cross section problem from Calculus II using the general slicing method. Below is the working code to generate the "slices" of the defined problem; however, I would like to ...
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Export stl of a 3d graph, missing vertex parts

Basically the pictures say it all. Why is the stl missing the vertex corners? How to I get them to appear in STL? And BTW, how do I increase the detail(resolution) of the mesh generated in the STL?
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Strange Results with DiscretizeGraphics

Using some code from http://www.bugman123.com/Hyperbolic/index.html ...
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Transforming a 2D Mesh into a 3D object

So I have A 2D Mesh Region, for example ...
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Specifying different thickness for each graded contours of Mandelbrot Set so that I can export it as .STL file.

I am using Mandelbrot Set function in Mathematica to get the Mandelbrot plot. I want to 3d print this model, so want to specify thickness for each contour and then convert into .STL file. Is this ...
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How do I restrict the maximum height output of ParametricPlot3D?

I'm doing an exploration of rational functions over the complex plane, and part of this is making 3D prints of graph outputs. Unfortunately, the asymptotes are proving too tall for the 3D printer to ...
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Inconsistent mesh generation from BoundaryDiscretizeRegion and ToBoundaryMesh at creases

I'm trying to use BoundaryDiscretizeRegion and/or ToBoundaryMesh to generate polygonal models for 3d printing, but I'm having ...
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Using a table within a RegionPlot3D to plot multiple cubes

Here's some code that will produce a cube: ...
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Setting reduced Range for 3dprint

Unable to set Range for 3dprint as part of full 3D parametricPlot3DRange. RevolutionPlot3D[{50 + 25*Cos[u], 25*Sin[u]}, {u, 0, Pi}, PlotStyle -> Thickness[3], PlotRange ->{ {0, 80} {-80, 80}...
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3D printing cylinder thickness and multiple tube copies [closed]

Please help how to write multiple Tubes (say 10 tubes at $36^{\circ}) $ in rotated copies by RotationTransform with 10 rotation copied units along with hollow ...
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Voronoi mesh from non-parametric surfaces for 3D printing

I am trying to make a Voronoi mesh from the Stanford Bunny surface for 3D printing, intended as a test case to make a Voronoi mesh from any arbitrary, non-parametric 3D surface. Related techniques ...
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Turning a simple 3D Image to Graphics3D for 3D printing

my3dobj = Image3D@Array[ Boole@FreeQ[Plus @@ Mod[PadLeft@IntegerDigits[{##} - 1, 3], 2, 1], 3 | 4] &, {3, 3, 3}^3] Got this from here. I'd like to 3D ...
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3D printing cardioid

I am hoping to 3D print some simple cardioid pictures, like the following: ...
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How do I use “Printout3D” command to obtain a 3D printable file from DensityPlot3D?

I am trying to make DensityPlot3D from a model function a*x+(y*z) to be exported to .stl. The parameter ...
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Can I obtain true colours with .stl files from my 3D plot?

I am trying to obtain 3D printable files from 3D plots with the code: ...
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Edges disappear and faces appear in STL export

I will create a 3D printable model of a kagome lattice on a torus. My solution: ...
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Generating a watertight mesh for a “thickened wireframe”

Given the ongoing improvements in 3D mesh generation (currently using 11.3), I'm trying to find a robust means for producing a "thickened wireframe" of a given mesh, where the faces are ignored and ...
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How to generate a V11 Spikey?

I'm trying to 3D print a v11 spikey for fun and I would like to demonstrate the surface paintings through carving the surface of the original hyperbolic dodecahedron whose generation method could be ...
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Filling, Printout3D with RegionPlot3D

I used RegionPlot3D to generate a model and Printout3D it to an STL file: ...
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3D Printing 1D Contour Plot

I know for surfaces Mathematica 11 has thickening options for 3D printing. See here for example. If I have an explicit parametrization of a spatial curve, like the twisted cubic, I can create a tube ...
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Merge MeshRegion that is 'useless'

Currently my 3D model have too many meshs/polygons. My model is simple, in the sense that it is only a Union of a box and a cylinder. But after ...
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How to plot a surface over a given curve?

Suppose $\gamma$ be a given closed curve. Does anyone know how to plot a surface over the $\gamma$ with (Image of) the following equation: $$\begin{aligned} f:\gamma\times \gamma&\to \Bbb R^...
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Tube and Cylinder causing problems for 3D printing!

The following code generates a 3D graphic for a crystallographic structure. But when Tube is used to link the atoms, they are left out of the 3D printing previewer. ...
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Is it possible to re-mesh, downsample & upsample a DiscretizeRegion object?

In my project, I am importing a complex geometry from an STL file into Mathematica as a MeshRegion. I would like to edit this mesh significantly: For instance, drastically reduce or increase the ...
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How can I add Texture to a STL imported object?

I downloaded STL objects and want to add Texture to the surface. How can I do that?
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Input output for 3d files

How to work in Mathematica for export /import/view. Thanks for help. EDIT1: Export/import not working after rotations ( geometric Transformation) but was working before the transformation. EDIT2: ...
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Is it possible to create .stp 3D model from Graphics3D ?

I want to create some 3D solid model by Mathematica, and then export it into stp (step) format for further finite element or finite volume analysis in Fluent/ANSYS or Abaqus. But so far to me, it ...
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How to Print3D with color?

Many 3D printer's can use color, Shapeways does this for example: How can I do this with Mathematica v11?
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Strategies for creating 3D text

I am interested in using Mathematica to create 3D text for printing. I stumbled upon this answer which works very well in a slightly modified form: ...
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Roughness on 3D extension of a 2D border

I am working on a project where we are investigating the effect different shaped drum borders have on the sound the drum makes. It is relatively easy to do the mathematical calculations with different ...
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Changing cross section of 3D plot of a 2D parametrization

I am working on a project where we are investigating the effect different shaped drum borders have on the sound the drum makes. It is relatively easy to do the mathematical calculations with different ...
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Export the coordinates of STL object

Hi I currently have a STL file of a 3D object Is it possible for me to obtain the coordinates of the object so that I can just input that into Autodesk Inventor
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Printing graphics files on a 3D printer [closed]

What is the easiest way to have a 3D graphics of a surface created by Mathematica printed on a 3D printer?
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How to take intersection of 3d graphics for 3d printing

The following two-lobed blob is the union of two spheres, and it appears (?) that I can Export[] it to STL for 3d printing: ...
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Problem exporting and re-importing STL file

I wrote all code and there're no errors in code. Result of code is like first picture(left). But I can't Import that structure. The result of import stl file is second one(right one). How can I import ...
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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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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 know how ...
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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 ...