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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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3D-graphing the $E_8$ root system/ $4_{21}$ polytope

I'm trying to recreate on Mathematica the 3D graphs $4_{21}$ polytope as seen here and here. My idea would be to obtain a 3D-graph so that I can then add some thickness to the edges and export it as a ...
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How to do boolean operations between a large amount of regions

I want to do boolean operations between a large amount of regions. For convenience, I consider a simplified problem. The problem is as follows, digging out a large number of small hemispheres on the ...
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Controlling the discretization of a Tube around a ParametricPlot3D

I am playing around with using Tube as an option under PlotStyle for a ParametricPlot3D ...
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Problem obtaining STL file from Graphics [closed]

I want to 3d print this solid (Riemann sums): ...
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Prepare Lorentz attractor for 3D Printing

How can I export Lorentz attractor from MMA as obj or stl format to Print3D. ...
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Trying to construct graphics for tubular lines on a torus for 3D printing

I'm trying to construct a model of a torus with a raised graph on it, for 3D printing. I have a parametrization of a torus that I'm using to map elements in a the unit square with corners {0,0} to {1,...
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What parametric equations could be used to replicate these surface plots seen on 3d printed vases?

I came across this interesting link and am curious to know what generic equations were used to create these waves on the vase surface? It was mentioned that special dates could be incorporated into ...
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Use Inverse Stereographic Projection for a logarithmic spiral onto a sphere - 3d printing

I have the idea to use ResourceFunction["InverseStereographicProjection"] to project various plane curves onto a sphere for the purpose of 3d printing. This would require that the plane ...
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reducing the stl file size for a bsplinecurve tube

I want to create a tube structure in STL format with very few triangles because it will be a large array(200x200) in the final design. But the issue is I tried MaxCellMeasure -> Infinity, and it ...
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3d printing flat pattern

Four copies of a flat region defined below ( length AH = 10 mm and prism Thickness= 2 mm typically) is to be 3d printed so that edges LM,KI coincide. Writing ...
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hollow a region with cylinders/tubes

I am new to Mathematica. And I am working on building a stl format model. I am able to build an array for my cylinders, which is using the Graphics3D. I want to put this array inside a cube and ...
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Programming twisted pyramids based on polygon spirals

I'm interested in polygonal spirals and after reading Filling Space with Pursuit Polygons, I was curious if I could extend the program to create twisted pyramids as 3D-objects. My goal is something ...
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Exporting 3D objects for people who do not use Mathematica

I want to export a 3D graphic object plot that I can rotate using the mouse or the trackpad, and send it via email to my collaborators, in such a way that they con rotate it too as they prefer. This ...
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How to save in STL format for 3D printing

I have the code of a spherical gyroid written in Mathematica and I am unable to save it in STL format. The image is shown in the figure below and the code is shown below. I need help with a code on ...
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Making a 3D-solid from RevolutionAxis

I have the following 3D-model: RevolutionPlot3D[Sqrt[E^-x (1 + E^x)^2], {x, 0, 4}, RevolutionAxis -> {1, 0, 0}] Is there a way to make this model into a solid ...
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Generating a thick spherical gyroid object for 3D printing

I have the code for the spherical gyroid as shown below. My problem is when I attempt 3D printing, I can not obtain the object because the thickness is too small. How do I increase the thickness of ...
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Exporting several Pyramid to a stl file

I made some 3D structure including several Pyramid and tried to export it to stl file. (I have referenced this link : Exporting several prisms (or Polyhedrons) to stl (with filled inner space)) It ...
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detailed explanation of a sherical gyroid code and how to modify the code to obtain different pores sizes and numbers

***I have the code of a spherical gyroid below which I have used to print a 3D object sphere. i will need a detailed explanation of all the terms starting from a = 3 pi till mesh. moreover i printed ...
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Converting a 2d surface into a 3d volume

I have a 2d surface shown in the image below using ListPlot3D[]: It is generated with one line of code: ...
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Smoothing the Region?

There is a 2D Pi I successed transformed it to 3D. ...
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Exporting several prisms (or Polyhedrons) to stl (with filled inner space)

I want to export hundreds of prisms to stl. And for this stl file to be 3D printable, its inner space must be filled. I've tried two approaches to solve this problem. (just two prisms for a brief ...
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How to simplify the plot codes or provide a new method to obtain the ideal PDF?

I want to create two planes in 3D space (looks like the following figure 1). Firstly, I try to use the ContourPlot3D and Polygon,...
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Parametric Volume

How can one write a function VolumeParametricPlot achieving the effect of a ParametricPlot3D with three parametrising variables, ...
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Graphics3D from Mathematica to stl

I made these two Regular skew apeirohedra using Graphics3D. The flow of my code is like this : (1) calculate all vertexcoordinates and faceindices (in "mucube", but in "muoctahedron" I just used ...
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Export/Import a 3D file format with Textures

In version 12.1, the docs say that it is now possible to export/import to a 3D file format while preserving textures: But I can't seem to find a single example of this new feature! Code to try: If ...
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how to save a file in STL format

good morning. I have written a code of a spherical gyroid when I run it, it gives me a 3D drawing. now I need to save it in STL format for 3D printing. Mathematical doesn't have the option to save the ...
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Exporting a spherical gyroid for 3D printing [duplicate]

I have been able to wite a code which can produce a 3D contour plot if a spherical gyroid. Now I need to add a thickness to the gyroid. I also want to know how to export the 3D drawing to other ...
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How to turn a collection of contour lines into a printable object (mesh, etc)?

Inspired by Henry Segerman's developing fractal curves, I decided to try to convince Mathematica to do something similar. The inspiration for cf, f, and g below came from How to make this Dragon Curve?...
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Export and Printout3D missing pieces in STL file

I'm experiencing some strange behavior when using Export and Printout3D on the entire object created below. Exporting each part individually or using Printout3D work just fine. Also, for some reason ...
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RegionDifference not working properly for a region from a printable STL file

Some time ago I created a printable STL-file with a certain software of my own and now I want to modify it with Mathematica programmatically, mainly by subtracting certain geometric objects (e.g. ...
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How to auto-rotate a MeshRegion?

I have a 3D MeshRegion region1 as below: ...
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Surface to be printed appears with virtual Thickness?

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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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