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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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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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 ...