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3D Printing at Touro College

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Tinkercad

Tinkercad is a free online 3D design tool.  It uses CAD (Computer Aided Design) principles to create 3D models.

 

Thingiverse

Thingiverse is an excellent open source repository for 3D printed objects. 

After you design and print your 3D object, upload it to the Touro College Thingiverse Group.  This online group contains 3D objects designed by Touro students and faculty.  Follow the tutorial below to upload your object.

Thingiverse is also a great place to get ideas, download and print other member's designs (with permission), remix other's designs (with permission), and a great place for more 3D print inspiration.

 

 

           

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Jaw Bone Replication

Photographing the Jaw (click the arrows to scroll through images)

3D Image File in 123D Catch (click the arrows to scroll through images)

Edited file in MakerBot Desktop - Preparing to Print! (click the arrows to scroll through images)

Original Jaw Bone alongside 3D Printed Replica (click the arrows to scroll through images)

Original Jaw Bone alongside 3D Printed Replica (click the arrows to scroll through images)

3D Scanning (Replication) Software

To replicate this jaw, we used the following software:

  1. 123D Catch - Both the 123D Catch App and PC program were used in creating the initial 3D Digital File. The App was used with an iPad during the photographing portion of this project, and the PC program was used to edit the file.
  2. Meshmixer - This program was used to help seal the 3D "mesh" of the object.  This program can also be used to customize or add onto a 3D Design file.
  3. MakerBot Desktop - This software was used in conjunction with the MakerBot Desktop printer, including selecting the quality of the print, size of the item, infill, etc.

There is a wealth of information including tutorials and instructions for using the software above, as well as forums and help pages.

Borrow an iPad from your Touro College Library campus and begin your own project today!

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