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3D Printing Designers Interview: Duc Tran from FORMBYTE

1. Duc, can you say a few words about yourself and your work?

My name is Duc Tran. I'm an architect in Vietnam. I design buildings in daytime and things from bytes at night :)

2. Where do you get your inspiration to create these fabulous designs?

My greatest inspiration is Nature. I've learned a lot from Mother Nature. Yet sometimes, I take ideas from many resources then mix them up to generate new things.

3. Which CAD software(s) do you use to make your designs?

I use 3DS Max and AutoCad for 3D modeling.

4. What 3D printer have you got and what are your regular printing settings?

I have a RepRap Mendel Prusa I3 3D printer. Following are my regular settings:
- Layer heights: 0.8 mm
- Shell thickness: 0.4 mm
- Printing speed: 50 mm/s
- Infill density: 100 % - I make my 3D models to suit most current 3D printing methods with shell thicknesses and discharging holes (for SLS). That's why I always set 100% infill density for my 3D prints.

5. Finally, among all your great work, what is your favorite creation?

I love my collection "Digital Nature", which includes designs such as "Roaring Lion", "Cheetah Sprinter", "Styracosaurus Wire-frame", "Low poly Elephant", etc. They are representatives for my design phylosophy - What it might be like if God was a computer :)

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