The purpose of this tutorial is to convert a STL file to STEP in order to be able to simply edit a part on a CAD software.Read more
Amazing Things You Can Print With a 3D Printer
3D printing has come a long way. The first 3D printer was invented in 1983. However, this invention started to be used more and more in recent years. Starting from 2011, it has become something that one can use at home to create various objects and even art.
Given the convenience and the appeal of 3D printing, let’s take a close look at the amazing things you can use a 3D printer to create in the comfort of your home.
If you have some time on your hands and you are a practical person, you can use a 3D printer to make anything from a headphone stand, a bottle opener, a planter, to a pencil holder. You can utilize these objects to keep your things neatly organized.
Besides, you will always know that the items that you design and make are something that you have created yourself, and you’ll invest them with a special meaning.
To cater to the needs of music connoisseurs and enthusiasts, manufacturers have created special printers that you can use at home to create a brand-new guitar. Furthermore, a lab researcher from MIT was also able to make a working flute by simply using a 3D printer.
One issue that the specialists have pointed to when it comes to the musical instruments made while using a 3D printer is the fact that they do not sound the same as a classical instrument. However, as a musician, the experience of making an instrument from scratch is pretty amazing and it is something that, most likely, you will never forget.
Plus, as technology advances, it is safe to assume that, in the next few years, we’ll get the means to make high-quality instruments that look and sound on point. So, 3D printing is something that is worth exploring in the music industry.
If you are a seasoned angler, and you love the idea of making your own rod at home, your possibilities are endless now. In fact, in 2015, a fisherman was able to create a fishing rod and a reel at home and he was even able to catch a fish with it!
Before you are ready to hit the nearest body of water to test your newly printed rod, check out this guide to see a selection of the best bow stands that are currently available that you can use as a novice hunter!
If you search the net, you will soon find numerous items made using a 3D printer that can be used in the kitchen. From glasses, plates to cutlery, these items are simple to make and practical to have around in the home.
On top of that, you will surely surprise your guests with the story of how you made all the utensils at home. One aspect that you have to keep in mind is that all the kitchen items that you create can be only used once because of the risk of bacteria buildup. To avoid this, some recommend that you use a safe sealant to fill in the crevices where bacteria might grow or collect.
Phone and tablet tools
Today, we are connected to our personal devices such as our tablets and phones almost constantly. So, why not make something that can help you handle them easier. For instance, you can create a stand for your smartphone or tablet, and even an amplifier that can help you boost the volume of the music that you are enjoying!
Similarly, you can use your printer to make desk cable holders, cable spools and even battery converters.
Creating your STL file is an important step in your 3D printing process. STL is the most common file format for 3D printing, as this format is readable by all 3D printers. There are many reasons to need an STL. So once, you have your 3D model ready, how can you convert it into an STL file in order to get it 3D printed?Read more