In order to print on a 3D printer, you need a 3D model.
How to Print a Model
There are two main options: 1) Buy your own 3D printer, they start in the low 100s, 2) Use a printing service, there are many, including our company.
To make a 3D print, you must have a 3D model. A 3D model can be created in many ways. What is the difference between 2D and 3D? 3D has volume, 2D is flat. 3D has geometry.
Using CAD to Create 3D Models
The most common way to create a 3D design is using Computer Aided-Design (CAD). What’s exciting is that there have been tremendous strides in this area over the last few years. There are free programs that are very easy to use.
Non-CAD Options for 3D Models