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eBook: How to Prepare a File for 3D Printing

When designing models for 3D Printing, they must be saved with specific properties to ensure high-quality results. In this guide you will learn about the most common design mistakes that lead to unsatisfactory 3D models, and several tips you can use to avoid them.

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3D Printed Parts

When designing models for 3D Printing, they must be saved with specific properties to ensure high-quality results. In this guide you will learn about the most common design mistakes that lead to unsatisfactory 3D models, and several tips you can use to avoid them.

A Look Inside at the Table of Contents

  • Preferred file settings and types
  • Overlapping geometry
  • STL file resolution
  • Minimum thickness
  • Clearances between moving parts
  • Confined hollows
  • Fillets
  • Lightweighting
  • Build volume
  • Additional resources at Xometry

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This article was written by various Xometry contributors. Xometry is a leading resource on manufacturing with CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, 3D printing, injection molding, urethane casting, and more.