Design Modelling & 3D Printing
What is 3D Printing?
3D printer essentially works by extruding molten plastic through a tiny nozzle that it moves around precisely under computer control. It prints one layer, waits for it to dry, and then prints the next layer on top.
In the current scenario, 3D printing has been used in manufacturing, medical, industry and socia sector sectors which facilitate 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing to become successful commercial technology. More recently, 3D printing has also been used in the humanitarian and development sector to produce a range of medical items, prosthetic, spares and repairs.
What is the difference between Design and Modelling?
A design is a model without any implementation-specific or technology-specific details. A model is a design with those details.
There is a very sharp distinction between the two determined by the fact that users of a system only ever see its design whereas implementors are most interested in the model details.
Why is Design Modelling important?
Physical modelling not only allows designers to explore and test their ideas, but to also present them to others. Engaging clients focus groups and experts to interact with physical models of products allows designers to gain valuable feedback that enable them to improve the design and product-user interface.
Software used in Design Modelling
• Fusion 360°