How to design and print 3D models

During the exam periods, I have this distracting factors in my mind – to do anything but study. I have always been fascinated of 3D printer, for those who don’t know what it is, here’s some fact about it:

Basically a 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. So I decided to learn CAD, which is a sketching tool. What is fascinating about this simulation other than it can turn a sketch into a parametric 3D model is that you can gain crucial information on a products’ performance and strength.

3D printing enables you to to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. You can decide form, depth, length, strength and etc. on the desired product.

It is simple when having access to a 3D printer. You do the sketching with CAD on your computer (it will give an estimated time of how long it will take to print it, depending on the complexity of the product and the material needed), save it on a stick and print it from the 3D. The 3D printing material are made of different types of plastic filaments.

Here is photo of what I created in 2 hours of sketching in CAD and 20 hours of 3D printing. Can you guess what it is for? It was made to have a certain function.
Hint: You can use it when you’re feeling stressed 😉

If you want to learn CAD, here is a very good start: Fusion 360

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