What is your advice on getting started with 3D printing? Could you recomend any good institutions/organizations for a crash course?
Looking at venturing into 3D printing in India catering to multiple industries like manufacturing, modeling etc. How can I receive the best guidance/advice on 3D printing?
A 3D printer is a numerically controlled machine that uses the method of layer-by — layer printing of a part. 3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing and usually refers to rapid prototyping technologies. Learning 3D modeling will be very useful. You can start with a simple option, such as these 3D Printers Under $200
To start working (printing) on a 3D printer, the future object must be drawn, and in all three dimensions. This is done using special programs called CAD editors or CAD ("Computer-aided design systems"). At the same time, it is not necessary to draw models yourself – ready-made versions of all kinds of hooks, covers, or even quadrocopters can be simply downloaded from various Internet sites. In extreme cases, if the soul is not in the design, and the necessary model is not available on the Internet, you can always order it from professionals.
My company recently finished a marketing campaign for 3D printer start up. M3D is the name of the company. They are a young group of entrepreneur who seem to have a ton of knowledge of the industry as far as design and technology.
They may a good resource and possible partnership.
Try inquire from Sanday Lim Cel 702-727-9555 He is a distributor of this machine made in Korea. GOOD LUCK
I found the smaller manufactures produced poor quality printers so I have used i.materialise.com for my 3D prints and found them to be exceptionally good quality. They also have a great 'makers' community. If you wanted to experiment with the technology before spending money on a top end printer use them or similar. But I would recommend paying more and getting a fine detail printer.
Linda.com has many great lessons. You could look at some of the new photoshop 3D printing features. You can output to your 3D printer or a manufacturing company that will print it and ship it to you. Lots of different materials and options.
Lynda.com has great tutorials. There is also a website called 3dprintingindustry.com you could look at. If I were to start learning about 3D printing, I would first look into the technology. Decide what printer or type of 3D printing you would like to do. Then I would learn how to use that specific printer and purchase it. Then you could learn how to use that specific printer. Each printer will be different, so I would suggest investigate which printer you would purchase and them learn how to use that printer. I would also attend any tech industry expose that showcase products that are the newest. Another thing I would do is visit print shops that are local to you that have 3D printers and see how they work. Ask the owners questions and how they began their business.