How to Optimize Designs for 3D Printing with Creo
With 3D printing (or more correctly, additive manufacturing), product developers have new options for prototyping, tooling, sourcing, and even producing parts. But with all these new options come new requirements for modeling.
As engineers design products that will be manufactured via 3D printing, they need to know whether the model will survive the printing process without breaking—especially during steps like cleaning and polishing. They also need to know how the support material will interact with the design. For example, will support material fill cavities too small to clear away in post-processing
AUTHOR: Cat McClintock