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Are dual extruders worth it?

Dual extrusion allows you to make more interesting, gravity-defying models with the help of support filaments. Dual extrusion also makes it much easier to create multi-colored prints. If these features are important to you, it’s worth saving up for the added cost of a 3D printer with dual extrusion.

How do you combine objects in Cura?

Merging models

  1. Select two or more models on the build plate using ‘shift + left clicking’ the model.
  2. Selected models are indicated by a blue outline.
  3. ‘Right click’ one of the selected models, and select ‘merge models’. The shortcut for this command is ‘ctrl / cmd + alt + G’
  4. Merged models have a grey bounding box.

Can you 3D print multiple objects at once?

3D printing multiple objects at the same time is a dream come true. You can print as many models that can fit the build plate, therefore, reducing the time and work required. It also allows your objects to cool faster since they can be left to cool while the next model is being printed.

How do I combine two 3D models?

Step 1: Combining Models

  1. Select all the models that you want to combine in the “Objects Browser” using SHIFT+Click.
  2. Click the “Edit” button on the left toolbar then click on “Combine”
  3. When the models are successfully combined the “Object Browser” will display one file and one model will change colour.

How do I combine two STL files?

Use Blender to import and position all of your stl files.

  1. Group select all of the objects (so that they are highlighted).
  2. Use Object -> Join to make all of the individual items one object.
  3. Making sure the object is highlighted, use File -> Export -> Stl.

What is mesh mixer?

Meshmixer is state-of-the-art software. for working with triangle meshes. Do you need to clean up a 3D scan, do some 3D printing, or design an object that fits something else? Meshmixer can help. Think of it as a sort of “Swiss Army Knife” for 3D meshes.

How do you use a Boolean in Meshmixer?

Select both solids (first the main one) in the Object Browser window and select Edit > Boolean Difference. Confirm parameters in the Difference palette and click on Accept. This will confirm the subtraction. Save the resulting solid into the OBJ, STL, WRL , 3MF, DAE or PLY format file.

How do you make a mesh solid?

Help

  1. Click Mesh tab Convert Mesh panel Convert Options drop-down.
  2. Specify one of the following conversion options: Smooth, optimized.
  3. Click Mesh Modeling tab Convert Mesh panel Convert to Solid.
  4. Select a mesh object that has no gaps or intersecting faces.

How do you make a STL solid?

How do I convert STL graphics to a solid model?

  1. Step 1: Open SOLIDWORKS. Start SolidWorks and click Open.
  2. Step 2: Select File Type. Change file type to STL.
  3. Step 3: Click Options. Click Options.
  4. Step 4: Change Import As. Change import as to Solid body.
  5. Step 5: Select STL file. Select STL file and click Open.
  6. Step 6: STL file is updated.