How well do you understand online 3D printing? Brush up on your knowledge and learn a few new tricks with 3D Hubs' YouTube mini-series.
What Is 3D Printing is a series of short, ten-minute videos that discuss the most popular printing methods on the market. Whether you're an engineer, a manufacturer, or an enthusiast, this series will give you in-depth knowledge and advice from 3D Hubs' top printing experts.
What you'll learn in the mini-series:
Each episode of What Is 3D Printing covers one of the most popular printing processes. Watch a full episode to learn:
How the process works
Which materials work best for this printing method
What to expect from your printed parts
How to design the best parts for this style of printing.
Viewers will also get to see each printing process in action and learn the best practices for the chosen printing method. So far, the show has covered FDM, SLA, and SLS printing; future episodes will dive into MJF, DMLS/SLM, and Polyjet printing.
All of the episodes are presented by Ben Redwood, one of 3D Hubs top mechanical engineers. Stay tuned to see which printing technology 3D Hubs discusses next.
Watch the full series now
3D Hubs releases a new episode of What Is 3D Printing? several times a year. Visit our YouTube channel to see the entire list, or jump straight into the most interesting episode.
FDM Printing: How to prototype like a pro teaches viewers about the world's most popular printing process. Learn to make quick, high-quality prototypes with a variety of applications.
SLA Printing: How to print highly detailed parts explains why SLA printing makes smooth, detailed parts - and why they aren't known for their durability.
SLS Printing: How to make strong functional parts showcases one of the most functional printing technologies currently in existence.
Based on our bestselling handbook
All of the information in the mini-series, plus so much more, is available in 3D Hubs best-selling book The 3D Printing Handbook. Get the book for detailed looks into every printing method, simple guidelines and references, and actionable design advice from the industry's top experts in online 3D printing.
If you want a free copy of the handbook, keep an eye on our mini-series. We'll be giving away ten copies of the book to our subscribers every time a new episode is released.
Make custom parts with a 3D printing service
Once you know how each printing method works and have started designing your own custom products, it's time to turn those CAD files into reality with online 3D printing.
The easiest way to source custom parts is through 3D Hubs online 3D printing service. Just upload a file and select a printing method to generate an instant quote.
The 3D Hubs Design for Manufacturing tool will also check your design for manufacturing compatibility. Use this tool throughout the design process to make sure your product works for the chosen production method; every analysis is instantaneous and completely risk-free.
3D Hubs is proud to be the world's best online 3D printing service. Check out our knowledge base for more tips and tricks, or upload a design to start manufacturing today.