By Mario Pistone, Vice President, Parkin Architects Limited
This quick overview of the 3D print workflow will help you understand the content of this blog. The genesis of a 3D printed project is a computer-generated model scanned from an object or developed in a 3D program like Sketchup or Revit. The model is exported to another program (generally referred to as a ‘slicer’) to generate a layer-by-layer tool path and material supply code for the 3D printer to follow. The slicer may also calculate assistive tools such as temporary supports, pauses for material/colour changes and printer settings to balance speed and quality as desired by the user.