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October 3, 2014 AT 1:14 pm

Layer by Layer: Making a mask #3DPrinting

Watch on Youtube – Starts at 17:38

This weeks layer by layer takes a look at designing a mask for a 3d printed gas mask project. We’ll go over some techniques and features available in 123D Design. Using the loft feature, we can create geometry by selecting multiple 2D sketches and merging them to make manifold solids. We’ll also show you how it’s possible to shell out solid objects with multiple surfaces. Be sure to check out the project video, learning guide and design files. Be sure to tune in every thursday at 3PM(ET) to catch us LIVE on google hangouts.


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

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