December 6, 2012 AT 1:00 am

Determine Printability with Willit 3D Print #3dthursday

Determine Printability with Willit 3D Print #3dthursday

Willit 3D Print is the website using javascript and webgl, where you can analyse your 3D design (STL or AMF files) before you 3D print it. It all runs in your web browser so you don’t need to install anything! And as all calculations are done on your local machine, your design stay safe and sound.

So what can Willit 3D Print do?:

  • Test if your part has features that can be 3D printed or not
  • Visualise the surface roughness of the printed part
  • See where support is needed
  • Estimate the build time and the cost of your part
  • Calculate the carbon footprint of your part
  • Reorientate, rescale, and reposition your part
  • Export your changes (in STL or AMF)

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