3D scanning analyzes a real object and creates a 3D model. Why?
Woodworking goes digital! While 3D printers are an additive form of fabrication - adding layer upon layer of plastic until the piece is complete, 3D wood carvers, actually CNC routers, are subtractive - like the old line about Michelangelo, where he removes every piece of marble that isn't David. Both Makeries have 3D carvers.
The Makeries in Carrier and Rose have Fuse Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers, which are the most common type.
The Makery in Carrier also has a FormLabs Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer.
The Makery staff at Carrier and Rose can help you turn your vision and design into a tangible object on our Ultimaker or Makerbot 3D printers. Design or download your object file. We'll use a program called Cura to convert that design file to a set of instructions that tell the 3D printer what to do.
3D modeling through a software program allows designers to create 3D representations of surfaces and objects. 3D modeling is used in the humanities and sciences alike, as a skill in and of itself, and to support greater learning initiatives across disciplines.
Check out the following software--they can all be used to design and prepare your object.