Design Tips

Get quick advice on creating plastic and metal parts for 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection moulding processes. Designing with manufacturability in mind can accelerate production time and reduce production costs.

How to Design STL Files for 3D Printing in Your CAD Program

Try these tips to optimize your design for STL-the common CAD format used in additive manufacturing We know you have a range of CAD programs and file format options to choose from when designing and sharing your part designs. The STL file, short for stereolithography, is the primary CAD file format that’s used foradditive manufacturing (3D printing)design projects. This tip covers how to effectively design 3D-printed parts for STL.

How to Design STL Files for 3D Printing in Your CAD Program
Injection Moulding

 


Design Essentials

We've compiled our most essential injection moulding manufacturing and design tips into downloadable design guides. Looking at improving manufacturability, reducing production costs through design, material selection, and more.