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3D printing is a rapidly growing technology that is revolutionizing the way industrial design is created and produced. 3D printing allows for the rapid prototyping and manufacture of complex objects, often with excellent accuracy and repeatability. While 3D printing is incredibly powerful, it can be intimidating for new users. Here are the top ten tips for 3D printing from 3D on Industrial Design:

1. Start Simple - Starting with simpler objects and gradually increasing complexity as you become more familiar with the technology is a great way to ease into 3D printing.

2. Understand the Technology - Understand the types of 3D printing technologies and the different materials used for printing.

3. Choose the Right Printer - Different printers are better suited for different projects, so it’s important to select the right one for the job.

4. Use the Right Software - Select the right software for your specific project and learn how to use it effectively.

5. Prepare Your Model - Clean up your model and prepare it for printing before sending it to the printer.

6. Use Support Structures - Understand and use support structures appropriately to ensure the success of your 3D prints.

7. Optimize Your Print Settings - Spend some time to optimize your print settings to get the best results from your printer.

8. Calibrate Your Printer - Make sure your printer is properly calibrated so it prints accurately.

9. Monitor the Print - Monitor your prints to ensure that everything is going smoothly and the finial print is of the highest quality.

10. Troubleshoot - Be prepared to troubleshoot any printing problems that may arise.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to get the best results from your 3D printing projects. With enough practice and patience you’ll be able to produce excellent 3D printed models in no time.  

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